Since 2009, Mario’s doppelganger has been more or less missing from the gaming world. Nintendo plans to change that by the Wii U’s launch, however, with a new game in the WarioWare series, tentatively titled Game & Wario.
Like previous WarioWare games, Game & Wario is a collection of various minigames. Descriptions of four of these games can be seen below, courtesy of Nintendo’s E3 2012 press kit:
- Arrow – This single-player game transforms the GamePad into a hi-tech bow (shaped like Wario’s mustache, of course) and arrow designed to defeat swarming enemies. Players hold the GamePad vertically with one hand to aim at enemies on the TV screen, while using their other hand to pull the arrow on the GamePad’s touch screen.
- Ski – In this single-player game, competitors must lead the skier to the finish line by holding the GamePad vertically and tilting it left or right. The TV monitor will show the skier’s flashy moves to entertain the audience.
- Shutter – In this single-player game, the player must use the GamePad like a telephoto camera lens to take photos of criminals hidden in the town before the time runs out.
- Fruit – In this game for two to five players, the main player uses the GamePad to anonymously control one of many characters on the TV screen to quietly steal some fruit scattered all over the town. Once the thief completes the mission, the player passes the GamePad to the other players, who then must try to finger the suspect.
Game & Wario is currently set for release sometime during the Wii U’s launch window.