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Wii U game concepts

Graphic artist Sietse Visser gives us here his thoughts on how Nintendo’s biggest franchises on the Wii U might look. He created a few Wii U game concepts and mockups, one of which you can find above. The concept shows how Metroid Prime might look on the new console and how the Wii U controller …

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Wii U launch lineup will “surprise people”, according to GameTrailers

So far the Wii U launch lineup looks pretty solid, but according to GameTrailers’ editor in chief Shane Setterfield, there’s more in store for the Wii U. During a recent video podcast on GameTrailers, Sutterfield commented on the Wii U and its launch titles, saying: “I will say one thing that I can say without …

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Pikmin 3 is a possible Wii U launch title

We recently posted a list of confirmed Wii U launch titles, and we probably should have added one more to the list as “highly likely”: Pikmin 3. The game has been in development since 2008, and at E3 last year, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that Pikmin 3 would be moved from the Wii to the Wii …

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Project Cars screenshots

Developer Slightly Mad Studios has released a batch of new Project Cars screenshots. The screenshots are from the alpha build of the PC version of the game, but according to the developer, all versions, both PC and consoles, will end up looking pretty much the same. Project Cars is a community funded racing simulator game …

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Tony Hawk suggests reviving franchise for new consoles and Wii U

Tony Hawk recently did an interview with IGN where he touched on the current state of skating games and the Tony Hawk franchise, which died an awful death with the release of Tony Hawk Skate (remember the skateboard accessory?). In the interview, Hawk mentions his desire to revive the franchise with the HD remake of …

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Most analysts are optimistic about the Nintendo Wii U

Despite what some are saying, the general consensus among analysts is that the Nintendo Wii U will do just fine. Last week analysts from Macquarie Capital Securities told investors to avoid Nintendo stock due to the uncertainty around the upcoming Wii U console. With that statement in hand, GamesIndustry went and got the opinion on …

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Nintendo to showcase Super Mario Wii U game at E3

Nintendo has confirmed that they will showcase a new Super Mario Wii U title at E3 2012. The news came after Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto said in a recent interview that they are working on Super Mario Bros. for the Wii U, and that it’ll be unveiled at E3. Many suspected Miyamoto to have been misquoted, …

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Nintendo: We do not focus on technology specs

Last week a few unnamed developers said the Wii U was essentially weaker than the current generation consoles, which added to the confusion over just how powerful the Wii U console is. Most developers, like Gearbox, have repeatedly said that the Wii U is more powerful than current generation systems, and some estimate it at …

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Miyamoto on F-Zero for the Wii U

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 …

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No Wii U at Gamescom event in August

Nintendo has confirmed that it won’t be showing off the Wii U or any other system or games at the upcoming Gamescom event in Germany. Gamescom is the largest gaming event in the world, and is held each year in Cologne. Instead, Nintendo says that they’ll “broaden our post-E3 activities to the Wii U”. Nintendo …

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Analysts are worried about the Wii U

According to analysts from Japanese Macquarie Capital Securities, investors should avoid buying into into Nintendo stock until after E3 2012. According to the Macquarie, the uncertainty around the Wii U and Nintendo as a company contribute to a unfavorable investment option. The analysts appear to be worried that the Wii U might not be a …

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LucasArts working on Wii U project?

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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Wii U costs Nintendo $180 to manufacture: Report

According to sources close to the manufacturing and assembly of the upcoming Wii U, it costs Nintendo an estimated $180 to manufacture each Wii U console including the controller). The Wii U controller is said to cost $50 to manufacture. This is according to a rumor that originated on ForgetTheBox, where an unnamed source said …

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Wii U racing game in development, will compete with Forza and Gran Turismo

Nintendo is working on a new Wii U racing game, according to latest rumors. It appears that new Wii U rumors are now emerging by the day, and the latest rumor suggests that Nintendo is working on a Wii U racing game that’s meant to compete with PlayStation 3’s Gran Turismo and Xbox 360’s Forza …

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Gearbox: Wii U is more powerful than current gen consoles

Here we go again: another day, another developer with comments on the power of the Wii U. This time, it’s Gearbox director Brian Martel, who’s the head of Aliens: Colonial Marines, saying that the Wii U is more powerful than the current generation consoles (the PS3 and Xbox 360). In an interview with Nintendo Gamer, …

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Ubisoft has big plans for the Wii U

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 …

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Wii U is less powerful than Xbox 360, PS3, according to developer

Up until now we’ve heard many things about the Wii U and its hardware. We’ve heard estimates that the Wii U is about 50% more powerful than the current generation of consoles, and we’ve also seen some leaked Wii U specs. However, now there’s a new set of opinions of the Wii U hardware. Opinions …

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Nintendo partners with Green Hills for Wii U software

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, …