Wii U News

First Impressions: Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Winging It

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had quite a turbulent time in development. Originally announced in 2010 for the Wii, this character-driven flight action game from Sonic and NiGHTS into Dreams creator Yuji Naka looked set to soar, but ultimately never got off the runway. After years of radio silence, Rodea was cleared for takeoff as a rebuilt...

News: Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

“There is a large demand for a physical game”

UK veteran Team17 is publishing Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee, it has been announced. The 3D platformer raised more than £2M via Kickstarter earlier this year, and is coming to the Wii U. Team17 will assist with localisation, certification, QA, marketing and other business concerns. Here's what...

Gallery: Facebook and Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker Hackathon Has Chosen Its Winner

Facebook and Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker Hackathon Has Chosen Its Winner

Do you Like this tie-in?

Not too long ago Nintendo announced a promotional partnership with Facebook for Super Mario Maker. Beyond the PR-friendly Hackathon - in which Facebook employees designed levels, with the winner to be included in the game - it's a smart move, as potential marketing deals and promotion with Facebook will certainly be useful...

Gallery: Check Out These Fresh Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations Screens

Check Out These Fresh Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations Screens

Mathematical!

Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations is the latest video game to be based on the exploits of the boy-and-dog combo, and is coming to Wii U and 3DS in October. We've been given some new screenshots taken from the forthcoming release, which is different from previous Adventure Time titles in that it adopts a story-driven,...

Video: Lego Dimensions Story Trailer Features Squabbling Batmen, Scooby Doo And Much Middle Earth Mayhem

Lego Dimensions Story Trailer Features Squabbling Batmen, Scooby Doo And Much Middle Earth Mayhem

Plus Marty McFly taking it to eleven

Lego Dimensions aims to combine Skylanders-style NFC toys with a full video game adventure, and Warner Bros. has just released a story trailer which hints at the kind of action you'll be enjoying when the game launches later this year. The trailer features the game's primary antagonist, Lord Vortech, and shows...

Video: This Japanese Super Mario Maker Overview Is Surprisingly Well-Constructed

This Japanese Super Mario Maker Overview Is Surprisingly Well-Constructed

Game details and amiibo footage, it's all here

It's not long until Super Mario Maker graces Wii U systems all over the world, and our own personal interest surrounding this intriguing DIY title grows with each snippet of fresh news. Today's interesting titbit is a new video from Nintendo of Japan which shows off the game's mechanics in a...

News: The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live

The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live

Up and running on Wii U, 3DS and web browsers

As promised, Nintendo has launched its Miiverse redesign, which is structured to re-shape the platform back into a game-centric social network. It's changed how our posts are categorised, and a 30 post a day rule - which doesn't include all in-game posts - is certainly the most controversial move,...

News: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC Release Date, Project Guard is Still a Thing

The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC Release Date, Project Guard is Still a Thing

Project Giant Robot also given a TBD date

Alongside the main document that announces Nintendo's latest financial results, there's also typically a 'Supplementary Information' document; it's as exciting as it sounds, but does occasionally have snippets of interesting information. Mostly this revolves around the upcoming games list, which provide the...

News: Wii U Squeezes Past 10 Million Lifetime Sales as Nintendo Remains on Target With Profits

Wii U Squeezes Past 10 Million Lifetime Sales as Nintendo Remains on Target With Profits

Splatoon "contributed to vitalizing the Wii U platform"

Nintendo has today revealed its financial results for Q1 of the 2015 / 2016 year, with the three months reported representing a relatively quiet spell in terms of major software arrivals. With that said, the results bring profits, and notably Nintendo is sticking with its original projections...

News: High-Speed Action Platformer Spark The Electric Jester Seeking Support On Kickstarter

High-Speed Action Platformer Spark The Electric Jester Seeking Support On Kickstarter

Inspired by classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man X

Modern games inspired by classic 16-bit titles from the 90s are all the rage as of late. With the release of Freedom Planet for the Wii U eShop just around the corner, it appears a new game of a similar variety, titled – Spark the electric jester – is next in line for a potential...

Video: Enjoy the Glitchy Glory of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric in This Summer Games Done Quick Speedrun

Enjoy the Glitchy Glory of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric in This Summer Games Done Quick Speedrun

Don't forget to tune in all this week

As per the reminder we gave at the weekend, Summer Games Done Quick is currently providing round-the-clock entertainment with speedruns and competitions, covering classic games both old and relatively new. At the time of writing it's already raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the Doctors Without...

News: PewDiePie Fans May Recognise "Coolest Puzzle Game Ever" Dreii, Which Is Coming To Wii U Soon

PewDiePie Fans May Recognise "Coolest Puzzle Game Ever" Dreii, Which Is Coming To Wii U Soon

Connecting people with cross-platform multiplayer

You'd be forgiven for having not heard about indie game Drei yet, but we hate to break it to you - it's kind of a big deal. YouTube megastar PewDiePie declared it the "coolest puzzle game ever", so there you go! A new version of of the award-winning puzzler by the marginally longer name of Dreii...

News: Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Private lobbies, tag team matches and more

Update: Nintendo as issued a press release which gives a few more details. The following will all be included in this update: Squad Battle - Set up in your own teams with friends in Ranked Battles Private Battle - Set up your own custom rooms with any team combinations up to 8 players, with options for...

News: Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack CD Club Nintendo Reward Powerslides Into View

Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack CD Club Nintendo Reward Powerslides Into View

The perfect driving accompaniment

Club Nintendo might be about to close soon in Europe (it's already finished in North America), but in the meantime Nintendo is still being generous with the goodies on offer for dedicated Stars collectors in the region. For only 3000 Stars in Europe (2000 in Australia) you can now grab the Mario Kart 8 Original...