Nintendo of America has announced that Princess Peach will join Mario and Luigi with a new Wii Remote Plus entirely dedicated to her Royal heritage. Hopefully, the pink remote will find its way over to Europe soon, just as the red and green versions did. You can find all the details, including the controller’s price in the press release below:
Nintendo hereby announces a new Wii Remote Plus controller styled in the royal fashion of Princess Peach. The pink controller features many touches that pay homage to the Mushroom Kingdom’s most powerful heroine, who recently starred in the Super Mario 3D World game for the Wii U console. The new controller includes a crown design over the speaker, blue buttons that echo Peach’s royal jewellery and a golden-yellow plus pad that evokes her regal crown.
The new Peach Pink Wii Remote Plus will start appearing in stores in late April at a suggested retail price of $39.99. It joins other controllers themed to Nintendo characters, including the red Mario and green Luigi controllers. Wii Remote Plus includes Wii MotionPlus technology, and works with all Wii and Wii U games that call for Wii Remote controllers. Fans of Mario Kart 8 might want to pick up the new remote to control Peach when the game launches May 30.
Game Informer has revealed that a Darth Maul-focussed game from Lucasarts was originally meant to come to the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the Wii. Sadly the intriguing project was canceled back in 2011 and the game never saw the light of day. You can read some of the details surrounding the Star Wars title, below.
- Being considered for Wii, 3DS, or Wii U
- Main character was Darth Maul
- Red Fly began handling prototype work in 2010 under the code name “Damage”
- Project became a multiplatform release and shifted development to the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC
- This was “due largely to Nintendo not meeting financial demands to make it a first-party project”
- Game would explore the origin story of Maul’s transformation into a Sith Lord
- The game would center on stealth and action
- George Lucas also stepped in at one point and changed the project’s direction
- Changed things to make Darth Maul and Darth Talon face off against Darth Krayt and his Sith army
- LucasArts also considered the possibility of purchasing Red Fly
- In June 2011, LucasArts ceased its communications for unspecified reasons
- They eventually sent out a letter stating that the game had been terminated
- Red Fly Studios did manage to continue on despite Darth Maul’s cancellation
- This cancellation lead to Red Fly having to lay off about 70 percent of its staffers
Nintendo has apparently ceased production for the Wii Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro. According to Twitter user @kitroplious, a message from Nintendo popped up when purchasing the N64 version of Mario Golf on Club Nintendo. The Wii U owner said he was buying it to use on the current home console’s Wii mode.
Although Nintendo are no longer manufacturing the controllers, retailers will more than likely continue to hold stock for some time. Of course, the move to cease production could be a viable one from Nintendo, where the potential sales for the Wii U’s Pro Controller could increase in the long-run. Either way, if you’re looking to purchase a Wii Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro, it’s a prime time to do so.
gameplay footage looking at the comparison between Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8. A track loved by many, Moo Moo Meadows takes to the stage in the video above, where we can see a number of differences between the two games. The artistic design in Mario Kart 8 has been generously improved, of course, with a number of details such as the various windmills added to the background.
The wonderful team over at GameXplain have produced some
GameXplain has also uploaded a couple of other track comparisons, including Cheep Cheep Beach and Rainbow Road 64. Mario Kart 8 is set to get racers heart’s thumping when it launches for the Wii U on May 30 in both North America and Europe.
The Mario Kart series has been around for more than two decades. The first entry, Super Mario Kart, made its debut in 1992 on the SNES. To date, seven core Mario Kart titles have been released – with four being on home consoles and three for handhelds. The eighth installment, Mario Kart 8, is scheduled to launch May 30 on Wii U.
Nintendo of America has revealed the most recent rewards that Club Nintendo members can get their hands on this month. The games available on US Club Nintendo include Trajectile, Super Mario World, Art Academy: First Semester, and Mario Golf. Nintendo of America also announced that the Yoshi t-shirt is once again available for purchase for 800 of your hard earned coins.
- Trajectile – 3DS
- Super Mario World – Wii U
- Art Academy: First Semester – 3DS
- Mario Golf – Wii U/Wii
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Nintendo has confirmed that certain online functionality, including online play, matchmaking and leaderboards for many Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games, will no longer be accessible. The service will be closing on 20th May 2014 worldwide.
The service’s retirement will affect 20 Nintendo published Wii games and Wii Ware titles, including Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii and Pokémon Battle Revolution. More than 40 Nintendo published DS and DSi software titles will also be affected, such as Dragon Quest 9: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Pokémon Platinum Version, Professor Layton and the Curious Village and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. The full list of titles are available on the official Nintendo of Australia website
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A couple Super Smash Bros. screenshot comparisons have appeared on NeoGAF. The two images compare Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (left) with Super Smash Bros. Brawl (right). Zelda’s outfit looks largely the same across both pictures, but Mario’s clothes look quite different. The Wii crossover fighting game was released in 2008 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is scheduled to arrive this year.
Christopher Roupe, an aspiring 17-year-old US marine, was killed by a female police officer who mistook Roupe’s Wii Remote for a firearm. Roupe opened the door to the police as they were looking to serve a warrant on his father over a probation violation. When he opened the door holding a Wii Remote the female officer shot him in the chest. The family’s solicitor, Cole Law, said the 17-year-old was just about to watch a movie on his Wii console when he opened the door.
As you will know from the Japanese sales charts yesterday Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze didn’t do too well in Japan. The game only managed to shift 35,717 units while the Wii U sold 8,782 units. Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii sold an impressive 163,310 copies in its first week and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D sold 104,569 copies in its first week.