Wii - Timeline

Friday20th Oct 2017

  • Random Don't Forget This Week's Musical Retail Arrival on Wii

    Sing when you're winning

    Ah, the Wii. The little system is now nearly 11 years old and was an outstanding commercial success; it also brought us a wonderful game library with plenty of titles that'll go down as Nintendo classics. Its broad appeal also made it ripe for various so-called 'casual' games, and despite the system being long since...

Tuesday3rd Oct 2017

Friday29th Sep 2017

  • News Nintendo Has Announced the End of the Wii Shop Channel

    The end of an era

    Though there were plenty of teething issues with it—who could forget that tiny file size limit?—the Wii Shop Channel marked a milestone moment for Nintendo, as the company made its first notable foray into digital game distribution. Considering the age of the Wii, and the fact that all other online services for the console have...

Sunday24th Sep 2017

  • Video Check Out WeFly - Factor 5's Long Lost Pilotwings Game for Wii

    Fly me to the moon

    Factor 5 enjoyed quite a unique relationship with Nintendo. Due to some bad fortune, we already know that the company had a complete Rogue Squadron game on the Wii that sadly never saw the light of day, and we previously reported on their plans for a new Pilotwings game on the same hardware. Now former Nintendo Life contributor...

Thursday31st Aug 2017

  • News Nintendo Ordered to Pay $10 Million Following Patent Lawsuit Loss

    Nintendo confirms intent to appeal

    The technology behind the Wii went through plenty of patent lawsuits with Nintendo winning the majority of reported cases, though a looming loss to Philips back in 2014 led to the signing of a global patent license agreement. That was related to motion technology in the Wii Remote, and now Nintendo has lost in an...

Tuesday8th Aug 2017

  • Random Mario Kart Wii's Abandoned Mission Mode is Uncovered at Last

    Deleted files found by familiar MK modder

    The busy nature of game development means that clues are often left behind in code, often pointing to assets or features that were changed or removed in the final game. Sometimes the clues can take a long time to uncover, as seems to have been the case with a Mission Mode in Mario Kart Wii. It was spotted...

Monday24th Jul 2017

Friday14th Jul 2017

Tuesday13th Jun 2017

Monday12th Jun 2017

Tuesday6th Jun 2017

Monday22nd May 2017

Tuesday2nd May 2017

  • News Nintendo is Still Targeting Switch Sales to Match the Wii

    Seeking momentum in the coming year

    One of the bolder claims made by Nintendo in recent months is that it hopes the Switch can approach Wii-level sales. The little system shifted over 100 million units, as a reminder, but in the past generation Nintendo's most notable success has been passing 66 million sales with the 3DS; the portable has, it...

Friday17th Mar 2017

  • News Dolphin Emulator Now Allows Wii Shop Access and Purchases

    About as legit as emulation can get

    The Dolphin emulator is well known in its particular scene, especially for its ability to run Wii and GameCube titles in HD - that was an especially big deal when Nintendo was still all about 480p. It's still under continual development, and its team has come up with a rather surprising and neat update. In...

Thursday2nd Feb 2017

Wednesday28th Dec 2016

Saturday24th Dec 2016

  • Video Check Out the Open World Flash Game That Never Was

    Gone in a flash

    Superhero games have had a bit of a rough track record due to the abundance of lazy licensed games, but highlights of the past few years could be found in the likes of the Batman Arkham or inFamous series. One popular superhero that seems to have never gotten his chance to shine in a game is the Flash, but recent reports indicate...

Monday31st Oct 2016

  • News Just Dance 2017's Best-Selling Version is on Wii

    Don't stop 'til you get enough

    The UK chart results are in, and from a Nintendo perspective they're rather grim. Aside from the harsh current realities of Wii U and 3DS game sales in the UK, however, this week's results have a quirky side-note that we just had to share. First of all, a quick rundown of what's happening at the top of the charts...

Monday17th Oct 2016

Thursday6th Oct 2016

  • News The Wii Is Getting A New Retail Game This November

    But don't get too excited...

    Nintendo officially put the Wii out to pasture when it launched the Wii U back in 2012, but the system - which has sold over 100 million units globally - isn't entirely dead yet. Publisher Bigben Interactive is preparing to launch The Voice on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and - you guessed it - Wii this November. Based on...

Monday3rd Oct 2016

Thursday29th Sep 2016

Thursday22nd Sep 2016

Thursday15th Sep 2016

Friday26th Aug 2016

  • Feature ​The Making Of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    We speak to Sam Barlow about the Wii horror classic

    The Silent Hill series has long been one of gaming's horror greats, often bringing a subtle and mature approach to the genre thanks to its deep characterisation and mature themes. With the high-profile cancellation of Silent Hills on PS4 and Konami's insatiable lust for Pachinko machines showing...

Friday19th Aug 2016

Sunday31st Jul 2016

Tuesday31st May 2016

Sunday29th May 2016

  • Video Learn More About Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2

    And quietly judge the millions that apparently pirated it

    Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are among the most critically acclaimed and popular titles of the Wii era, even proving popular as Virtual Console downloads on Wii U. They're also games with interesting histories - from the origins of the sequel as Super Mario Galaxy 1.5, down to...