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20-30 Wii U indie games expected in the next few months

Wii U indie gmes

Nintendo has been aggressively pursuing indie developers to get them on board the Wii U, and so far it’s paid off. Sort of. The Wii U has a number of high-quality indie titles available for download on the Wii U eShop, and according to Nintendo, there will be many more in the next few months.

In a recent interview with Joystiq, Nintendo’s business development manager, Dan Adelman, said that they expect 20-30 indie games to be released on the Wii U by the Holiday shopping season, around November/December. According to Adelman, the sudden influx of indie titles is due to Nintendo relaxing the strict rules of becoming an authorized Wii U developer.

Nintendo has historically been very “closed” to smaller and indie developers, where game makers had no real way of actually contacting someone at Nintendo in order to get access to the Wii U dev kit and software. All this has changed tremendously over the past year, particularly in the past few months. Back in January, Nintendo removed the policy that required developers to have their own dedicated office.

Previously, developers had to have at least one published game in order for Nintendo to consider them. This left out tons of talented first time developers. Now, according to Adelman, first time game developers are welcome to make Wii U games.

While it’s great to see more indie games on the Wii U, it’s doubtful that this will have any major impact on sales of the console. Nintendo needs third parties to come on board, and they need to speed up their own first party titles as well.

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  • Zombie Boy

    I hope there’s some good ones. My hard drive space is precious to me!

    • Madmagican

      Shovel Knight’s gonna kick absolute ass
      it’s literally one of the reasons I bought a Wii U

      • Marcus Market

        I cannot wait for Shovel Knight either!

      • Zombie Boy

        What I’m really hoping for is some old-school RPGs. Breath Of Fire II is coming to the Virtual Console soon and I can’t wait :)

        • Madmagican

          yeah, some RPGs would be nice but I have absolutely no idea if there’s any on the way outside of VC titles

          • Zombie Boy

            I watched a video last night on YouTube and it looks like there are some awesome games coming (indie and otherwise) including RPGs…

    • lonewolf88

      i know ill be getting battleworld kronos and guns of icarus online adventure day one.

      • Zombie Boy

        I’ve not heard of them. I shall check them out. Thanks for the recommendation :)

        • lonewolf88

          np but im not sure if they will be coming this month but ill be getting shovel knight as well looks really nice,

  • Marcus Market

    I cannot wait, I love indie games on Wii U.

  • Madmagican

    SHOVEL KNIGHT!!!!

    • Orto

      Yeah this game is gonna be a blast lol. Let the fony fans hate. Us nintendo brothers and sisters are the ones that will be enjoying ourselves over the next few months. You fony lot just gonna come on here and troll us coz ure jealous. Well let them come :o

      • Madmagican

        Dude, have a little respect for other platforms
        they may not be Nintendo but they have plenty of other great franchises

      • Clel

        Nintendo fans are not a cult…

  • Brandon Betlej

    Damn thats alot of 2D platformers..

    • victor

      I hope so. But how do you know that ?

  • Orto

    Well this is very good news. You cannot beat a good old indie game. I really hope that nintendo release a few indie games soon too, i reckon that they will be good at making indie games, imagine a zelda indie game. It wouldnt cost that much to buy but would be a great experience

    • SonicLucario

      Dude again….your logic…it just makes me..ughhhhh

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      An indie Zelda game? Get real. That wouldn’t make any sense to do. Lol.

      • everyone

        I count the CD-I Zelda games as indie. At least thats more than likely how they would turn out compared to what Nintendo actually produces.

        • greengecko007

          The Zelda CD-i games are not indie games. Indie developer companies typically are small teams that work on an idea for a video game without being under a publisher or receiving financial support under a publisher.

          The Zelda CD-i games were developed by Philips, a major Dutch electronics company, and originally supposed to be played on what would have been an attachment to the SNES, the Philips CD-i.

          • everyone

            Oh I know that. It was suppose to be more of a joke on the quality of game that would be made. I actually have quite a bit of knowledge on the topic of gaming consoles.

          • Zombie Boy

            It was actually Sony that was supposed to be making the snes CD add-on. And they were also responsible for the Sega CD. But it was due to disagreements with Nintendo that the project was cancelled and they made the Playstation instead. Maybe Nintendo hit up a deal with Philips afterwards, though?

          • greengecko007

            Two different things. The original Playstation was another attempt to make a CD-ROM drive attachment for the SNES, but obviously Playstation ended up being more successful than the technology Philips had. To the point that Nintendo and its fans don’t even count the CD-i games as canon.

          • Zombie Boy

            Ah, so were there two attempts to make a CD add-on then? I only know the Sony story.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Umm…why would Nintendo waste their time making indie games? They’re already busy as it is. We don’t need anymore game delays.

      Besides, if you want an indie game that, sort of plays like Zelda. Then check out this “Zelda inspired” game: http://wiiudaily.com/2013/07/ittle-dew-for-wii-u/

      • Deadpool U

        Would it count as an indie game if a major company made it?

