Wii U News







  • News New 3DS And Wii U Users Can't Go Online In Games

    Update: This particular issue has reportedly been resolved

    Update [Wed 27th Dec, 2023 05:30 GMT]: Pretendo has provided a new update, confirming the issues occurring were "indeed unintentional". While not all issues have been resolved, it appears new users on both 3DS and Wii U can now connect to servers. "We noted in our last blog post that it...


  • Feature Why I Still Love My Wii U

    Sticking up for Nintendo's much-maligned console

    This feature is taken from The Console Chronicles, an upcoming book that we're working on in conjunction with Lost in Cult. If you like what you see, you can pre-order a copy using the link below. <products id="24929"> I began eighth grade in September 2014. After my first day of classes, I...












  • Video Nintendo Land Will Likely Never Come To Switch, But That's Okay

    Catching up on the Wii U launch title

    The Wii U had a pretty dull launch line-up, all told. There, we said it. Between the likes of New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU, and Mass Effect 3, there was a general consensus that while all of these games are undoubtedly good, they didn't exactly set the world on fire and justify the Wii U as a "must-have"...

  • Video Remembering 10 Years Of Wii U

    Looking back on the console's launch and legacy

    The Wii U is now ten years old. Crazy, right? The successor to the WIi launched back in November 2012 to - shall we say - lukewarm reception. Nevertheless, for fans of Nintendo, it remains a quaint and beloved entry to the company's console line-up, introducing the likes of Splatoon, Xenoblade...

  • Feature Wii U Memories - Our Pre-Launch Thoughts On Nintendo's Charming Misstep

    You Wii-n some, U lose some

    It's the 10th anniversary of the Wii U's North American launch and to mark the occasion we invited erstwhile Nintendo Life editor and all-around thoroughly nice chap Thomas Whitehead to reminisce about the machine, the time he first got his hands on it, and the hot takes he had pre-launch... The Wii U is now 10 years...

  • Guide 50 Best Wii U Games Of All Time

    As ranked by you

    Remember, this ranking is based on each game's User Rating in our games database, and is therefore subject to real-time change even as you read this! If you rated the Wii U games you've played, feel free to do so now and potentially alter the ranking below. Enjoy! Despite our affection for the console, there's no denying that Wii...

  • Feature Wii U Vs. Switch - How Did Those Nintendo Hardware Reveal Trailers Compare?

    A lesson in the importance of first impressions

    With the Wii U turning ten years old (crikey, we're really starting to feel old now), it's only natural that we're finding ourselves looking back at the console that's graciously gifted so much of its previously-exclusive software to its successor. Where did things really go wrong? What did we like...

  • Poll What Was The Best Wii U Launch Game?

    What do U reckon?

    We have arrived at the eve of the 10th anniversary of Wii U's launch. Yes, it was a decade ago when the hardcore Nintendo fans began queuing outside stores across North America at midnight (12 days later in Europe, and 8th December in Japan) to pick up and take home a shiny new piece of Nintendo hardware. It's always a special...











  • News The Sonic Lost World PC Mod Has Now Recreated The Legend Of Zelda DLC

    Reaching for the sky

    Sonic Lost World was a rather interesting entry in the series, and pretty decent in this scribe's humble opinion. It was exclusive to Wii U (with a 3DS version also released) until a little heralded PC port arrived, and of course that opened up the potential for mods; just last year we saw a fan recreation of the Yoshi DLC from...