Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Wii U Experience

So as many of you know Comic-Con was this last weekend and although I only attended day four of the convention, I was busy down in San Diego all four nights. Thursday night was the Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses where they played various musical pieces from the Legend of Zelda video game series. Friday was Sonic Boom, a showcase/concert for the latest in Sonic the Hedgehog. Saturday I was able to attend an exclusive Nintendo Wii U showcase that I'll come back to in a minute, and Sunday was Comic-Con.

Merchandising at Comic-Con wasn't very good this year in my opinion. The only thing I ended up purchasing was a figurine of Winry from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist. Anyway, I think the highlight of the trip was the Nintendo Wii U Experience, so I'd like to take a little time to talk about that.

A couple weeks ago I received an email from Nintendo saying that I was invited to come try out the Nintendo Wii U at Comic-Con. At first I figured it was some mass invite that everyone signed up for Nintendo's newsletter received, but apparently it was only for dedicated Club Nintendo members. Anyway, when my girlfriend and I got there on Saturday, we were greeted by several not-yet-released Wii U games, very short lines, and free legos (apparently they helped sponsor the event).

Wii U games available for play included:
- 4 different Nintendo Land minigames
- Rayman Legends
- Game & Wario
- Pikmin 3
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- ZombiU
- New Super Mario Bros Wii U
- Wii Fit U

So yeah, it was pretty awesome. The only games I didn't get around to playing were ZombiU and WiiFit U, and that's mainly because I didn't really have any interest in playing them. Anyway, I think my favorite was either Scribblenauts or Rayman. I'm really looking forward to the Wii U now, and I'm totally going to get one once they're released. If anyone has any questions related to these games let me know. I might write more about them in a later post.


  1. You had some pretty damn good days there. I'd have been interested in the Zelda symphony thing and the Sonic thing, maybe more than Comic-Con. Though it's a sad day when someone comes out of Comic-Con with only one figure. To be able to test the Wii U like that must have been a cool experience. It does look pretty good, and I am looking forward to it.

  2. I have to admit the wiiu looks pretty promising

  3. Sounds like you had an awesome time, still debating the wii u though, but I'm sure if smash is actually back to melee and not crap like brawl I'll buy it.

  4. Oh, wow, you've been REAL busy :) :)

  5. seems like you have had some good times...

  6. Sounds like you had a fun time there.

  7. Cant wait to try the Wii U !

  8. That's awesome! ComiCOn was increidble this year! Did you see the jimmie rustle guy??

  9. No interest in ZombiU, really?

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