Wii U - News

June2013

May2013

  • News Warren Spector: Underestimate Nintendo "At Your Peril"

    Industry veteran is weighing up his options

    The Wii U has been navigating stormy seas since its launch late last year but with new games on the horizon Nintendo will hope its new system begins to pick up some solid momentum. One industry veteran who has always been enthusiastic about Nintendo is Warren Spector - the man behind such titles as Deus...

  • Review LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii U)

    Holy year-old port, Batman!

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes on Wii U finds itself in an unenviable position. Released last year to critical acclaim and heralded as a new beginning to an increasingly stale series of games, it is only now releasing on Wii U, a system that has recently played host to what some consider the new pinnacle of LEGO games,...

  • Video New Rayman Legends Wii U Stealth Stage Sneaks Into View

    Along with an epic boss fight

    Although still a few months away from release, Ubisoft is continuing to build the hype for Rayman Legends, the former Wii U exclusive that'll now be gracing every current gaming system apart from the 3DS. It's still a release to look forward to on Wii U, however, as each new piece of footage seems to reinforce the...

  • Poll Wii U Hardware Revisions and Accessories, There's No Escape

    Tell us what you'd like to come West

    So, who had between 6-7 months for the first Wii U hardware revision announcement? If you did, "A Winner is You!!" We're not talking about bundles, here, as we've had a few of those, but actual changes to the hardware at a manufacturing level; these can involve new colours or, as confirmed today, tweaks to...

  • News New Super Mario Bros. U Update Arriving with Luigi's DLC

    Remember that Wii U Pro Controller you bought?

    While the updates to the browser-based Miiverse attracted the most attention yesterday, it seems that an additional message was posted in Japan to confirm a planned update for New Super Mario Bros. U, which will arrive shortly before or on the same day as the arrival of the downloadable version of New...

  • News Kickstarter Campaign Opens For A Hat In Time

    Wii U version possible, although it's not promised

    Back in February, we reported that 3D platformer A Hat In Time could make its way to Wii U, after developer Jonas Kærlev explained how he was in touch with a publisher that had taken an interest in bringing it to the system. A Kickstarter campaign has just launched for the beautiful cel-shaded...

  • News Namco Bandai Is Bringing Barbie And Monster High To Wii U, Wii, 3DS And DS

    Thank goodness for that

    While other publishers and developers fall over themselves to find excuses not to produce software for the Wii U, Namco Bandai is making a little bit of effort — although we're not entirely sure that Barbie Life and Monster High: 13 Wishes are the kind of games that dedicated Nintendo fans are waiting for. Both titles are...

  • News Shin'en: Wii U Has Enough Power For Years To Come, GPU Is "Several Generations" Ahead of Current Consoles

    German developer heaps more praise on Nintendo's system

    Recently, we reported that Martin Sauter of Shin'en Multimedia — the studio responsible for the Nano Assault and Jett Rocket series — had made very positive comments regarding the Wii U. Now it's the turn of Shin'en's Manfred Linzner to make encouraging noises about the platform. Speaking...

  • News 32GB White Wii U, Rechargeable Wii Remote Battery And 2550mAh GamePad Battery Announced

    I love the smell of new hardware in the morning

    Nintendo has confirmed a new Premium SKU for its Wii U console. The system will be released in white with 32GB of internal memory — a configuration which was previously only available in black. It launches in Japan on July 13th for 31,500 Yen (that's about $312 / £206). New accessories have also...

  • News SEGA Dishes Out The First Details For Sonic Lost World

    Includes content unique to each system

    SEGA has unleashed the first details for its upcoming Wii U and 3DS exclusive, Sonic Lost World, after we were recently treated to the game's debut trailer. Sonic's nemesis, Dr. Eggman, is up to his old tricks again and has harnessed the power of the Deadly Six, six menacing creatures. However, this doesn't go...

  • News Level-5 Has No Plans To Bring Any Titles To New Systems Just Yet

    Currently observing "how technology advances"

    Level-5, the Japanese developer behind titles such as Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Inazuma Eleven, the Guild01 and 02 collections and a whole heap more, is celebrating its 15th anniversary later this year. The time has certainly flown by and in an interview with Famitsu - helpfully translated...

