Norwegian Cruise Line and Nintendo of America have announced that they are expanding their partnership to offer Wii U™ video game systems fleet-wide.
The HD game consoles will be present in all ships’ atriums and youth and teen centres, and they will feature at various competitions on board each ship.
The consoles will be rolled out with games including The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker HD, a high-definition re-release of the Nintendo classic; Super Mario™ 3D World, the first multiplayer 3D Mario game for Wii U; and Pikmin™ 3, where players command an army of colourful creatures.
Wii U also features the GamePad controller, which lets one player have a second touch screen, while other players use traditional controllers. This is well-suited to multiplayer games, which are popular on cruise ships. The for-all-ages nature of the Wii U system will complement Norwegian’s Freestyle Cruising® brand.
“Wii U provides one of the most social video game experiences you can have, whether you’re playing with family members or friends,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet give people a great opportunity to experience Wii U for themselves, have fun playing Nintendo games and make some new friends.”
Norwegian first partnered with Nintendo in March 2007, when Wii™ systems, the predecessor to the Wii U, were introduced.