Allison Wallace

Gearbox: Wii U is more powerful than current gen consoles

Apr 6th - Here we go again: another day, another developer with comments on the power of the Wii U. This time, it’s Gearbox director Brian Martel, who’s the head of Aliens: Colonial Marines, saying that the Wii U is more powerful than the current generation consoles (the PS3 and Xbox 360). In an interview with Nintendo Gamer, ...

Wii U getting Darksiders 2 as launch title

Mar 23rd - Darksiders 2 will be a launch title for the Wii U, THQ recently announced. So far only a handful of launch titles have been confirmed for the Wii U, including Assassin’s Creed 3 and Ghost Recon Online. We can now add Darksiders 2 to that list, as publisher THQ announced that it will be available ...

Analyst: Wii U could be the next Dreamcast

Mar 14th - Not everyone is excited about Nintendo’s new Wii U console. Noted game analyst Michael Pachter said, during his latest Pach Attack show, that Nintendo is late to the scene with the new console, as the Wii U is only marginally more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Pachter said: “I think that if ...

Assassin’s Creed 3 coming to Wii U

Mar 6th - Ubisoft just revealed the third installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed 3. Nintendo fans will be pleased to know that the game will be coming out on the Wii U, in addition to other consoles. Ubisoft plans to reveal Wii U specific features of Assassin’s Creed 3 soon, and we expect it to ...

Wii U to be priced at $299?

Feb 29th - Nintendo will price the Wii U aggressively at $299 when it launches later this year, according to a report WiiUDaily has received (from the same source that brought us the Wii U system specs rumor). Nintendo will price the Wii U at $299 in the US, 299 Euro in Europe, and at 20,000 Yen in ...

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Team Ninja: Wii U very easy to develop for

Feb 1st - Team Ninja, the developer behind the Ninja Gaiden series, are working on bringing Ninja Gaiden to the Wii U, and according to Team Ninja’s Fumihiko Yasuda and Yosuke Hayashi, the Wii U is very easy to develop for. An an interview with Nintendo Gamer, they added: “They’ve (Nintendo, ed.) asked us what we would want ...

Wii U controller to have NFC chip

Jan 29th - As we’re getting closer to the full Wii U unveiling, Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata revealed to investors that the Wii U controller will include an NFC chip — a Near Field Communications chip. The NFC chip is used in such places like cell phones in order to communicate with other nearby devices that have the same ...

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Wii U app store incoming?

Jan 4th - According to a new set of rumors — and there have been plenty of those lately — Nintendo will introduce an app store for the Wii U. This would be a big deal, especially considering the possibilities with the Wii U Tablet controller, and the apps developers could make for the device. However, taking into ...

Battlefield 3 on Wii U “won’t be Battlefield”

Oct 22nd - We’ve previously reported that developer DICE is interested in bringing Battlefield 3 to the upcoming Wii U console, and that they see potential in the hardware. However, now DICE’s Patrick Liu says that the developer has nothing planned for the Wii U, and that if Battlefield 3 comes to the Wii U, “it won’t be ...

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Wii U is “for casual and family gamers”

Sep 9th - It’s no secret that Nintendo is trying to attract some of the core gamers with the upcoming Wii U, but according to some, Wii U will still be best suited for casual gamers and family gamers. That’s according to Tomio Kanazawa, a producer at Marvelous Entertainment, who said about the Wii U: “For Wii U, ...