E3 is upon us and I thought I would compile all the news (from the Wii U thread) into a nice (and long) list for easy refreshing of everything we've heard from E3 of 2011 till today.
The list still isn't finished, and is a work in progress, but all of 2011 is done so far. If I've missed something, please feel free to point it out, but everything on this list is sourced back to this forum, so please provide a link to where it was found on this forum.
Hope this comes in handy for a Wii U Year in ReviewNews Consolidation 2011June 2011
-First Look at the Controller
-HDD & SD card support + 4 USB ports
; The Officially released Spec Sheet
-Hands on impressions of the uMote
-New Super Mario Mii (Wuu)
; the only 1st part game "officially" announced according to the press site
-Wii U sliders more like nunchuck analog than 3DS sliders
; if only they knew
-Press Kit Photos
-IBM Wuutson Inside
; Wii U CPU news
-Impressions of the Wii U (IGN)
-Ninja Gaiden Wii U to have some exclusive additions?
-Zelda Wii U Video and GIF
-Nintendo Rep says only 1 uMote per console....
-The Wii U disc will hold 25GB
-EA Banner suggest Mass Effect and other games coming to Wii U
-Nintendo admits E3 Games reel was PS360 footage
-Vigill (Darksiders II) states Wii U is more powerful than PS360
-Nintendo speaks on possibility of 2 uMotes
-Aliens: Colonial Marines
-Hands on with the actual console
-Wii U = Accounts, NOT friend codes!!
-Metal Gear on WU?
-Killer Freaks official site has launched
-More news on the CPU
-uMote has a headphone jack
-Wuu News Dump
; Activision, iD, Mass Effect, Darksiders II & Bioshock. read all about it.Ubisoft's E3 2011 Roundtable
-Nintendo: We Should Have Explained Wii U Better
-Nintendo ONline Network?
-An indepth look at the technical stuff from Nintendo @ E3 2011
-Sega doesn't want ports and backs a Mid 2012 launch
Everything we know about thevWii U so far
Venture Beat Interview with Reggie
-View of the top and bottom of the controller
-View of the back of the system
-Wii U = 1.5x PS360!?
-uMOte screen used for view different from TV
-Developer comments from DICE
-WiiU is NOT next Gen says Michel Ancel
-No More Heroes 3 WiiU Confirmed
-CryEngine3 & Unreal Engine 3 coming to WiiU
-What's under the flap revealed
-WiiU using modified R770 w/ Eyefinity & DX 10.1(equivalent features)
-Pachter think Wii U is too late, and Reggie told him 2 uMotes are possible
-Iwata Hopes Wii U will steal back the couch from the iPad
-No DVD or Bluray playback for U
-Iwata: Multi-Room Gaming Is An Option
-Devs working on Underclocked WiiU kits
-Multiple WiiU controllers are possible, but cost too much
-Updated Devkits going out this July
-Reggie talks bout the Wii U
-No More Wii U details till next year
-My slight changes to the Wii U design
-Changes to the Bird Demo between Video and Interactive Demo
-Wii U to reach Zen-like Balance of Power & Performance
-Ubisoft speaks on WiiU
-Iwata talks WiiU
-Wii U Charging Cradle?
-Miyamoto: WiiU Online is Important
-Valve on WiiU
-SquareEnix WiiU Launch Title?
-Mark Rein excited over Valve news!
-EA optimistic about WiiU Online
-Mark Rein still tweeting about WiiU
-Monolithsoft is making a WiiU game.
-Ninja Gaiden WiiU is 30% complete
-Mark Rein Compliments WiiU
-Resident Evil WiiU!?
-Ubisoft Quebec making AssCreedU
-What Developers Think of Wii UJuly 2011
-Bethesda developing for WiiU?
; Rage, Skyrim, & Prey 2 a Wii U possibility?
-Wii U corner cutting could keep Core Away....
; spend more to attract more? worked for PS3 right?
-Wii U is a Slam Dunk for id tech 5 games
; What does id make again? Rage? Doom?
-Reggie speaks on WiiU
; with Forbes.
