New Games for the Wii U

A Sneak Peak at 10 New Games

Wii U Gamepad Quick Start Menu
The Wii U's Quick Start Menu gets you to your games with little delay. Nintendo

New Games for the Wii U

There are a bunch of new and innovative games to thrill and entice Wii U owners, and keep you up late and enthralled. Here's an overview of 10 new games that have been released through mid-2016. Read, consider and enjoy. One of them may become your new favorite.

Let The Force be Wii U

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (WB)Based on the blockbuster film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", this game takes you on a fun and clever journey with Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, and the rest of the cast of characters. Playable content relives the epic action and provides exclusive content bridging the story from "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

And because this is from LEGO, the game introduces Multi-Builds and Blaster Battles. Multi-Builds use LEGO bricks to open up new paths, then break them apart and re-build them again somewhere else. In Blaster Battles your surroundings are your cover as you make your stand against the First Order.


Lost Treasures or Lost Lives

Lost Reavers (Bandai Namco)

If treasure hunts were easy, anyone could do it. Not so as you search the far corners of the Earth for lost and forgotten treasure. What's left of the treasure hunters before you remind you how dangerous a game this is. But, to recover these riches, it takes ingenuity, because you'll need the wits to solve puzzles, the expertise to disarm traps, and the armaments to fight legions of undead guardians.

Team up with other fortune hunters online and repel zombies, disable bosses and recover priceless treasures. You'll need to pool your cunning and reflexes to return triumphant.


Mario, Yoshi, Luigi and More

Mini Mario and Friends amiibo Challenge (Nintendo)Just tap any ambiibo figure to get started, and guide 1 of 11 minis across more than 50 levels. Each mini has its own abilities and exclusive sets of levels, like Yoshi™ who can eat enemies or Luigi™ who jumps to high places to reach the exit. 

These specially designed, character-themed levels include their own look, remixed music and obstacles for you to master, such as mine carts, ghostly Boos and other new obstacles lurking around every corner. Earn in-game amiibo tokens with different minis to unlock even more difficult challenges.


A Game of Reincarnation

The Deer God (Crescent Moon) This breathtaking 3d pixel art game is about survival, reincarnation, and karma, and will challenge your platforming skills. Become the deer, one of the most beautiful animals on Earth. The hunter becomes the deer, the deer the hunter. Find other like you, discover new areas, avoid wilderness creatures and search for hidden secrets. Feast your eyes on the beautiful lighting, day and night system, and vast landscapes. Procedurally generated landscapes will allow you to experience the game in a different way each time.


The Mask

The Beggar's Ride (Bad Seed)

This is a unique and innovative Platform Puzzle Adventure Game where the player can manipulate the environment to solve puzzles in a deep and intriguing story of discovery which centers on a mask found by an old man. The mask seemed to be destined for a hero or a champion, but the old man was just a beggar. The mask is the key to a world hidden on the other side of the rain. 

Uncover the secrets held within the mask as you journey through strange and beautiful lands wielding god-like powers. Discover the truth behind who The Beggar really is!


After Midnight

Midnight 2 (Petite)Launch and guide Midnight using your Wii Y GamePad, setting the strength of shot in this golf-like puzzle game. Avoid the dangerous enemies, spikes, and saws and try to reach the best rating possible. 28 levels make this adventure a challenging journey.


Get the Splat Outta Here 

Escape From Flare Industries (Helix)Can you help Splat? There are these guys who run a factory called Flare Industries who locked up and are trying to sell Splat, a slime-kinda guy. Splat doesn’t really like being locked in a cage and wants to do his own thing, so he’s trying to escape. He’s gotta navigate the factory, solve puzzles, rescue his fellow slime homies, and ideally would like to not die. Think you can help him?It's up to you to help Splat get out of the factory. Jump over acid, avoid spikes, rescue your friends, collect all the flasks, and fight the boss! $1.99

Unsafe At Any Speed

Spaceroads (Wurd)

The R-Series 1700F is the fastest ship in the universe, and you are in control, piloting through the most treacherous environments and planets. Brave the sub-zero temperatures of deep space and the metal liquifying heat of the galaxy’s most violent volcanoes faster than you thought possible. But, make one false move and you will plummet into the crushing depths of a black hole, or become enveloped in lava.


Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Super Meat Boy (Team Meat)

Become an animated cube of meat called Super Meat Boy. Your job - save your girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux. Leap from walls, over seas of buzz saws, through crumbling caves and pools of old needles. Stop at nothing to save this damsel in distress. This is no-BS straight forward twitch reflex platforming. Difficulty is from hard to soul crushing. And if 300+ single player levels weren't enough SMB also throws in epic boss fights, tons of unlockable secrets, warp zones, and hidden characters.


The Only Limit is Your Imagination

Terraria (505 Games)This game features vast fantasy worlds from floating islands in the sky to the depths of the earth. Create your own weapons and armor as you wage war on hundreds of different enemies and giant bosses. Build amazing structures and dwellings with ease, laying brick and stone with an intuitive touch interface. Share the adventure with your friends, with online and split screen multiplayer.