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News: Ubisoft Launches Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion App

Ubisoft Launches Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion App

Compatible with the Wii U version

Ubisoft has launched a companion app for its most recent entry in the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. The app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices, giving gamers a more immersive experience in Edward Kenway's Caribbean adventure. The second screen has many features...

News: Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Wants The Wii U To Succeed

Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Wants The Wii U To Succeed

So much so, he's bought two of them

We've known that Sony's Shuhei Yoshida is a fan of the Wii U for some time — he has previously revealed that he owns Nintendo's current home console — but in a chat with IGN's Greg Miller, he has spoken a little more of his desire to see the console become a success. During the interview, Yoshida mentioned...

News: Wii Fit U Update Resolves Data Transfer Issues

Wii Fit U Update Resolves Data Transfer Issues

Fixes 'lock up' issue

Last week we reported that some players were experiencing lock ups in Wii Fit U when attempting to transfer save data from either Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus. Nintendo quickly issued a manual solution to resolve the problem, which involved deleting Mii characters in the Wii U Mii Maker, along with any transfer data. Fortuna

News: Classic And Modern Skins Pack Now Available In Batman: Arkham Origins

Classic And Modern Skins Pack Now Available In Batman: Arkham Origins

Style your Batman

Protectors of the Wii U version of Gotham City will be able to continue their fight against crime with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today releasing the New Millennium Skins Pack for Batman: Arkham Origins. The pack can now be purchased from the eShop for US$3.99 — $1 less than on PS3 and Xbox 360 — and will be...

Video: Ubisoft Unveils Illuminating New Child of Light Walkthrough Footage

Ubisoft Unveils Illuminating New Child of Light Walkthrough Footage

More than just a pretty face?

One of two new UbiART titles announced by Ubisoft just a few months ago, Child of Light caught the attention of the public with a whimsical style that stepped away from the outright zaniness of the celebrated frameworks' counterpart; Rayman Legends. Today we've been treated to a video demo of the game's mechanics, and...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Details for Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics Remote Plus Bundle

Nintendo of America Confirms Details for Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics Remote Plus Bundle

Just an extra $10 for the controller

Already released in Europe, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games arrives in North America on 15th November. Nintendo of America has taken the opportunity to officially confirm the Wii Remote Plus bundle offering in the region, a product that various retailers had listed in recent weeks. For a...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Resilience Against Wii U Criticism Emphasizes Its Longevity

Nintendo's Resilience Against Wii U Criticism Emphasizes Its Longevity

As the critics attack, Satoru Iwata simply looks ahead

It's been, overall, a tough couple of weeks for the Wii U's image in the online land of gaming enthusiasts. The focused attention of many outlets is, unsurprisingly and quite correctly, on the upcoming launches of the PS4 and the Xbox One, with Super Mario 3D World just about grabbing some...

Video: Get Lost In Space As We Take You Through The Epic Opening Level Of Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Get Lost In Space As We Take You Through The Epic Opening Level Of Call Of Duty: Ghosts

In space, no one can hear you shoot Federation goons

Call of Duty games tend to open with a bit of a bang, and Ghosts is no different. The opening level starts off relaxed enough, with a battle-hardened father regaling his sons with tales of valour, but it soon takes a turn for the worst as an orbital space station starts taking pot-shots at...

News: Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U Performance Reportedly Drops Below PS3 and 360 Standards

Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U Performance Reportedly Drops Below PS3 and 360 Standards

Eurogamer's Digital Foundry issues its verdict

Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts may not have reached the standard series heights with its sales — perhaps due to a combination of wearied franchise veterans, a middling critical reaction and the impending arrival of the One and PS4 — but it's nevertheless one of the biggest releases of the year...

News: Wii Fit U Retail Release Delayed a Week in Europe

Wii Fit U Retail Release Delayed a Week in Europe

A bit of a stretch

Wii Fit U is already available as a free trial on the Wii U eShop, with a synchronised Wii Fit Meter then allowing that download to become a permanent purchase. Naturally Nintendo is accommodating those that prefer a disc copy or didn't pick up the original Wii software and balance board with retail releases, which are due in...

News: WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

In Japan, naturally

Earlier this year we told you about WonderFlick, a new RPG from Level-5 that will be coming to a host of platforms, including smartphones and the Wii U. The unique selling point of this title is an effort to directly correlate and connect progress on smartphones and consoles, with the developer aiming to go "beyond the...

News: Professor Layton's Final Adventure Can't Quite Puzzle Its Way Into UK All-Format Top 10

Professor Layton's Final Adventure Can't Quite Puzzle Its Way Into UK All-Format Top 10

Re-emergence of Mario and Luigi U suggest some bundle sales

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy arrived in Europe last week, bringing a close to that particular part of the franchise, even if Level-5 is continuing the Layton name in other titles. UKIE has now issued its multi-platform chart results and, considering the range of big-name...

Review: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (Wii U)

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (Wii U)

A pirate's life for Wii (U)

Unless this is the first time you’re being exposed to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, you won’t need a telescope to notice that the landscape has changed drastically from past entries in the series. Residing in the Caribbean, you take on the role of Edward Kenway, an 18th-century pirate who dreams of obtaining...

Video: This Is Why CoD: Ghosts Is Best on Wii U

This Is Why CoD: Ghosts Is Best on Wii U

On point

'The latest instalment in the phenomenally successful Call of Duty franchise launched earlier this week, and it's probably already broken all sorts of crazy sales records' - is a sentence that you've probably read every year now, since around 2007. Nonetheless, Ghosts is out now for Wii U, and we reckon it's the best version money can buy...

Review: Wii Fit U (Wii U)

Wii Fit U (Wii U)

Fit for purpose

It’s astonishing just how successful the Wii Fit franchise has been for Nintendo since it first graced our living rooms in 2008. In fact, both Wii Fit and its expanded sequel Wii Fit Plus have each sold more than 20 million copies, which is staggering when you take into account that a good number of those purchases would have...

Feature: Why Nintendo Isn't Popular in Poland

Why Nintendo Isn't Popular in Poland

Rob Burgess explains how a country with 40 million people has been missed

Earlier this year we posted an article based on a Nintendo fan's blog, which explained how difficult it was to buy a Wii U in Poland, a large European country. Rob Burgess, the author of that blog, has since written a follow up article in which he explains in a little more...