trailer showcasing all games coming to the Wii U system between 2014 and 2015. With the hashtag #thetimeisnow, the seven-minute trailer begins with the world of Hyrule in the Zelda and Dynasty Warriors spin-off, Hyrule Warriors, then into the numerous games of the Mushroom Kingdom with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Mario Maker, finishing off with a clip of Xenoblade Chronicles X to come full circle and back to Hyrule with Zelda Wii U.
Nintendo UK has uploaded a brand new
With the hashtag in place, Nintendo UK and Europe are eager to spread the word that many gamers should be considering a Wii U purchase with a grand choice of exclusive games. From the games shown, which ones are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.
Popular streaming site Game Trailers have published their take on the best controllers of all-time. Unsurprisingly there’s quite a few Nintendo controllers contained within the top ten list. It’s a battle for first place between the SNES controller and Sony’s recent DualShock 4, but the Sony controller takes the number one position. Here’s the top ten video game controllers:
10. Wii U GamePad
9. Wii U Pro Controller
8. Nintendo Gamecube Controller
7. Nintendo 64 Controller
6. NES Controller
5. Wii Remote Plus
4. Dualshock 2
3. Xbox 360 Controller
2. Super Nintendo Controller
1. Dualshock 4
Game Trailers have posted their ten most anticipated video games of 2014. There’s two Wii U games in the list, which are Monolith Soft’s highly anticipated X and Nintendo’s long-awaited Super Smash Bros. What do you think to their top ten most anticipated games of 2014?
9. inFAMOUS: Second Son
8. The Order: 1886
7. The Witness
6. The Evil Within
4. Super Smash Bros. For WiiU
2. Dark Souls II
1. The Witcher 3
Hometown Story’s newest trailer has just been published by Natsume USA – and, as expected, it’s as cute as a button. From the creator of the Harvest Moon series Yasuhiro Wada, comes an endearing title that focusses on the day-to-day running of a shop you inherited from your late Grandmother, back in the town you grew up in. Guided by your handy magical sprite Pochica, you’ll be able to build the business back to a fruitful state, making friends with villagers and vendors along the way. Hometown Story is due for release on the Nintendo 3DS in North America on October 22 and in Europe early 2014.
This year’s annual Indiecade Festival played host to a large squadron of independently-developed Wii U and 3DS titles soon to arrive in Nintendo eShops. From October 3rd to the 6th, visitors to the Culver City, California event got hands-on experience with many of the latest and most exciting indie games for Nintendo hardware. Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party for Wii U even won the festival’s prestigious Technology Award.
Nintendo has been making several moves to boost its support of independent games, and the company’s presence at Indiecade was no exception. Here is a roundup of trailers for the indie titles Nintendo fans can expect to see gracing the eShops of Wii U and 3DS in the near future:
Nintendo Wii U Trailers
Nintendo 3DS Trailers
Assassin’s Creed 3: Tyranny of King Washington, will have to be a little more patient for the release, scheduled for May 16. But for now, check out the trailer above to stave off your appetite for the stealth game.
While Xbox 360 owners can grab Assassin’s Creed Redemption downloadable content from today, and PlayStation 3 and PC owners from tomorrow, Wii U fans will not be getting their hands on it until next month. Ubisoft announced via press release that players waiting on the third and final installment of
Famed video game industry analyst Michael Pachter has finally had some good words to say about Nintendo on the latest edition of his show, Pach-Attack. In the latest episode of the show Pachter discusses the HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker as well as the Nintendo eShop. Here’s what Pachter had to say.
PDantas: “Mr.Pachter, do you think Nintendo is expanding their eShop services for countries outside the US anytime soon? I’m in Brazil and I fear I won’t be able to download the new Wind Waker HD when it comes out.”
MP : “Yeah I think so, I think Nintendo is very late to the party with the eShop. But so far what I’ve seen it actually works quite well, you know, I think in typical Nintendo fashion they did it right, they just did it late. So I think it’s their intention that any place you can download their games, they’re happy to sell them to you.”
Marc42: “What do you think of Nintendo re-releasing Wind Waker? No mention of Mario, Metroid etc. Creative troubles?”
MP: “Urm, I think Nintendo is an enigma wrapped up in a question mark. I have no idea what motivates Nintendo to release the games they release. I think you can safely assume that if Nintendo thinks they can make money re-releasing a game, they’re going to re-release the game. I certainly wouldn’t diss them at all for bringing back Wind Waker, and I would not rule out that because today there is no mention of any other game they’re not going to do that. I think that pretty much anything that is Mario or Zelda is under Miyamoto’s control and I think that Miyamoto is given complete freedom to pick and choose what he wants to work on, what he wants his studios to work on. I think that he decided that Wind Waker would just look great in HD. The demos we saw it looks pretty great in HD. It’s a big big franchise and I think they will sell a lot of units. The only constraint to selling units of Wind Waker is the amount of Wii Us out there. So far not very many, but in time there is going to be 10, 15, 25 million and I when there are they are going to get a very high attach rate. That audience is super loyal to the Zelda franchise, of course they’re also loyal to Mario but you’re going to get a new Mario title, probably more of these retro titles later on in the Wii U’s life cycle, but again I’m at a complete loss to explain what motivates Nintendo to do anything, they have their own method, it has worked for them for a long time. I would never ever question their software strategy, I think they do a great job on software, I consistently question their hardware strategy but not software, I think they know what they’re doing.”