Thanks to Game Informer, we’ve been having quite an exciting time finding out all this new info on the Wii U. First there was New Super Mario Bros. U which revealed Boost Rush Mode and more. Now they have reported on Nintendo Land. If there are any Metroid fans reading this, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
Yep, that’s right, one of Nintendo Land’s recently revealed attractions is based on none other than the Metroid games. Check out all the details after the break!
Before we go onto discussing the attractions, lets focus on a couple of newly revealed features about the game itself. We should all know by now that the main area is based off of the elements of an Amusement Park, however instead of rides, there 12 different games, some of which involve a variety of modes. If you find it too time consuming or tedious to walk around the whole park looking for the different attractions, never fear as there is a nifty little train you can hop on for speedy travel. Not only that, but there is an unnamed robot that is there to give you hints and tutorials.
By playing the different attractions, you can earn some shiny coins which can be used on Pachinko games to populate the park with Nintendo Memorabilia, such as a marching band dressed up as Zelda characters.
Okay, now onto the real juicy info. Game Informer have revealed two new attractions to their readers, Metroid Blast and Balloon Trip Breeze. In Metroid Blast, up to four players with Wii Remotes and Nun-chucks suit up in Samus Aran’s Armour, whereas one player with the Wii U GamePad buckles themself into her ship. Similar to E3 2011′s demonstration of Blast Mii, the players with the Wii Remotes and Nun-chucks have to try and take down the player in the ship, and the player in the ship has to try and take down the players in suits on a Laser Tag style arena.
The player in the ship uses bother the analogue sticks and the gyroscope to move around, according to Game Informer, the controls are really fluid and smooth. The attraction requires the use of the Wii MotionPlus technology; once again, Game Informer states that the controls are smooth with the Wii MotionPlus as well as the most accurate shooter they have played. One element that may get players excited about is that there is a map based on Norfair, complete with lava-filled pits and a mechanical Kraid to scale using your trusty grapple beams. If you are a bit bored of 4 vs. 1 gameplay, there are a couple of other modes to play around with, including a competitive mode to collect randomly spawned Credits and a co-operative mode to battle waves of robotic enemies.
Now, onto Balloon Trip Breeze. During this attraction, player’s Miis are placed on a play-field similar to that of Balloon Trip, where they have to dodge timid stars, crazy birds and hungry fish. This is done through the use of the GamePad where the player must swipe the stylus to create gusts of wind to make the Mii dodge obstacles. This becomes increasingly difficult as the player has to pay attention to both the TV and the GamePad. The GamePad only offers a zoomed in view whereas the TV offers a zoomed out view.
Now that I have finished babbling about these two attractions, I think you all deserve to see some screenshots of Metroid Blast in action, all courtesy of Game Informer!
Are you looking forward to Nintendo Land? Do you want it to be a pack-in title?