  • News Ubisoft Reveals E3 Lineup

    Will feature some "new brands and titles"

    E3 is tantalisingly close now and Ubisoft has decided to announce which games it will be bringing along to the expo. There are no shocks and as expected Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Watch_Dogs and South Park: The Stick of Truth wil

  • Talking Point The Wii U Controller Options Open Up PC Game Opportunities

    Point and click, swipe and tap

    While the Wii U was the first to kick off what will soon be considered the current generation of game consoles, we were left wondering what innovations Sony and Microsoft would be bringing to the table. With the Wii U we've had a major processor power upgrade over the Wii, which was expected, but the control innovation...

  • News Web-Based Miiverse Posting Now Live

    Along with some other nice updates

    Miiverse has had some new updates today, and one of them is a big one for those that want to contribute to Nintendo's social network on the go. The web-based version — miiverse.nintendo.net — has had a number of upgrades, most notably that you can now post text-only comments and replies directly from the...

  • News Nintendo Confirms E3 Best Buy Demo Locations

    89 in the U.S. and 21 in Canada

    Not too long ago we reported that Best Buy will be showcasing demos of Nintendo's E3 games, essentially bringing the booth to the masses. With big Wii U titles such as Mario Kart and the new Super Mario 3D expected to be playable, it could be an enticing opportunity for gamers in North America. Nintendo has now...

  • News Amazon Listing For Wii U Version Of Off-Road Racer DiRT Slides Into View

    UPDATED: Codemasters responds, DiRT Wii U "not part of its product slate"

    UPDATE: Codemasters has given us this response regarding this news story: We’re unsure of the source for the Amazon US listing as Codemasters does not have a DiRT title for Wii U listed as part of its product slate. ORIGINAL STORY: The DiRT series of racing games has...

  • Rumour Retro's Wii U Title Is An Entirely New IP

    IGN starts the hype

    Retro Studios is one of Nintendo's most valuable assets right now, having delivered smash hits in the form of the Metroid Prime Trilogy and Donkey Kong Country Returns. We all know that the company is working on something for the Wii U, and we'll no doubt see what that is at this year's E3. However, no one seems to know exactly...

  • News Oh Snap, Now Rayman Legends Is Coming To PS Vita With Exclusive Content

    Wii U exclusivity seems like a lifetime ago

    Ubisoft has confirmed that Rayman Legends — once billed as a Wii U exclusive — is also hitting Sony's PS Vita console. The Vita version will include all of the original content seen in the other editions of the game, as well as five specifically-created Murphy-focused levels which make use of the...

  • Video Sonic Lost World Debut Trailer Blasts Across The Internet

    New gameplay footage shown

    IGN has uploaded the first trailer for upcoming SEGA exclusive title for the Wii U and 3DS, Sonic Lost World. The trailer displays the first gameplay footage for the game, which is quite different compared to past Sonic titles such as Sonic Unleashed or Sonic Colours. Many are comparing

  • Talking Point Wii U vs Xbox One - Online Requirements and On-Disc DRM

    A big deal, or a mountain out of a mole-hill?

    Last week Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One, or the non-gaming aspects for the most part, and seemingly managed to confuse as many viewers as it hyped up. Those that opt for schadenfreude should tread carefully, however, as Nintendo's Wii U reveal at E3 2011 similarly baffled many in terms of what the...

  • News Zumba Fitness World Party Is Dancing Awkwardly Towards Wii U And Wii This October

    Burning blubber

    Majesco has confirmed that the next instalment in its best-selling Zumba Fitness range will be hitting the Wii U and Wii this October. With 40 new songs to get fit to and an "extraordinary" roster of celebrity Zumba instructors, Zumba Fitness World Party is a significant enhancement of what has gone before. On both Wii U and Wii,...

  • News Yakuza Producer Describes The Wii U Version As An "Experiment"

    Unlikely to see a Yakuza entry on the 3DS

    Almost two weeks ago, we brought you the news that Japanese Wii U owners will be treated to Yakuza 1 & 2 HD, which is the Wii U version of the same package that launched on the PS3 in November last year. The title was shown during a "SEGA Direct" section of the Nintendo Direct broadcast, after a...

  • News eBay Germany Takes a Swipe At Xbox One, Suggests Wii U As Viable Substitute

    "No used games blocking, no mandatory online, no fuss"

    Microsoft's Xbox One hasn't had the greatest of starts - the announcement has been clouded by news relating to blocked second-hand sales, "always online" requirements and a complete absence of backwards compatibility. With second-hand software sales potentially at risk, many retailers will lose...

