The Nintendo Wii covered a big generation of gaming. The Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were the pioneers of gaming in the last generation. While the other two had ceased production sooner, the Wii lived on. That was until this E3 2019 as Ubisoft kind of shocked everybody by their announcement. Just Dance 2020 for the Nintendo Wii.
Before we get too excited, the story has a silver lining. Just Dance 2020 is officially confirmed as the last video game on the Nintendo Wii.
It’s befitting too, seeing how the Just Dance games racked up the most revenue. This is due to the style of the game utilizing the Wii-mote to its best ability. The game was neither frustrating, nor glitchy or hard to understand.
It was also family friendly and a good party game franchise. These are the two standard components in any popular Nintendo title. The Just Dance series was also released annually on the Nintendo Wii as well as the Xbox Kinect. Now, the Wii marks its last game as the anticipated Just Dance 2020.
As mentioned before, the announcement was a surprise among all the new generation coverage. Things like Rainbow Six Siege and Ghost Recon Breakpoint taking the lead.
The Nintendo Wii had a lot of memorable gems, at least for me. Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 for example. Originally ported from the PlayStation 2 but a lot more popular on the Nintendo Wii. The game sets the standard for DBZ fighting video games to this day.
We also had Nintendo Wii exclusives of popular franchises. My favorite was Sonic and the Secret Rings. An installment of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. While the game retained the single-player fast paced story. It also had Sonic’s take on the Mario party genre. This was in the form of an assortment of mini-games stretched over a board game like setting. Not to forget the legendary The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on the Wii platform.
As we wait for the Just Dance 2020 release date, be sure to mark your calendars. Besides getting a new game, we’re also officially bidding farewell to a friend from our childhood.