        • 00EpicGamer00

          I don’t think so xD
          In fact, I just looked up the definition of “indie game”. So, here it is: “Independent video game development is the process of creating video games without the financial support of a video game publisher.”

          So, basically making a game all by yourself. Or with just your company. You won’t receive any help from a publisher.

    • jay

      Nintendo is not indie dude…..

  • SonicLucario

    This is awesome news :D

    • victor

      Agreed I did not expect that many games.

      • SonicLucario

        Indeed now i wanna see more AAA 3rd party titles come to the WiiU :)

        • DragonSilths

          People seem to think if Wii U has ALL the indie games, best of 1st and 2nd party games but no 3rd party the Wii U will fail. Wii U will have EVERYTHING but every 3rd party and thats damn good enough. All these indie devs will eventually become the new age 3rd parties and will replace the idiots who ignored Nintendo. They will remember working with Nintendo and the success they got, so they shall stick with Nintendo.

          • SonicLucario

            Someone has a brain here!!!!!!!! but yea I agree with you 100% People are just ignorant and like to jump to conclusions :c

          • DragonSilths

            Thanks for the compliment. And yes I would like to think I have a brain…It gets annoying listening to baboons all the time.

          • Entropyguy

            Eh. Wii U still needs major publishers to put out good AAA games for the system. But you’re right that the Indie scene is an increasingly important piece of the pie, especially with the rise of crowdfunded games.

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            if AAA title means something like AC3 or ME3, I’d rather have only really good Indie games (and almost all of the upcoming Indie games ARE very good) than halfassed XBox360 ports.

          • DragonSilths

            There is ALOT of completely unknown Indie Devs out there who put out a far superior game with much better quality then a lot of 3rd parties. (EA I’m looking at you, not a good game in…what 10 years?)

          • 00EpicGamer00

            But….I like AC3 (Well….it’s my first Assassin’s Creed game, so that might explain why.)

          • Deadpool U

            Sir I salute you.

          • DragonSilths

            Thank you.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I think this is a sign that Nintendo will go third party themselves quite soon. Maybe even next gen. we will be able to play Mario and Zelda on Sony and MS.

      • Merrfn

        I sure hope not, and I doubt it. If that was not sarcasm, please explain to me your logic.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Well, im only following what is stated in the end of the article. An article about indie titles sums up strangly with a reference to lack of third party support. Could aswell round it all up with my comment. If nothing else it would at least provoce more…

          edit: and yes, the sarcasm is clear. even without this explanation.

          • lonewolf88

            as tech USA said indie are as important or more important then AAA titles now. why do you think games like minecraft are so successful? now flag sorry dude but i don’t like troll infested sites so i must kill you before you lay eggs.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            First part of what you say is correct. Last part is not.

            GOOD: as tech USA said indie are as important or more important then AAA titles now. why do you think games like minecraft are so successful?

            NOT GOOD: no flag sorry dude but i don’t like troll infested sites so i must kill you before you lay eggs.

          • Orto

            Get off this site spreader of the fony indoctrination. We will fight you on all fronts. Remember we nintendo fans will be around for alot longer than your fony crumbling empire. When we unite nothing can stop us, just you wait. If you fony boys keep coming on wii u daily then you will get the reaction you deserve……..a full fledged assault on ps4 daily. The ps4 daily comments section will be overrun by nintendo fans telling you how your faith is blasphemy right on your own turf. Tread wisely infidel of the dark side.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            yup, you have been around for 26 comments now…

          • Michael Ocampo

            Does it really matter what systems you play? Last time I checked, videogames are about fun. I’m a huge nintendo fan but I don’t mind playing halo or rachet and clank.

          • greengecko007

            Indie games aren’t nearly as important as AAA titles, and certainly not MORE important. Whatever article you read was obviously written by somebody who helped develop an Indie game.

            Why is Minecraft so successful? There are these things called fads, which I’m sure you’ve heard of. Smoking was a fad, the Wii was a fad, and the FREE version of Minecraft was a fad.

          • jay

            1. Don’t underestimate indie titles. Big 3rd party devs are getting stale.

            2. NOPE. The guy who wrote about that is just an average gamer who happens to be VERY mature and realistic.

          • greengecko007

            Indie games don’t sell systems. Plain and simple. There’s nothing wrong with that, and I think that big companies like Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft should support indie developing teams because everyone who has ever had an idea had to start somewhere. But these games are not as important as AAA titles for a system.

          • lonewolf88

            lol believe what you want i don’t feel like arguing with people in denial.

          • greengecko007

            Seeing as how you didn’t present any actual facts or counter points in your comment, it looks more like,you don’t know what you’re talking about, so you aren’t going to continue with a debate you know you will lose.