  • Review Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Wii U eShop / SNES)

    Third time's the charming

    Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is the epitome of a lovable gaming experience. Carefree and popping with irresistible charm, this SNES platformer builds off the two previous Game Boy entries in the series and fulfills the potential they introduced. That doesn’t mean the core mechanics have suddenly become nuanced or up to par with...

  • Review Kirby Super Star (Wii U eShop / SNES)

    Dedede-lightful

    Kirby Super Star is a smorgasbord of creativity, as if the developers at HAL Laboratory had a game jam for two weeks straight and came out on the other side with a beautifully disheveled collection of Kirby’s best. Nine sub-games, ranging from one-button tests of reflex to multi-hour adventures, are stuffed onto the SNES with no...

  • News Former Conker's Bad Fur Day Project Leader Plans Wii U Development

    Through his aptly named studio, Gory Detail

    Christopher Seavor may not be an immediately recognisable name, but he was the project leader and widely-acknowledged creator of iconic Nintendo 64 title Conker's Bad Fur Day; it was a game famous for its poor taste and crude humour. Seavor's also voiced a fair number of characters and has credits on...

  • News Shin'en Multimedia Defends The Wii U Hardware

    Upcoming Wii U game is likely a sequel to FAST

    Shin'en Multimedia has amassed a wealth of experience in developing games for Nintendo systems. For the 3DS it has Nano Assault Ex, Art of Balance TOUCH! and the upcoming Jett Rocket II - The Wrath of Taikai, while it has also developed Nano Assault Neo for Wii U. While many people s

  • News Sidekick Mode Returns For Scribblenauts Unmasked

    Wii U players can have their family and friends help out

    Scribblenauts Unmasked is the latest iteration in Warner Bros' imagination-focused Scribblenauts series and it's set to be made available later this year on Wii U and 3DS. Of course, frustrated Europeans are still waiting for Scribblenauts Unlimited to

  • News Aksys Games To Reveal Two New Titles At E3

    Both games will be available in North America at least

    Aksys Games will be revealing two unannounced titles at this year's E3 alongside PlayStation Vita title Muramasa Rebirth and Xbox Live Arcade game A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX. Both new titles will be playable, but fear-not, there will also be trailers shown off during the event as well for...

  • News Need For Speed Rivals Not Screeching Onto Wii U

    It'll only be available on rival consoles

    A couple of days ago, EA announced the next game in the Need for Speed series. This one will be known as Need for Speed Rivals and is being developed by Swedish studio Ghost Games. This iteration is set to come into view later this year and features an open-world environment where players can either take on...

  • News Dying Light Set To Skip Wii U

    Newly announced survival horror title won't be coming to Wii U

    Warner Bros. Interactive announced a new first-person survival horror game yesterday in the form of Dying Light. It's being developed by Polish developer Techland - the studio behind Dead Island - and was announced for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, as well as current-gen systems...

  • News Sniper Elite V2 on Wii U Lacks Online Co-Op and DLC

    Hardly the "definitive version"

    Sniper Elite V2 has arrived in stores in Europe and North America with next to no fanfare. When little is said about a port landing on Wii U, and its publisher hasn't even arranged a downloadable eShop version, alarm bells should ring. Yet there's no escaping Miiverse, and it's quickly emerged — thanks to early...

  • News Consumers Go Crazy For Wii U Following Xbox One Reveal

    One of Amazon UK's biggest movers and shakers

    It’s no secret that the Xbox One reveal did not go as smoothly as Microsoft might have hoped. For some, the idea of buying a giant Betamax-styled brick that blocks used games and requires the Kinect camera to function was a big turn-off — even if it does make changing the TV channel a fraction of a...

  • News Children Of The Sun, Take Note: The Mysterious Cities of Gold Is Coming To Wii U And 3DS

    Classic anime series is getting the video game treatment

    We reported back in February that Neko Entertainment revealed during an interview that the studio was developing a new game for the Wii U, but no specific details were given on the subject. The developer has announced that it's bringing The Mysterious Cities of Gold to the Wii U and 3DS this...

  • News EarthBound Listing Materializes on Amazon UK

    You cannot grasp the true form of Amazon’s listing

    We already know that the kooky SNES RPG EarthBound is making its long overdue appearance on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe and North America sometime this year. Then what’s up with this odd listing for the game on Amazon UK? It may just be a placeholder for a download code, but the £44.99...

