Wii U - News

April2013

  • News Super Comboman Fuses Smash Bros. With Marvel Vs Capcom, And It Could Be Coming To Wii U

    Visually stunning platform title was built using Unity 3D

    Kickstarter-funded title Super Comboman could be coming to the Wii U eShop, we can exclusively reveal. We've been speaking to Interabang Entertainment's Justin Woodward about the forthcoming platforming adventure, which raised $16,170 on Kickstarter last November — just a little over the...

  • News Ubisoft's E3 2013 Conference Dated

    Mark 10th June on your calendars

    E3 2013 is almost upon us. With a little over two months to go, you can almost smell the excitement in the air amongst gamers, developers and publishers alike. To kick off the major gaming event, Ubisoft will be holding its presentation on Monday 10th June - which is actually a day before E3 is scheduled to begin...

  • Video SEGA Teases Possible Castle of Illusion Title

    Disney is involved in some capacity

    Earlier last week, we reported that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is looking set for release on the Wii U, as the title received a classification in Brazil. To add further speculation to this news, SEGA posted the following teaser video on its Twitter account, suggesting that a remastered version...

  • Nintendo Download 11th April 2013 (North America)

    A rolling ranger, brawling Gods, a pink ball's debut and more

    It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week there's new content to choose from on Wii U, 3DS and DSi. In the coming week there'll be a couple of tasty retail downloads and a classic platformer that'll cost less than a chocolate bar, while today a rolling Ranger makes his...

  • News Skylanders Giants Toys Munching Their Way Into McDonald's Happy Meals This Month

    I'll have a Spyro with fries, please

    Activision and popular fast-food giant McDonald's have teamed up to bring characters from Skylanders Giants to Happy Meals this month. Starting this Friday 12th April and running up until the 2nd of May in the US, those who purchase a Happy Meal will receive one of nine character figures. Not only this, but...

  • News Injustice: Gods Among Us Will Support Off-TV Play On Wii U

    In-game quick move list also included

    With Warner Bros. and NetherRealm's upcoming title Injustice: Gods Among Us set to release next week in North America on the 16th April — and in Europe three days later on the 19th April — new details have been emerging prior to its launch. What sets the Wii U version apart from other platforms' release is...

  • News Rocksteady Confident in Batman: Arkham Origins Developer

    Holy vote of confidence, Batman!

    When WB Games Montreal was announced as the developer for Batman: Arkham Origins, fans of the series were concerned that things wouldn't be the same without original Arkham developer Rocksteady Studios. In the latest issue of Game Informer, Rocksteady's Sefton Hill said the studio is confident that Batman's in good...

  • News WayForward and Ubisoft Releasing The Smurfs 2 on Wii U, Wii and DS

    Hopefully it won't make us feel blue

    The Smurfs are making a comeback this Summer with the release of the aptly named The Smurfs 2 in cinemas across the world and Sony Pictures has decided to release a platforming game alongside it. Now, before you throw your arms up in despair, it might not actually be that bad as it's being developed by Ubisoft...

  • News Disney's Planes Jetting Onto All Nintendo Platforms This Year

    Wii U, Wii, 3DS and DS editions coming in August

    Disney Interactive Studios has revealed that Disney's Planes — which is based on the forthcoming CGI film — will be hitting all Nintendo platforms later in 2013. Wii U, Wii, 3DS and DS versions are in development, with August 6th being the take-off date in North America — just a few days...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Update Takes a Bite Out of Wii U on 16th April

    Off-TV GamePad play and cross-region online included

    While Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a top-notch experience in its current guise, Capcom aknowledged that a couple of key features could be added to enhance it further. And so it promised an April update to bring us Off-TV GamePad-only play and cross-region online multiplayer. GamePad-only play is...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Passes Three Million Sales in Japan

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon still number one in the charts

    Update: As correctly pointed out on Twitter by NintenDaan, it's worth remembering that Media Create charts only account for physical retail sales. The full sales for Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be further beyond three million due to its success on the 3DS eShop. Original Article: Last...

  • News Rayman Creator Michel Ancel "Wasn't Shocked" By Backlash To Legends Delay

    Ubisoft hoping to make it up with additional content

    When Ubisoft made the decision to delay the launch of Rayman Legends to accommodate a multi-platform launch — thereby robbing the game of Wii U exclusivity — the reaction from Nintendo fans was intense. However, Rayman creator Michel Ancel says that the response from fans didn't surprise...

