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E3 2012 Awards

Best Use of the Wii U GamePad

by Neal Ronaghan - June 14, 2012, 7:41 am EDT

Ubisoft seems to be ahead of the curve with GamePad concepts.

Rayman Legends

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft
Release Date: Wii U Launch Window

Rayman Legends succeeded where New Super Mario Bros. U didn't. It made the GamePad interactions compelling. To succeed through the challenging platforming, you had to cooperate and work together with the other player. It's a great example of Nintendo's hopefully for multiplayer on the Wii U, and in our eyes, it was the best use of the GamePad at E3 2012.

Honorable Mentions:
ZombiU (Ubisoft): Using the GamePad as your zombie survival kit is a neat hook. Factor in the GamePad vs. Pro Controller multiplayer, and ZombiU is looking to be a great example of how to use the GamePad in a first-person shooter.

Nintendo Land (Nintendo): Whether it was the single-player or multiplayer games, Nintendo Land seems to be a textbook on how to use the GamePad in fun, exciting ways.


NinSageJune 14, 2012

lol at the game name award!!  So true!!

CericJune 14, 2012

I think its funny in the picture for Luigi Mansion that Luigi is playing an Original DS Phat.

house3136June 15, 2012

Mad Dog McCree, 11 platforms in 22 years. How did this not get the Lifetime Achievement award? This should have been showcased at E3.

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