Wii U News

January2015

December2014

  • Weirdness Diddy Kong amiibo With a Horror Mouth and Dual Wielding Pit Join Defective Ranks

    Lacking a bit of bite

    When amiibo launched in November it didn't take long for attention to be directed towards inevitable manufacturing errors. With millions of units sent out into the world mistakes are inevitable, and for a time silly amounts of money were being paid for 'rare' and defective amiibo; whether they were genuine bids or not, examples...

  • News Platinum Hopes to Bring "More From Bayonetta" in 2015

    We dream of DLC, may be anime

    Bayonetta 2 was one of our favourite releases in 2014, the action exclusive on Wii U providing a frenetic, memorable experience. There are some positive teases ahoy from Platinum Games to excite those that enjoyed the sequel and its predecessor, in that case, courtesy of an update from senior figures that worked on the...

  • Gallery Help Yourself to Some Gorgeous Wii U Wallpapers

    Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors, Indies and more

    While many of us spend plenty of our spare time enjoying Nintendo games and systems, there are reasonable odds that we keep our favourite franchises in mind a lot of the time. Phones, tablets, PCs and laptops - certainly in Nintendo Life HQ - often have some Ninty artwork adorning the screen, so a fresh...

  • News Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed Wii U Features and Aims to Improve for Next-Gen Hardware

    More nods and winks about Nintendo's next console

    Just recently we shared some translated quotes from a 4Gamer interview with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, in which he talked about his programming days and his role in getting Super Smash Bros. Melee to market. That same thread on NeoGaf has been adding more translations, and the latest excerpts...

  • News Hyrule Warriors DLC Costume Sets Now Up for Grabs in North America

    You need a dollar, dollar, a dollar is what you need

    Just recently we reported that three costume sets for Hyrule Warriors had become available on the Wii U eShop in Europe, in addition to the main packs that have already arrived. These had been pre-order or Club Nintendo bonuses, and were particularly prominent in retailer-specific deals in North...

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    Review NES Remix Pack

    Two for the price of two?

    Nintendo's NES Remix Pack, a retail compilation of eShop titles NES Remix and NES Remix 2, contains two great games but feels like a bit of a missed opportunity. While both games are quite good, Nintendo has opted to simply package the two together and not made an attempt to make them feel like a cohesive whole. We didn't...

  • News Nintendo Rolls Out Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Footage and Details

    May transform opinion

    One of the first retail releases on Wii U in 2015 will be Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, at least in North America and Japan, which will bring its brand of stylus-controlled rolling gameplay to the system; its clay-based look and animation has certainly caught the eye. Nintendo took the opportunity, on Christmas Day, to spruce...

  • Guide The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for Wii U and 3DS

    US and UK covered

    It may seem mad to say this at the time of writing, Christmas Day, but the Boxing Day sales are already underway (particularly in the UK) and are being advertised by various retailers. Rather like the Black Friday shenanigans of late November, the traditional Boxing Day sales - previously New Year sales in days of yore - creep ever...

  • News Crunchyroll Arrives on Wii U as a Free App in North America

    Over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of content, apparently

    While this 25th December has brought us festive Nintendo Download updates, and a host of treats and discounts around the world, North American Wii U owners have an extra treat - a free Crunchyroll app to access a lot of anime, manga and Asian dramas. That'll no doubt be music to the ears...

  • Game of the Year Nintendo Life's Reader Awards 2014

    Your favourites of the year

    2014 is drawing to a close, and the festive spirit is no doubt getting plenty into the gaming mood. We've already revealed our Game of the Year Staff Awards, but now it's time to see which titles have most excited the Nintendo Life community over the past year. We opened voting for the Game of the Year Reader Awards on...

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    Review The Voice: I Want You

    Desafinado

    Since American Idol first graced the airwaves back in 2002, a number of similar shows have stepped up to deliver the singing superstar search process season after season, including - since 2011 - NBC's The Voice. In this Wii U title based on the show, The Voice translates into a karaoke game with a tournament structure, a soundtrack split...

  • Reminder The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

    One week to go

    As Wii U owners with a 32GB Premium / Deluxe model are undoubtedly aware, that system includes membership in the Nintendo Network Premium Promotion. Once linked to a Nintendo Network ID this applies points to each purchase on the Wii U eShop, and spending an amount that roughly equates to a full retail game brings the reward of a £5...