Nintendo Co. this week demonstrated Nintendo Land for the Wii U at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, an attraction in the final game, allowed one user to use the Wii U GamePad an act as an invisible ghost to eliminate up to four other players. The GamePad holder views the top-down maze level from the controller, while three other users utilize the Wii Remote Plus to shine flashlights on the ghost to knock down its hit points to zero.
When users are attacked by the ghost, they can be revived with a flashlight beam. In addition, users will need to collect batteries in the level to recharge their flashlights.
The title held a fun party element with users forced to decide whether to heal friends or protect themselves from the invisible ghost.
The graphics engine held at 60 frames-per-second with Mii characters in a top-down maze. The demo held solid light effects that illuminated the dark area with each flashlight.
Nintendo Land will include 12 different attractions, including The Legend of Zelda Battle Quest, Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, Donkey Kong’s Crash Course, and Takumara’s Ninja Castle.
The title is said to demonstrate all the unique uses of the Wii U GamePad.
The final game will include Miiverse functionality to allow users to interact with online players at the theme park.
It will be sold at launch.
The Wii U will be released in 2012.