  • News SEGA Teases Sonic Lost World Characters

    Those little scamps

    The announcement of Sonic Lost World's Wii U and 3DS exclusivity, as part of an agreement between Nintendo and SEGA, was possibly the biggest news to come out of the most recent Nintendo Direct. Sonic may have struggled to live up to his glorious 16-bit days, but he has had his good moments recently, one of which we'd argue was...

  • News E3 Nintendo Direct Date and Time Confirmed

    Wii U hype mode... ENGAGE!

    After promises and statements about a Wii U-centric Nintendo Direct around the time of E3, the big N has now confirmed that a global broadcast will take place just before the expo opens. Both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have stated that the subject matter will be future Wii U releases; this backs up a...

  • News Capcom UK Cancels Resident Evil "Blood Swimming Pool" PR Stunt After Fatal Attack

    Bizarre promotional event pulled following suspected terrorist killing

    At the start of the month we reported that Capcom UK was planning a grisly and macabre PR stunt to mark the HD release of Resident Evil: Revelations. The plan was to fill a swimming pool with blood-coloured water and dismembered body parts, as well as employ "zombie" lifeguards...

  • Talking Point The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge Starts to Take Shape

    Microsoft, Sony and others start to show their cards

    Yesterday, as we're sure most — possibly all — of you are aware, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, the company's offering for the "next generation" of gaming. And so we finally have a situation where, piece by piece, the rumours, leaked design documents and outright fibs are making way for hard...

  • News Media Outlets List Call of Duty: Ghosts for Wii U

    Based on past form, official confirmation may take a while

    Activision has been rather coy about whether its latest FPS extravaganza, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to Wii U, being suitably cryptic on the subject. Vagueness has left the door open to optimism for fans of the series that happen to primarily use Nintendo systems, especially as the...

  • News Wii U Lens Cleaning Kit Appears on Nintendo Store

    In North America, anyway

    When it comes to console accessories, they're not always exciting or particularly necessary, but can still be useful. If you're worried about disc reading issues on your Wii U, maintenance and salvation is at hand with the official Wii U Lens Cleaning Kit. If you did regularly use a cleaning kit on the Wii, it's worth...

  • News Target Weighs In With Wii U Basic Model Price Cut

    Similar to moves by retailers in the UK

    As the Wii U awaits high profile games to join its library in the second half of the year, the short term pressures on retailers to sell the systems are clearly taking a toll. Earlier in May, UK supermarket chain Asda sparked a mini retail war by slashing the console's price, with some — not all — rivals...

  • News Rewind, EA Is In Fact Developing Games For The Wii U

    Um, what?

    It's been less than a week since we brought you the news that Electronic Arts confessed it had zero games in development for the Wii U. This didn't sit particularly well with you lovely readers, especially when Senior Software Engineer and Architect at EA, Bob Summerwill, blasted Nintendo's latest console on Twitter. Time to backtrack...

  • Review Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U)

    Not quite as revelatory

    Resident Evil Revelations on 3DS was, and still is, one of the most impressive and well-crafted demonstrations of the handheld's capabilities. With accomplished visuals — combined with outstanding stereoscopic 3D — it delivered a return to form for the franchise, with large sections reverting back to older, and better,...

  • News Capcom Outlines June DLC for Resident Evil Revelations

    And no, it doesn't include new levels

    A good while ago we picked up on the news that the Resident Evil Revelations re-release would have paid-DLC for its Raid mode, the arcade-style single and multiplayer shooting-fest that's actually a bit of a highlight. Details have now emerged via Capcom Unity, for those that just can't resist spending money on...

  • News Day One Resident Evil Revelations Update Adds ResidentEvil.net Support

    Link your game to the custom rewards site

    We're currently in the final stretch of bringing you our Resident Evil Revelations review, and have noticed that Capcom has enabled a day one update — the title releases in North America today — to activate functionality for www.residentevil.net. This website tracks your progress through the title, both...

  • Video Splinter Cell Blacklist Co-op Goes for the Kill

    More shoot-shoot-bang-bang than sneaky

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist is one of a few major Ubisoft titles heading to Wii U, set to perform a sneak kill on the system in mid-August. It's shaping up reasonably well, based on recent footage, with reassurances that stealth can be prominent and information showing that the GamePad's capabilities will be put...