  • News Splinter Cell Blacklist Sneaks Onto Wii U in August

    Ubisoft's support continues

    Nintendo has sent out a fresh press release re-affirming third-party support coming to Wii U, and within the details of titles we know about is one that was still an unknown. After plenty of rumours suggesting its arrival, it's now confirmed that Sam Fisher's latest adventure, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist, is...

  • Talking Point The Next-Gen Console War is Wii U's to Lose

    Graphical differences and consumer budgets continue to shrink

    If you'll forgive us, let's delve of into a faint whiff of politics in this introduction. In most major industrialised countries — whether in the West or Japan — national economies aren't exactly in rude health. After spells of prosperity and golden toilet seats for all in the...

  • News Wii U Version Of Isometric Action Adventure Bloom: Memories "Definitely" On The Cards

    Gorgeous-looking RPG has the approval of Jenova Chen and David Jaffe

    Bloom: Memories developer Studio Fawn has confirmed to us that the game will most certainly be coming to the Wii U eShop — if it can reach its Kickstarter goal of $50,000. The title is described as "an epic adventure about the love between a mother and her child" and is...

  • News GameFly Slaps June 30th Release Date On Game & Wario In North America

    Retailer outs possible launch day for Wii U title

    Online retailer GameFly has given Game & Wario a June 30th release date in North America — ahead of any official confirmation from Nintendo itself. The Wii U game was released in Japan at the end of March, and is the next entry in the popular WarioWare series, which started on the Game Boy...

  • News BIT.TRIP Runner 2 Dashing To European Wii U eShop Tomorrow

    Australian release delayed due to rating issues, though

    When we reported on this week's European eShop downloads there were a few disappointed comments regarding the absence of BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, which many expected to see among the games listed in the update. However, we've got a bit of last-minute news...

  • News Deep Silver Has "No Plans" To Support Wii U

    "Their audience is not who we reach best"

    Deep Silver's desicion to not bring Dead Island: Riptide to the Wii U caused a moderate amount of drama last month — not least because the excuse given was denied by the development team behind the game, forcing Deep Silver to admit that the real reason was that the process simply

  • News Batman: Arkham Origins Confirmed for Wii U

    3DS gets a 2.5D spin off, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

    Earlier in the year we learned that a new Batman Arkham title was due in 2013, courtesy of a Warner Bros. financial briefing, and we were hoping that it'd appear on Wii U. The good news is that the statement was true and that Nintendo's system is in line to enjoy the next entry; Batman:...

  • News Action RPG CrossCode Could Be Heading To The Wii U eShop

    Retro role-player looks like a perfect fit for the GamePad

    Browser-based action RPG CrossCode could be coming to the Wii U eShop, according to its developer Radical Fish Games. Speaking to Nintendo Enthusiast, the studio has expressed interest in porting the game to Nintendo's system, but pointed out that finishing the PC version remains the...

  • News Miyamoto: Game Development is Still About "Starting From The Idea"

    Talks about his use of Flipnote Studio, and new approaches to distribution

    As reported earlier today, Shigeru Miyamoto's comprehensive interview with Rolling Stone has suggested that retirement isn't currently in the designer's plans, helping to put to rest one of the enduring question marks hanging over the Kyoto-based company. We do recommend...

  • News The Pokémon Company Describes 2013 as a "Key Year" for the Franchise

    Big plans to take the series further

    The Pokémon franchise is, without a doubt, a vital part of Nintendo's success, especially in the handheld space, with a new generation 'mon release prompting hype and excitement that's only seen for select brands. It's big in both Japan and the West, and an iconic part of the gaming industry. It's not from...

  • News Nintendo Working On Wii Remote Fast Charging Battery Pack

    Online survey points to long-awaited accessory release

    If there's one thing that really annoys us about using Wii Remotes in the Nintendo Life office, it's the fact that you need a constant supply of AA batteries on hand at all times, or a stock of rechargeable AA batteries which take ages to fully juice-up. Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 feature...

  • Interview Michael Pachter On Wii U, 3DS And The Challenges Facing Nintendo This Generation

    "I don’t hate Nintendo at all"

    Michael Pachter has been called a lot of things — not all of them repeatable on a family-friendly site such as this — but many of his harshest critics seem to miss the point of what he is actually saying; his job is to ensure that people invest their cash wisely and not to placate over-zealous fans...

