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All posts tagged "wii u"

  • Breath of the Wild will be last first party Wii U game

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild will be the last first-party title for the Nintendo Wii U, the company reportedly said. "From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon. "We really are at the end of life for Wii U," he added, while saying they had no immediate plans to end Wii U game sales or online services. "The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on (Mario) Kart and Splatoon is significant. We're going to continue to support that." Of course, you won't...

  • Nintendo Wii U: 9 exclusives worth playing

    The Nintendo Wii U will reportedly wind down production this week (if Eurogamer's sources are reliable), bringing the curtain down on an innovative but ill-fated console. However, you can't argue that the system was short of quality titles, so we looked at some exclusive games you should play. Nintendo Land Yeah yeah, we're opening the list with what is essentially Wii Sports for the Wii U. But the importance of Nintendo Land can't be overstated. Nintendo Land served as a wonderful introduction to the Wii U and its asynchronous gameplay, in the same way that Wii Sports showed off the Wii remotes. Playing by...

  • Last Wii U to be made this week – report

    The Wii U is Nintendo's biggest sales flop since the Virtual Boy and, with the Switch closer to release, the firm has reportedly decided to end production of the ill-fated console this week. According to Eurogamer, citing multiple sources, the company's Japanese production line will cease operations this week after the deadline for orders passed. It's understood that a small number of orders were placed for the final production run. The company has only sold 13.3 million Wii U consoles, compared to the Nintendo GameCube's estimated 21.7 million units sold. It's a rather sobering figure for Nintendo, especially when the GameCube was...

  • Xenoblade Chronicles to hit North American Nintendo eStore

    The incredibly hard-to-find JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles is making its way to the North American Nintendo eShop. It will be playable on the Wii U. Xenoblade Chronicles was originally released on the Nintendo Wii and was an exclusive to Nintendo of America's website and GameStop stores. This was the subject of much controversy due to the rarity of the game. It was later re-released on the Nintendo New 3DS, which is how many fans have been able to get their hands on it. The game will retail for US$19.99 with no word on a European or South African eShop release. Watch the full trailer below:

  • Latest Humble Bundle includes excellent selection of Nintendo Wii U, 3DS games

    The latest Humble Bundle package includes a range of games for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS consoles. To answer the inevitable question: Yes, these will work in South Africa. Named the Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle, the packages includes the likes of Darksiders II, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Retro City Rampage, and even a theme for the 3DS. In order to get your hands on these, you'll need to fork over at least US$1 for the base bundle, which is pretty much a bargain for anything on a Nintendo platform. Unlike last year's Nintendo-themed Humble Bundle, these titles are available in...

  • Hyrule Warriors review (Wii U): a hack and slash masterpiece

    Hyrule Warriors, the latest release for Nintendo’s Wii U gaming console, proves that with just a little bit of faith its beloved franchises will be safe when placed in the right hands. Koei Tecmo has done a masterful job of fusing the design, story, and characters of the Zelda universe with the exciting gameplay of Dynasty Warriors. Without giving too much away, Hyrule Warriors features a typical Zelda story where the princess is kidnapped and Link is in charge of finding and rescuing her. Link discovers that a great evil has spread across the realm of Hyrule and it is up to...

  • Wii U system update adds folders, improved download management

    Nintendo's Wii U is seeing a resurgence in popularity of late, no small thanks to the release of first-party mascot fighters Super Smash Bros. and Hyrule Fighters. Yet, the Wii U still suffered from a non-intuitive interface, the inability to organize game collections and irritatingly, no quick way to checkup on downloads. Today's Wii U system software update 5.2.0 U, hopefully fixes these niggling issues with a new download management icon, folders and a "new design layout" for the HOME menu. Here's everything that's being updatde if and when you decide to turn your Wii U back on. Version 5.2.0...

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, 3DS is Nintendo’s golden brawler

    Cult-like worship is nothing new for Masahiro Sakurai, oddball creator and luminary genius responsible for Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. and Kirby, a living pink ball of bubblegum dreams. This quiet, mystical man commands a room of hundreds who've gathered to hear how his latest games, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS will redefine their lives. We took part in an exclusive Nintendo invitational where Sakurai revealed some exclusive details for what is surely Nintendo's shining moment for 2014. For those unfamiliar with Super Smash Bros. imagine every popular Nintendo character -- Mario, Samus from Metroid, Pikachu, Kid Icarus -- beating the...

  • Bayonetta 2 hands-on preview: outrageous witching

    I have a special relationship with Bayonetta. Not in the creepy stalker way (I promise), but I'm rather attached to the character who is a kick-ass, near-invulnerable death machine with the moves of a sadistic ballet dancer. Bayonetta 1 was one of the most fun, bombastic games for the Xbox 360 and because Bayonetta 2 lands exclusively on the Wii U -- a strange choice of platform indeed -- many of us won't be experiencing this mad-combo witches adventure. But I did, and it's still as excellent, oddball and maniac as the original. I must admit, I haven't played much Wii U but the...

  • EA apologises for childish Wii U April Fools’ joke

    Did EA take it a step too far with its Wii U April Fools' twitter prank? Thirteen1 reports that earlier this week on April Fool's Day, EA tweeted these gems about Nintendo's current-gen console, the Wii U (the tweets have summarily been deleted): "Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our 'netcode'. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU." "Frostbite will power #HalfLife 3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive." "Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda." EA's tweets, which most saw as...