Halo 4 and Wii U are two showstoppers in holiday gaming for 2012. Halo 4 developers pulled everything out of their tool kits to give film quality graphics, improved roles and interaction for female characters and storytelling advancements that will keep gamers in the darkened rooms for a long time.
Wii U has revolutionized interactive console gaming with a feature packed tablet console and independent gaming device. The Wii U tablet console has a camera, motion capture and much more. For both games and gaming systems, online multiple player and social networking setups will play a big role in 2012 and 2013.
This highly anticipated version blasted on the scene on November 6 and the games are now available in store and online. Episode five of the Halo 4 ongoing “Spartan Ops” multiplayer campaign has cinematic quality and rich storytelling to make this a holiday gaming season to remember.
Players will be able to follow the rich story details and CGI quality that makes the enriched storytelling more like working with a movie. But some players may just go for the action, according to Shack PSA.
Gamestop has confirmed that Halo 4 is the biggest game launch of the year and rootshed.com reveals that the franchise will continue with a deal to develop Halo 5.
If the Crimson Map pack release on December 10 is any indicator, the accessories and add on components are going to be as important as the basic game.
There is no doubt that Wii U creates an entirely new world of high resolution, touch screen gaming and that competitors will have some catching up to do. This will be the first tablet sized Wii gaming console in history.
The UK Guardian wonders if Wii U, with its complications and quirkiness, will hold up against next year’s big Nintendo and Xbox launches.
The tablet controller boasts a camera, microphone, sensor strip, stylus and motion capture. A near field radio feature means that credit card transaction and figurine interaction are possibilities. When the apps developers go to work, Wii U will be useful for movies and a whole lot more than gaming.
The console, controller and accessories packages offer 8 GB or 32 GB memory with pricing at $299 or $399. A visit to Gamestop reveals that Wii U optimized games include Call to Duty Black Ops II, Super Mario Brothers and Assassin’s Creed. Wii U can also play classic Wii games, so do not toss the collection yet.
Halo 4 and Wii U are two showstoppers in holiday gaming for 2012 because the developers broke new ground in hardware, CGI film quality, storytelling and other advancements. The two early launches will have the competition scrambling to keep up with the future of virtual gaming.