The Wii games that should be on your radar

The Wii games that should be on your radar

Can you hear that? That’s the sound of the Wii’s arthritis ridden bones creaking as it yells at you to get off of it’s lawn. Yes, it seems more apparent with every quarterly report that Nintendo will soon be forced to show their hand and reveal the Wii’s successor. That certainly doesn’t mean that there aren’t any great games left for the console, so with that said here are the upcoming games all Wii owners should know about.

Conduit 2
We should could have been playing this game late last year, but High Voltage Software wisely decided to delay the game and the extra time polish up the final product. Now as someone who has played the original Conduit, I can tell you firsthand that the game was a long way from a masterpiece. It’s good to hear that the developers have been listening to what fans have been telling them about what The Conduit was lacking.  Lets hope Conduit 2 shows that they took our criticism to heart.

The Grinder
The Grinder has a long history. It was once a Wii exclusive and has since been announced as a multi platform title.  Luckily for us Wii owners, our version will be a first person shooter akin to Left for Dead. Oh, and it’s another title by our friends at High Voltage. Sign me up!

Kirby Wii (title tentative)
Not much is know about this game except that it’s coming out and that the fine people at HAL Laboratory will be working on it.  Two things to keep in mind about this one: First, this is Masahiro Sakurai’s first title since working on Smash Bros. Brawl so here’s hoping he has something special in store for us. Finally, this game looks awesome, go check out the trailer!

Pikmin Wii (title tentative)
It seems every year we expect to see the unveiling of Pikmin Wii but, with each passing Pikmin-less E3, we can’t help but get discouraged of it’s arrival. We know the game is coming according to Official Nintendo Magazine UK but when, Nintendo, when!

Lego Games

Listen, say what you will about the LEGO games, but there is no taking away that they are fun titles. That being said, 2011 is getting two of them with LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game both slated to be out by the end of the summer.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
My most anticipated Wii title is none other than Skyward Sword. Nothing gets me as excited as a new Zelda title, and this one is no exception. The new motion plus controls will add something that we have never seen before in a Zelda title.  As long as the game has boomerangs and bombs I’ll be happy.

During the very same financial briefing in which Nintendo dropped the Kirby Wii bomb, they also quietly announced three other titles: Rhythm Heaven, Pandora’s Tower, and a Pokemon Wii title. We can pretty much expect Rhythm Heaven to stick fairly closely to it’s DS counterpart. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing at all since the DS title is solid pick up and play gaming. The other two games are the ones that excite me the most, unfortunately we have the least amount of details about them as well. Pandora’s Tower has a teaser website, but all it shows is a blond girl with a tattoo on her back. All we know about Pokemon Wii is that it’s a thing. I’m hoping for a full fledged Pokemon RPG, but am expecting Pokemon Stadium: Black and White.

What did we miss? What games gets your Wii excited to be alive?

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.