  • News EnjoyUp Shows Abyss Running On The Wii U

    We love a good teaser image

    EnjoyUp, the company behind DSiWare download title Abyss, has posted a teaser image on its Facebook page of the game — or perhaps a sequel — running on the Wii U. The picture was posted with the caption, 'Abyss on Wii U?', so the company is sure working on something new for Nintendo's latest console. We look forward...

  • News LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Release Date Emerges From The Batcave

    To the Batmobile!

    We reported towards the end of February that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was set to blast onto the Wii U this Spring, however with Spring ending this month and still no official release date, that didn't seem to be the case. News has now emerged that Batman and co. will hit Nintendo's new console next month. Several online...

  • Talking Point The Terrible Timing of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's Stock Issues

    LEGO City Undercover had problems in North America, too

    There's a strange dichotomy at work right now with Nintendo, Wii U and its games. We endured an undeniable retail software drought, with game retailers probably weary of trying to sell the same old launch titles week after week. We then had two diverse, high profile games arrive near each...

  • News Luigi's Mansion 2 Still Scaring the UK Top 10

    Luigi's got legs

    When it comes to the UK software charts, we're typically used to seeing major games exclusive to Nintendo platforms making an early bee-line for the top 10 before, in many cases, promptly dropping back to modest placings the following week. That's not the case with Luigi's Mansion 2, however, which has steadfastly held onto the...

  • Rumour Nintendo Handing Out Free Dev Kits To Generate Interest In Wii U

    Last gasp or forward-thinking?

    Wii U dev kits usually cost around $5,000, but it would appear that Nintendo is forgoing that fee in order to kick-start interest in the system amongst the development community. The rumour has been triggered by Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes, who tweeted the following: More support from devs would certainly help...

  • News Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Looks Set For Wii U

    Sources point to a release of the 1990 original

    When Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion was described as a sequel to SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis classic Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, there were plenty of retro gamers that got rather excited; in the opinion of various critics the 3DS title failed to live up to that billing. Castle of...

  • Talking Point Nintendo Should Make EA Co-operation a Priority

    Whether we like it or not

    Let's say something right off the bat — we expect a number of readers will have read that headline and scoffed audibly, confidently saying that this article is deranged and already wrong. EA isn't exactly flavour of the month, and is at the time of writing a semi-final candidate to once again be crowned as the "worst...

  • News Suda51's Upcoming Project is Not No More Heroes 3

    It's set to be a new franchise

    A couple of weeks ago we reported on Grasshopper Manufacture's next project, which was teased by the studio's CEO Goichi Suda - known by many as Suda51. All that was revealed was new concept artwork, which featured a female protagonist who looks a lot like Shinobu - one of the assassins from the No More Heroes series...

  • Feature The GamePad - From Waggling Remotes To Dual Sticks and a Touchscreen

    Is the Wii U's controller a revolution or evolution for gaming?

    For a number of Wii U early adopters here on Nintendo Life, there have now been plenty of opportunities to try out a variety of games, incorporating various styles and genres while giving us a good glimpse of what the system's GamePad controller is capable of doing. After the Wii...

  • News SEGA Still Committed To Wii U Despite Aliens: Colonial Marines Cancellation

    Has some "fantastic" titles in the works

    Yesterday we reported that SEGA had made the decision to cancel the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines. Other versions of the game didn't fare too well with reviewers so it's likely SEGA didn't see much value in spending any more money on it. However, the company appears to be committed to Wii U...

  • News Tales Producer Has No Immediate Plans To Bring The Series To Wii U

    He's impressed with the system, though

    The long running Tales series has proven popular with gamers over the years. It's found itself on several Nintendo systems in the past, with the likes of Tales of Symphonia on the GameCube, Tales of the Abyss on the 3DS and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World on Wii. Tales of Xillia will be the next game...

  • News Activision Confirms Fast & Furious: Showdown Won't Be Coming To Australia

    Are you surprised?

    Last month Australian retailer EB Games confirmed Fast & Furious: Showdown would be coming to Wii U. However, it has now emerged that Australia will ironically not be getting the game, as Activision has confirmed it won't be made available Down Under. This represents the fourth Activision Wii U title that will never see the...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto: People Need To Be Patient With Wii U

    Consumers need to become more familiar with the GamePad

    Sales of Wii U systems in 2013 have been less than desirable. Uptake has been slow and retailers such as GameStop have called on Nintendo to educate consumers more on the advantages of the new home console. However, Shigeru Miyamoto has called for patience claiming the Wii U GamePad, with it's...

