The Wii U's latest system update slipped under the radar yesterday, bringing your Wii U's software version to 3.0.1 U after the update.
According to Nintendo, the update is supposed to bring “Further improvements to overall system stability and software compatibility.”
So, while it is not an overly important update, Wii U owners should make sure to install the update to get the most out of their consoles.
Are you looking forward to the Wii U's summer update, which should offer vast improvements akin to the last update?
Ubisoft have just announced that Watch Dogs, Ubisoft's hotly anticipated Chicago sandbox game, will have a couple of preorder exclusive missions. What's more, the content will also be exclusive to the retailer from which you preordered it.
Those who preorder Watch Dogs from GameStop will receive one single player mission, entitled "The Palace Pack." Apart from the actual content of the mission itself, "The Palace Pack" will contain an investigation bonus and an ATM hack boost. The investigation bonus will open up exclusive investigation opportunities within the network, and the ATM hack boost will give you extra money when you hack into a bank account. Players who preorder from GameStop will also receive an exclusive poster from the comic book artist Alex Ross.
Those who preorder from Amazon.com will gain
access to the "Signature Shot Pack." Upon completion of this exclusive
mission, players will unlock the Biometric Assault Rifle and the Black
Viceroy’s Outfit. The mission itself will require players to break into a
stronghold and steal the Biometric Assault Rifle so they can be the
first to imprint their palm on the weapon's handle, as the gun doesn't
work for anybody past the first person to imprint the handle.
Watch Dogs will be launching on November 19th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC. As for next generation consoles, Watch Dogs will be a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and is also all but confirmed to be releasing for Microsoft's next game console.
Game and Wario, the fun little bundle of mini-games that makes up the Wii U release of the WarioWare series, is set to release on June 23; Nintendo has spent time in recent Nintendo Directs discussing the game and supplying new trailers and the like.
However, Wario does not seem to be content with this treatment and has developed his own way of supporting his game. His "Crowdfarter" website, a parody of Kickstarter and other crowdfunding services, requests that fans make donations to support the game; however, rather than requesting monetary support, Wario is looking to gain attention through Facebook and Twitter posts.
When the site reaches predetermined milestones (the first being 5 Bajillion coins), Wario will unveil some neat prizes, such as a "I crowdfarted" badge, wallpapers, and more, so be sure to check it out!
What do you think of Nintendo's most recent advertising scheme?
As promised, Warner Bros. dropped a massive amount of new Batman: Arkham Origins information on us today, including new gameplay and story details, a brand new trailer, and information about a new playable character, available via preorder DLC.
The trailer tells us a lot about the story and style of the prequel, so we'll have a full rundown of the trailer's details and more after the jump.
Follow at your own risk; spoilers ahead.
Excited for the recently announced Sonic: Lost World? You should be, because Lord knows I am. The best thing about Sonic: Lost World is that it's going feature new gameplay (Hopefully it's still similar to the current formula) along with new enemies and perhaps a few new friends as well according to Sega of America's president, John Cheng.
"With 'Sonic Lost World,' we're going to introduce new gameplay and enemies, which is always fun. In terms of Sonic and his friends, he'll have his same friends there, and I think there'll be some new ones as well. It's not a reiteration. It's going to be all new."
But will Sonic help push the sales of Nintendo's Wii U? While we certainly hope so, Cheng further adds to his statement noting that "It should be a win-win situation. Don't count Nintendo out." Either way, we're excited to see how this turn of events will play out. We'll keep you posted with more Sonic: Lost World news as it comes, so stay tuned!
A recent Iwata Asks interview revealed quite a bit about the development of the upcoming Wii U game Game & Wario, the next installment in the WarioWare series. For those unaware, Iwata Asks interviews are released periodically by Nintendo and show Nintendo president Satoru Iwata interviewing various Nintendo staff about development or key details about upcoming products. This time around, Iwata talked with the Game & Wario's development team, revealing how the game came into existence as it is today.
The game has had an interesting past, starting out as a pre-installed game for the Wii U, but eventually turning into the latest in a long-standing series. The game's director, Goro Abe, revealed just how this came about in the interview, which you can find inside!
This is circulating as a rumor thanks to a post at NeoGaf, but to be fair this originally comes from some really random blog. Thus, I wont even label this a rumor - heck the author himself isn't willing to call it a rumor or a possible leak. Then again, it also goes to show just how random of a blog this is: If your posting information you claim to have heard from someone who works at Nintendo and has seen some paperwork going around for it... it is indeed a leak and most definitely a rumor. The fact the author himself is denying it because he can't prove it (rumors themselves are rumors because they aren't proven) is interesting. I don't know if he ever meant for this to get attention, but it at least shows how shallow some people will go to get attention.
This sort of rumor mongering is... common. A guy who knows a guy who works here told me all this stuff - it's a hard aspect to believe and something we have stopped following ourselves thanks to the Remember Zordiana fiasco many years ago. So, why bring this up at all? Outside of the obvious speculation on the rare chance there is any truth to this (which lets be real, their isn't), it's just to point out how silly it is to believe everything you see on the net. There is absolutely no reason to believe, in the slightest, that any of this is true. That being said, head inside to see the "list".
Alongside the announcement of Sonic: Lost World, Sega has announced another Nintendo exclusive Sonic game, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. This new title in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series will provide more intuitive controls by implementing Wii Motion Plus. Certain events, such as curling, will even make use of the Wii U GamePad.
While the new entry in the franchise will be maintaining a number of the events from its previous Winter Olympics outing, new events, including snowboarding "slope-style" and figure skating, have also been added to the events roster. Dream events, events which take place in the game worlds of Sonic and Mario, will also be making a return in this game.
Sega has also confirmed that their Sonic the Hedgehog deal with Nintendo for Nintendo-exclusivity will cover three Sonic games, Sonic Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games being two of them.
Head past the jump to see the Sonic & Mario at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games trailer!
With all the talk surrounding EA lately how they really feel about the Wii U and Nintendo, GamesIndustry decided to contact Ubisoft to see if their stance is starting to change in regards to Nintendo's latest console. This is obviously the worst effect EA could potentially have on the Wii U market - scaring other third parties away. Well, this was Ubisoft's response:
"As with any new console, it takes some time to grow an established base. Ubisoft has a varied and high-quality line-up for Wii U, with more big titles on the way including Rayman Legends, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist. We're confident that this will help in continuing to attract gamers to the Wii U system and that Nintendo will take steps to ensure that the Wii U is successful in the market."
Ubisoft is not shying away from admitting their Nintendo support is strong and is looking to remain strong for the time being. When you combine those top tier AAA offerings with Nintendo's own slate this holiday, the Wii U suddenly looks a lot more attractive. The sad part is that we're still waiting to play all this great content. Still Ubisoft is there. We wish Ubisoft a lot of success and we hope the Wii U versions of their games sell well. Doing so will only encourage further support for the platform from other studios such as Rockstar and Bethesda.
Nintendo are still operating like it's 1990. They should have "done a Sega" and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives
It is an utterly intentional decision to focus our resources on markets which actually matter ... like mobile, and Gen4.
Yep, we've got plenty of problems, but WiiU isn't where that family/casual market is. It's on mobile/tablet now!
Angry yet? Well, anger doesn't describe it for me properly. You see, Bob SUmmerwill is Senior SE and Architect of EA Sports. He clearly does not like the Wii U... at all. I won't even bothering commenting on this. Have at it, folks.