            You can’t honestly tell me that Indie games are almost as important as AAA titles, and certainly not more important than AAA titles. You can’t honestly tell me that if Nintendo stopped making games you’d be completely fine with playing only Indie games on the Wii U.

          • lonewolf88

            lol i told you go argue with usa tech and just watch what happens i dare you go do it go tell him 3rd party are more important or AAA titles. i wouldn’t doubt if he made a video of your stupidity. everyone knows what i said is true even a troll agreed with me i mean come on you must be pretty blind.
            anyways again AAA is becoming old now,i mean look at assassin creed,final fantasy,cod and need for speed all they have been is a complete copy of the other game with a different story but when you get like 3 games a year the same old lore they keep building gets boring fast. while indie make games that you wouldn’t have even thought of. the fact is indie are going to become the new AAA titles while those old companys that are AAA now will fall if they don’t change there ways.indie have the same mind as people like miyamoto lets make a game thats unique something that hasn’t been done with gameplay thats different look at pikmin how more unique could you get and then look at shovel knight,guns of icarus ect there both awesome games even tho shovel knights not released yet what we saw is epic anyways if you say something negative or say “ur wrong” ill just deam in denial because everyone else including SOME ONE WHO ACTUALLY EFFECTS THE GAMING COMMUNITY.
            agrees with me p.s i wrote in caps so you read that part in reality your opinion means nothing to anyone.

          • greengecko007

            Do you even realize what AAA titles are? Again, I don’t think you do, because otherwise you wouldn’t be saying what you’re saying. You would never buy a console just to play Indie games. Therefore, indie games aren’t as important as AAA titles, which actually sell hardware.

          • lonewolf88

            what are you talking about all i do on my wii U is play indie games and first partys. 3rd partys suck compared to alot of indie games i would much rather play trine 2 or minecraft then assassins creed 10. plus if what i said wasn’t true then why would square be going down the hole? because they have done the same gameplay and sometimes story over and over again. ill laugh when sega or nintendo ends up buying square.

          • greengecko007

            Well, have fun with your multiplatform indie games. I’m just going to get back to Pikmin 3, a AAA game that raised Wii U sales by 170% in Japan. Remind me again how Trine 2 or Minecraft boosted Wii U sales tremendously, and why they are so much more important, especially since Minecraft isn’t even on the Wii U. See what I did there?

            Square is redoing their company structure. What are you implying? I never said that big developing companies would always be successful, not that Square is in major trouble like maybe you want them to be.

          • lonewolf88

            lol i even told you who said it and techUSA has a big voice in the gaming world you can go tell him yourself on the video he said that on that hes wrong lol. but yeah indie are more important. indie will become like a new nintendo soon actually making unique games that are fun and addictive really i’m kind of getting tired of alot of companys games there hasn’t been a BIG change in any of the assassin creed games nor cod series while all indie games are unique and fun.

          • greengecko007

            You may like Indie games. And that’s great. But don’t kid yourself. You would never have bought a Wii U if the only games that came out for it were games like Bit Runner 2, The Cave, or Cloudberry Kingdom. You can’t honestly say that Indie games are more important than AAA titles. And you can’t honestly say that all Indie games are unique or creative. The 3 Indie games I just listed are ALL 2D platformers. You can criticise AC and CoD for not making enough changes, but considering you’ve probably never even played more than 1 game from each series (otherwise you’d know the big changes they have done) your criticism just falls on deaf ears.

          • Deadpool U

            The Wii was fad yet it sold more than PS3 & 360 you apparently don’t think before you type.

          • greengecko007

            Do you know what a fad is? It’s something perceived as “cool” or “in”. It’s like a trend, and a lot of people follow it. You don’t think before you type do you?

          • Deadpool U

            Well I’m that I don’t think videogames systems are ‘fads’.

          • greengecko007

            Anything can be a fad.

            “A fad is any form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period, generally as a result of the behavior’s being perceived as novel in some way.”

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fad

            The Wii was a fad. It sold over 100 millions units, which is amazing, but it had the lowest game attachment rate of the last generation. This means that many people bought a Wii, but didn’t continuously buy games for it. Being a fad is not a bad thing, and the Wii made Nintendo tons of money because it was profitable day one, unlike the PS3 and Xbox 360. So before you go on saying I don’t think before I type, perhaps you should follow your own advice.

          • Andreas Sunde

            Typical Kinsley, eh? Can’t write an article without a bit of negativity.

      • Orto

        Go home playstation fan boy. Our community will not tolerate your sarcastic comments. Everyone knows nintendo has lots of money in the bank. Go back to where you belong on ps4 daily you generic cod playing scum.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yaaaaawn.

          • Gotallofthem

            Stupid Sony Fanboys, I love it, you guys always make me laugh.

          • Orto

            Yeah thats the noise tou will be making when you buy your ps4 ha.

