Allison Wallace

Updated Wii U controller leaked, has dual analog sticks

May 19th - The Wii U controller has undergone some changes, according to a new leak. An image of the Wii U controller has surfaced that shows some button changes and new additions. The (supposedly) new Wii U controller has done away with the circle pads and now has proper analog sticks. The start and select buttons have ...

Ubisoft planning 7 Wii U games for launch

May 16th - We already know that Ubisoft is developing several titles for the Wii U, and that their support for the console is strong. Now Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot reveals just how strong their support for the Wii U is. Speaking to GamesIndustry, he revealed that the company is working on bringing 7 games for the Wii ...

Retro Wii U controller concept

May 15th - Graphic artist “gifteddeviant” made an awesome mockup of a retro Wii U controller that got our attention. Inspired by the old NES console and colors, we have to admit we wish Nintendo would release something like this during the Wii U’s lifetime. With a similar retro Wii U console, of course. Be sure to check ...

Wii U concept art leaks in new survey, asks about $300 price

May 13th - Some new Wii U concept art has been leaked by an online survey company, who also justified earlier reports about a possible $300 Wii U price point. The survey, done by Global Test Market, a company which does lots of surveys for game publishers (and who first revealed the Goldeneye Wii remake), showed users Wii ...

Avengers: Battle For Earth coming to Wii U

May 11th - Ubisoft has announced a deal with comic book publisher Marvel to release a game based on The Avengers. The game will be called “Avengers: Battle For Earth”, and it will be coming to the Wii U and other consoles. According to Ubisoft, the game will feature over 20 playable characters, from Iron Man, Captain America, ...

Beautiful Wii U controller 3D render

May 10th - 3D artist “Tom-3D” created this amazing 3D render of a Wii U controller. Be sure to view the full size image and enjoy the details that he put in — it’s quite impressive. For more on his work, you can drop by his DeviantArt page, which has additional renders of the Wii U console and ...

Killer Freaks From Outer Space artwork

May 9th - The Wii U will be getting at least one exclusive third party game: Killer Freaks From Outer Space. Made by Ubisoft, the game is a light, satirical view on the alien invasion premise, where the player takes contorl of a survivor during an alien invasion by an enemy species called “Freaks”. Developer Ubisoft Montpelier released ...

New Wii U Zapper revealed in patent application

May 9th - Nintendo is filing a bunch of patents for Wii U accessories these days. Last week, it was revealed that the company is working on a Wii U dock, and last year, patent applications for the Wii U zapper were revealed. This time, a new patent suggest there might be a simpler version Wii U Zapper, ...

Blockbuster lists 25 Wii U games in its database

May 7th - The list of Wii U games just got a lot more interesting, at least according to a report coming out of UK. Blockbuster may technically be out of business, but its UK subsidiaries are still up and running. According to a report (and some screenshots) from a Blockbuster UK store, the retailer has gotten some ...

Nintendo patents Wii U controller dock

May 4th - Nintendo has filed for a patent covering a possible Wii U controller dock, or docking station, as the patent application image shows. The patent image was spotted at gaming forum NeoGAF, and it could very well be a dock that’s included with the Wii U controller and console. The Wii U tablet controller has a ...

Walmart sets Wii U price at $350

Apr 30th - Walmart has begun running Google ads pegging Wii U price to $349. While the Wii U doesn’t have an official price yet, back in the Summer of 2006, Walmart set the Wii price at $250 — before we had an official suggested retail price from Nintendo. As we all know, Nintendo later did price the ...

Wii U games to be available as digital downloads at launch

Apr 28th - Nintendo will offer Wii U games as digital downloads at launch, the company has revealed. And it won’t be just small game downloads and indie titles, but full retail games as they are released. This is something quite new for Nintendo, and it will coincide with the launch of the new Nintendo Network online service. ...

Rayman Legends trailer shows Wii U’s NFC chip in action

Apr 27th - A new trailer for Rayman Legends has been leaked and it shows off some of the Wii U features in action, specifically, the NFC chip and how the new controller can utilize NFC technology. The trailer shows players setting a small NFC-enabled figurine on the Wii U controller, which lights up and “morphs” the character ...

Wii U launch lineup will “surprise people”, according to GameTrailers

Apr 22nd - So far the Wii U launch lineup looks pretty solid, but according to GameTrailers’ editor in chief Shane Setterfield, there’s more in store for the Wii U. During a recent video podcast on GameTrailers, Sutterfield commented on the Wii U and its launch titles, saying: “I will say one thing that I can say without ...

Nintendo to showcase Super Mario Wii U game at E3

Apr 16th - Nintendo has confirmed that they will showcase a new Super Mario Wii U title at E3 2012. The news came after Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto said in a recent interview that they are working on Super Mario Bros. for the Wii U, and that it’ll be unveiled at E3. Many suspected Miyamoto to have been misquoted, ...

Analysts are worried about the Wii U

Apr 11th - According to analysts from Japanese Macquarie Capital Securities, investors should avoid buying into into Nintendo stock until after E3 2012. According to the Macquarie, the uncertainty around the Wii U and Nintendo as a company contribute to a unfavorable investment option. The analysts appear to be worried that the Wii U might not be a ...