  • News Aliens: Colonial Marines Cancelled on Wii U

    Game is actually over this time, man

    Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U has had a strange history. It started as a hyped game, with Randy Pitchford of Gearbox waxing lyrical about the Wii U and its GamePad, declaring that the system would enjoy the best of the multi-platform versions. Then it arrived on other consoles and was roundly panned as a...

  • Talking Point The Downside to Delayed Releases on Wii U

    What a difference a delay makes

    At the start of the year we published a list of our biggest Wii U games of 2013; despite the beginning of a software drought on the system, we felt that the list showed the promise of the software lineup to come. There were eight exclusives at that point, either with fixed release dates or windows that we're...

  • Video Latest Miiverse Update Continues to Improve the Platform

    Socialising on Wii U gets easier and quicker

    While not a system-seller in its own right, Miiverse on Wii U is, for some at least, a major part of the console that can absorb as much time as some games. By blending popular features from a number of social platforms with its own "communities" structure, Nintendo has setup a thoroughly decent and...

  • News Nintendo of Europe Apologises for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Stock Shortage

    Did you manage to hunt down a copy?

    After a fairly lengthy spell of very few notable Wii U retail releases, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate arrived in Europe on 22nd March as Capcom's latest attempt to popularise the series further in the West. It seemed to help, with the game being attributed as part of the reason for a Wii U sales spike and with the...

  • Nintendo Download 4th April 2013 (North America)

    A chick's adventure, slaying monsters, finding your groove and more

    It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week you have options on Wii U, 3DS and Wii. It's a mixture of the old, the new and DLC extras, so let's get right to it. Wii U eShop: Toki Tori 2 (Two Tribes, reduced to $13.49 until 25th April, will be $14.99) — Starting off...

  • News SEGA Still Not Talking About Aliens: Colonial Marines On Wii U

    No news is good news?

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is one of those games that may never see the light of day on the Wii U — many of you may not be bothered at this stage about its status, but it's still a pity nonetheless. As we all know, the game was scheduled for release in the Wii U launch window, which technically ended on the 31st March — five...

  • News Dragon Quest X Posts Poor Sales Figures In Japan

    Wii U version shifts just 33,000 units

    Square Enix is certainly in a tricky spot right now, with under-performing games and a major reshuffle at the top thanks to some poor financial results. Things have just gotten worse for the firm with the news that one of its big titles for 2013 — Dragon Quest X on Wii U — has only mana

  • Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Spring Edition

    Time for a few changes

    At the start of the year we published our Biggest Wii U games of 2013 feature, sharing some of the exciting releases set for Nintendo's latest home console. That list included some titles that are now available, and also some "before 31st March" predictions that have come and gone — those due to drop out due to imminent or...

  • Video Deus Ex: Human Revolution Debut Trailer Blasts Into View

    Take hold of the revolution

    Eidos has revealed the debut trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, an augmented version of the 2011 original which is launching exclusively on the Wii U this year. Expected to be the ultimate edition of the sci-fi FPS title, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut on Wii U will boast improved visuals,...

  • News Sega Adds Disclaimer to Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailers

    Too good to be true?

    Sega Europe has added a disclaimer to its Aliens: Colonial Marines trailers following complaints that the shown footage does not represent the final product. The disclaimer was added after a Reddit user reported Sega to the Advertising Standards Agency. On Sega Europe's channel, the game's trailer now has the text "The...

  • News Amazon Promoting Rival Consoles On Nintendo Product Pages

    You know there's also this "Vita" thing...?

    Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has long been intrigued by Amazon.com’s lack of direct supply when it comes to Nintendo consoles. Now he has reported on another unusual habit: the advertising of other brand names on Nintendo consoles’ product pages. Looking up Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles on Amazon shows...

  • News Deus Ex: Human Revolution Developer Hopes The Game Will Boost Wii U Sales

    "It's even sharper than the PC version"

    Nintendo fans have been waiting patiently for Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut to arrive on Wii U. It's been a good couple of years since it was released on other platforms, but it looks as though it could be well worth the wait as the developer has crammed in a tonne of new features to create what...

  • Talking Point The Unreal Engine 4 Gaffe Exposes Graphical Snobbery, Again

    The fact it's actually scalable for Wii U should surprise no-one

    A number of articles on Nintendo Life really got the community talking last week, one of which was our April Fools for the year. In terms of stories that were real, however, we had high profile comments from Epic Games' Mark Rein, who essentially stated that developers on Wii U...

