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1. Posted: Tue 7th Jun 2011 18:55 BST
it's been confirmed that wiiU will play all wii games but unfortunately nintendo didn't go into details about how wii games will look on an HD system. from what i know there are three possibilities: it could upscale games to HD resolutions before outputting them, giving you pretty much the same picture the wii scalers available now do.
it could uprender games the way the wii's emulator does with N64 games, creating all the polygons at HD resolutions and taking full advantage of the new system's power.
or it could just do nothing and output them at 480p.
what do you guys think is most plausible? lots of people have been clamoring for a wii HD after seeing uprendered shots around the web and maybe if the new console had that ability it'd stem illegal emulator use a little but it may make wii emulation much more complicated. i'd be surprised if it doesn't at least upscale.
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2. Posted: Tue 7th Jun 2011 18:58 BST
Two more questions:
1. Will Gamecube discs work?2. Will there be a transfer procedure for Virtual Console / Wiiware?
Edited on Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 18:59 by DrKarl
3. Posted: Tue 7th Jun 2011 19:20 BST
The trouble with accepting GC discs is they'd still have to include the controller and memory card ports, so it's probably not worth including.
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4. Posted: Tue 7th Jun 2011 19:25 BST
I heard rumors that the controller ports are coming along. There were many Wii games that also used GC controllers for players who didn't want to mess with the motion controls.The List
The Memory card slots on the other hand... I'm not sure. That is a good point.
Edited on Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 19:45 by DrKarl
5. Posted: Tue 7th Jun 2011 23:22 BST
nintendo seems to stay compatible with only the last generation (DS>gameboy advance, 3DS>DS, wii>gamecube). they'll probably ditch gamecube support just because, you've got to move on at some point. there's also no real need for gamecube controllers now that the standard controller is dual analog, plus i'm sure by now all of us here have either a wii or gamecube to take care of those games just fine.
6. Posted: Tue 7th Jun 2011 23:30 BST
nintendo seems to stay compatible with only the last generation
Agreed. However, in this last generation we got Bomberman Blast with 8 player support. 4 Wiimotes + 4 GC controllers = 8 players. Losing the GC ports means losing totally awesome 8 player Bomberman.
7. Posted: Tue 7th Jun 2011 23:35 BST
This isn't good. Reggie said the Wii U will not upscale Wii games. Here's the link: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-nintendo/715147?typ... Fast forward to 20 seconds and watch.
Edited on Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 23:36 by dolabla
8. Posted: Wed 8th Jun 2011 00:23 BST
yarrggg... that sucks. i don't know if i trust reggie's explanation, since it's already obviously proven that wii games can run in HD without alteration. it reminds me of when nintendo said the wii couldn't play DVD's without a hardware upgrade while certain... "3rd party" channels proved otherwise.
from what reggie was saying though it sounds as if they're talking about uprendering, where the game is actually rendered at a different resolution. i see no reason why the new system couldn't still upscale the signal before outputting it to the tv, that has no impact on how the game is emulated or rendered right?
Edited on Wed 8th June, 2011 @ 00:24 by romulux
9. Posted: Wed 8th Jun 2011 03:08 BST
...The cover for the SD slot looks a bit big, you think?... Pretty sure the GC controllers will be compatible...they better be. >_>
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10. Posted: Wed 8th Jun 2011 03:42 BST
While I can Understand them dropping Gamecube Support I hope they keep it.
11. Posted: Wed 8th Jun 2011 03:45 BST
No Gamecube support for the WiiU
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12. Posted: Wed 8th Jun 2011 03:48 BST
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/26632No Gamecube support for the WiiU
Figures...saw it coming...but, still ugh...T_T
13. Posted: Wed 8th Jun 2011 06:04 BST
any news on if it will be possible to transfer wiiware, VC or other DLC from our current Wii's to this new Wii U?
14. Posted: Wed 8th Jun 2011 06:11 BST
Honestly I find all of those "upscalers" to be bogus. When I play my Wii games on an HDTV with standard cables, I get the same exact picture as if they were "HD".
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15. Posted: Wed 8th Jun 2011 22:20 BST
I think this might affect my decision to buy one. I have way more GameCube games than Wii games but there's a lot of titles I'll miss if I upgrade to Wii U (I'm not allowed more than one console under the TV for the record - this house is very anti-clutter). For a start I opted to buy the GameCube Twilight Princess over the Wii version (I'm not buying it again), I love the Rogue Squadron games, Wind Waker, F-Zero, the entire Resident Evil series, Dreamcast conversions, Soul Calibur 2, my extensive retro compilations (including Zelda Collection), Killer 7, Twin Snakes - list is almost endless.
So yeah, this is really disappointing for me. I think I'll move onto PC gaming in the next generation for new titles and just stick with the current Wii for under the TV. I've invested in a nice collection of titles over the last ten years that I don't want to get rid of and with PC gaming you can always find a way to play your old favourites.
Edited on Wed 8th June, 2011 @ 22:21 by madgear
16. Posted: Thu 9th Jun 2011 12:00 BST
It's only logical that support for old systems fades away over time. People who are still eager to play those games every once in a while could just keep their old console.
17. Posted: Thu 9th Jun 2011 12:37 BST
Kotaku did a close look at the console itself. There is definitely, definitely no GC controller ports (at least not in this design which isn't final)http://kotaku.com/5810084/this-is-the-wii-u-console-in-my-ink...
Interesting specs on the ports: 4 USB ports (2 front under flap, 2 rear), HDMI, video out, sensor bar out, SD card. If you look on the controller there are contacts on the bottom (presumably for charging) as well as what looks like a data port (expansion?) and some holes (maybe for a charging stand?). Whole thing is slightly bigger than a Wii.
but yeah... no gamecube controller ports at all
Edited on Thu 9th June, 2011 @ 12:38 by skywake
18. Posted: Thu 9th Jun 2011 13:52 BST
You know what this means!
HD Remakes of Cube games priced at $39.99! lol
Most likely Mario Sunshine and Wind Waker.
19. Posted: Thu 9th Jun 2011 14:10 BST
T_T are you seriousing me D:
I would've thought Nintendo could do better than that
Edited on Thu 9th June, 2011 @ 14:10 by jaffa
20. Posted: Thu 9th Jun 2011 14:19 BST
Im okay with that. hated the interview, he spent more time attacking reggie than getting answers.
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