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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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Walmart sets Wii U price at $350

Walmart has begun running Google ads pegging Wii U price to $349. While the Wii U doesn’t have an official price yet, back in the Summer of 2006, Walmart set the Wii price at $250 — before we had an official suggested retail price from Nintendo. As we all know, Nintendo later did price the …

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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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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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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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Wii U still on track for 2012 release

There have been a few rumors surrounding production issues regarding Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. But according to Nintendo, everything is fine: the Wii U is on track for a late 2012 release date, as promised at E3 2011. Specifically, Nintendo released a statement, saying: “Production and development efforts remain on track for the Wii …

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Final version of Wii U to be showcased at E3 2012

Nintendo originally unveiled the Wii U at E3 2011, and the console looked quite complete — the design, implementation, and hardware, all seemed complete, but we might still see some changes. That’s according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who recently said at a shareholder meeting that they’ll showcase the “final version” of the Wii U …

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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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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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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, …