A Watch Dogs port how long after release isn't going to help anything.
true, but it's certainly not going to hurt. And one more big name, however late, is a good thing for the Wii U. And besides, it's coming out sometime in 2014, so likely in time for the holiday season.
SSB is also coming to the 3DS which will hurt WiiU sales.
Doubtful. They're spacing out the releases far enough that to many people it will be worth it to buy it a second time. Especially since the Wii U version is going to be the one that gives you the classic SSB experience: You and three friends on the same screen playing your favorite characters and smashing the **** out of each other. There's going to be some of that in the 3DS version, but I still think that it's going to be the inferior version myself, if only because of the drawbacks of using a handheld over a console + TV.
Is their enough of a cross between DW fans and Zelda fans to make Hyrule Warriors a serious consideration?
Don't think of the market there as the intersection of DW fans and Zelda fans; that group's probably going to be pretty small. But most Zelda fans (a very
large amount of people) are going to be at least marginally interested in this game, and it's enough of a fresh take on the series to arguably bring in fresh blood. I think this game is going to be a very, very big deal.
So, Bayonetta 2.
Which would be a big game in its own right, but add in the fact that they're bundling Bayonetta 1 in with it, and it just got a whole lot more interesting for a lot of people. I know personally, this single game is almost enough to convince me to buy a console.
But if you're wanting up and coming games closer to the present, then they've got the following all coming out in 2014
- Hyrule Warriors
- Another Skylanders title (these print money)
- Just Dance 2015 (Again, this series is another money printer)
- Bayonetta 2
- Super Smash Bros
- Watch Dogs
- Disney Infinity: Avengers flavor
- Lego Batman 3
- Costume Quest 2
- A sh*tton of Mega Man games being rereleased
- Devil's Third (a Wii U exclusive)
I think theyve got a good lineup, and are going to do well this Christmas.