The mystery developer behind the intriguing Minecraft clone for Wii U – which is aptly named U Craft – has been revealed. Nexis Games, the developer behind BrickBlast U! on the Nintendo eShop, has confirmed they are developing U Craft for the Wii U eShop. While we’ve seen a few screenshots of the upcoming sandbox construction clone, sneakily unveiled by HullBreach Studios last week, the game is apparently well on its way to completion.
In fact the studio has since said U Craft could arrive for the Nintendo eShop before Christmas – though such plans are not yet set in stone. Let us know your thoughts on the game’s potential on Wii U, and whether it could become a substantial carbon copy for Minecraft in the comment section below.
Koei Tecmo has provided Hyrule Warriors fans with a few new details regarding the first DLC pack for Japan. According to an update on the official website, the DLC pack will contain additional costumes for Lana and Cia, Link’s trusted steed Epona as Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma announced last week, the untold storyline of the Black Witch Cia, and a new adventure mode map for 1,200 yen. However, players can purchase all of the above separately for a cost of 500 yen each for the Epona, Cia storyline, and additional adventure map, or opt for the costume pack for Lana and Cia for 200 yen.
The Master Quest Pack will be released October 16 for Japan, Europe and North America. Western prices are yet to be confirmed when purchasing the DLC separately, however Nintendo of America stated that owners of the game can buy a season pass for $19.99, which will give them access to all four of the upcoming DLC packs.
The Dynasty Warriors developer has also uploaded a brand new trailer showcasing Hyrule Warriors’ main villain and her deadly moves on the battlefield. You can take a look at Cia’s vicious battle techniques in the video embedded above. For Japanese players, it appears version 1.3.0 is now available for Hyrule Warriors.
You can check out the official website for the latest DLC screenshots, or alternatively view them in the gallery below. Here are some additional details for the DLC:
Adventure map adds “Master Quest” rules, so you won’t be able to heal or use items.
Players can discover Cia, Volga and Wizro’s high-ranked battle weapons throughout the map, as well as an array of scattered weapons and other rewards.
Nintendo has unleashed a new system update for Wii U. Available via an Internet connection, version 5.2.0 U allows users to create folders in the Wii U menu to hold and organize software icons. It also adds changes to the Quick Start Menu and modifies the design and layout of the HOME Menu. The latest update includes the following improvements:
Changes to the Wii U Menu:
Folders can now be created in the Wii U Menu to hold and organize software icons
A Download Management icon has been added to the Wii U Menu
Changes to Quick Start Menu:
The Quick Start Menu will now display when the Wii U is powered on from the Wii U GamePad TV Remote
Options have been added to Power Settings that allow users to hide certain software from the Quick Start Menu
Changes to the HOME Menu:
The design and layout of the HOME Menu has been updated
Changes to the Nintendo eShop:
Disabled usage of characters not used when redeeming Nintendo eShop cards (O, I, Z, etc.)
Improvements to system stability and usability:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Manfred from Shin’en has announced via NeoGAF that the company’s latest project Fast Racing Neo for the Wii U will have a resolution of 720p and will run at a blazing fast 60fps. Shin’en have only released screenshots for Fast Racing Neo, which you can view here. Hopefully we should get some gameplay footage shown soon.
There’s been a few amusing bugs in Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS, but the latest has to be the best yet. The bug, which you can see in the video above, happens when you’re confronted by a number of enemies. If you choose to play as Yoshi and continuously lay eggs it makes your opponents bigger and bigger until eventually they take up the whole screen and decimate you with a smash.
Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS is currently sitting at number one in the Amazon.com best-sellers charts. The chart is updated hourly so it could well change, but it appears as though there’s plenty of demand for the Nintendo 3DS version which will arrive on October 3rd. We are still waiting for a release date for the Wii U version which should also do rather well.
With the New Nintendo 3DS launching in Japan in a mere few weeks, Nintendo has revealed a whole host of new 3DS background images to feast your eyes upon. Scheduled to arrive in a new firmware update for all 3DS consoles, current handheld users will be able to purchase an array of background themes and custom menu features for a small price on the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo of Europe has already confirmed the Nintendo-led themes will be available during October, but in the mean time Nintendo of Japan has launched a new website detailing each theme.
There are almost 50 background themes to choose from in Japan, so you may just be spoiled for choice. Though the themes may vary for western users, you can take a look at the new website, here, as well as check out the list and their Japanese prices, which all range between 100 and 200 Yen. Which 3DS background theme do you have your eye on? Let us know in the comments below.