Deadpool, an action-adventure game based on characters from the Deadpool comic book franchise, was previously thought to be coming to the Wii U, though rumors were quickly dismissed, and the game was only confirmed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. But based on a recent listing made by Amazon Canada, the game is coming to Nintendo’s console. However, this can only be classified as a rumor until publisher Activision confirms whether the Wii U will be getting the game. Deadpool will be released on June 25th.
Although EA made it clear that it has no games in development for the Wii U, another top dog in the video game industry plans to continue supporting Nintendo and its latest console. A Ubisoft spokesperson told GamesIndustry International that, as with any new console, the Wii U needs time to grow an established base. Ubisoft has numerous games that are scheduled to be released on Nintendo’s Wii U, including Rayman Legends, Watch_Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist.
“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.”
Nintendo has revealed the box art for The Wonderful 101. Developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo, the action-adventure game will be released on September 15th, exclusively for the Wii U console. Earlier today, Nintendo confirmed that additional details regarding the game will be announced after E3.
There’s no release date set for the Wii U console’s version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online. And, today, the first-person shooter’s publisher, Ubisoft, confirmed that the Wii U version is still on hold, while efforts are being put into the PC version of the game. Last we heard, the game is scheduled to arrive this year on Wii U.
We already know that EA has no games in development for the Wii U, but what does the publisher think of the console? Bob Summerwill, a Senior Software Engineer and Architect for the company, went on Twitter today to voice his opinion of Nintendo’s latest console. According to Summerwill, ‘the Wii U is crap, it’s less powerful than the Xbox 360, it has a weird tablet and a poor online store.’ Summerwill went on to say that, at this point, Nintendo is ‘walking dead.’ Although he deleted some of his outspoken comments from his Twitter account, you can view screenshots of them on IGN.
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Sumo Digital‘s Executive Producer, Steve Lycett, has supposedly hinted that SEGA mascot Sonic will be a playable character in the next Mario Kart game, or in a racing crossover between Mario and SEGA characters. Earlier this month, a Twitter user suggested that a Pac-Man World Rally and Sonic Racing crossover was in the works, to which Lycett replied by saying that he was thinking there are ‘bigger’ rivals than Pac-Man. This vague statement has lead people to speculate that Lycett was referring to gaming icon Mario.
Earlier this week, EA – one of the largest video game companies in the world – announced that it has no games in development for Nintendo’s Wii U console. And, of course, this means that the next installments in the popular FIFA and Madden NFL series, which are due to be released this year, will not be coming to Wii U. An EA spokesperson told Eurogamer that the reason FIFA 14 will skip Nintendo’s console is because FIFA 13 sold poorly on Wii U.
“Six months ago FIFA 13 was a launch title on Wii U. Although the game featured FIFA’s award-winning HD gameplay and innovative new ways to play, the commercial results were disappointing. We have decided not to develop FIFA 14 on Wii U.”
Nintendo of America has revealed, via Twitter, that company president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that Nintendo will discuss multiple Wii U games “before the start of E3,” during a Nintendo Direct online presentation. Among the games that will be discussed before the expo begins are a brand-new Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart and 3D Mario game – each of which doesn’t have an official name as of yet. Currently, the date of the pre-E3 presentation is unknown, but we do know that E3 officially begins on June 11th.
Wii U title Pikmin 3 will feature new playable characters – Alph, Brittany and Charlie. In the game, the Wii U GamePad controller is referred to as the “KopPad,” where players can view the overall map and grasp what each character and Pikmin are up to. Nintendo today showcased some new footage from the game, which you can view above. Pikmin 3 launches on July 26th in Europe, and on August 4th in North America.
New Super Luigi U is essentially downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U. But players who don’t own a copy of the Wii U game won’t be left in the dust. Nintendo today announced that a standalone retail version of New Super Luigi U will arrive at stores on August 25th. In the upcoming DLC, Luigi’s red-garbed brother, Mario, will be absent, but critter Nabbit will be a playable character in its multiplayer mode.