Nintendo won’t be content with just the usual lineup of first party titles like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, etc. for the Wii U. According to new reports, the company is working on as many as three new franchises for the Wii U console, which is scheduled for launch this Fall. The new video game franchises are reportedly in development as various Nintendo studios in Japan and the US.
Nintendo is taking third party support seriously for the Wii U — there are already dozens of third party titles in development for the new console, including Assassin’s Creed 3, Darksiders 2, and Ghost Recon Online. But Nintendo is still looking beyond mega franchises like Mario to sell consoles, and it makes a lot of sense that they’re actively developing new titles. A best selling new franchise can be one of the best ways to kick off a new console.
For more details on the new Nintendo Wii U games, we’ll have to wait until E3.