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Square Enix: Wii U needs a strong launch lineup

Square Enix, one of the biggest publishers in the world (and the makers of the Final Fantasy series), have voiced their opinion when it comes to the upcoming Nintendo Wii U console. According to Square Enix’s technology director Julien Merceron, the launch lineup is key to a successful Wii U launch. He said in a …

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Ninendo: fans might wait for price cut before buying Wii U

Buying a brand new console when it’s released always carries some risk: will the console be successful? Will there be enough games down the line? But the chief concern for many gamers, especially during tough times, is the price. New consoles are always priced high, and the Wii U is expected to start at $400 …

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Epic Games “very interested” in Wii U

Nintendo had trouble attracting third party support for the Wii, and they seem to have learned from their mistakes, as we’ve already seen plenty of third part support for the Wii U. You can now add Epic Games to that list, as Epic President Mike Capps recently told IndustryGamers, “We haven’t made an official announcement …

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EA: Wii U just as powerful as Xbox 360, PS3

We already know that the Wii U packs some powerful hardware, according to some, it’s up to 50% more powerful than the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Now EA has added to the debate, with EA’s vice president Andrew Wilson saying that the Wii U is at least just as powerful as the current gen …

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GameCube games coming to Wii U via Wiiware

According to Nintendo, GameCube games won’t be playable on the Wii U in disc form, which is somewhat expected. However, Nintendo did point out that some of the GameCube games will be coming to Wii U via the digital distribution platform Wiiware. This is according to Nintendo of America executive Amber McCollom, who said: “GameCube …

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BioShock developer: no plans of developing for the Wii U

When Nintendo showcased the Wii U at E3, they had a reel of a number of developers praising the new console, and one of the developers was Ken Levine, the man behind BioShock. This led many to speculate whether we’d see the upcoming BioShock Infinite on the Wii U. However, now Ken Levine has come …

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Nintendo’s Fils-Aime: Wii U a whole new type of game

There’s no denying that the Wii U is just as radically different from other consoles as the Wii was from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And Nintendo isn’t shy of advertising it as such, with the latest pitch coming from Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime, who said in a recent interview with Forbes: “We’re …

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uDraw coming to Wii U?

There are a lot of rumors surrounding possible games coming to the Wii U, from Hitman Absolution, to Resident Evil, but one game/device seems to be destined to arrive on the Wii U: the uDraw tablet that was widely popular on the Wii, is rumored to be in development for the upcoming Wii U. The …

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Wii U to support 3D

We already know that the Wii U will be quite a potent console, and according to Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, the Wii U will also be able to handle 3D. However, Iwata also stated that 3D isn’t Nintendo’s main objective with the Wii U: “If you are going to connect Wii U with a home TV …

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Wii U a great fit for Id Software’s new engine

According to John Carmack, co-founder of Id Software, the Wii U is powerful enough for the brand new id Tech 5 engine. Speaking to IndustryGamers, Carmack said of Wii U, “It should be a slam dunk to move over to Tech 5 games on there. We haven’t had that discussion yet as a company, but …

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Bethesda to support Wii U “if it’s powerful enough”

Bethesda, the publisher behind Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and the upcoming Rage and Prey 2, says that they’re interested in supporting the Wii U only if the hardware is powerful enough. According to Bethesda marketing vice president Pete Hines, the company is always looking to make games available to the widest audience possible. Hines continued, …

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Activision: we’re enthusiastic over the Wii U

Activision CEO, and a polarizing figure in the game industry, Bobby Kotick, recently said in an interview that Activision — the biggest publisher in the world — are excited and enthusiastic over the Wii U. Speaking to UK newspaper The Guardian, Kotick said: “It’s now more possible to do deep rich multiplayer games – we …

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EA to have titles for Wii U launch

Electronic Arts, one of the biggest publishers and developers in the world, is naturally expected to bring their titles to the Wii U, and now EA’s Frank Gibbeau has confirmed that they’ll have several titles available on launch day for the new console. EA showcased several games at E3 that were headed for the Wii, …

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Monolith Soft working on Wii U title

Monolith Soft, the developers of Xenoblade Chronicles, have confirmed that they are working on a Wii U title, although they didn’t provide any further details on the matter. Monolith Soft, founded in 1999, has been working on Nintendo consoles for the past few generations, releasing titles on the Nintendo DS, GameCube and Wii. Their latest …

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Capcom producer wants Resident Evil on Wii U

According to the development team behind the upcoming Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, they’re looking into the Wii U and are interested in developing on the new platform. Capcom producer Masachika Kawata, who also worked on Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 4, said in an interview with CVG: “Whenever I see new game machines …

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Hitman: Absolution coming to Wii U?

The Hitman series started in 2000 and has so far spanned 4 games, with the last one being released back in 2006. Now developer IO Interactive is working on a fifth installment called Hitman Absolution, and according to rumors, the game is scheduled to appear on the Nintendo Wii U. According to a tip WiiUDaily …

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Crytek: CryEngine 3 running on Wii U

Crytek, developers of Crysis and a company known to push the limits of videogame visuals, have confirmed that their brand new engine, CryEngine 3, is running on the Wii U. While Crytek isn’t showing anything just yet, they confirmed to Develop that the engine is running on the Wii U and that Crytek fully supports …

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Ubisoft working on “brand new IP” for Wii U launch

Ubisoft was one of the big supporters for the Wii when it came out, and had several titles available at launch. It looks like they’ll be reprising their role as the biggest third party publisher at launch, as they’ve already announced that they’re working on porting several games to the Wii U, including Assassin’s Creed, …

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U “years away”

Nintendo spawned a lot of excitement among fans of the Super Smash. Bros series by announcing a new game in the series for the Wii U. However, according to Nintendo lead designer Masahiro Sakurai, we’ll have to wait several years before seeing Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, and mentioned that he was surprised …