Nintendo revives classic games to boost Wii U

Last updated at 07:14
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Nintendo has announced a host of new games for its 3DS and Wii U consoles.

The gaming giant has been struggling to sell its Wii U consoles and is trying to use some of its biggest characters to turn things around.

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The Legend of Zelda is rebooted for Wii U

The Wii U will get the first open-world Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda, where players can roam wherever they like.

Gamers will also be able to build their own Mario levels for the first time with a new game called Mario Maker.

Yoshi is revived too in the platform game Yoshi's Wooly World.

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Players will be able to customise Mario for the first time

Brian Crecente from games site Polygon said: "Nintendo's software line-up has to be one of the best in its history to turn the company around."

New Pokemon games, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, are being developed for the 3DS.

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Yoshi has had a wooly makeover

Nintendo announced the games at a video game exhibition called E3. Every year games companies like Sony and Microsoft show off their latest work there.

Earlier Sony revealed they were working on Little Big Planet 3.