-Behind the scenes of Darksiders II
-EGDE Magazine features Wii U
; and Miyamoto
-EAD;s Katsuya Eguchi Speasks
-Investing in 3rd Parties. Nintendo's New Strategy for 3DS & WiiU
-Speculation on what led to the early Wii U reveal, and a story about the Launch
-Devs speak Wii U
; Epic, EA & Gearbox
-Mityamoto talks about the Circle Pads
-Naughty Dog talks Wii U; but of course stay loyal to Sony
-[url=http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=34617.msg686596#msg686596]Vigil says that as of now Darksiders II is just a port
-EA's Overstike, Nintendo Trademarks & GC games on WiiU eShop!?
-Wii U to Join the Cloud!? Acer's Cloud?
; Cloud Storage is a future I welcome as long as it remains an option.
-Epic: WiiU is a Powerful Box
; Epic is very interested in the Wii U
-Wada on WiiU... and 3DS
-Devil's Third and Layton Ports?
; Also SquareEnix states the obvious
-EA & WiiU sitting in a tree O-n-l-i-n-e
; EA praises the Wii U (can do anything PS360 can do only better)
-3DS Price drop to affect WiiU Launch?
; Iwata speaks on price and launch dateAugust 2011
-Ubi praises Wii U + 2 more games announced (from Codemasters)
; DiRT & F1 coming to Wii U
-Peter Moore on Wii U
; and he is HYPED
-Nintendo hoped to use the power of suggestion on the 3rd parties
-Darksiders to to match the top specced PC version!?
they said it themselves...
-Multiple WiiU Controllers w/ onboard storage!?
; atleast that's what Nintendo of Canada is saying
-Nintendo to not be dependent on 3rd Parties @ Wii U launch?
-Umote has Flash Mem, Magnetometer, IR port & a Mic
; so a patent search reveals
-Multi-Touch uMote still a possibility?
; from the same patent above.
-MOre from the same patent
; H.264 compression and WirelessN
-Nicalis (Cavestory) is now a licensed Wii U devSeptember 2011
-Crytek is "happy with" and "Excited about" Wii U!!
-Gearbox (Aliens: Colonial Marines) comments on Wii U
-BF3 on Wii U to be the definitive version?
; they are looking for good ways to use the controller
-More Darksiders II news
-Bethesda says Skyrim is a possibility on Wii U
Game of the Year Edition?
-Wii U has "a lot more RAM"
; according to Jonathan Blow (Braid)
-Vicarious Visions Working On Wii U TitleOctober 2011
-EA: We love Wii U
-Battlefield Wii U
; EA reconfirms that it is coming
-Pachter speaks on Wii U
and I continue to not care what he has to say about anything....
-The Darkness II Wii U?
; a Wii U version was planned. PS360 release date is Feb. 2012.
-Mass Effect ThWii U
; they didn't say it was coming, but wanted you to imagine what it would be like.
-Peter Moore speaks on Origin, Wii U, 3DS & Vita
-TT Games speaks on LEGO City StoriesNovember 2011
-A wiimote attachment patent
turning your wiimote into a touch pad.
-IGN: study shows only 10% of people interested in Wii U & Vita
-Mario Kart Wii U is in the works
; nice to know it's being worked on in some capacity.
-Peter Moore: Wii U Online is Extensive!
-Nintendo wants to avoid frivolous DLC
-SquareEnix's FF team talks Wii U
; perhaps they should speak with the DQ Team...?December 2012
-Wii U to appeal to different gamers than Wii
-Project CARS coming to Wii U
-Ubisoft Quebec building an "AAA MMO for Wii U"?
; it's what they were hiring for.
-Supposed specs leak for Wii U
but 768MB of embedded DRAM seems very very unlikely.
-Singapore Gov site shows Wii U Devkit data
-Dragon Quest X on Wii U looks beautiful
-Another small dev joins the Wii U dev listNews Consolidation 2012 January 2012
-Toki Tori 2 Wii U
; they say it's coming without saying it's coming.
-Miyamoto working on new IP
-Wii U spotted at CES
; next to LG's new 55" OLED
-Wii U gets mention on ABC news
; and some CES chatter of Netflix and content providers on Wii U.
