Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Nintendo Promises 2 New Mario Games and Zelda: Wind Waker Remake for Wii U

Nintendo Promises 2 New Mario Games and Zelda: Wind Waker Remake for Wii U

Nintendo announced that two new Mario games and a remake of "The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker" are currently in the works for the Wii U console.

The company's president Satoru Iwata recently issued an apology to Nintendo fans for the slow roll out of games for the Wii U and promised some new exciting titles for the future.

"Based on our software development schedules at the end of last year, we concluded we should spend a little more time to satisfy our Nintendo standard of quality," he said. "I apologize to those supporting Wii U about the lack of new titles from Nintendo in January and February but please understand we will have new titles to offer from March onward."

Along with the two new Mario games, Iwata stated that Nintendo is working on a new Zelda game and a new Yoshi game as well as the follow up to Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Nintendo hopes to boost the interest in the Wii U by announcing these new games. The console has only sold 890,000 units since its launch in October. The company feels its slow movement can be attributed to the lack of new games rolling out. Nintendo also delayed some of the most highly anticipated titles including "Game & Wario," "The Wonderful 101." Wii Fit U," and "Pikmin 3."

"There will be no new titles released for Wii U from Nintendo in January or February," Iwata said Wednesday morning. "Nintendo takes seriously its responsibility to offer a steady stream of new titles in the very early days of a new platform to establish a good lineup of software. On the other hand, we also firmly believe we have to offer quality experiences when we release new titles."