          • NkoSekirei

            u really have bad grammer u need to go back to first grade to learn how to spell again

          • Arthur Jarret

            Wow… I don’t know about you – but these misspelling idiots rambling about a sony fanboy and immediately throwing insults almost make me ashamed to be a longtime nintendo fan…

      • José Abraham Cervantes Posadas

        Maybe, but i dont like that idea D: (your opinion is valid but this page is filled with blinded fanboys)

      • fireheartis1

        Stop being so dang sarcastic Magnus it’s getting ridiculous lol. Plus this is completely off topic, but did you know you share the name of one of my favorite pro wrestlers? Anyways just a stupid comment lol I love Magnus from TNA one of the greatest pro wrestlers of this time. Following your sarcasm if this is the real end to the article I’m not reading it because it’s just going to piss me off. At least I can read what Ashley has to say. :)

      • SonicLucario

        Wait but Nintendo isnt gonna go 3rd party anytime soon, they are making alot of money with the 3DS and when more first party titles comes out for the WiiU then they will make money off that. I dont understand why people keep forgetting about how bad the Xbox 360 and PS3 launch was, no one thought they were gonna go 3rd party but look at them now they are really great systems and I love playing on them. People just have to give the WiiU a chance and stop jumping to conclusions. Thanks for reading :)

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        Now Mag that has to be on of the craziest comments you have ever made. Nintendo going 3rd party quite soon?? That is so unlikely that I would put it in the Never category.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Bob, you should know me by now. Look at the last part of Kinsleys article. What do lack of third party or first party to do with good indie support? Nothing at all. My comment played on that. Thought it was obvious, at least for you who known me for a while now…

          And yes, I agree. Thats extremely unlikely for now.

      • DragonSilths

        Never happening. Nintendo leaves consoles, they take their IP’s with them. Iwata has said that before. “Mario on another system?” “Over my dead little body.” Why put Mario on Xbox and Playstation? We don’t want a FPS Mario.

  • Sdudyoy

    Quick question, what’s with the red Wii u?

    EDIT: When I think about having a Red gamepad would be awesome! :)

    • Orto

      Its black on my picture friend. However if they ever release a red wii u that would be epic. In fact they should release a red one for mario and a green one for zelda ect. But we must be cautious as this could make people with original color wii u angry that they do not have these amazing colors. With the fony army invading our borders the last thing we need is a nintendo civil war.

    • A_7

      Wondering the same thing! :|

    • Marcus Market

      Yeah, it is odd that the thumbnail has a red one, I don’t understand it :O

    • Merrfn

      The thumbnail could be considered somewhat pointless or misleading. This article has nothing at all to do with a “red” Wii U. Purely for aesthetics I suppose.

      • Ducked

        Yeah, the indie games conversation was turned into having a Red Wii U. Now we all want Nintendo to make a Red Wii U!

    • incoherent1

      Maybe because Wii U is about to get RED HOT with so many great games :D

      (That’s my best guess anyway)

      • Orto

        Yep wind waker hd here we come. I will slay the great valoo this time round. That pesky dragon wont escape my boomerang.

        • Baum 「ツリー」

          Except you don’t slay Valoo…

          • Volfos

            No, but he can still try!

    • atl hawks

      I don’t know, but i want it

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      It’s to make me want it more than I already do owning one

    • RockieOllie

      This was such a cock tease, I honestly thought new colors were coming

      • Entropyguy

        New colors would be interesting, but the existing colors would be the ones most likely to fit in with the rest of the average consumer’s media devices. But were I to eventually need a replacement Wii U, a red one could be kind of awesome. Maybe for later, when the Wii U has a bit more market penetration. Perhaps one in the same purple as the GameCube?

        • Ducked

          You won’t need a replacement, Nintendo consoles never break.

          • Sonic

            i still have my n64

          • Ducked

            Nice

          • Levi Johansen

            and I still have my NES, and a bunch of games and no scratches could ever break them! :D

            I see no reason to play on my old PS2, but my even older NES and SNES still drag me in for an all-nighter from time to time.

          • dr scoobie

            My gamecube does it for me,
            It just looks so fun to play being purple an all.

    • TULFich

      so people click on the article….got me

  • Merrfn

    I hope these games are engaging, interesting and original. Something you seem to only be able to get with indie developers these days. Massive corporate companies such as EA take the very soul out of gaming and turn everything into a boring business model. Where the game must make a maximum profit, through the means of DLC, a price rise etc.

    • Arthur Jarret

      I’d agree with you, if it wasn’t for excellent titles like the first two dead spaces, need for speed most wanted (esp. the wii u edition), ghe wonderfull buggy skate series…

      They have a bad attitude towards their customers, sure – but they do make some titles really worth playing. It’s a shame they’re just sitting on many of their ‘less popular’ franchises like bullfrogs Magic carpet and Westwoods Legend of kyrandia or Lands of lore (was that even westwood?)

  • kevin nun—-

    nice point-clicker pic John.

