Ex Criterion boss Alex Ward has taken to Twitter to complain about both EA and Nintendo. Ward who helped develop the respected port of Need for Speed: Most Wanted Wii U says that neither EA or Nintendo gave the team any support and they were left feeling rather aggrieved. Ward has now started his own indie company, but when asked about if his game would come to Wii U he replied that it’s fairly unlikely.
The official Nintendo Store is selling a refurbished 32GB Deluxe Wii U console with the entertaining Nintendo Land for $200. The console also comes with a standard one year warranty, so if you have any problems with the device you’ll be covered.
The Wii U Deluxe Set is now available as an Authentic Nintendo Refurbished set only from Nintendo, and it comes with our standard one year warranty. Although it may have minor cosmetic blemishes, it is guaranteed to be fully functional. We think you will find the standards for Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products are very high.
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Genius Sonority has confirmed via a press release that Denpa Men 3 is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop this summer. A demo for the game will be arriving in May on the eShop and the Denpa Men 2 is currently on sale.
The Denpa Men 3 is the third game in the expansive RPG series where players catch and form parties with Denpa Men to conquer dungeons and explore a vast world. In the third iteration, the Denpa Men you are trying to capture can now fight back by throwing colored balls at you, but players have new weapons at their disposal such as an antenna to capture Denpa Men.
The Denpa Men are mysterious creatures who appear around radio waves. Find Wi-Fi signals or scan QR codes to find Denpa Men, and use the AR “Catch” feature of the Nintendo 3DS to make them part of your team. Each Denpa Man is unique in its appearance, stats, and abilities. The possibilities of their variations are limitless. It is also said that among them exists a very rare kind of Denpa Man.
■Continuing the adventure – THE ‘DENPA’ MEN 3: The Rise of Digitoll can inherit data from the previous two games THE ‘DENPA’ MEN: They Came By Wave and THE ‘DENPA’ MEN 2: Beyond the Waves, allowing players to start a new adventure with characters they’ve captured previously.
■Personalize to your hearts content – Once the Denpa Men join your party, they come with their own highly customizable houses, where the interiors can be decorated to their liking. Decorative items can be exchanged with other players.
■Share your Denpa Men- Deploy the Denpa Men not currently in your party to other players around the world. Or, if you need a little help on your adventure, borrow a Denpa Man from someone else. If your Denpa Man is high in demand, you might just earn a little cash on the side.
■Go shopping – Connect your 3DS to the internet and shop with players from around the world. You might be able to trade better items for better prices than the in-game shop.
■Battle over the Network – Enter the coliseum to pit your Denpa Men against other players around the globe.
■Make some memories – While on your quest, hold down the L / R buttons (simultaneously) anytime to snap a shot of your characters. These are stored on the SD card, so they can be transferred and shared anytime!
The folks over at IGN have managed to get their hands on the adorable Yoshi’s New Island Nintendo 3DS XL console. The product launches the same day as Yoshi’s New Island is released, but according to IGN, it doesn’t include the game. You can pre-order the Yoshi’s New Island 3DS XL console for $199.99 at Toys ‘R Us.
Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin has told Eurogamer that the Wii U version has been paused while the team develop the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game. Once development has ceased on those versions, which are due out May 27th, then work will apparently resume on the Wii U build. Ubisoft said earlier that there’s “a possibility” that the Wii U version of Watch Dogs will come out in 2014.
“It’s been paused,” Morin states of the Wii U build, “which means delayed.”
“There were some very talented programmers working on it and, when we started to point at the things we needed to fix, we needed those guys and their experience. It was a logical choice to say – let’s get those people, let’s pause the Wii U thing, let’s make sure the experience is where we wanted to be.”
Once other versions are done, “then Wii U can get back into place,” he concludes.
Dominic Guay, a senior producer of Watch Dogs, has told Polygon that there’s a possibility that the long-awaited open world adventure will release on the Wii U in 2014. Ubisoft announced a date for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC versions earlier today. The game is coming May 27th on those platforms.
