Wii U News

January2023

December2022

November2022

  • 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...

  • Guide 23 Best Wii U eShop Games You Should Get Before They're Gone Forever

    Yes, Wii U had games that didn't get Switch ports!

    While many are rightly lamenting the upcoming death of the 3DS eShop, we feel like fewer gamers are pouring one out for the Wii U digital store. Maybe it's just us, but we can't let that stand, as the console actually had some darn good games — some of which are still exclusives to this day...

  • 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...

October2022

September2022

August2022

July2022

June2022

May2022

April2022

March2022

February2022

January2022

  • 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...

December2021

November2021

September2021

August2021

July2021

June2021

May2021

April2021

March2021

February2021

January2021