  • News New Wii U System Update Goes Live

    Don't get excited, though

    If you have good timing you'll have already seen it, but if not then be prepared - a Wii U system update awaits. On our system it kicked in automatically when the console was booted up, and it's clear from the download and install time that it's a spit and polish effort, not a major change. Having checked the Nintendo of...

  • News FIFA 14 is Skipping Wii U Because of "Disappointing" FIFA 13 Sales

    Not even the "award-winning HD gameplay" could save it

    EA confirmed last week that it has no Wii U games in development at this moment in time, which pretty much confirmed FIFA 14 would not be coming to Nintendo's system this time round, joining the likes of Madden NFL 14 and

  • Video Batman: Arkham Origins Official Trailer Goes for the Wow Factor

    Roger Craig Smith will voice the younger Batman, Conroy to feature

    Earlier today we reported that Kevin Conroy would feature in Batman: Arkham Origins, but it wasn't a cast-iron confirmation that he'd be the main voice of Batman, after previous reports of the developers seeking a younger voice. It seems that Conroy's role will be an alternative part...

  • News Kevin Conroy Confirms He Will Feature in Batman: Arkham Origins

    The Dark Knight Rises, again?

    Update: It's now been confirmed that Roger Craig Smith will play the main role of Batman, with Troy Baker as The Joker. As this game is set in a younger Batman's world, we can expect Kevin Conroy to either fill another role or, alternatively, as a narrator of an older Batman looking back. Either way, the Caped Crusader...

  • News Nintendo Launches Kickstarter Parody "Crowdfarter" To Promote Game & Wario

    New Wii U title gets humorous promotional site

    We've seen a lot of Kickstarter-related news posts recently, and Nintendo has jumped on the craze by producing a parody site to market the forthcoming Game & Wario. Dubbed Crowdfarter, the site encourages people to spread the word about the Wii U title on Facebook and Twitter. Doing so earns coins,...

  • Rumour Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In North America In April

    Leaked NPD numbers suggest console has been outsold by the original Wii

    If you're not keen on negative news regarding Nintendo's current commercial fortunes, look away now. Leaked NPD figures suggest that the Wii U sold around 38,000 units in North America in April. Although it shouldn't be taken as official, the numbers appear to be accurate;...

  • News Miiverse Update Now Allows Screenshots to be Posted in Comments

    Cue screen-by-screen walkthroughs

    One curiosity with Miiverse, despite its various strengths, has been the no-screenshot limitation when replying to a post with a comment; that functionality has been limited to fresh posts, meaning that any conversations on how to progress in a game — particularly one as baffling as Super Metroid — was limited...

  • News Denis Dyack: X-Men Destiny Accusations Affecting Shadow Of The Eternals Development

    "I've got to do something about this"

    Last last year, Kotaku reported that Silicon Knights was on its last legs, crippled by mismanagement. The blame was laid squarely at the door of founder Denis Dyack, who has since left the company and joined Precursor Games — which is hard at work at the Wii U title Shadow of the Eternals. Dyack was accused...

  • News SEGA Promises New Gameplay, Enemies and Potentially "Friends" in Sonic Lost World

    "It's going to be all new"

    Since its announcement in the last Nintendo Direct, little has been said since about Sonic Lost World, which is one third of an exclusive worldwide deal for the mascot between SEGA and Nintendo. It's a new main series Sonic title coming to Wii U and 3DS, which may be enough for some long term fans for the time being...

  • News Game & Wario Was Originally Intended As A Pre-Installed Wii U Title

    Iwata Asks reveals more on the upcoming mini-game fest

    The latest Nintendo Direct showed off a trailer for the upcoming Game & Wario, which sees the WarioWare franchise continue onto Wii U. Satoru Iwata sat down with the team behind the game during a recent Iwata Asks interview to explore more about how it was developed. It turns out, the game...

  • Rumour Deadpool Could Be Heading To Wii U

    Amazon.ca lists the game for a Wii U release

    Activision could be set to release Deadpool in June for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The publisher has never mentioned a Wii U version but it appears there may well be one on the cards in the future as online retailer Amazon.ca has listed the game for Nintendo's system. Wii U has seen some support...

