Someone at TIME Magazine is very likely in some deep trouble after they mistakenly released an article detailing Shigeru Miyamoto’s three new projects for Wii U, to be shown at E3 this week and likely to be part of Nintendo’s Digital Event just an hour from now. Be warned – if you want to wait until the conference, don’t keep reading!
The first project is called Project Giant Robots, a game where players control – what else? – giant robots by angling the Wii U GamePad in front of the TV and shifting their torsos to move the robot’s upper body, while using the analog sticks to punch and grab. The robot’s point of view is displayed on the GamePad screen, while a full zoomed-out view is displayed on the TV.
The second project is called Project Guard and appears to be a take on the tower defense genre. The game takes place in a fortress with laser-firing security cameras, and players tap the GamePad to move from camera to camera, blasting robots that are invading the fortress. Onlookers can shout out the numbers that correspond to cameras that are threatened by the robots.
Miyamoto’s final project is one that fans have been requesting for a long time – Star Fox on Wii U. Miyamoto states that the controls of this game ask players to do “things they’ve never had to do in a video game.” Players use the GamePad’s motion controls to aim and fire the Arwing’s weaponry, while simultaneously controlling the ship itself with the analog sticks. In addition, the Arwing can still morph into a land-based tank. Miyamoto has also hinted that the game may be an episodic downloadable title.
All of these games appear to be in the very early stages of development and should probably be considered tech demos at most, but I’m sure we’ll hear more in just under an hour at the Nintendo Digital Event!
Source: TIME Magazine