- Release Date: November 18th, 2012
- Rating: E for Everyone
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Developer: Nintendo EAD
- Category: Party Game
Summary: The Nintendo Wii debuted with Wii Sports and while it was initially reviewed as simply a gimmick demo to teach casual gamers how to use the new complicated control system. While it can rightfully so be referred to as a demo, it became known as one of the best party-oriented games on the console and set the standard for how Nintendo could unveil new technology for future consoles. Nintendo Land will be in the same spirit as Wii Sports and once again be a multi-player party game that will be bundled with the console and offer gamers a quick demonstration of how the new technology and controller will work. Nintendo Land can be looked at as a virtual Nintendo theme park to show off the new technology.
Wii U Exclusive Features: Nintendo Land is a Nintendo theme park. Built by Nintendo for the release of their new console, it takes gamers through iconic locations and themes from their history and takes advantage of the Wii U’s innovative features and the new tablet controller. With 12 mini-games prepared and multiple control options, the experience is unique.
Social Play: Nintendo Land supports up to 5 players in some games, but only one gamepad. The other players will be forced to use Wii technology and use the Wiimotes. As reported previously, only one gamepad will be available initially per console, limiting the social play with the new technology on Nintendo Land.
Presentation: Nintendo built Nintendo Land to demonstrate their newest console’s technology and to be a party style game to bring players together around the Wii U. Featuring attractions from Nintendo’s history and franchises, it will be recognizable to gamers of all ages and be a fun experience to start the console off with. The graphics and sounds will incorporate common Nintendo themes, but in party format, giving gamers a quick glimpse of what the Wii U is capable of.