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August 30, 2013

Mighty Switch Force 2 Coming to Wii U in October 3DSWiiU

by Nicholas Bray - 5:57 pm EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: http://www.wayforward.com/blog/2013/8/30/wayforwar...

Wii U will become even mightier this October.

WayForward have announced that the Nintendo 3DS eShop game, Mighty Switch Force 2, will be coming to the Wii U sometime in October.

The game was rated for the Wii U by the European ratings board PEGI back in July, just after WayForward teased the existence of the port.

The game was originally released for the Nintendo 3DS eShop back in June.


Developer WayForward Launching Kickstarter

by Nicholas Bray - 5:56 pm EDT
Total comments: 23 Source: http://www.wayforward.com/

The fan favorite developer is about to join the world of Kickstarter. 

WayForward Technologies have announced on their website that they will be launching a Kickstarter campaign on September 4.

Currently, not much is known about the proposed campaign other than the date it is set to go live. WayForward have also launched a countdown timer on their website for the project's launch date.


August 29, 2013

Nintendo Downloads - August 29, 2013 WiiU3DS

by Justin Baker - 3:01 pm EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: (Press Release)

Pokémon finally rumbles its way to the Wii U.

Another week, another download. This time around the titles are few, but they are most certainly quality. I can't speak to Pokémon Rumble U, but every other game you'll see badly summarized below is definitely worth your hard earned coins! Plus, Rayman Legends finally decided to show its ugly mug on the Wii U, but I just can't stay mad at a game that's so happy. Seriously, practically every single creature in the game is singing and dancing.


August 28, 2013

Intelligent Systems Developing Daigasso Band Brothers P 3DS

by Kimberly Keller - 6:10 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/anej/index.html, http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/07/turn-yourself...

Nintendo puts new teaser site up.

Daigasso Band Brothers P is being developed by Intelligent Systems and will be “powered by Vocaloid” according to the game’s recently launched teaser site.

The game will use the Nintendo 3DS camera to take a photo of the player and record their voice using the 3DS microphone. The Vocaloid... Read more...

GameStop to Include Ganondorf Figure with Some Physical Copies of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD WiiU

by Justin Berube - 6:05 pm EDT
Total comments: 5

Nintendo didn't forget about Zelda fans that already own a Wii U.

GameStop will be offering a Ganondorf figure with certain physical copies of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

This figure is going to be bundled in the game's packaging and is likely limited edition. This special bundle does have a premium cost of $54.99, five dollars more than the standard edition.


Nintendo of Europe Announces Their Fall Line-Up 3DSWiiU

by Daan Koopman - 4:22 pm EDT
Total comments: 5

You will be able to play Scribblenauts Unlimited... in December.

Nintendo of Europe has announced their fall line-up through a press release, which was released today.

First and foremost, Europe will also be seeing the arrival of Nintendo's brand new handheld for all ages, the Nintendo 2DS. The new system offers, according to Nintendo, a ''new distinctive fixed,... Read more...

Wii Party U Launches October 25 with Wii Remote Plus Bundle WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 12:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Get ready to party.

Wii Party U is coming to North America on October 25 and comes bundled with a Wii Remote Plus for the price of $49.99.

As previously noted, Wii Party U will also come with a GamePad stand to be used for some of the 80 different mini-games, mostly the ones that are exclusively on the GamePad.


Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Get North American Release Dates WiiU

by Justin Berube - 9:11 am EDT
Total comments: 3

The two big year-end first party Wii U titles swap release months and DK has a fantastic price.

Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze have been given North American release dates. Super Mario 3D World will be meowing its way into stores on November 22 for $59.99. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will swing into retailers on December 6 for $49.99.

Interesting to...

Wii U Price Drop Announced Alongside Wind Waker HD Bundle WiiU

by Justin Baker - 8:58 am EDT
Total comments: 26

Also, Wind Waker HD will be available digitally on September 20, before the October 4 retail release.

On September 20, the Wii U Deluxe system will drop from $349.99 to $299.99. The rumored limited edition The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD bundle will also release on the same day at the new $299.99 price point.

The Wind Waker HD bundle will allow gamers to get their hands on the game ahead... Read more...

Mario Party and Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Hitting 3DS in November 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 8:50 am EDT
Total comments: 3

Get ready for two heavy hitters arriving on the same day.

Mario Party: Island Tour, formerly known simply as Mario Party, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds are both set to release on the Nintendo 3DS on November 22 in North America. Both titles will retail for $39.99.

Currently there are no details about release dates outside of North America.


Nintendo Unveils New Entry Level Handheld, the 2DS 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 8:39 am EDT
Total comments: 91

The next iteration of the 3DS is coming sooner than you think. 

The Nintendo 2DS, the latest entry into the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, is set to release in North America on October 12 and will retail for $129.99.

The system will be available in Red and Blue and will feature a slate-like design as opposed to the clamshell design of the Nintendo DS and 3DS. The screens are the same size of the screens on the original 3DS.


