Wii U is getting its own Wii Sports-style title in the form of NintendoLand.
Reggie Fils-Aime announced the title during the platform holder’s E3 press conference, claiming that NintendoLand will have the same effect as the Wii’s launch title – it will make the new controller easier to understand for newcomers.
The game is set in a Nintendo theme park, where players control their Miis and engage in mini-games based on one of 12 rides.
Confirmed rides included Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, Animal Crossing: Sweet Days, Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, Donkey Kong Crash Course and Takamaru’s Ninja Castle. Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, for example, is a Pac-Man style maze in which the GamePad user can control the ghosts while players using Wii Remotes control their Miis.
The rides will all feature multiplayer support and some will be compatible with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
The project is being overseen by Katsuya Eguchi, who has worked on Animal Crossing, Wii Music and Wii Sports Resort.
It will launch with Wii U this Christmas.