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New Wii U dev kit has video chat, multitasking, and more

According to tipsters over at the NeoGAF forums, the current Wii U dev kits have received a few more features, including video chat via the Wii U controller’s camera, voice commands, and multitasking. The source cites the following additions to the Wii U dev kit: Video chat via the built in camera in the controller …

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Wii U CPU said to support 8 threads, is 20X faster than Wii

A report obtained by Wii U Daily suggests that the Nintendo Wii U CPU is based on the IBM 710 Express chip, but is underclocked at 3 GHz and comes with 4 cores and 8 threads. The new CPU is said to be 20X faster than the chip found in the original Wii console. Wii …

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Stunning Metroid Wii U concept art

It’s not secret that we’ll eventually see a Metroid Wii U game, and artist Rick Kohler has created an amazing piece of concept art that just makes us wish this was Metroid for the Wii U. It’s dark, gritty, yet colorful and detailed. Fun fact: Kohler actually works for Epic Games, makers of the upcoming …

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Metro Last Light Wii U version delayed past Q1 2013

The Metro Last Light Wii U version has been delayed, publisher THQ confirmed recently. Metro Last Light is the sequel to Metro 2033, which was released on the PC and Xbox 360. The post-apocalyptic fist person shooter is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Wii U, however, THQ revealed that …

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Wii U operating system rumors suggest massive OS

The Wii U operating system is set to be the biggest ever seen on a home gaming console, according to a far fledged rumor. According to a tipster with access to Wii U developers and those familiar with the console, the Wii U operating system will take up as much as 512 MB of RAM, …

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New Wii U logo features slightly darker blue color

Yesterday Nintendo pretty much confirmed the Wii U name and revealed a brand new high-res Wii U logo as well. However, the new Wii U logo has a darker blue tone than the previous one, revealed at E3 2011. Other than that, the logos are identical. The recently leaked Wii U controller image showed a …

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More evidence points that Wii U name and logo are final

The Wii U name is here to stay, according to the latest details emerging from Nintendo. Last week we ran an article debunking the myths about a possible Wii U name change, and now Nintendo has given us even more proof that the name is final. For one, they have released a brand new Facebook …

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Developers banned from talking about Wii U specific features until E3

There’s a big reason why we haven’t seen many Wii U videos, screenshots, and other media from some of the many games that have been announced for the system. Nintendo has made all developer sign an NDA agreement not to talk about Wii U specific features for their games until E3, something Darksiders 2 developer …

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Wii U controller: the new vs the old

A few days ago an image of an updated Wii U controller leaked (by a person who has since been fired) from developer Traveler’s Tale. It showed an updated design with dual analog sticks, and according to some, the new Wii U controller was also larger than the previous one. A few images have appeared …

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Rabbids Party Land hinted in developer CV

We’ve previously reported that Ubisoft might be working on Rabbids Party Land for the Wii U, and now there’s a bit of validation to the rumor. According to an Ubisoft developer’s LinkedIn profile, he has worked on a “party game project” for the Wii U. However, his CV has since been updated and the mention …

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Wii U Gamer Card rumored

Nintendo has been toying with the idea of adding a “Gamer Card” to the list of Wii U features, something akin to the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass. The rumored Wii U Gamer Card, which Nintendo itself has suggested a few times over the past year, would be based on a small device that gamers would carry …

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Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed to 2013, Wii U version won’t be at E3

Developer Gearbox has announced that their upcoming shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, is delayed until February, 2013. Gearbox and publisher SEGA also revealed that the Wii U version of the game would not be playable at E3. But we still expect to see the game in the form of trailers, perhaps Wii U specific trailers that …

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Nintendo live-streaming E3 press conference

Nintendo previously announced that their E3 press conference would kick off at 9AM Pacific time (noon on the East Coast), and now they have announced that you’ll be able to watch the event live on Nintendo.com and via other channels. The company has partnered with Spike TV and MTV2 to showcase the event there for …

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U version will be the best looking one

We’ve heard plenty of good things about the Wii U from developer Gearbox, and the praise continues. In a recent interview with Gamespot, Gearbox’ Randy Pitchford talked about their upcoming game Aliens: Colonial Marines, and he said that the Wii U version of the game will be the best looking one. He said: “The Wii …

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Updated Wii U controller leaked, has dual analog sticks

The Wii U controller has undergone some changes, according to a new leak. An image of the Wii U controller has surfaced that shows some button changes and new additions. The (supposedly) new Wii U controller has done away with the circle pads and now has proper analog sticks. The start and select buttons have …

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Wii U controller and Wiimote connection suggested in new patent

Nintendo has been filing patents like crazy: the latest one involves the Wii U controller and the old Wiimote interacting in an innovative way. As the patent image above shows, the Wiimote could be used to “swipe” and move an item from the Wii U controller to the TV, or vice versa: transport an object …

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Fable creator calls Wii U “lackluster”

According to Fable creator Peter Molyneux, the Wii U is “slightly lackluster”. Molyneux, in an email exchange with gaming site Kotaku, said “Nintendo’s slightly lack lustre Wii U is going to have to blow us away with better specs and great 1st party line up.” Molyneux has been working on the Xbox 360 franchise Fable …

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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 …