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EA's Summer Showcase brings new Wii U details

8/3/12 3:00pm

During EA's Summer Showcase event, the company revealed the Wii U will be getting Madden 13 and FIFA 13. Mass Effect 3 was also revealed to have some changes for the Wii U version with an interactive comic being included.

In regards to Madden 13, the Wii U version will include the ability to call plays from the tablet controller while also allowing for pre-platy adjustments and audibles to be called from the tablet. The game will arrive as a launch title for the console when the Wii U is released.

In regards to FIFA 13, a lot of changes and features are being included for the Wii U version with tablet-touch passing, shooting which allows spot specific placement when near the goal, and an improved Manager Mode running from the tablet itself. The game will also be available at launch when the console is released.

"In Fifa, there are a ton of enhancements that takes advantage of the Wii U's capabilities. You can pass via touchscreen, aim at a specific spot on the net when you attempt a goal, and even get a first-person view of your selected player's surroundings using the GamePad's gyro sensor while the ball isn't in play. Manager mode is also much more streamlined as you don't have to pause the game to make adjustments."

Regarding Mass Effect 3, the game will include an interactive comic similar to Mass Effect 2 on the PS3 but this time covering a lot more events from Mass Effect 1 and 2 to help speed up character creation for Mass Effect 3. Previous announcements stated some gameplay tweaks and changes will be made to suit the tablet controls along with most of the previously released DLC being included in the game. The game will be available at launch like the previous 2 games mentioned above.

"During their Summer Showcase, BioWare and EA mentioned that the Wii U build will include some kind of abridged interactive recap mode that'll bring players up to speed on the past adventures. In addition, there seems to be a way to make decisions within the recap similarly to how you would in the main games themselves."

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