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Final version of Wii U dev kit has shipped to developers?

May 8th - According to a posting on forum NeoGAF — which tends to post lots and lots of rumors, some true, most not — Nintendo has shipped the final version of the Wii U dev kit to developers. This Wii U dev kit, known as “V5”, is said to be the final production version of the Wii ...

Why Wii U games will cost $60

May 3rd - One way the Wii set itself apart from other current-generation consoles is price of games: Wii games retail at $50 — $10 less than PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games. However, with the coming of the Wii U later this year, we’re bound to see Nintendo join the $60 price club. And there’s a simple ...

Wii U sales will only reach a third of Wii sales: analyst

Apr 29th - Wii U sales will only reach about a third of the Wii sales, according to game industry analysts. Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Connor recently said in an interview that the company expects Nintendo Wii U will sell only about “35% of the volume of the original Wii” during the first 14 month on the market. ...

Miyamoto on F-Zero for the Wii U

Apr 13th - Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Zelda and Super Mario, recently shared his thoughts on a few Nintendo subjects while on a press tour in France. When asked about F-Zero on the Wii U, Miyamoto had this to say: “I think at the time F-Zero was a really big surprise, a new thing, a product that ...

LucasArts working on Wii U project?

Apr 10th - The guys over LucasArts have unveiled their E3 floor plan, which shows an interesting addition: a section of their showcase floor will be dedicated to an unannounced Wii U project, as the screenshot above shows (via GoNintendo). Apparently LucasArts will showcase something for the Wii U, but at this point we can only guess what ...

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Ubisoft has big plans for the Wii U

Apr 5th - When the original Wii launched in 2006, Ubisoft was the biggest third party supporter of the system, with several titles available throughout the launch window, including Red Steel. Now once again, Ubisoft is betting big on Nintendo’s new console, with several titles in development for the Wii U. These titles include Killer Freaks From Outer ...

Nintendo partners with Green Hills for Wii U software

Apr 3rd - Nintendo will offer new Wii U software to developers through a partnership with software firm Green Hills. Nintendo and Green Hills will work on a software suite for the new console, where developers will be offered an “integrated development environment”, and other Wii U software. Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda said of the new deal to Gamasutra, ...

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Borderlands developer praises Wii U

Mar 28th - Developer Gearbox is currently working on Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U, and in an interview with The Verge, CEO Randy Pitchford gave a lot of praise for the Wii U, saying: “The Wii U version has so much more to offer. No other platform can do what the Wii U can do. If ...

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Hideo Kojima: Wii U is a “special case”

Mar 25th - Legendary video game designer Hideo Kojima, maker of Metal Gear Solid, recently commented on the Nintendo Wii U in an interview. Speaking at a press Q&A in Japan last week, Kojima said about the Wii U: “Wii U is kind of a special case. The way the player interacts with the device is very different ...

Nintendo working on new franchises for the Wii U

Mar 24th - Nintendo won’t be content with just the usual lineup of first party titles like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, etc. for the Wii U. According to new reports, the company is working on as many as three new franchises for the Wii U console, which is scheduled for launch this Fall. The new video game franchises are ...

Grand Theft Auto 5 coming to Wii U in 2013

Mar 15th - Grand Theft Auto 5 will be coming to Wii U, according to publisher Rockstar.. According to a new financial report from developer/publisher Rockstar, the company will release Grand Theft Auto 5 in early 2013, and it will be coming to the Wii U in addition to other consoles. GTA V was announced last year, but ...

Nintendo tested a 3D screen for Wii U controller

Feb 17th - The Wii U console sets itself apart from every other console on the market with its innovative Wii U controller, which features a touchscreen. However, according to Kotaku, Nintendo considered an even more radical design: adding a 3D touchscreen to the controller instead of a regular one. According to a patent application dating back to ...

Wii U getting user accounts, Friend Codes be gone

Jan 27th - Finally, it appears that Nintendo have come to their senses: the company revealed a new user account feature for the 3DS and Wii U called Nintendo Network, where instead of the current and awfully implemented “friend code” system, gamers will have a service similar to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Some of the new features ...

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Wii U might support two controllers

Nov 28th - When the Wii U was announced at E3 2011, Nintendo revealed that they had plans of only supporting one touchscreen Wii U controller. Now however, several bits of information are coming out from Nintendo, suggesting that the Wii U might support more than on controller. Here’s what Nintendo’s Matt Ryan recently said: “Let me correct ...

Wii U Zelda wallpaper (HD)

Nov 27th - We don’t know how this awesome wallpaper version of the latest Zelda game for the Wii U managed to slip by us, but we have it now, in 1080p quality. Enjoy 🙂

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Crytek: Wii U specs are “very good”

Sep 19th - Crytek, one of the AAA game developers behind the Crysis series and the stunning CryEngine, have previously said that they’re working to bring the CryEngine 3 to the Wii U. Now, the developer has said that they’re impressed with the hardware. Crytek’s Avni Yerli said in a recent interview: “The specs are very good. It’s ...

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Wii U to support 3D

Jul 7th - We already know that the Wii U will be quite a potent console, and according to Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, the Wii U will also be able to handle 3D. However, Iwata also stated that 3D isn’t Nintendo’s main objective with the Wii U: “If you are going to connect Wii U with a home TV ...