  • ronaldco91

    I hope the indie game I’m making will be on there! Probably won’t happen though. . Haha.

    • Marcus Market

      Just keep believing

    • Nintendude

      Who knows? ;)

    • Seth Callahan

      Got a site?

  • Me Gusta

    Me Gusta 20-30 indie games.

    • Orto

      English dude, however whatever you said it must implie that nintendo is good. Welcome to the fan base my friend, together we can make an actual stand against the fony horde. United we stand against the fony band!

      • thejam216

        And against the fony spelling of the word phony

        • Orto

          My friend i am referencing sony fan boys by spelling out fony instead of sony. I thank you for your correction however it is not relevant. The reason i mock the ‘fony’ is not bcoz i disrespect the sony company, only the fan boys that mock this site on a continued basis.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Why not hate microsoft, instead?

            Why are you specifically hating Sony?
            Please also check the publisher on all of your music, movies and involvement in media formats you use before you answer.

          • jay

            ms/sony are two side of the same coin.

          • thejam216

            Ohh ohk, I rarely scroll down below articles to check the comments on here so wasn’t aware of people purposely misspelling it to make the the play on words.

      • alex

        why english? not only english is what the world speak latinos have the right to speak in spanish…lol…just kiding any way what he say is i like it 20-30 indie games…lol

      • 00EpicGamer00

        “Me Gusta” translates to “I like” in English…I thought everyone knew this? :P

        Also, not everyone in the world speaks English. I’m pretty sure the guy up there is just fooling around, but still. No need to get mad at someone, all because they’re using a different language.

        • Andreas Sunde

          Commentimg in non-English on an article written in English, unless it’s a reference that most people will get, is not something that should be considered acceptable.

          • InsaneZucchini

            His icon is literally the Me Gusta meme icon. If they couldn’t understand it, they’re out of touch with the internet. That’s been around for years now.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            You do realize people can learn more than one language, right? And what if English isn’t his main language? What if it’s Spanish and he could only pick out a few words in the article?

            And yes, I know the “Me Gusta” thing is a meme (don’t understand why, though…)

          • Andreas Sunde

            English is my second language.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Good for you then. But, what if he was JUST learning the English language? Just because you had an easy time learning English doesn’t mean somebody else did as well. Cause, guess what? All human beings are different. None of them are ever the same. And, that includes people that learn at different speeds.

      • Clel
  • cman douglas

    i hope a pmd game comes to wii u

  • Ryebread

    The more the merrier!

  • sup3rnoah

    A hat in time please!!

  • NintendoNoob

    anyone else have a black Wii U now instead of a red one?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Double Rainbow Wii U here.

      • NintendoNoob

        Lol

      • NkoSekirei

        taste the rainbow-skittles

  • timehacker11

    Com’on WiiUDaily! Enough with the false advertising!

    I thought Wii U colors were going to be announced. What a bummer.

  • Joseph Parsons

    thx for the news im happy to see more games come

  • Deadpool U

    Even when John writes something good for Wii U he has to leave something at the end to make himself a trolltastic writer.

    • Andreas Sunde

      Well it wouldn’t be a Kinsley™ article without it, now would it?

  • JBeauregard

    Sweet! Now, let’s be conscious of selling these indies at a reasonable price!

  • Arthur Jarret

    The trend continues on kickstarter, too – most high profile indies looking for funding on it have wii u as their primary stretch goal.

    Not system sellers – but a good way to keep buzz going and prevent any drought.

    Now they should just do right by their former indie partners by removing the ‘pay if xxx amount sold only limitation’ on wii, as well as allow wiiware games to be downloaded similar to DSi titles on 3DS – so the original makers can make some profit of supporting nintendo’s first digital store experiment.

  • Nintendofreak

    a red wiiu….. a picture says than a thousand words

  • Luffy

    i think it’s a great way to bring new third party (indies) in the market since the big companies are not interested.
    frankly, i see indies like a great alternative.
    if wii u as only Japanese game and indie, i will be more then happy with it.

  • Mr. J

    Guy sees picture a red wii u awesome!!!!!!!!!! Guy reads title aw man

  • Saul Strange

    Well, a list of those games would have been nice! lol Too much hard work to include them in the article? :-P Here’s a list, I don’t know if all are confirmed to release before Xmas, but I assume most of them are.

