I'm not going to lie, this trend of Nintendo letting 3rd parties make games in their series' is troubling.Now hear me out!Obviously, these are going to be great games, and I already have Hyrule Warriors on preorder. However, it's worrying that 3rd parties have so little faith in the system that they won't even look at it unless they have access to Nintendo mascots. It plays into the narrative that people who game on Nintendo systems aren't interested in anything else, and in the end, it's going to limit what can be brought onto the system. Yeah, you can make a Zelda Musou and Pokemon Tekken, maybe even a Mario Tomb Raider or something, but you can't exactly do Nintendofied versions of certain games without it coming off as cheap or watered down.Then there's the issue of variety. It's pretty clear that Nintendo isn't willing to make games outside of their established mascots anymore. What hope for new IP on the Wii U is left when no one else wants to make games without Nintendo's established mascots?This isn't going to change anyone's mind on the Wii U, and Nintendo's going to have a problem when/if interest in these mascot franchises erodes.