Nintendo developing new 'Zelda,' 'Mario,' and 'Mario Kart' games for Wii U

Wind Waker concept art

Today Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that the company is working on bringing some of its biggest franchises to the Wii U — unfortunately we have few details on what any of these games will be like. A new 3D entry in the Super Mario series was announced alongside a new Mario Kart, but Nintendo only confirmed their existence; actual details will have to wait until E3 in June, where both games will be playable. Meanwhile, there are also two Legend of Zelda games in the works. Wii U owners can expect to see an enhanced port of the GameCube classic Wind Waker in the fall, which will bundle updated HD visuals with GamePad support.

There's also a brand new entry in the series in development — though all we know about this mysterious game is that it will take the Zelda series "back to basics." Finally, Nintendo also announced a brand new, yet-to-be-named game starring none other than Yoshi. Again, details are scarce, but the title is being developed by the same team behind the excellent Wii game Kirby's Epic Yarn. Just like that game, Yoshi's adventure will be "set in a fanciful world of yarn and textiles." We should be able to gather more details on most, if not all, of these games when E3 kicks off in June.

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