Nifflas has announced that Knytt Underground will launch on December 19th for Wii U. The Wii U version of the exploration game contains improvements that were implemented based on feedback from fans of the original game. The Wii U version is also the best-looking console version of the game, according to the developer. Knytt Underground was originally released in 2012 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac and Linux.
Game Informer has clarified that Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will be showcasing a previously announced Wii U game at the VGX awards. There was a little confusion on Twitter regarding whether it was an unannounced game, or one that has been previously revealed by Nintendo. Most people bets appear to be on Reggie showing off Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Game Informer has partnered with Spike TV to host the live stream on their site.
“Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, will be on-hand to talk about a previously announced Wii U title.”
US video game publication Games Radar thinks Nintendo should admit defeat and ditch the company’s Wii U console. The publication says that it’s now time for Nintendo to cut its losses and start again with a more powerful console, presumably to compete against the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They believe that Nintendo could have a new machine ready by 2015. Of course, if this ever did happen, there would certainly be a lot of angry and disheartened Nintendo fans.
“But Wii U is not next-gen. It’s still stuck in 2005. Sure, it’s a got a superb, high-res touchscreen, which is technically superior to Sony’s PS Vita Remote play (at least at present) and this comes in the box with the console, but essentially Wii U is technically on a par with last-gen machines, aping the Wii’s winning tactic from the previous era. But where Vita was never intended to be an intrinsic part of PS4 and has just turned out to work extremely well with it, the GamePad was meant to be a big part of the Wii U experience. And it hasn’t proved its worth in that respect.”
“But is it worth that struggle? Maybe it would be better for the company to cut its losses and start again with a new console. If developed now, a new Nintendo machine would likely be ready in time for Christmas 2015. By then, it would be too soon for Sony and Microsoft to counter it with another launch, giving Nintendo the chance to offer a more powerful console at around the price of PS4 and XO right now.”
Tilmen from Nintendomination has managed to get hold of the riveting Bravely Default and has uploaded the first two hours of the game for your viewing pleasure. Square Enix’s latest JRPG for the Nintendo 3DS launched today in Europe and seems to have gone down well with the critics. Bravely Default launches in North America on February 7th.
Gamasutra has revealed just how much software was sold in the United Kingdom for dedicated gaming platforms. The Wii U has only managed to shift 650,000 units of software after being on the market for a year. The Xbox One hasn’t fared too badly, as it has already sold 475,000 games in the UK. However, it should be noted that Chart Track have included the Forza 5 and FIFA 14 bundles. You can check out all the formats software sales from Gamasutra in the chart above.
Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed on Miiverse that Majora’s Mask will return again as an assist trophy in the upcoming Super Smash Bros on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Here’s what Sakurai had to say on Nintendo’s social network. Here’s a new Assist Trophy–the Skull Kid! I repeat, it’s an Assist Trophy, not a new fighter. The characters announced on the website are the fighters
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UK online retailer Play expects the Wii U to be the most wanted present for kids this Christmas, beating both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Play.com owner Rakuten claims that the Wii U has seen a 75 per cent sales spike in October, due to a number of high-profile releases. The company says that Wii U and iPad will be the most wanted presents for children this Christmas.
“The marketplace’s social media analysis surprisingly showed that the brand new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are trailing in second and third place respectively behind the Wii U and iPad.”
“This is despite the fact that both new consoles sold out on Rakuten’s Play.com during Black Friday, which have since been restocked. It appears that those on the hunt for the latest consoles are gamers rather than consumers buying for their loved ones.”