    1. A.N.N.E. (Gamesbymo)
    2. A World of Keflings (NinjaBee)
    3. A Hat In Time (Gears For Breakfast)
    4. Another Castle (Uncade)
    5. Ballpoint Universe (Arachnid)
    6. Cloudberry Kingdom (Pwnee)
    7. Coaster Crazy Deluxe (Frontier)
    8. Cryamore (Cryamore)
    9. Days of Dawn: Discover The Magic (Bumblebee Games)
    10. Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Renegade Kid)
    11. Noctemis (Lacuna Entertainment)
    12. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New ‘n’ Tasty(Oddworld Inhabitants)
    13. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD (Oddworld Inhabitants)
    14. Pier Solar HD (WaterMelon Co)
    15. Rex Rocket (Castle Pixel)
    16. Rawbots (Alex Rozgo)
    17. Road Redemption (Dark Seas Games)
    18. Scram Kitty & His Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko)
    19. Shovel Knight (Yacht Club)
    20. Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party (KnapNok)
    21. Terra Incognita (Back To Basics Gaming)
    22. The 90′s Arcade Racer (Antonis Pelekanos & Nicalis)
    23. Two Brothers (Ackk Studios)

    This list is about a month old, so there may be a couple of discrepancies, but at least it gives you an idea of what’s coming :-)

    • Seth Callahan

      I’m excited about so many of these. Funded Shovel Knight, purchasing Spin the Bottle this week….A. N. N. E. and Pier Solar HD are also very exciting. Glad to support Wii U Indies!

  • Mo Mo

    Seeing the red wii made me realize that perhaps that’s what Nintendo needs to do. This would be a good time to release a few special edition wii u’s with unique color schemes. That could go a long way toward helping solve the current ” people don’t know that it’s a new system dilemma.

    • Deadpool U

      That and people wouldn’t need to buy decals there are a lot supid ones for example there was Halo decal for Wii U Halo!

      • Mo Mo

        Lol, I like Halo, but as of now it has now place on the my wii u gamepad. Though I don’t think it holds a candle to Metroid, I would like to see cross platform eventually. I know this was the talk quite a while ago(though I don’t see M$ letting it go anytime soon). The online multiplayer was my favorite.

        • Deadpool U

          I know but it’s still weird to have another companies exclusive as a Nintendo console skin.

  • Ducked

    I LOVE THE RED WII U :)

  • Selina Kyle

    A Continuation of the Legend of the Troll:

    Part I: The Origin of the Troll
    One day, years ago, there lived a Dark Sorcerer who wished darkness and hate upon this world. He hatched a plan to give rats the soul a demon and the body of a man. But then, he thought, “Nah, rats are too intelligent. Stupid people are what really gets under one’s skin!” And thus, the Dark Sorcerer gave cockroaches the soul of a demon and the body of a man (plus, it’s much harder to kill a cockroach).

    Part II: The Life of the Troll
    Trolls live like Gollum; in the dark caves of the internet, feeding upon raw negativity, and obsessing over an evil little ring known simply as “My Precious… Mountain Dew and Doritos.” Trolls live in very unsanitary conditions and breed in trash cans.

    Part III: The Mutant Troll
    This tale begins when the town of WiiUDaily was under siege by an army of trolls. The citizens of WiiUDaily worked to purge their town of trolls by erasing the trolls’ food supply: negativity. The plan would’ve worked. But, unfortunately, a troll mutated and developed a camoflauge that allowed it to continue trolling unseen. And another evolved and developed extra accounts.

    Part IV: How to Kill the Troll
    While it has been said before that starving the troll is how you kill it, one or two will adapt and survive. That is how the townsfolk of WiiUDaily got supertrolls on their hands. The only guaranteed method to kill a troll is to poison it… with positivity. Positivity is like arsenic to a troll; it resembles the negativity and deceives the trolls’ bodies into letting it in at which point it kills the troll. There are no safeguards against positivity. It will kill every time.

    (To all you trolls, I love you)
    Edit: What’s up with the red Wii U? It looks awesome.
    Edit 2: By ‘positivity,’ I mean to the trolls.

  • Mark Thom

    SWEET!!

  • $41809923

    THIRD PARTY ARE DEAD THEY ARE NOT COMING TO THE WII U

    • NkoSekirei

      the only thing thats gonna be extinct is u trolls seriously u need to get ur facts straight dude we will eventually get more third party support wen the first party games for the wii u come out starting with pikmin 3 and in which some 3rd party devs did say they will support the wii u if the sales go up but we all know that their being lazy cause they should know that putting games on a console helps boost sales for the console.

      • $41809923

        i love my wii u wii u is the best console but how many times do people need to get heartbroken by third partys and they are dead they make half ass games
        watch a youtube video of this person saying that third party are dead stop making half ass games that’s what he said its true to look at the new batman game coming soon no multiplayer like lots of people are say third party is no more

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Not all the 3rd party games on Wii U are “half-ass games.” I mean, sure there are a few bad 3rd party games here and there, but there’s some really good 3rd party games. Like Assassin’s Creed 3, Scribblenauts. And don’t forget about some of the future 3rd party games, like Rayman Legends (can’t wait for that one :D)

          And, with the whole “Batman not having multiplayer” thing. I honestly don’t care about “multiplayer.” Maybe some people do, but I don’t need multiplayer to be happy. I like playing the actual games story.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    I wish Nintendo would of released different colored Wii U’s (all of them would be deluxe, of course.)
    That’s one of the reasons why the N64 is one of my favorite Nintendo consoles of all time! I just love my little green console. I mean seriously, what other Nintendo console do you know that comes in green?

