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Reaction: Nintendo Reminds Us of the Wii's Glory Days With Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club

Nintendo Reminds Us of the Wii's Glory Days With Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club

Inexpensive upgrade options are vital for attracting the Wii generation

This week Nintendo didn't so much surprise us with a Nintendo Direct, but left it outside the door unannounced and ran away giggling. Again apparently relying on the rapid influence of word of mouth, or perhaps acknowledging that much of the target audience aren't Nintendo...

News: A Hat in Time Developer Teases Good News For The Wii U

A Hat in Time Developer Teases Good News For The Wii U

Keeping things hush at the moment

Back in February, we reported that 3D cel-shaded platformer A Hat In Time could be coming to the Wii U, but nothing was confirmed at the time. A Kickstarter campaign opened for the game towards the end of May, with developer Gears For Breakfast revealing it was in talks with a publisher about bringing it to the Wii...

News: System 3 Confirms James Pond: Codename Robocod Reboot For 3DS And Wii U

System 3 Confirms James Pond: Codename Robocod Reboot For 3DS And Wii U

UPDATE: IP owner Gameware comments on the news

Update: Gameware's PJ Belcher has gotten in touch to clarify the ownership of the Pond name: Gameware owns the full IP to Pond, but to help keep the brand alive it has be licensing the rights to Robocod (specifically) for other developers to bring him to new platforms. This was true of the DS, GBA PS1...

News: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is Half Price in Europe and North America

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is Half Price in Europe and North America

For just a few days, hurry!

Those that have been paying attention to today's North American download update have hopefully spotted something rather wonderful, and we don't just mean the early download release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Capcom's rather terrific Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is now half price on the Wii U and 3D

Nintendo Download: 19th September (North America)

19th September (North America)

A legendary HD release, monstrous discounts, classic Mario and much more

We have a bumper Nintendo Download week for you, North America, with over a dozen games gracing the Wii U, 3DS and even the DSi. A certain Zelda title is headlining, but we also have terrific — but brief — Monster Hunter discounts, some retro goodies and enough new 3DS...

News: Wii Street U Update Allows You to Walk the Virtual Streets

Wii Street U Update Allows You to Walk the Virtual Streets

Time to bust out the Balance Board

Wii Street U powered by Google may not be a major part of the Wii U software library, but it can be a fun extra and, essentially, a bit of a tech-demo to show friends. So far the app allows you to check out worldwide locations and utilise the GamePad motion sensors for that classic "window to the world" feel, while...

News: Wii Sports Club Takes The Competition Online With HD Visuals And Wii MotionPlus Support

Wii Sports Club Takes The Competition Online With HD Visuals And Wii MotionPlus Support

Regional clubs confirmed, each sport available as a separate download

During today's shock Nintendo Direct broadcast it was confirmed that Wii launch title Wii Sports is getting resurrected for a new generation, with lush HD visuals, online play, Wii MotionPlus compatibility and a new pricing model which allows users to buy daily access or purchase...

News: You'll Be Able To Use Wii Fit U For One Month Free Of Charge

You'll Be Able To Use Wii Fit U For One Month Free Of Charge

Trial download available from November

Nintendo has announced that it will be giving Wii U owners the chance to fight the flab for free with a entirely gratis one-month trial of the forthcoming Wii Fit U. From November 1st, North American and European Wii U owners will be able to download the game from the Wii U eShop and take part in 77 different...

News: Mega Man, Shin Megami Tensei And Ganbare Goemon Sequels Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

Mega Man, Shin Megami Tensei And Ganbare Goemon Sequels Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

The 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console get the follow-on treatment

Japanese players will get the chance to go sequel-crazy next week thanks to the arrival of three classic games across the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console services. On the handheld front, Mega Man II (the Game Boy version, not the NES sequel) is hitting the 3DS eShop for 500 Yen. Although...

News: Inti Creates Revealed to be Working on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Inti Creates Revealed to be Working on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Mega Man developer also on board with Mighty No. 9

The simultaneously running Kickstarter campaigns for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and Mighty No. 9 have proven that genies and robots can peacefully co-exist in the modern world. Teams for both games have been supporting each other over social media, but today it was shown they’re in more cahoots...

Developer Interview: Black Forest Games on Bringing Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams to Wii U

Black Forest Games on Bringing Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams to Wii U

"We are planning to bring every game we develop to the Wii U as well"

The Wii U eShop may have endured a relatively dry spell immediately after launch, but in recent times it's played host to a number of highly rated titles, with plenty more on the way. One of these releases is Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, a new title in a franchise that dates...

News: Mighty No. 9 Passes Wii U Stretch Goal With A Fortnight Remaining

Mighty No. 9 Passes Wii U Stretch Goal With A Fortnight Remaining

That's Mega news

Keiji Inafune's crowdfunding for Mighty No. 9 has, unsurprisingly, been progressing rather well. After a few frustrating years for fans of the Blue Bomber, Capcom's former employee and the man many consider to be the father of the series is working on a game with undoubted conceptual similarities. Not only that, but he's brought...

Hands On: Assault Android Cactus

Assault Android Cactus

Crazy name, crazy game

Assault Android Cactus is a name that may initially baffle, but once the game begins makes perfect sense; that's the case with this title as a whole. Bullet-hell shooters like this can look like confusing, terrifying propositions to the wrong audience, but once into the action anyone with quick thumbs will have a lot of fun...

Nintendo Download: 19th September (Europe)

19th September (Europe)

Wii U gets Mega, intergalactic pinball, AiRacing, gladiators and more

It's Monday morning, Europe, which doesn't mean dreary skies and the beginning of another week's working drudgery, it actually represents Nintendo Download news day. The goodies due to arrive on Thursday this week are all on the Wii U and 3DS, with a Capcom classic on the home...

News: Lilt Line Developer Seeks Crowdfunding for Sequel and Includes a Wii U Stretch Goal

Lilt Line Developer Seeks Crowdfunding for Sequel and Includes a Wii U Stretch Goal

Gaijin Games published the original, from different cloth, on WiiWare

WiiWare enthusiasts among you may remember Lilt Line, the WiiWare title developed by different cloth and published by Gaijin Games, the latter being particularly well-known for its BIT.TRIP series. The concept was simple, as you guided a line down increasingly tricky tracks...

News: Dan Adelman - Nintendo is "Very Much Aware" of Demand for a Unified Account System

Dan Adelman - Nintendo is "Very Much Aware" of Demand for a Unified Account System

Talks up download game quality, emphasizes the pros of the Unity deal

While short term recovery is very much on the agenda for the Wii U, its medium and long-term prospects are also important for the big N. Naturally that revolves around games, as Nintendo will aim to supplement its first and second-party projects with third-party blockbusters...

Review: TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition (Wii U eShop)

TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition (Wii U eShop)

An explosive racer with a twist

TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition may feature vehicles, courses and chequered flags, but it’s not your typical racing game. Instead of getting to the finish line first, this one is all about getting to the finish line full stop, as you focus on pummelling your opponents out of the race while staying alive yourself...