“Yeah it’s still alive,” he said. “We still haven’t defined a ship date for it, though. So it’s on hold, to a certain extent for shipping.”
He added that a 2014 ship date for that version of the game is still a “possibility.”
“We don’t have a specific ship date for it yet so it’s considered within the year,” he said. “So we’re going to look at that and we’re going to let people know as soon as we figure out an exact date for it.”
“We have our studio in Bucharest working on it, and we wanted that team to have the time to explore the GamePad and be able to have fun with it and see how far they could push it,” he said. “It’s also an interesting platform, because it has its own strength, which we want to take advantage of, and we didn’t want to delay all the other platforms for that one. So we’re going to take the time we need to make sure the game is good (technically) when we ship it and that it also, game design-wise, makes good use of the specifics of the Wii U.”
“I mean, for our game, when we play with everything being connected, we need to make smart use of it,” Guay said. “And also, the Wii U came along at some point in our production, so it planned through for it, and now to a certain extent we wanted to be ambitious with it, be able to go full-on and make full use of the platform. That’s why we’re taking more time, but it’s being worked on so that’s good.”
“It wasn’t running on Wii U initially,” he said. “They were the perfect team to do it. Our Bucharest studio is super strong, super strong engineers and I was impressed by how quickly they got to get the game running on the console. And they were so autonomous in doing it. Obviously we’re communicating and we’re working together, but they were so quick and smart in doing it, it still made sense for them to keep ownership. Obviously they’re using the same game content, so they’re not building other game content. It’s the same game content that we’ll adapt for the needs of the specific needs of Wii U. But at the core, same game, but they made all the technical adjustments for it.”
Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, today announced it will be the official live streaming partner of Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The partnership with the tradeshow’s owner, Entertainment Software Association (ESA), is a three year agreement beginning with E3 2014 that will heighten the global presence for the leading video game event.
E3 2014 takes place on June 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center where Twitch will have a prominent booth in the South Hall. Twitch’s E3 channel will be integrated into all parts of the convention’s presence, including E3 Insider and E3Expo.com. In addition, the Twitch feed will be featured on monitors spread throughout the convention halls, as well as the lounges and press center.
“Live video has changed the video game industry in a fundamental way and transformed how gamers learn, communicate and share their passion for games,” said Jonathan Simpson-Bint, chief revenue officer, Twitch. “Twitch looks forward to deepening consumers’ E3 online experience with top E3 news, original interviews, and behind-the-scenes E3 footage.”
“E3 is the leading computer and video game event in the world. It is known and respected as the launch pad for the latest in video game news,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president of communications and industry affairs at ESA. “We look forward to partnering with Twitch and extending E3’s worldwide reach to billions of consumers.”
A leaked trailer has revealed that Watch Dogs is finally coming on May 27th. The action packed game will be available to purchase on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 24th. Ubisoft has yet to reveal when the Wii U version is coming after announcing that it has been delayed. This ties in with the announcement earlier today from Ubisoft who said that they have something to reveal at 6pm CET.
“We are pleased to be able to reveal to gamers all over the world the new release date for Watch Dogs,” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ubisoft. “We are extremely confident that the additional time we afforded the dev team to refine and polish the game will be more than worth the wait.”
Watch Dogs will be available on Sony PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and Windows PC. The Wii U version will release at a later date.
Ubisoft has teased on Facebook that it has a big announcement to share with gamers at 6pm CET today. Clearly speculation is rife regarding what the announcement will be about. A release date and trailer for the highly anticipated Watch Dogs appears to be the best bet. However, it could be the reveal of the next Assassin’s Creed.
Big news tonight – be ready at 18:00 CET!
Update: It looks as though the news has broke early and it’s the release date for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC version of Watch Dogs on May 27th. We already know that the Wii U version of the game is delayed.