    • Cubester_64

      GameCube had multiple colors too…

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Yes, I know that. I’m just saying the N64 was my favorite console because of all the colors it came in (GameCube didn’t come in green either.)

        • Cubester_64

          Got it.

    • Clel

      I’d love a green Wii U :D

  • Cubester_64

    The link image is a red wiiu, not a black one. Too bad no Red wiiu.

  • Andreas Sunde

    Are you still doing that “all positive things about Nintendo is propaganda” thing? It’s getting old, and was never amusing in the first place.

    • NkoSekirei

      ignore truth hes a bad troll like springer85 is and eventually they ll get banned off this site

      • Zombie Boy

        Again. This dude has been banned twice already, but keeps opening up new accounts. Sad, isn’t it? But you’re right, flag and ignore.

  • Ice Climbers

    Pikmin 3 is available in the North American eShop now. When Nintendo said midnight, they meant EST

  • brian

    You say “next few months” but August just started… so August, September, October, November, December. Shit, that’s half a year practically, not “next few months”

    • Seth Callahan

      4 isn’t a few? LOL.

  • Ice Climbers

    Cloudberry Kingdom looks insanely fun. Can’t wait for Shovel Knight though. Glad to see so many indie games coming to Wii U.

  • brian

    Looks like they accidentally photoshopped over the WiiU logo.

    • Deadpool U

      Or it’s a red Wii U decal.

  • Entropyguy

    More indie support may not move massive amounts of systems, but it’s great news anyway to have more indie support, because it *is* something people look for these days. I myself look forward to seeing what games come out of the indie scene, because they’ll often take chances that the bigger studios can’t or won’t, and it’s very exciting!

  • Clel

    Alright, just dropping in right here. You see that Orto guy there? He’s an insane Nintendo ‘fan’ that everybody is downvoting to hell. That right there is proof to you that we don’t just enjoy blind positivity for Nintendo and blind negativity and hatred for other platforms.

    Okay. Toodles.

  • ICHI

    Indie games are a big part of why I own a wii u. This is sounding like Nintendo are beginning to deliver on all launch promises. Now they just need to focus on some more VC games.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    I have a chance now *_*

  • discuss

    They traded quality for quantity.

    • Petri

      How does Nintendo letting others to come in to their playground, affect the quality of their own products?

    • Seth Callahan

      Example?

  • RyuNoHadouken

    can we just get some AAA games? thanks Nintendo

    • Jon

      the fall line up?

      • RyuNoHadouken

        meh

        • Seth Callahan

          Than what would you prefer?

          • RyuNoHadouken

            I just think its ridiculous Nintendo didnt launch their new system with a new Zelda adventure, Metroid, 3D Mario and something cool like a new Ghosts n Goblins, F-Zero and Eternal Darkness…theres a bunch of morons in Nintendo EAD…they were sittin there thinking they can low ball everyone again with weak hardware and a gimmicky controller….boy, were they wrong…smh

          • Seth Callahan

            I’m pretty sure almost everyone would agree with you here, but what is the point of being mad about that? There is a huge attempt on Nintendo’s part to improve the amount of new games, both first and third party, all the way from AAA to indie. Sadly, they have made safe choices for the Fall/Winter lineup, but that is obviously to appeal to the mainstream, both casual and super picky/finicky gamers. So, as far as things stand today, what would you prefer?

          • RyuNoHadouken

            give me a reason not to see my Wii U…thats what I want them to do…Im gonna keep it until the new Zelda comes out…Wind Waker was never good in my opinion….im gonna give them 2 years, if they dont step it up, im selling it

  • Sdudyoy

    I got Pikmin 3 finally at twelve last night! haven’t got a chance to play past the first day though.

  • bizzy gie

    Bad news for Wii U.

    I’m only posting because I feel other Wii U owners have a right to know.

    I’m sure Nintendo has the situation under control and this shouldn’t spell too much trouble.

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/08/04/nintendo-and-the-wii-u-may-be-in-trouble-due-to-closure-of-vital-semiconductor-factory/

    • Zombie Boy

      I saw that earlier. I don’t think the closure of one factory that deals with one component of the Wii U is really going to cause major problems for a multi-billion company like Nintendo though.

      • Nothing5555

        It also should not give much of a problem right now since the sale of the system is still sloooowwwwww. By the time sales pick up, they should be able to find another manufacturer.

        • ItzameyaToad

          Even before sales pick up they would have a new manufacturer seeing as they probably have a back-up plan for situations like this, but seeing as the issue is no more there is no need to worry about what they would and would not do.

      • bizzy gie

        I think it’s more than one factory.

        But exactly. It won’t affect Wii U short term and knowing Nintendo, it won’t grow into a real problem.

