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Wii U Daily’s new Facebook page

Dear Wii U Daily readers, First of all, thanks to all of you guys for following the site on a daily basis — we’re working very hard on bringing you the latest Wii U news and content. As we get closer to the Wii U launch, there will be a lot more news and updates, …

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Ubisoft planning 7 Wii U games for launch

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 …

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Retro Wii U controller concept

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 …

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Nintendo to offer Wii U cloud storage for save games and player profiles

Nintendo will be adding a Wii U cloud storage feature for the new console sometime in 2013, according to a source. Following the trend of cloud storage, Nintendo is said to be working on a cloud storage solution for the Wii U via the new Nintendo Network. The new cloud storage option would give 512 …

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

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 …

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Wii U menu and user interface mockups

Nintendo has yet to showcase the Wii U menu and user interface, but that hasn’t stopped concept artists and gamers from mocking up their own menus and interfaces. We have collected a bunch of Wii U menu and UI designs, as made by the community. They range from the very well done and realistic, to …

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Nintendo Wii U comic trolls Microsoft and Sony

The other console makers always seem to be following in the footsteps of Nintendo, at least during the current console generation. This awesome comic, done by the guys over at Dorkly, perfectly illustrates what might have gone through the minds of Microsoft and Sony right after the unveiling of the Wii U. So much for …

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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 …