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    Review The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

    Walking Dud

    Zombies are impossible to avoid. Not that the living dead are walking among us and causing havoc, but the media has been absolutely permeated by them. As evidence, we have The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct; the Wii U’s second game about zombies – known in-game as “walkers” – works as the prequel to a television show about...

  • News Epic Games: Developers Can Use Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U Titles

    Mark Rein clarifies his previous comments

    Unreal Engine 4 is Epic Games' impressive next-generation engine, which can help developers deliver more impressive visuals when making their latest titles. It's being geared towards the upcoming PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox, both of which are expected to have plenty of power under the hood. Recently...

  • News Shovel Knight Hits Kickstarter Target, Stretch Goals Set

    Still 2 weeks to back and secure your copy

    Well, it's official, Shovel Knight — the debut title from Yacht Club Games — has met its Kickstarter funding goal of $75,000 and is coming to both Wii U and 3DS. There's been a lot of hype about the retro-styled platformer since the former WayForward team announced its arrival, while hands-on...

  • News Ubisoft: Players Will Let Us Know When They've Had Enough Assassin's Creed

    As long as people are buying it, Ubisoft will keep on making it

    Every year brings with it an Easter Sunday, a Christmas Day and a new Assassin's Creed title. The series is just over five years old now and there are five home console games already in existence as well as several portable iterations on the DS, PSP and Vita. It's reached the point now...

  • Talking Point Going Mobile Will Give Miiverse a New Lease of Life

    A true Nintendo social network

    We think that many Wii U owners are likely to agree on one key point: Miiverse is a welcome and excellent new feature on the system. Nintendo was clearly aware that it'd be a major feature and selling point, giving the platform its iconic pre-E3 demonstration and reveal with the viral star, Non-Specific Action...

  • News Epic Games Rules Out Unreal Engine 4 For Wii U

    "If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3"

    Epic Games' Mark Rein has been speaking recently about his company's impressive Unreal Engine 4, and has delivered some rather disappointing — but predictable — news for Nintendo fans. Speaking to Kotaku, Rein admitted that the cutting-edge game development engine won't be making its...

  • News Nintendo of France: Games Will Improve Wii U Sales, Not A Price Cut

    Boost in 3DS sales attributed to first party releases

    A lot has been said about the Wii U and its slow sales in 2013. For example, research emerged yesterday from ABI which claimed the success of Nintendo's new home console hinged on a price cut. However, not everyone agrees with this statement. Speaking at GameStop's post-earnings financial call,...

  • News Digital Foundry - Need For Speed: Most Wanted U Delivers as Definitive Console Version

    Nice one, Criterion

    Earlier this year, highly respected developer Criterion stated that its release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted U would be based on the PC version, taking advantage of the technical improvements Wii U can offer over Xbox 360 and PS3. The technical capabilities of Wii U in comparison to these rivals has been hotly debated by...

  • Rumour Suda51 Set To Revisit No More Heroes

    Grasshopper Manufacture teases its next project

    Grasshopper Manufacture has been hard at work developing Killer is Dead, which will be released later this year on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. That hasn't stopped the studio's CEO Goichi Suda - more commonly known as Suda51 - from teasing his next game, though. In an interview with Famitsu, the...

  • News Monster Hunter And Price Cut Trigger Wii U Sales Spike In UK

    125 percent increase compared to previous week

    MCV has reported that Wii U hardware sales rose by 125 percent in the UK last week. The staggering leap is thought to have been caused by the UK launch of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as well as HMV's price reduction on the Premium bundle - a deal which represents a saving of £140. Were you one of the...

  • News GameStop: Wii U Marketing Strategy Has "Not Broken Through" To Consumers

    More first party titles will enable system to "take off"

    Earlier in the month, GameStop President Tony Bartel said Wii U sales had been slower than the company had anticipated and that the system would need some great first party titles in order to compete. The games retailer recently had its post-earnings financial call, which has been reported on...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Makes His Miiverse Debut

    Nintendo legend declares 2013 'The Year of Luigi'

    Satoru Iwata took to Miiverse for the very first time earlier on to reconfirm that the update Wii U users will receive in April will reduce the time it takes to launch and exit software. Not to be outdone, Shigeru Miyamoto has now made his Miiverse debut by submitting a post to celebrate the Year of...