        I’m not worried.

        • Zombie Boy

          No, it is literally one factory (the company that owns the factory closed it down but are themselves fine). The reporter is just doing the usual doom and gloom spin on it.

    • beerkin

      NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! IT’s over.

    • Jon

      yep but….. issue has been solved

      http://nintendoenthusiast.com/21856/closure-of-a-vital-semiconductor-factory-posses-a-threat-to-the-future-of-wii-u/

      so your doom and gloom news is not so doom and gloom anymore.

      • bizzy gie

        Not really doom and gloom.

        Don’t mistake me for an ignorant commentor who pleasures posting negative information on here.

        I own a Wii U and I’m glad the matter was resolved.

  • PaisaPK

    a hat in time please

  • beerkin

    Pikmin # is trippy as he11!!!! Cheef it up and get lost on PNF420!?$%

  • ItzameyaToad

    Sure it may not effect the sales of Wii U consoles but it sure as hell defeats the “No games” arguement every critic likes to throw Nintendo’s way.

  • Firdaus Rizal

    Save Nintendo Wii U! Wii U is the first Nintendo console to have high-definition graphics support!

  • Lev M

    LOL no one really cares about INdie games that much, bring on the Triple A titles

    • Seth Callahan

      Really? You’re telling me that Runner 2, Chasing Aurora, Mighty Switch Force, Trine 2 and Cloudberry Kingdom are not amazing experiences? Interesting perspective….

      • Lev M

        non of those games have nothing on GTA5, NBA 2k14 or Destiny, the games people will actually buy

        • Seth Callahan

          I don’t want to buy any of those games. I guess I’d rent GTA5. Anyway, got to go back to playing Pikmin 3….

          • Lev M

            pikman 3 is very good & they should build on that with another good game & get the ball rollin, indie games aren’t moving units & they’ll get played out fairly quickly, Oo yeah fifa 14 isn’t coming to the U neither sadly

  • noel

    I have a question, is Pikmin 3 good? Ive passed on Pikmin 1&2 and ive heard about how great this series is..

    • smashbrolink

      It’s incredible.
      It lacks a couple of things in terms of controls compared to 2, but overall, it’s a wonderful entry in the series that will truly test your multitasking skills, and the local co-op modes are awesome.

      • noel

        Will give it try, will i need to play part 1&2 before playing 3

        • Daniel Schwarz

          No, not necessary. 3 walks you through how to play, and you won’t be missing any significant story or anything. However, you can pick up Pikmin 1 for less than $20 on the Wii now, so you may want to take advantage of that before getting the new one.

        • smashbrolink

          Like Daniel said, no. You won’t need to have played the others to get into the third one easily.^_-

  • crocodileman94

    “While it’s great to see more indie games on the Wii U, it’s doubtful that this will have any major impact on sales of the console. Nintendo needs third parties to come on board, and they need to speed up their own first party titles as well.” Why do you have to make all good news sound negative?

  • springer85

    LMFAO 28 of those Indie games will be utter abysmal!!!
    Nintendo really does think it’S fans will go and out and buy any shite they out out!!!
    How about revealing 30 AAA games for the next 2 years?
    As if ANYONE would buy a Wii U just for its indy games!!
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • smashbrolink

      The triple A industry has been lack-luster lately, so who really gives a shit?XD

  • dr scoobie

    Now nintendo just needs to let japanese and brazillian indies onto thier console.
    preferably soon, i would love to play chromo sqaud on the wiiU.

    Quite alot of great indie games coming out thou.
    ——————————–
    the 90’s arcade racer
    A hat in time
    another castle
    soul saga
    rawbots
    oliver and spike
    Cryamore
    scram kitty and his buddy on rails
    Mutant mudds
    Unepic
    ballpoint universe
    shovel knight
    super ubi land
    road redemption
    project cars
    forgotten memories
    tengami
    armikrog
    rex rocket
    Oddworld: new n tasty
    Oddworld: strangers wrath
    noctemis
    days of dawn: discover the magic
    coaster crazy deluxe
    a world of keflings
    A.N.N.E
    mighty switch force 2
    teslagrad
    armillo: the parrallel universe mystery
    gianna sisters: twisted dreams
    castlestorm
    blood of the werewolf: altered beast
    festival of magic
    8bitboy
    angry video game nerd adventures
    1001 spikes
    c-wars
    Q.U.B.E
    anima: gate of memories
    putty sqaud
    two brothers
    terra incognita
    pier solar HD
    Dreamfall Chapters: the longest journey
    Liege
    mysterious cities of gold: secret paths
    Ducktales: remastered
    dusty raging fist
    citizens of earth
    biker bash
    cosmic highway
    the unlikely legend of rusty pup

    But i dont have any money :(

  • morgondag

    http://morgondag.nu is working on one of does indie games :-)
    We are bringing RymdResa to the WiiU
    But we don’t have a Red devkit :-/