This year, Nintendo are releasing a number of mainstream games for the Wii U to help boost the system’s sales. These range from games like Super Mario 3D World to Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club.
2014, however, will be when Nintendo release a number of Wii U titles for games aimed at enthusiast gamers.
Speaking to investors at a financial results Q&A, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated, “We have an offering of software for the end of this calendar year that encourages family fun at home. Nintendo is preparing a number of Wii U games for next year that greatly appeal to highly skilled users, but at the end of this calendar year, we have quite a few offerings that can be played by the whole family, dad and the kids, or grandparents and the kids.”
Iwata believes that this will allow Wii U to stand out this holiday as a system that appeals to a broader range of players than upcoming consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which he feels are targeting a different audience at launch.
While not all of Nintendo’s titles for “highly-skilled” gamers have been announced, the company plans to release Bayonetta 2, Monolith Soft’s new RPG and other Wii U games targeted at enthusiast gamers in 2014. Also being in the works is Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, which is being developed by Atlus.