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Welcome to the new Wii U Daily

Wii U Daily is quickly growing to one of the top sites and communities for all things Wii U. As you can see, we’ve just launched our brand new design, and we would love to get your input and thoughts on it! We’ll be ramping up our coverage of the new console here on Wii …

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Wii U is as powerful as current gen hardware

The Nintendo Wii U is as powerful as the current generation consoles, according to Darksiders 2 developer Vigil Games. It’s been previously rumored that the Wii U would be more powerful than the current generation consoles, according to leaked Wii U specs. But if you ask Darksiders 2 director Marvin Donald, the Wii U version …

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Wii U won’t support Blu-ray movies or DVDs

The Wii U will not support Blu-ray movies nor DVD movies, according to information WiiUDaily has dug up from the past. While the Wii U will support a Blu-ray-like drive capable of storing upwards of 25GB per disc, Wii U Blu-ray playback will still be a no-no. Not even DVD movies will be playable on …

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Borderlands developer praises Wii U

Developer Gearbox is currently working on Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U, and in an interview with The Verge, CEO Randy Pitchford gave a lot of praise for the Wii U, saying: “The Wii U version has so much more to offer. No other platform can do what the Wii U can do. If …

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Wii U details

Assassin’s Creed 3 will be coming to Wii U this year, and we’ve got the first details on the game from Nintendo Gamer magazine. According to the article, Assassin’s Creed 3 Wii U will include a feature where the Wii U controller acts as an Assassin’s Creed “Animus”, and can be used as a map …

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Hideo Kojima: Wii U is a “special case”

Legendary video game designer Hideo Kojima, maker of Metal Gear Solid, recently commented on the Nintendo Wii U in an interview. Speaking at a press Q&A in Japan last week, Kojima said about the Wii U: “Wii U is kind of a special case. The way the player interacts with the device is very different …

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Nintendo working on new franchises for the Wii U

Nintendo won’t be content with just the usual lineup of first party titles like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, etc. for the Wii U. According to new reports, the company is working on as many as three new franchises for the Wii U console, which is scheduled for launch this Fall. The new video game franchises are …

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Wii U getting Darksiders 2 as launch title

Darksiders 2 will be a launch title for the Wii U, THQ recently announced. So far only a handful of launch titles have been confirmed for the Wii U, including Assassin’s Creed 3 and Ghost Recon Online. We can now add Darksiders 2 to that list, as publisher THQ announced that it will be available …

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Grand Theft Auto 5 coming to Wii U in 2013

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be coming to Wii U, according to publisher Rockstar.. According to a new financial report from developer/publisher Rockstar, the company will release Grand Theft Auto 5 in early 2013, and it will be coming to the Wii U in addition to other consoles. GTA V was announced last year, but …

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Analyst: Wii U could be the next Dreamcast

Not everyone is excited about Nintendo’s new Wii U console. Noted game analyst Michael Pachter said, during his latest Pach Attack show, that Nintendo is late to the scene with the new console, as the Wii U is only marginally more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Pachter said: “I think that if …

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Epic Games boss would be “shocked if the Wii U doesn’t do well”

Speaking at the Game Developers Conference, Epic Games’ Vice President Mark Rein said that he’d be “shocked if the Wii U doesn’t do well”. Rein praised the Wii U, saying he played Batman Arkham City on it and was impressed by the controller. Rein also said, speaking to Eurogamer: “Do you remember the Zelda demo …

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Nintendo to offer Wii U developers free tools

Nintendo will offer Wii U developers free access to tools and software, the company recently announced. Nintendo has reached an agreement with game software maker Autodesk to license its GameWare middleware and software packages for the Wii U. The license is wide and allows Nintendo to offer the GameWare software development kit to all Wii …

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Assassin’s Creed 3 coming to Wii U

Ubisoft just revealed the third installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed 3. Nintendo fans will be pleased to know that the game will be coming out on the Wii U, in addition to other consoles. Ubisoft plans to reveal Wii U specific features of Assassin’s Creed 3 soon, and we expect it to …

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Wii U to be priced at $299?

Nintendo will price the Wii U aggressively at $299 when it launches later this year, according to a report WiiUDaily has received (from the same source that brought us the Wii U system specs rumor). Nintendo will price the Wii U at $299 in the US, 299 Euro in Europe, and at 20,000 Yen in …

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Wii U to stream video content

According to new reports, Nintendo is in negotiations with several large content creators and streaming service to bring video and movie streaming to the Wii U. AdWeek reports that Nintendo is working with several large content providers like Netflix to bring streaming content to the Wii U. Considering that Netflix is on virtually every device, …

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Nintendo tested a 3D screen for Wii U controller

The Wii U console sets itself apart from every other console on the market with its innovative Wii U controller, which features a touchscreen. However, according to Kotaku, Nintendo considered an even more radical design: adding a 3D touchscreen to the controller instead of a regular one. According to a patent application dating back to …

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Nintendo: not all games need need rich graphics

It’s no secret that we’re currently in the HD era of gaming, as this generation’s consoles introduced 720p and 1080p HD visuals. That is, with the exception of the Wii. While the upcoming Wii U will support 1080p resolution and a much more powerful graphics processor, Nintendo still doesn’t seem completely sold on the HD …

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Team Ninja: Wii U very easy to develop for

Team Ninja, the developer behind the Ninja Gaiden series, are working on bringing Ninja Gaiden to the Wii U, and according to Team Ninja’s Fumihiko Yasuda and Yosuke Hayashi, the Wii U is very easy to develop for. An an interview with Nintendo Gamer, they added: “They’ve (Nintendo, ed.) asked us what we would want …