Category Archives: Wii U

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Nintendo Europe Confirms Hyrule Warriors Update Will Be Available At Launch

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed Hyrule Warriors will receive the update, new mode and Link’s new weapon on the game’s release for Wii U. Following an update for the Zelda and Dynasty Warriors spin-off game, which released September 1 for Japan, European fans will be able to download the latest update for free when the game launches September 19. The latest update from Koei Tecmo will provide players with bug fixes, an ability to switch background music settings before levels, a new challenge mode, and Link’s newest weapon: an 8-bit pixel sword.

 

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Nintendo Thinks Mario Maker Won’t Negatively Impact Sales Of Main Mario Games

Mario Maker will not negatively impact the sales of future releases of core Mario titles, according to Nintendo producer Takashi Tezuka. Although the upcoming side-scrolling level editor application will contain multiple elements that haven’t been implemented in existing entries in the long-running series, Tezuka assures that unannounced Mario titles will also include new features. Mario Maker is scheduled to debut in 2015 for Wii U.

“I think part of the fun of Mario is how you play and experience a series of courses, with boss battles, too, all of which get progressively harder,” said Tezuka. “Mario developers build up the whole world, making sure the different courses all fit well together. I don’t think the overall fun you can have with an entire Mario game is the same as playing a single course made in Mario Maker, and of course future Mario games will include lots of new features… so I don’t think the two will ever be in competition.”

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Nintendo Of America Says Star Fox Is Coming 2015 Along With Other Games

Nintendo of America has tweeted an infographic which shows announced games for Wii U along with their release dates. Most of the titles we already knew were coming in 2015 such as Zelda and Splatoon, but the infographic lists Star Fox, Project Guard and Project Giant Robot as coming next year. Whether they actually will remains to be seen, but it’s certainly promising news.

Thanks, Rosa M and White Eagle

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Mario Kart 8 Up For Five Golden Joystick Awards In This Year’s Nominee Listings

The nominees have been announced for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards – and Nintendo’s flagship racing title Mario Kart 8 is up for five of them. Hosted by Computer and Video Games (CVG), the Golden Joystick Awards are polled and voted by the consumer, rather than gaming critics and experts, and this year there are many Nintendo games up for awards, including the aforementioned Mario Kart 8 with the Luigi Death Stare nominated for “Best Gaming Moment”, along with Super Smash Bros, Splatoon, and Super Mario 3D World.

Below you’ll find a list of all the Nintendo-related nominees. If you’d like to vote, you can do so on the Golden Joystick Awards homepage, here. Voting closes on October 20, 2014, with the awards winners revealed on the live show in late October.

Best Original Game
Shovel Knight

Most Wanted
The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
Splatoon
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS

Best Indie Game
Shovel Knight

Best Visual Design
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario Kart 8

Best Multiplayer
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World

Best Audio
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Gaming Moment
Mario Kart 8 — Luigi Death Stare

Best Storytelling
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Best Handheld Game
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Bravely Default
Shovel Knight
Pokémon X & Y

Gaming Platform of the Year
Nintendo 3DS
Wii U

Studio of the Year
Nintendo EAD

Game of the Year
Mario Kart 8
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Super Mario 3D World

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Miyamoto Is Leading A Brand New Team Of Developers

Legendary video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto has explained to EDGE magazine that he has been hard at work assembling a new team of developers to work on new gaming concepts. The new team is called Garage and so far they’ve created Splatoon, Project Guard, Project Giant Robot and Starfox. Here’s what he had to say.

Splatoon and the three prototypes are the first games to emerge from Garage, a new Nintendo development programme set up last year in which developers break off into small teams and work on new ideas. “There are increasing numbers of young staff at Nintendo’s development studios these days,” Miyamoto says, “and these young guys really want to express themselves.” Work is done during office hours, but he compares Garage to an after-school club, in spirit if not in schedule. “Class time’s over: they gather together and think about new projects completely apart from their everyday business assignments. When all of those projects have advanced to a certain stage, we gather together and exchange opinions on the outcome of each of them, and together we decide which ones should continue. We may have shown several software titles at E3 [that came from Garage], but there are many others in development too.

Thanks, Reggie, Pit

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Mighty No. 9 Beta Opens For Certain Backers, Plus Gameplay Footage From Pax Prime 2014

Comcept has uploaded some new gameplay footage for their crowd-funded Mighy No. 9 game. Taken from the Pax Prime 2014 event in Seattle over the weekend, the game’s backers and fans can see Beck traversing through a number of platform levels, shooting enemies, and performing superb action dashes on the ground and in the air.

But not only has the developer given fans a taste of what’s to come with Mighty No. 9 in the new footage, but a beta will also open within the next 24 hours for certain backers of the campaign who donated more than $80. According to the game’s creator Keiji Inafune, the beta will only include one playable level at the moment, however two more levels will be added soon.

Comcept also revealed that a free download for Mighty Gunvolt will be available in the future to all those who initially backed the crowd-funding campaign. A release date for Mighty No. 9 has not yet been specified but it will arrive for Wii U and 3DS, among other platforms.