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The list of Wii U launch titles continues with Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, and Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
Off-TV Play: Yes
What is it?: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the sequel to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. This launch title features racing on land, in the air, and on the sea. Racing Transformed has 20 playable characters including Sonic favorites, Ralph from the new Disney animated feature Wreck-it Ralph, and even NASCAR racer Danica Patrick.
GamePad Use:The GamePad can be used as a steering wheel with its gyroscope. It also features a mini-map and rear-view mirror, exclusive touch screen mini-games including one with a Monkey Ball theme, the ability to switch between the TV and GamePad, and exclusive multiplayer modes.
Staff Approval Rating: 39% (12th)
Off-TV Play: Yes
What is it?: This crossover of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors is all about traveling back in time to save fallen warriors to take down the monster Hydra. It features co-op play and characters from many games including Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive.
GamePad Use:Off-TV play is available along with split screen multiplayer which uses the GamePad as one of the screens.
Staff Approval Rating: 15% (16th)
Developer:Junction Point Studios
Off-TV Play: No
What is it?: Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is the sequel to the Wii-exclusive game Epic Mickey. Players control Mickey, and Oswald in co-op, and attempt to repair Wasteland from earthquakes while investigating the truth behind The Mad Doctor.
GamePad Use:The GamePad features a map to help guide you along your way, as well as the ability to equip sketches, Epic Mickey’s version of a power-up.
Staff Approval Rating: 49% (6th (tie))