-Retro in crunch time? Hires some HD talent!
; ex-Uncharted. ex-Darksiders and 1 other
-uMote get praise @ CES
; better screen than an iPad
-Tokyo Street Demo revealed
; the same one that was at E3 that they wouldn't show us
-Reggie interviews on CNN
; no new info as expected.
-uMote impression: "What Nintendo has designed here is a thing of beauty"
-NoA's Scott Moffit talks launch strategies.
-Wii U Card Game by Ubisoft
; according to a LinkedIn profile
-Ghost Recon Online Arcade Wii U
; is the new name of the game according to another LinkedIn profile
-Smash Bros. Wii U not coming for a while
; Gotta finish Kid Icarus first
-Reports of final dev kits
; if not final, then definitely newer
-Project CARS confirmed for Wii U
; the logo has shown up on the site
-Yoshi Ono (SFxTekken) likes the Wii U, but fears the Nintenjas
; Nintenjas = Nintendo Ninja Assassins
-Iwata: Wii U to see World Wide Release in 2012
-Wii U to use Individual User Accounts
; Goodbye Friend Codes.
-Wii U to use NFC tech
; Skylanders to lead the way
-Nintendo planning downloadable stages for next Mario games
hopefully some are user created
-Miyamoto focusing more on new IP and less on others
-Iwata: We will not be drawn into an expensive tech war with the competition
-Team Ninja on Wii U
-Microsoft says Nintendo is not competing with other consoles
-Nintendo hires ex-Crytek EngineerFebruary 2012
-High Voltage is licensed Wii U dev
Hopefully that means The Grinder is coming to Wii U
-Darksiders II may have exclusive Wii U content
-Two Tribes set on bringing Toki Tori 2 to Wii U
-EA to bring Tiger Woods 2013 to Wii U
; and we expected no less
-Is UE4 coming to Wii U?
hardware aligned with "systems they can't name yet"
-Nintendo buys Mobiclip (Oct. 2011)
; but who are they? details behind the link.
-Sega Allstar Racing getting a sequel afterall
; and some Japanese trademarks
-Miyamoto is happy working on Pikmin 3
; and he should be, he's been doing it for how many years now?
-AC3 confirmed for Wii U?
GRO and AC3 in 2012 & no FarCry3 for Wii U?
-HuluPlus Available Now
on Wii; probably a test run for Wii U launch.
-Sakurai begins Smash Bros!
; Development has started
-Nintendo exploring media partnerships
; that includes companies like Comcast
-Interview with Alien: Colonial Marines' Randy Pitchford
-Wii U get some love from someone's local news station
-Ready at Dawn is gearing up for Next Gen
; not sure if it's Wii U related or not.
-Comparison of E3 uMote with what we believed to be an older one....
; turned out to be the new one...
-Aonuma talks partnerships with outside companiesMarch 2012
-Nicalis working on Wii
-Pachter says Wii U will be the Dreamcast of NextGen
; & in ONM "Mario Galaxy 3 is hard to imagine"
-Two Tribes Talks Toki Tori Two
-Epic's Mark Rein says that he would be shocked if Wii U doesn't do well
-Nintendo Trademarks - The Last Ranger
; New IP?
-MS says that Xbox720 will not be at E3 2012
; Nintendo to have E3 all to itself? or will Sony spoil the party?
-Nintendo trademarks more than The Last Ranger
; Demon Training & The Last Bodyguard?
-No 1T-SRAM in Wii U
; Looks like Nintendo has found a better way to emulate Wii BC in the Wii U
-Netflix (Double) Confirmed for Wii U
; and it better be there on DAY 1
-Ubisoft prepping Your Shape for Wii U
-Vigil pretty much confirms Darksiders II to be a Wii U launch game
-Nintendo chooses Green Hills Software as more middleware for developers
-Ubisoft is ready for Nintendo's Digital Distribution System
-Nintendo looking for some new publishing opportunities at the Nordic Games Conference
-Gear Box Excited about Wii U
; and they want to talk about Aliens: Colonial Marines
-Retro hires an ex-Gearbox Visual Effects Artist
-3 Dates to Watch out for in April;
some upcoming events where we know Nintendo will be.April 2012
-Ubisoft aiming to be the Wii U's #1 3rd Party!