  • News New Research Claims Wii U Success Hinges On A Price Cut

    ABI believes the video game market is set to improve

    The video game market has been contracting in recent years. According to research from ABI, sales of video game consoles dropped by around a quarter in 2012 as the big three systems came towards the end of their life cycles. The launch of the Wii U over the festive period was reasonably...

  • Talking Point An Open Letter To Nintendo

    A Wii U owner's plea to the company they love

    Even the most dedicated Nintendo fan will admit that the Wii U hasn't had the best of starts. The console has struggled to shift units in the way that Nintendo expected, and although we've seen some quality software of late — including Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, LEGO City: Undercover and Need for...

  • Video An Ultimate Monster Hunter Gives a Masterclass

    Less gathering, more hunting

    Quite a number of us have probably, judging by the popularity of the subject within the community's forums, been playing a fair bit of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS and Wii U. It's a title that — given the chance to sink its claws in — can be difficult to put down. Still, advancing to the stage where you can...

  • News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Update Goes Live on Wii U

    Improved motion controls included

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was possibly one of the most pleasant surprises in the Wii U launch lineup, as it features a huge amount of fan-service and top-notch track design. Throw in some Wii U-specific multiplayer options, and it's been a stand-out in the system's young life. As we've seen...

  • News Iwata's First Post On Miiverse Reconfirms Reduced Loading Times For Wii U

    New update will make it quicker to load and exit games

    Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata has taken to the Miiverse to reconfirm that the update Wii U users are receiving in April will bring with it faster loading times. Iwata wrote: Hello, this is Satoru Iwata of Nintendo. As we announced in the January Nintendo Direct, we plan to release...

  • News Metroid Prime Developer Working On 2D Platformer For Mobile Formats

    Wii U eShop edition could be on the horizon

    Sunbreak Games is a studio founded by former Retro staffer Jason Behr, who worked as lead level designer on the Metroid Prime series during his time with the company and can also list Halo 4 on his résumé. Behr has gotten in touch to let us know about his studio's next project, a 2D platform adventure...

  • Out Today LEGO City: Undercover And Luigi's Mansion 2

    Bumper times ahead for Euro gamers

    Nintendo fans are being blessed with some seriously amazing software lately. We've only just had the amazing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS and Wii U, and today European gamers have a double helping of brilliance in the shape of LEGO City: Undercover and Luigi's Mansion 2. "There are technical cracks in its...

  • News Forgotten Memories: Sixth Sense Developer Hopes To Bring Game To Wii U

    Can you sense it?

    Psychoz Interactive is hoping to bring survival horror Forgotton Memories: Sixth Sense to the Wii U eShop. The game — which has been made using Unity — has been in development for a couple of years, with the studio now wanting to make plans to bring its work to the Nintendo console. Lead Programmer for Psychoz Interactive...

  • News iOS Developers May Be Able To Port Games To The Wii U

    Opens plenty of opportunities

    Nintendo is opening its doors to even more indie developers than ever, but it would seem that a new third-party service could make it even easier for bedroom coders to get their titles onto the Wii U eShop. According to a tweet from Steward Christie — who works for Tizen App Developers and is currently attending GDC...

  • Rumour Vigil Co-founder Interested In Buying Darksiders IP

    Will the horsemen ride again?

    When THQ bit the dust a while back, Vigil Games was one of the companies which didn't get purchased. This seemed to spell the end of the popular Darksiders franchise. However, hope is not lost. It would appear that Crytek USA CEO David Adams has expressed an interest in purchasing the IP he and many members of his...

  • News Access Miiverse On Your Smartphone And PC By The End Of May

    Keep up to date on the go

    During a talk at the Game Developers Conference today, Miiverse producer Kiyoshi Mizuki said Nintendo's popular social network application would be accessible on smartphones and PCs between April and May. A 3DS version is currently in development and will arrive sometime in the future, though a release date is unknown at...

  • News Nintendo To Reveal Its Web Framework For Wii U At GDC

    Big N looking to reduce development time for games and applications

    The Nintendo Web Framework is due to be unveiled in a panel today entitled "Nintendo Wii U Application Development with HTML and JavaScript" at this week's Game Developer's Conference (GDC). The panel focuses on developing games and applications for Wii U using HTML 5, Javascript...

  • News New Watch_Dogs Trailer Spies on Aiden Pearce

    He's more than just a hacker

    Watch_Dogs is one of many titles Ubisoft currently has in the works and it will be hacking its way onto several platforms, including the Wii U, at some point in 2013. A new trailer has now emerged for the game and anyone who watched the PlayStation 4 reveal event may find it a little familiar. The action found in the...

