Cemu is an impressive Wii U emulator capable of running Nintendo console games on PC with enormous quality standards and with the possibility of reaching up to 4K resolution. In constant development, it is currently capable of running many titles at 1080p / 60fps, and with each new version the range of compatibility increases.
Games like Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker or Xenoblade Chronicles X run at full power without glitches or drops in framerate. In addition, it is possible to configure many aspects of the emulation itself and load ‘presets’ for certain games with which to optimize each title and different applied resolution separately. Using this method, it is possible to play more demanding titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Bayonetta 2 with hardly any performance or compatibility problems.
Regarding the control system, it is possible to emulate both the standard Wii U remote and the Pro or the classic controller. Since many games do not need a touch screen to run, you can use a mouse or an external pad without any problem and map the buttons to your liking, although likewise, this interaction with the screen is supplemented by clicking on the desired area with the mouse. . As for the audio detector, we can also map any key or button so that it is equivalent to blowing the remote.
Cemu is an impressive emulator that gives our Wii U games a second life thanks to its fantastic performance and some visual improvement over the original machine.
Shortly before the official presentation of Nintendo Switch, the fact that the company stopped producing new Wii U units was confirmed. This, together with the absence of backward compatibility in the new console, make Cemu’s latest progress a welcome news for everyone. Since its first public build was released in October 2015, this Wii U emulator for Windows has improved with each new version until it is capable of running games at resolutions beyond 1080p and 60fps.