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GameCube games coming to Wii U via Wiiware

Jul 24th - According to Nintendo, GameCube games won’t be playable on the Wii U in disc form, which is somewhat expected. However, Nintendo did point out that some of the GameCube games will be coming to Wii U via the digital distribution platform Wiiware. This is according to Nintendo of America executive Amber McCollom, who said: “GameCube ...

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Nintendo’s Fils-Aime: Wii U a whole new type of game

Jul 12th - There’s no denying that the Wii U is just as radically different from other consoles as the Wii was from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And Nintendo isn’t shy of advertising it as such, with the latest pitch coming from Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime, who said in a recent interview with Forbes: “We’re ...

uDraw coming to Wii U?

Jul 8th - There are a lot of rumors surrounding possible games coming to the Wii U, from Hitman Absolution, to Resident Evil, but one game/device seems to be destined to arrive on the Wii U: the uDraw tablet that was widely popular on the Wii, is rumored to be in development for the upcoming Wii U. The ...

Bethesda to support Wii U “if it’s powerful enough”

Jul 3rd - Bethesda, the publisher behind Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and the upcoming Rage and Prey 2, says that they’re interested in supporting the Wii U only if the hardware is powerful enough. According to Bethesda marketing vice president Pete Hines, the company is always looking to make games available to the widest audience possible. Hines continued, ...

Activision: we’re enthusiastic over the Wii U

Jul 1st - Activision CEO, and a polarizing figure in the game industry, Bobby Kotick, recently said in an interview that Activision — the biggest publisher in the world — are excited and enthusiastic over the Wii U. Speaking to UK newspaper The Guardian, Kotick said: “It’s now more possible to do deep rich multiplayer games – we ...

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EA to have titles for Wii U launch

Jul 1st - Electronic Arts, one of the biggest publishers and developers in the world, is naturally expected to bring their titles to the Wii U, and now EA’s Frank Gibbeau has confirmed that they’ll have several titles available on launch day for the new console. EA showcased several games at E3 that were headed for the Wii, ...

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Monolith Soft working on Wii U title

Jun 28th - Monolith Soft, the developers of Xenoblade Chronicles, have confirmed that they are working on a Wii U title, although they didn’t provide any further details on the matter. Monolith Soft, founded in 1999, has been working on Nintendo consoles for the past few generations, releasing titles on the Nintendo DS, GameCube and Wii. Their latest ...

Capcom producer wants Resident Evil on Wii U

Jun 27th - According to the development team behind the upcoming Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, they’re looking into the Wii U and are interested in developing on the new platform. Capcom producer Masachika Kawata, who also worked on Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 4, said in an interview with CVG: “Whenever I see new game machines ...

Hitman: Absolution coming to Wii U?

Jun 26th - The Hitman series started in 2000 and has so far spanned 4 games, with the last one being released back in 2006. Now developer IO Interactive is working on a fifth installment called Hitman Absolution, and according to rumors, the game is scheduled to appear on the Nintendo Wii U. According to a tip WiiUDaily ...

Crytek: CryEngine 3 running on Wii U

Jun 24th - Crytek, developers of Crysis and a company known to push the limits of videogame visuals, have confirmed that their brand new engine, CryEngine 3, is running on the Wii U. While Crytek isn’t showing anything just yet, they confirmed to Develop that the engine is running on the Wii U and that Crytek fully supports ...

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Ubisoft working on “brand new IP” for Wii U launch

Jun 24th - Ubisoft was one of the big supporters for the Wii when it came out, and had several titles available at launch. It looks like they’ll be reprising their role as the biggest third party publisher at launch, as they’ve already announced that they’re working on porting several games to the Wii U, including Assassin’s Creed, ...

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U “years away”

Jun 23rd - Nintendo spawned a lot of excitement among fans of the Super Smash. Bros series by announcing a new game in the series for the Wii U. However, according to Nintendo lead designer Masahiro Sakurai, we’ll have to wait several years before seeing Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, and mentioned that he was surprised ...

Killer Freaks From Outer Space video

Jun 22nd - Ubisoft revealed a brand new title for the Wii U at E3, called Killer Freaks From Outer Space, and the above video gives a demonstration of the game on the Wii U, played with the brand new controller. Killer Freaks From Outer Space can best be described as a Duke Nukem-esque first person shooter, this ...

Valve interested in Wii U

Jun 22nd - Valve, one of the most famous developers in the world, and the makers of Half Life, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, and of course, Steam, are interested in Nintendo’s Wii U console. According to Valve boss Gabe Newell, who spoke at the New York’s Games for Change Festival, and mentioned the Wii U and how ...

Wii U hardware at E3 was underclocked

Jun 22nd - According to new sources from consulting firm Hit Detection, the Wii U console showcased at E3 featured “underclocked” hardware, which didn’t perform as well as the final console is supposed to perform. This made Nintendo decide against showing any games on the Wii U, since they wouldn’t end up looking any better than on the ...

Wii U Controller demonstration

Jun 21st - In the above video, Nintendo gives a great demonstration of just what can be achieved with the new Wii U controller, showing off a special game where four players are playing a version of “tag”, where one player has the screen and has to hide from the other players, using regular Wii controllers, attempt to ...