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Video: These are the two games that could save Wii U

Published Dec 18th, 2013 3:10PM EST
Super Smash Bros Mario Kart 8 Wii U Trailers

The Wii U had an undeniably disastrous 2013 in terms of sales but Nintendo thinks it has two aces up its sleeve for next year. Nintendo on Wednesday released two new videos showing off the two most important exclusive games that it will release next year — Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8. Both games are loaded with beloved characters from Nintendo’s Mario Bros. games and both are based on franchises that have made Nintendo a lot of money in the past.

The Mario Kart 8 trailer shows off some truly stunning graphics and level designs that make it look like it could be the very best Mario racing game yet. And the big news from the new Super Smash Bros. video is that Nintendo has added Super Mario Galaxy characters Rosalina and Luma to the mix to fight with Mega Man, Link and other Nintendo favorites.

Videos for both games follow below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.