  • News Netflix Now Available on TVii

    Still no sign of TiVO

    TVii was seen as an important selling point for the Wii U in North America at launch. Unfortunately, however, it was delayed by a month and when it was released it only featured Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus - services such as TiVO and Google Maps were nowhere to be seen. TiVO is set for an early 2013 release but it...

  • News Shovel Knight Closing In On Kickstarter Goal

    17 days left to reach its target

    Two weeks ago, Yacht Club Games said it was hoping to bring Shovel Knight to the Wii U and 3DS. Three days later, it had been confirmed that both versions will see a release. The 2D platformer is the studio's first title, and i

  • News Wii U Version Of Lords Of New York Could Be On The Cards

    Kickstarter project adds Wii U eShop edition as a stretch goal

    Poker-based adventure RPG Lords of New York could be coming to the Wii U eShop, assuming it meets its Kickstarter goal of $295,000. It has currently gained just over $11,000 at the time of writing, with 20 days remaining. Here's the official description taken from the Kickstarter...

  • Video The Wonderful 101 Was Looking Good at PAX East

    It's oh so wonderful

    Those that were lucky enough to attend PAX East 2013 this year were given the chance to play The Wonderful 101, Platinum Games' upcoming Wii U exclusive. The footage below features our heroes battling it out against one of the giant robots, with plenty of action and fantastic visuals on show. Is The Wonderful 101 on your Wii...

  • News ZombiU Patch Rises From The Grave To Harass The Living

    Long-expected fix now hitting Wii U consoles worldwide

    ZombiU is a fantastic game, but like so many modern titles, it shipped with a few bugs which have impacted the enjoyment of many players. Ubisoft confirmed that a patch was incoming a while ago, and we're now hearing reports that it's live. We don't currently have any solid details about...

  • News No Battlefield 4 For Wii U Because DICE Wants To "Play It Safe"

    Not ruling it out in the future, however

    DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson has explained why the next entry in its best-selling Battlefield series won't be coming to the Wii U at launch. Speaking at GDC after the reveal of Battlefield 4's launch trailer, Gustavsson told Videogamer: I think overall for me as creative director, number one is...

  • Video Wii U Menu Speed Upgrade Cuts Waiting Time By More Than Half

    Nintendo shows off forthcoming performance enhancement

    We all know that the Wii U isn't the fastest system when it comes to navigating the main user interface, but Nintendo is aware of this fact and is issuing two software updates this spring and summer which will cut down waiting times. The company has released a video which shows just how much...

  • News UK Gamers Rate Wii As "Best Ever" Console

    2,000 GAME customers cast their vote

    A survey of GAME customers in the United Kingdom has revealed that the general public rates the Wii as the world's best ever console. The high street chain quizzed 2,000 of its customers to obtain the information, and the Wii claimed 15% of the total vote. The Super Nintendo was the next most popular Nintendo...

  • News Rachel Features In New Resident Evil Revelations Gameplay Trailer

    Don't get in her way

    Last week it was confirmed that Rachel would be a playable character in the revamped version of Resident Evil Revelations for the Wii U. Capcom has now eleased a brand new trailer, focusing on Rachel eliminating all that crosses her path. She made her debut in the 3DS version, and soon gamers will be able to slip into her

  • News ZombiU Developers Talk Permadeath And Protagonists

    Giving new meaning to "silent protagonist"

    At this year's GDC, Ubisoft Montpellier gave a post-mortem discussion on their Wii U launch title, ZombiU, discussing the genesis of the game and the unique approach they took to involving the player in the story. First shown at E3 2011 as the darkly comical Killer Freaks From Outer Space, story design...

  • News Fez For Wii U Is Highly Unlikely Unless Nintendo Pays For It

    It'd have to port it, too

    Fez creator, Phil Fish, has been doing the rounds across the internet recently, with his comments that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate would be more suited to the Playstation Vita; he later attempted to clear up the fact that he was taken out of context on Twitter, by saying that he loves Nintendo more than it deserves. In a...

  • News Ubisoft Not Disappointed With Wii U Install Base

    Would still like to see more out there, though

    The Wii U has had a slow start to the year. After selling a decent amount before Christmas, sales have started to slip and many Wii U owners are worried about the future of third party titles, considering the install base is currently much lower than other platforms. However, despite many attributing...