  • News Silicon Studio Near "Maximum Performance" With Wii U, 3DS Hardware

    Also planning a new 3DS game

    Silicon Studio, the developer behind the recently confirmed-for-the-West title Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, also works in creating software tools and game engines for a variety of companies, including Nintendo and Sony. Two higher-ups at Silicon recently sat down with Siliconera t

  • Talking Point Nintendo's Mixed Week With Wii U Third-Party Support

    If someone gives you lemons, make lemonade

    The video game industry is a strange beast, especially for Nintendo and its Wii U system. Since launch it's had some early ups with launch week sales and some thoroughly decent releases, but also lows with a loss of momentum and a fair amount of negative press. Some excellent exclusive software has arrived...

  • News Nintendo And SEGA Have Yet To Reveal Another Exclusive Sonic Title

    Could it be a Mario Kart and Sonic & All-Stars Racing crossover?

    Satoru Iwata announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast a new worldwide partnership with SEGA that will see three new Sonic the Hedgehog titles come to Wii U. The first of these titles is Lost World, which is on its way to Wii U and 3DS. Very little information has...

  • News Ubisoft Confident Its Titles Will Attract Gamers To Wii U

    "Nintendo will take steps to ensure that the Wii U is successful"

    Publishing behemoth EA made the announcement this week that it currently has no games in the works for Wii U. This was almost expected by many, what with the news that many of the company's upcoming sports games - including FIFA 14,

  • News Wii U Version Of Ghost Recon Online Still On Hold

    Still not showing up on the radar

    Way back in 2011, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online and stated it would be coming to PC and Wii U, however, the developer has since put the Nintendo adaptation on hold while it focuses on the PC version. It seems the situation hasn't changed as the game's official Twitter account confirmed earlier...

  • News Senior EA Employee Caught Out Criticising Wii U On Twitter

    Oops, comments have since been removed

    Not too long after Electronic Arts admitted that it currently had nothing in development for the Wii U, Senior Software Engineer and Architect at EA, Bob Summerwill, took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the system. Summerwill, who has been with EA since 1999 and worked on titles such as FIFA 11, according...

  • News Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Confirmed for Wii U in Japan

    A remake of the PS2 Titles

    While we were enjoying largely similar Nintendo Direct broadcasts in Europe and North America, Japan had its own stream to enjoy that had an even greater emphasis on Nintendo's collaboration with SEGA; a segment was even called "SEGA Direct". There was a section dedicated to Yakuza 1 & 2 HD, a new Wii U version of the...

  • News Nintendo Confirms Smash Bros., 3D Mario and Mario Kart for E3 Nintendo Direct

    Oh snap

    Today's Nintendo Direct has come and gone, bringing with it an exclusive Sonic release, more mascot Olympians and some long-awaited release dates. Whether it pushed enough buttons is down to personal opinion, but it was relatively snappy and low-key compared to some other recent broadcasts. Whether a reaction to that or simply an effort to...

  • News Nintendo Reveals New Pikmin 3 Characters and Details

    European release pinned down, too

    Of all of the titles shown during today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, Pikmin 3 perhaps had the most coverage of all. Plenty of new details were revealed but, to put Europeans out of their misery first, this title is now confirmed for 26th July in the region. In terms of new details, the three new characters in the...

  • News Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Slipping Onto Wii U

    And now we know where Sochi is on a map

    Today's new game reveals in the Nintendo Direct broadcasts certainly had a SEGA theme, with Nintendo surprising no-one by confirming Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, continuing the run of mascot Olympians on Nintendo systems. This one was confirmed for Wii U, and while no firm release...

  • News The Wonderful 101 Launch Dates Revealed

    This has been one long launch window!

    Platinum Games' upcoming superhero title, The Wonderful 101, was given its launch dates during today's European and North American Nintendo Direct videos. The title will launch in Europe on 23rd August and in North America on 15th September. It was originally announced at E3 2012 as a launch window release, but...

  • News New Super Luigi U Will Be Available As A Standalone Packaged Game

    Mario's brother gets physical

    Nintendo has revealed that New Super Luigi U will be released as a limited edition standalone boxed game as well as DLC for those who already own New Super Mario Bros. U. The physical copy will come in a fetching green case and will retail for $29.99 in North America - $10 more than the DLC. It's expected to hit store...

  • News New Sonic Title, Lost World, Will be Exclusive to Wii U and 3DS

    Nintendo announces worldwide partnership with SEGA

    Today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts didn't include a significant number of major reveals, but one surprising announcement was that the next Sonic the Hedgehog title, Lost World, will be exclusive to Wii U and 3DS. Satoru Iwata announced a new worldwide partnership with SEGA for the famous mascot,...