August 27, 2013

Wind Waker HD Sets Sail for North America on October 4 WiiU

by Justin Baker - 11:16 am EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: (Press Release)

No word on the Wii U bundle.

Nintendo revealed that The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will release in North America on October 4.

The announcement came as part of a press release for the ongoing The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess concert tour. There was no mention of the recently announced special edition Wii U bundle teased last week that will ship with a copy of Wind Waker HD.


August 26, 2013

Precursor Games Not Giving Up on Shadow of the Eternals WiiU

by Kimberly Keller - 3:27 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Kickstarter, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/617502838/shad...

The sun sets on Shadow's Kickstarter campaign.

Precursor Games’ Kickstarter campaign to fund Shadow of the Eternals for the Wii U & PC did not reach the required $750,000 goal, but the team plan to pursue other methods of funding the game.

The game, a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, made just under half of their goal. The campaign ran from July 25 to August 23 and received $323,950 in pledges from 5,932 backers.


Level-5's New RPG, Wonder Flick, Coming to Wii U in Japan WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 5:31 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Official Wonder Flick Website, http://www.wonderflick.jp

Level-5's new IP is finding a home on numerous platforms.

Wonder Flick, a new RPG from Level-5 is coming to Wii U in Japan in 2014, Level-5 revealed at the Level-5 Vision 2013 Event. The title, which is also in development for iOS, Android, Playstation 3, Vita, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, is being directed and produced by Akihiro Hino (Layton series, Ni no Kuni), with music from Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), monster designs by Takuzo Nagano (Layton series) and character designs by Nao Ikeda.


Layton 7 Revealed for Nintendo 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 5:05 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Level-5, http://www.level5.co.jp/vision2013/

Those ready for more Layton can get geared up for the next title on 3DS, iOS and Android.

Layton 7, the next entry in the Professor Layton series, is coming to the Nintendo 3DS, iOS and Android platforms. While details, which come from Level-5’s Vision 2013 event, remain sparse, the game is set to be a role-playing puzzle game. In-game footage showcased characters walking around a town full of miniaturized buildings. Much of the experience is left up to the imagination of the user.


August 25, 2013

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Pushed to September WiiU

by Justin Baker - 6:16 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: (Capcom-Unity), http://www.capcom-unity.com/dungeonsanddragons/go/...

Looks like we'll have to wait even longer to get this hack 'n slash gem.

Capcom-Unity has announced in their forums that the release of the Wii U version of Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara has been pushed back to September.

This is the second delay the game has had after being originally pushed to August. The game released on other platforms in June of this year, and Capcom has previously stated that they are having issues getting the Wii U version out the door.


Team Ninja Open to More Wii U Games, Has No Existing Ports Planned WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 4:25 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Joystiq, http://www.joystiq.com/2013/08/24/team-ninja-still...

If you like Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, then I have news that is kind of good.

Team Ninja, the developer behind the Wii U launch title, Ninja Gaiden: 3 Razor's Edge, is open to more Wii U games, but has no projects planned at this time.

In an interview with Joystiq, the head of Team Ninja, Yosuke Hayashi, said, "Of course, I think there are games that would be good for Wii U. So I think we need to still see what exactly those games they are and how you make a game for Wii U that is perfect for the Wii U. "


2013 Club Nintendo T-shirts Hit Japan WiiU

by Danny Bivens - 4:22 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Club Nintendo Japan, https://club.nintendo.jp/present/P173/index.html

Three shirts for three of the biggest Wii U titles are available to Club Nintendo members in Japan.

Three new Club Nintendo T-shirts are available to members in Japan. The shirts feature designs for Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 and The Legend of Zelda: The Winder Waker HD and are available for 600 points each. For gamers who purchase and register the respective games, the shirts will be slightly discounted and available for 400 points.


August 24, 2013

Shadow of the Eternals Fails to Reach Funding Goal WiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 1:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Kickstarter, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/617502838/shad...

The second crowdfunding attempt has ended with a thud.

Shadow of the Eternals has failed to reach its funding goal on Kickstarter.

Planned to be the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, the Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter campaign only managed to make $323,950 in pledges, far short of its $750,000 goal.

This was the second attempt by Precursor Games to fund the game through Kickstarter, after the first was cancelled.


August 23, 2013

Zelda: Wind Waker HD-Themed Wii U Hardware Coming Soon WiiU

by Justin Berube - 8:43 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: (NeoGAF), http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7797490...

Zelda fans won't be able to resist this GamePad.

A new Zelda: The Wind Waker HD-themed Wii U will be hitting store shelves soon. This hardware package will include a Wii U GamePad decorated with Zelda-inspired artwork, similar to the Zelda 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS.

This information comes from a leaked video from Nintendo, which details The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD’s Hero mode, as well as shows an image of this new piece of hardware.



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