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Avengers: Battle For Earth coming to Wii U

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, …

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New rumors point towards Unreal Engine 4 on Wii U

The Unreal Engine 4 on Wii U might be a reality, according to new, and somewhat far fetched rumors emerging from forums and on various blogs. Yesterday, Epic revealed that the Unreal Engine 4 is scheduled for “unannounced hardware”, an indication that said “hardware” would exclude the Wii U, since it was announced last year. …

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Beautiful Wii U controller 3D render

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 …

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Killer Freaks From Outer Space artwork

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 …

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New Wii U Zapper revealed in patent application

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, …

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Unreal Engine 4 might not come to the Wii U

Game developer and engine maker Epic Games has revealed that they have showcased the Unreal Engine 4 behind closed doors to other developers, and that it’s aimed at next generation of gaming consoles. Speaking to Gamasutra, Epic CEO Tim Sweeny said that the Unreal Engine 4 is aimed at “platforms that haven’t even been announced”. …

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

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 …

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Blockbuster lists 25 Wii U games in its database

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 …

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Analyst Michael Pachter on the Wii U

Michael Pachter, the widely known video game analyst from Wedbush Securities, post a weekly videoblog called Pach-Attack, where he answers questions from viewers. This time, he takes on a few questions about the Nintendo Wii U. Specifically, Pachter comments on why Nintendo seems to be holding back on the Wii U system specs, to which …

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Nintendo E3 press conference date revealed

E3 2012 is just weeks away, and Nintendo has announced the time and place for its annual E3 press conference: the Nintendo E3 event will take place on June 5 at 9AM in Los Angeles. Like previous years, the whole thing is likely to be live-streamed by many publications, including online at Nintendo. So mark …

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Nintendo patents Wii U controller dock

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 …

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Why Wii U games will cost $60

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 …

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Wii U will “cater to core gamers first”, says Nintendo

The upcoming Nintendo Wii U will cater to core gamers first, and mass market second. That’s according to Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata. It’s no denying that the Wii U is targeting a much more mainstream audience than the Wii — the Wii U packs HD graphics and powerful hardware, making it ideal system for core …

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Wii U vs Wii: size comparison

The Wii is Nintendo’s smallest home console, and contrary to popular belief, the Wii U isn’t much bigger than the original Wii. We have collected a few images for size comparison of the two consoles, showing the Wii U vs Wii and how the two consoles are very similar when it comes to size. The …

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Walmart sets Wii U price at $350

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 …

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

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. …

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Wii U games to be available as digital downloads at launch

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. …

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

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 …

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Nintendo expects Wii U sales to hit 5 million by March 2013

Nintendo expects Wii U sales to reach 5 million by March 2013, Wii U Daily can confirm. Nintendo released a financial report today which includes forecasts on future home console sales. However, the sales forecast also includes the new Wii U console. The company predicts that in the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from April …

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No Crysis 3 on Wii U

Developer Crytek recently announced Crysis 3, the third installment in the Crysis series. However, despite supporting the Wii U with its CryEngine 3, Crytek’s Rasmus Hoejengaard, Director of Creative Development, told Destructoid that Crysis 3 won’t be coming to the Wii U. Specifically, Hoejengaard said, “there’s not a fat chance of Crysis 3 on Wii …