  • News Ubisoft Reveals Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Special Editions And First Gameplay Trailer

    VIP pass 'The Watch' coming, too

    Ubisoft has revealed the very first gameplay trailer for the upcoming new adventure in the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, as well as four special editions. Those who pre-order the game will also gain access to 'The Watch', a VIP program allowing players to dive deeper into the Assassin's...

  • Talking Point The Download or Disc Dilemma

    Do you download?

    In moving from the Wii Shop and DSi Shop to the Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop, Nintendo has shown a desire to compete head on with the Xbox, PlayStation and Steam online marketplaces and offer full retail downloads. It's amazing to think that downloads from the Wii Shop were limited to a meagre maximum of 40MB, yet now we can download...

  • News Young Justice: Legacy Coming To Wii U And 3DS Despite Show Axe

    The legacy lives on

    Little Orbit has announced that Young Justice: Legacy — based on the recently cancelled Young Justice animated series — will be released this September for the all major platforms, including 3DS and Wii U. The game was previously announced for release this Spring on the Wii, but those plans have apparently been scrapped...

  • News Platinum's Kamiya: "No Other Way" That Bayonetta 2 Could Be Made Without Nintendo

    It's exclusive for a reason

    Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya has reminded his Twitter followers that without Nintendo, the highly anticipated Bayonetta 2 wouldn’t be in development. Kamiya, who directed the original Bayonetta for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, is supervising development of the Wii U exclusive and directing a new IP, The Wonderful...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Makes Its Debut in UK Top 10

    Taking a bite out of the sales charts

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate hit Europe late last week, landing on Wii U and 3DS to accommodate all gamers with a current Nintendo platform. It's a high-profile release that's had a fair bit of attention — as well as broadly positive reviews — while the Wii U version has been seen by some as the first step in...

  • News Nintendo Spells Out Why You Should Pick Wii U In Promotional Flyer

    Desperate times call for desperate measures?

    We've all been there. At some point over the past few months we've all had one person (or perhaps several) ask "What's the difference between the Wii U and the Wii, and why on earth should I get one?" Many seem to think it's associated with the original Wii, instead of an entirely new console altogether...

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    Review Need for Speed: Most Wanted U

    Just what U wanted

    Criterion is best known for developing the smash hit Burnout games — which last appeared on a Nintendo console over ten years ago — but since then the studio's gone on to helm the long-running Need for Speed series of racing games. Its latest effort is Need for Speed: Most Wanted U, an enhanced port of last year's PS3/360...

  • News Aussie Retailers Express Their Views on Wii U

    Nintendo 'needs to build awareness'

    Wii U has had a difficult few months in practically every country since the New Year. Many have attributed it to a distinct lack of new releases - something that is beginning to improve with the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. One nation where Wii U owners have had a more difficult time than others is...

  • News Erutan Beautifully Sings 'The Hunter's Mark' in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Trailer

    Capcom developed the special trailer just for her

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has finally emerged in the West and to celebrate the release Capcom has conjured up a new trailer which features well-known performer Erutan softly sing along with the game's theme. Erutan - whose real name is Kate Covington - has been playing music since she was one and a...

  • News Diablo III May Not Be A Sony Exclusive After All

    Blizzard appears to be considering its options

    Diablo III was shown off this weekend at PAX East and up to now it had appeared that it was a Sony exclusive, given that it's only been announced for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. However, this may not actually be the case as in an interview with Penny Arcade Report, the game's lead designer Joshua...

  • News Gearbox: Future of Aliens: Colonial Marines in SEGA's Hands

    Will it ever colonise on Wii U?

    Nobody seems to know very much at all about the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines. The first person shooter was released on other platforms back in February and was supposed to be released for Wii U in the system's launch window - which is set to close on 31st March. There have been rumours that the title has...

  • Talking Point The Perils and Positives of a Packed Release Schedule

    Room for no more

    We're all more than a little familiar with video game droughts by now. Until a few years ago, it was tradition to suffer a lack of software in the summer, surviving only on the ever-faithful backlog and the revitalising elixir provided by E3 info dumps. It's common in the months following a console launch too: we're sure you...

  • News Wii U UK Price Reaches New Low As HMV Slashes Premium Bundle Cost

    £199.99 bundle represents a £140 saving

    Embattled UK high street retailer HMV has reduced the price of the Wii U Premium bundle to just £199.99. The store is also throwing in a copy of Ubisoft's ZombiU for that price, which means buyers are making a saving of £140. This marks a new low for the Wii U's UK price, with retailers in the region...

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