; and Wii U may be the perfect fit for MMO's
-Wii U is an impressive bridge to Next Gen
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-Sonic's Co-Creator joins Nintendo
-Sega is thinking of rebooting Sonic
-A look at Aliens: Colonial Marines
-Capcom: "Resident Evil 6 not available at this time for Wii U"
; doesn't mean it isn't coming at all
-Miyamoto is keen to a New Link to the Past style Zelda
; and some F-Zero talk
-Creator of Colors3D interested in doing a Wii U version
-Sounds like Runner 2 is headed to Wii U too
-uMote Cradle / Docking Station
; more from that patent that was posted back in August 2011
-Confirmed that Wii U is using Bluray
-Arstechna blames Nintendo for lagging videogame sales
-New Super Mario Bros. Mii confirmed to be a full game
and we'll see it at E3 (again)
-Wii U most powerful system ever made by Nintendo (duh)
; and analyst have good things to say....
-THQ interviews with Hip Hop Gamer
-Some Nintendo Patents
; something about emulating handheld games, the other about interactive TV
-More Nintendo Patents
: Voice Forum and Step Forum; I wonder what that's about?
-Gametrailers.com: "Wii U launch will surprise you!"
-Nintendo Power Teaser
for their June issue; looks like a red Russia, or a map from GTA or something
-"Fat chance of Crysis 3 coming to Wii U"
-Analyst predicts Wii U to be utter failure
; Also says Nintendo should go 3rd party....
-Nintendo registers new domains
; including a new Fire Emblem one.
-Nintendo's Quarterly results posted
-2k Sports is developing something for Wii U
; probably a sports game right...
-Rayman Legends Wii U video leaked
-Nintendo may release NEW CHARACTERS soon.
; says Miyamoto
-Project CARS details revealed
-Frontier (LostWinds Disneyland Adventures & Kinectimals) is supposedly making something for Wii U
-Nintendo prepares for 3rd party downloadsMay 2012
-Nintendo says hardcore first! casual second!
; the way it always should have been
-Epic says: "UE4's intended target platform hasn't even been announced yet"
; fanboys panic, Caterkiller sweats...
-Junction Point developing for the Wii U confirmed
; and it's more than likely Epic Mickey 2
-Sakurai spotted sneaking into Platinum Games
; hopes of a Platinum developed Starfox rise
-Killer Freaks from Outer Space double confirmed to have Online play
-Online survey suggest $299.99 price point for Wii U
and some confusion over 2 uMotes at the same time
-Indie Game (Cloudberry Kingdom) Announced for Wii U
; and boy does this one look crazy
-BlackNMild2k1 writes a Rumor Round Up article for NWR
; he should do a follow up before E3....
-Foxxcon expecting growth thanks to launch of upcoming Wii U
; that confirms who's making it. But we knew that.
-Fifa 13 coming to Wii U
; Rabbids Rumble & The Lost CIty: The Jungle show up on AUS Classification site
-Ben 10 Announced for Wii U
-First images of UE4 surface
-Blizzard talks about Diablo 3 coming to consoles
; " it won't be a simple port"
-Randy Pitchford pitches Alien Colonial Marines..... again
-Ninjabread Man 2 coming to a Wii U near you
-The makers of Dead Island are making something for Wii U
; hopefully it's Dead Island: GOTY edition
-New uMote revealed
; TT employee gets fired and sued. Old patent revealed to have shown new design, not old.
-Small excerpt from supposed NoE Wii U documentation tells of 2 uMotes being possible back in Aug 2011
-Vigil (Darksiders II) can't wait to talk about Wii U and it's specific features
-Nintendo sets up an official Wii U Facebook Page
-Gearbox (Aliens: Colonial Marines) says Wii U is a powerful machine, but they can't talk specs...
-It's mentioned that Metro: Last Light is definitely coming to Wii U in 2013
-Nintendo teases Wii U Launch titles on their new Official Wii U Facebook Page