Wii U News

News: Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Awesome but strange

With the Skylanders series enjoying impressive levels of success over the past few years, publisher Activision is no doubt hoping for more of the same from *Skylanders Trap Team. The franchise has often performed well on the Wii, particularly, and Nintendo would love to see the Wii U become one of the top-selling platforms, too...

News: Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Official box art also released

Though we've known for a good while that the Sonic Boom games would come during Q4 to join an animated show, toy range and comic book series, official release dates have been held back. Sega's now lifted the lid. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric — developed by Big Red Button — will arrive on the Wii U on 18th November,...

News: Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

More risk, more reward

While Bayonetta 2 — like its predecessor — looks to be another high-intensity single player action experience, the Wii U exclusive is also set to include some online play through its two-player co-op "Tag Climax" mode. While it may not be integrated a great deal with the single player adventure, it seems like a potential...

News: Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spell On The Wii U Later This Year

Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spell On The Wii U Later This Year

Uses the Trine 2 game engine

Finnish studio Frozenbyte has revealed that the original Trine will be launching on the Wii U eShop later this year under the title Trine Enchanted Edition. An updated version of the first title which uses the Trine 2 game engine, Enchanted Edition will boast improved visual effects and mid-level saving. You'll also be...

News: Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Nostalgia overload with 50 screens

Earlier this week it was revealed that Ocarina of Time was joining Hyrule Warriors with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, along with stages and other elements to fit in with the game. As has been the case with previous Hyrule Warriors reveals, an initial magazine exclusive has rapidly made way for a deluge of...

News: Nintendo Confirms Comic-Con Mario Kart 8 Tournament and Smash Bros. Live Broadcast Details

Nintendo Confirms Comic-Con Mario Kart 8 Tournament and Smash Bros. Live Broadcast Details

Nintendo Live on Twitch starts on 25th July

Update: For those in attendance at Comic-Con, there'll also be an opportunity to have Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS brought to you for surprise game time, details in the tweet below. Original Article: Nintendo has big plans for San Diego Comic-Con this week, with a broad selection of demos...

News: Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will Include Wii, Wii U and PC Copies in Japan

Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will Include Wii, Wii U and PC Copies in Japan

Let the package design nightmare begin

Update: It seems that there will still be three distinct SKUs for this 'all-in-one' version, identifiable with Wii U, Wii and PC branding. Each will still, nevertheless, contain copies for all three platforms. Original Article: Square Enix has announced that the upcoming Dragon Quest X 'all-in-one' retail...

News: Miiverse Update Allows Screenshots As Favourite Posts and Additional Community Info

Miiverse Update Allows Screenshots As Favourite Posts and Additional Community Info

Share your favourite Communities with the world

The Miiverse platform is continually being updated by Nintendo, with the recent addition of line breaks not necessarily blowing minds, but doing its part to improve the service. We've seen posts support more characters, improvements to the profile layout and options, and more besides. Yet another...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Home console sales continue summer decline

In last week's Media Create chart results for Japan, Yokai Watch stormed the charts with 1.3 million sales. A combination of the growing popularity of Level-5's franchise and the decision to release two versions helped it surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor in just one week. As expected, Yokai...

News: Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Wii U Visuals "Closer To Xbox 360"

Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Wii U Visuals "Closer To Xbox 360"

Studio Gobo spills the beans

With today’s Guardians of the Galaxy play-set announcement for Disney Infinity 2.0, Family Gamer TV had the opportunity to visit Studio Gobo and ask them about where the Wii U version of the game would sit in comparison to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. When asked whether Studio Gobo were covering all the platforms...

News: Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hyrule Warriors Tomorrow

Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hyrule Warriors Tomorrow

Footage of new characters in action?

We've already had news regarding new additions to the Hyrule Warriors roster, and tomorrow Japanese video sharing site Niconico will be live streaming footage of the game — presumably showing these fresh combatants in action. The event will take place at 9PM Japanese time, which is 1PM if you're based in

Video: This Cool Slow-Mo Mario Kart 8 Japanese TV Advert Even Features Luigi's Death Stare

This Cool Slow-Mo Mario Kart 8 Japanese TV Advert Even Features Luigi's Death Stare

Embracing the meme

Nintendo clearly knew it had produced a terrific feature — with Mario Kart TV in Mario Kart 8 — right from the off, strongly featuring slow-mo replays in its pre-release Nintendo Direct broadcast; to humorous effect. That said, Ninty may have been surprised when the Luigi 'Death Stare' went viral in a YouTube video, getting...

News: Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Another spin on the "Nintendo wins E3" debate

A recent survey commissioned by IHS in partnership with Gamer Network has revealed that Nintendo's strong showing at E3 caused a massive spike in purchasing intent for the Wii U. Around a thousand core gamers were quizzed on various purchase intentions before and after the event. The Wii U began E3 as...

News: Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Still no plans, as yet, to make methods public

In early July we reported on YouTube channel MrBean35000vr demonstrating that it had hacked a Wii U and Mario Kart 8, showing changes to text within the game, the console's menu and WaraWara Plaza. The hackers made a point in expressing their opposition to 'cheaters' and stated it was working towards...

News: Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Quite a cast

Just yesterday we reported on the news that a Goron was being teased as a new playable character in Hyrule Warriors. It seems that tease was just the beginning, as a preview from Famitsu on its latest issue is promising details on three new playable characters. As expected, it's the turn of