Bayonetta 2 (WiiU)
Action 20 September 2014
Sequel to the dynamic fantasy slasher developed by Platinum Games studio led by Hideki Kamiya, the creator of the Devil May Cry series. In contrast to the original game that was released on every major seventh generation console, Bayonetta 2 is a WiiU exclusive. The game continues the story of a very attractive witch who has to fight the forces of good and defeat legions of enemies. The game features dynamic action and an interesting combat system. The protagonist is able to use various melee weapons and firearms. She is also able to use armaments left by fallen enemies. Being a witch, Bayonetta has a number special abilities at her disposal that allow her to summon demons and hell machines to do her dirty work. The sequel also features the characteristic elements of the first entry, including bullet-time, fancy bosses, and a large dose of humor.
Action 24 September 2014
A dynamic third-person perspective hack-n-slash action game developed by Japanese studio Platinum Games led by Hideki Kamiya. The main protagonist, Bayonetta, is a sexy witch who, 20 years prior to the events depicted in the game, woke up in a chest at the bottom of a lake. She has no memories of how she got there or what happened before. Forced to fight against forces of Heaven that constantly attack her, the protagonist gradually learns new facts about her past. The gameplay focuses on traveling through subsequent locations while eliminating enemies and very original bosses. During the game, the player uses a mix of handguns and melee weapons (including items taken from fallen enemies). By using the power of her hair, Bayonetta can also summon powerful demons and hellish torture machines that allow her to eliminate her enemies in a very effective way. Witch Time, a very useful ability that slows time, proves to be an alternative key to victory in most cases.
Darksiders II (WiiU)
Action 18 November 2012
The sequel to the action game, Darksiders, released in 2010 by the developer studio Vigil Games. The storyline of Darksiders II depicts the adventures of another of the raiders of the apocalypse – Death. The hero sets out to aid his brother – War, who has been accused of unleashing the Apocalypse prematurely. In order to help, the protagonist has to prove the existence of a plot and resurrect humanity, which was completely annihilated in the End-War. In comparison to the first installment, the creators of Darksiders II have prepared a much larger and more diverse world, through which the hero travels, accompanied by his steed (Despair) and a crow (Dust). The gameplay revolves around spectacular skirmishes with enemies; in some areas, however, also the player’s ability to solve logic-based puzzles will be tested. The changes introduced in Darksiders II have also influenced the graphics, greatly increasing their over-all quality.
Darksiders Warmastered Edition (WiiU)
Action 07 April 2017
A refreshed edition of Darksiders – an action-adventure game from 2010, prepared mainly with eight generation consoles in mind (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). We assume the role of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As a result of a conspiracy, he initiates the end of the world prematurely, for which he is punished by being stripped of most of his powers and exiled to Earth. The protagonist decides to get revenge on the culprits, fighting hordes of demons, which are in abundance on the destroyed planet that our hero traverses in search for the perpetrators. The mainstay of the game is the dynamic combat, in which we use various types of weaponry and special attacks. The hero traverses large locations with a partially open structure, occasionally solving riddles to proceed. As the game progresses, War reclaims his lost abilities and acquires better weapons. The visual changes are the biggest asset of the Warmastered Edition. The game now runs in native 1080p, the animations are more fluid, the quality of shadows and graphical effects has been improved, while the texture resolution is now twice as high.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition (WiiU)
Action 09 September 2016
Set in Norse mythology, an independent action game with an arcade combat system. Jotun is a Kickstarter project. The title was initially released on PC, then published on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U as an expanded edition called Jotun: Valhalla Edition featuring an additional game mode. Players are told the story of a Viking warrior named Thora who died an inglorious death. Before she passes through the gates of Valhalla, she needs to prove her worth to the Gods. Gameplay in Jotun utilizes an isometric view. Players assume the role of Thora who travels through the Nordic purgatory, divided into nine levels in which she has to release and defeat powerful elemental giants known as the jotun. During gameplay, players also come across various secrets and learn about the heroine’s life and the cause of her death. Jotun features hand-drawn visuals, an excellent soundtrack, and dialogues recorded in Icelandic, which emphasizes the game’s Nordic atmosphere.
Legend of Kay Anniversary (WiiU)
Action 29 July 2015
A modern version of a classic PlayStation 2 TPP action game from 2005, developed by Untold Games studio. Legend of Kay Anniversary takes place on an island inhabited by peaceful cats, who lived in harmony with the nature and other animals. But this came to an end when an army of gorillas arrived, sent by the evil emperor Shun. We play as the eponymous cat, who must protect his village from Shun’s malicious schemes. He leaves his home land as a novice in martial arts, with only a sword at his side. However, he gains more skills as players progress through the game, including two more weapons and new techniques that sum up to 75 different moves. Gameplay comes down to exploration and spectacular battles against enemies, the latter consisting of 30 animal species and powerful bosses.
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! (WiiU)
Adventure 19 November 2013
Slain: Back From Hell (WiiU)
Oldschool platformer with elements of a slasher game inspired by such classic titles as Shadow of the Beast or the early installments in the Castlevania series. Slain! is a debut production of independent studio Wolf Brew Games. You play as a sole hero named Bathoryn, who tries to liberate the game’s fantasy world from the tyranny of seven evil lords residing in seven high towers. Each level in Slain! is split into two different sections. Initially, your task is to fight your way to a tower using sword and magic. Next, you have to climb the tower, which means not only fighting, but also multiple platforming sequences and occasional logic puzzles. The game is characterized by a high level of difficulty and oldschool, pixel-art graphics drawing heavily from gothic themes. Gameplay is accompanied by a heavy metal soundtrack created by a former member of a popular band Celtic Frost.
One Piece: Unlimited World Red (WiiU)
Action 12 June 2014
Another game developed by Ganbarion and set in the One Piece manga universe. This time around, the main protagonist – Monkey D. Luffy – and his friends get to the Forgotten Island, ruled by an extremely ambitious pirate, who goes by the name Red. Our protagonists are left with no other choice but to set up a base in Trans Town and embark on a quest to defeat Red and his henchmen. The gameplay mechanics resemble those known from the Monster Hunter series: players get to control on of nine different characters, each featuring unique skills and combat system. Players get to observe from the third-person perspective how their protagonists traverse numerous locations, fight encountered foes, as well as visit and expand the aforementioned town by erecting new structures (like shops and museums). In Trans Town, one can purchase new pieces of gear, accept new assignments and talk to various NPCs. One Piece: Unlimited World Red features both single and multiplayer modes – the latter one allows up to 4 players to join their forces in hunting frightful creatures and defeating dangerous pirates.