I recently found myself wandering around Nintendo’s 2014 Holiday showcase; featuring some new games we can look forward to in the next coming months. While the showcase gave us an incredible look at this year in gaming, I will mainly be focusing on the ones on the home console- the Wii U. The games featured at this year’s event takes the Wii U into a subtle spotlight that the console has been missing since its release. Finally, we can look forward to a fun experience on our home consoles. Here are a few games to keep an eye out for in the coming season!

 

Bayonetta 2

For those complaining the winter season is too cold, you might want to pop in Bayonetta 2 and give the game a go. I promise it’ll be an intense and epic ride that’ll grab you by your controller and saddle you until your palms go sweaty and your vision blurs. Basically, the entire game is an intense and epic battle sequence between the female protagonist and a wave of hungry demons (among other enemies). If you’re setting out to buy the game in retail stores, you’ll be treated with the first Bayonetta game. Joy!

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Admit it, even in a Link outfit…

 

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

What began as smaller mini-game like stages in Super Mario 3d World, Captain Toad’s journey somehow expanded into a full-fledged game! In Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, you’ll find yourself navigating the title character through unique and isolated worlds, entering another direction to find the end goal. New characters and challenges will be brought to the spotlight as you rotate the camera to reveal new paths and hidden secrets.

 

Sonic Boom

In the most recent to the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Boom aims to complete re-brand the franchise with a fresh new look and attitude. Sonic Boom tells a story that introduces a new antagonist, Lyric, and his evil plans to claim the world as his own. The gameplay is akin to Gamecube’s entry Sonic Heroes, allowing the player to progress through the game while utilizing sets of 3 characters- each with their own special trait that helps overcome hurdles you’ll come across during the game. In the Wii U version of Sonic Boom, you’re given the option to play 2 players (co-op) and even up to 4 players in “Team Challenges”.

 

Super Smash Bros for Wii U

The long-awaited smash hit (pun [n]intend[o]ed) finally comes to the Wii U this holiday season! We’ve all had our taste with the recent release of Super Smash Bros for 3DS but that just doesn’t cut it for the hardcore smash fans. With the option to play using the Gamecube controller (with an adapter), fans can relive the days and enter the latest addition in the series with a familiar feel and fashion. With over 40 characters to choose from and several new modes and features, Super Smash Bros for Wii U will be the game in every household. Did I mention the game now supports up to 8 players? Eight freakin’ players! Settle it in smash come winter time!

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Imagine this, but at home… and with 7 other people

 

Keep in mind that these are only some of the games coming out over the holiday season. If you take a peek at the Nintendo e-shop, or even visit a retail store, you’ll be bound to uncover more treasures worth gifting your friends, family, or even yourself! This post only briefly covers the home console. If you’re all about the handheld gaming life, you might want to check out Erika’s post on the 3DS games coming out this Holiday season. Joy to the (gaming) world!

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