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Five Wii Titles to Get for the Last of 2010

At E3 this year, Nintendo brought its big guns: revealing a new Kirby title, the home console return of Donkey Kong, and the distraught world of Epic Mickey. While it can be argued for who won E3 2010, does it really matter? Wii is going to be getting a great line-up for the rest of the year, and that’s all that comes down to. That is why we present to you the five Wii titles to get for the last of 2010.

5. Guilty Party

A simple glance at Disney’s Guilty Party could give this impression: it’s a kid game, and that’s pretty much it. But as the classic saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover – or in this case, don’t judge a game by its screenshots. Previews for the Wii exclusive have shown that the game can be enjoyed by anyone – whether you’re a child, or an adult. The humor and gameplay have seen positive results from various gaming outlets, including IGN and GameSpot. Guilty Party hits July 27th 2010.

4. Metroid: Other M

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a 2D Metroid title. Beginning in 2002, Retro Studios reinvented the series with a trilogy of 3D titles. The Metroid Prime trilogy has received universal acclaim, spawning two sequels, and a compilation of all three titles that gave us the best deal since 2007’s The Orange Box. 2004 was the last release of a 2D title in the series, with Metroid: Zero Mission. Six years later, Samus is finally returning to her roots with the debut of Metroid: Other M, a title developed by Team Ninja, famous for their Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive games. Trailers for Other M have shown solid gameplay, and an interesting story, with Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime stating that it would take gamers deeper into Samus’ history. Metroid: Other M hits stores August 31st.

3. Donkey Kong Country Returns

Speaking of the return of a classic 2D, gamers saw the reveal of Donkey Kong Country Returns, a title that showed that the giant ape still remembered his two-dimensional origins. Developed by Retro Studios, Donkey Kong Country Returns looks to be retaining the gameplay and music made famous by Rareware back in the 1990s. And since we are talking about Retro Studios here, are we really expecting disappointment? Donkey Kong Country Returns swings onto Wii this holiday season.

2. Kirby’s Epic Yarn

The biggest surprise of Nintendo’s E3 press conference – other than Donkey Kong Country Returns – was the reveal of the newest Kirby title – Kirby’s Epic Yarn. And that yarn isn’t just subject to Kirby though, as the entire game is filled with it. The game deserves its number 2 spot simply because of the innovation that could potentially come with it. Plus, the title has gorgeous visuals. What else could you want? Kirby’s Epic Yarn hits this holiday.

1. Disney Epic Mickey

Ever since Epic Mickey was revealed, I get giddy from the mere thought of the title. Helmed by famous game developer Warren Spector, whose previous works include Deus Ex and System Shock. Epic Mickey screams creativity, and definitely shows the love of Mickey Mouse that Spector has spoken on. The style and detail of the title shows how much work has gone into it, plus the gameplay looks simple enough to pick up and play right off the bat. Epic Mickey debuts this holiday.

– Dan


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