Injustice: Gods Among Us launched yesterday in North America on Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A free-to-play iOS version of the fighting game was released on April 3rd, and players who download it will be able to unlock content for two of the three home console versions. According to Siliconera, although it includes unique features like off-TV play, the Wii U version of Injustice: Gods Among Us doesn’t support the unlocking of content via the game’s iOS variation.
Published by Namco Bandai Games, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launched in the West earlier this year, exclusively for the PlayStation 3. It was, however, ‘too difficult‘ to localize the Nintendo DS version, titled Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi, which saw release in 2010 – but only in Japan.
Apparently, a Namco Bandai Games executive stated that his company wasn’t opposed to the idea of bringing the PlayStation 3 version of the role-playing game to Nintendo’s latest handheld console. Would you like to play Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on your Nintendo 3DS? Or do you wish the game would instead come to Wii U? Let us know in the comments.
SEGA confirmed today that Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer heading to Nintendo’s latest console. In a statement provided to IGN, the publisher said the Wii U version of the first-person shooter has been canceled and it’s development has been ceased. When it was released in February for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines received very negative reviews. The Wii U edition of the game was said to be even worse than the other versions, but now we’ll never be able to confirm whether that rumor is true or false.
“SEGA can confirm that the Wii U sku of Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer in development.”
Capcom’s senior vice president, Christian Svensson, has reassured that the Wii U version of Resident Evil: Revelations should launch at retail and the Nintendo eShop. The survival horor game will be released in May on Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. If you just can’t wait to play Resident Evil: Revelations, purchase the original edition from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS for only $19.99.
Will this be on the Wii U eshop on the day it comes out in retail …
Christian Svensson: It should be digital day and date with retail on WiiU and PS3. For PC in North America, it’s already digital only. :)
When asked last week whether Unreal Engine 4 will work on Wii U, Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein laughed as he replied ‘no.’ Rein says that the reason he laughed was because the question ignored other current-gen consoles, like the aged Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. On Twitter today, Rein said he’s sorry if he offended people with his comments regarding Nintendo’s latest console. Are you offended by Rein’s comments? If so, do you forgive him?
@ibuzzeh yes, I made a mistake. I know that. I’m sorry if it offended people.
— Mark Rein (@MarkRein) March 31, 2013
Yesterday, Capcom announced that NES classic DuckTales is getting a remake. DuckTales Remastered is being developed by WayForward Technologies, and it’s coming this summer to three home consoles – PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360. Were you hoping to play the game on your Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita? Unfortunately, you may be out of luck, as Capcom’s corporate officer, Christian Svensson, confirmed that the publisher ultimately decided the game will not arrive on handheld consoles.
I have both handhelds and was wondering why not put the game out on both 3ds and ps vita?
Christian Svensson: Sorry but we could only do “so many” platforms and portable formats were not in the frame this time around.
Although it’s possible for Dead Island: Riptide to run on Wii U, the action role-playing game is skipping Nintendo’s latest console. Earlier today, the publisher of the upcoming game, Deep Silver, was asked, via Twitter, to give a reason for as to why it’s not coming to Wii U. The publisher said it looked at whether it would be worth releasing Dead Island Riptide on Wii U but ultimately decided against it. Dead Island: Riptide launches in April on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
What exactly is the reason behind not putting RipTide on the Wii U? Is Nintendo forcing you to incorporate touch controls?
Deep Silver: We looked at whether it would be worth releasing it on Wii U, but decided against it.
Below is a list of the 10 best-selling games in Japan for February, according to Famitsu. Among the best-selling titles for the month are seven Nintendo 3DS games, including Dragon Quest VII, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Fantasy Life. Wii U games are absent from the top 10, but a Wii title - Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Super Deluxe Edition – managed to appear on the list, at number five.
- [3DS] Dragon Quest VII
- [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
- [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- [3DS] Fantasy Life
- [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Super Deluxe Edition
- [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
- [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
- [3DS] Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
- [PS3] DmC Devil May Cry
- [3DS] Run For Money Tousouchuu
Sniper Elite 3 is in development and is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and next-generation consoles. The upcoming first-person shooter’s publisher, 505 Games, didn’t announce whether the game will come to Wii U; however, although it was released last year on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows, the game’s predecessor, Sniper Elite V2, will hit Nintendo’s latest console this year.
“Following the worldwide success of Sniper Elite and Sniper Elite V2 released on PC, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3, 505 Games believe in the extremely high potential of this brand.”
Rayman Legends was previously scheduled to launch today exclusively for Wii U; however, the game’s publisher, Ubisoft, delayed the game’s release by about seven months so that it will arrive simultaneously on the Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. While the Wii U version may have been ready to hit store shelves, Ubisoft CEO Ubisoft Yves Guilemot told Kotaku that the development team is still working on the game for Nintendo’s latest console. When the game is finally released in the fall, Guilemot said Ubisoft wants Rayman Legends to be one of the best games on Wii U.
“The Wii U the team is working hard on the Wii U [version] to make sure it continues to improve, so it can become one of the best Wii U games. We hope it can be one of the top games Ubisoft creates.”
“What’s very important to consider is that, when a team has more time, they are able to continue to improve the quality of the game. When we saw we had more time, we saw all of the possibilities. Some of the possibilities are the social features that we are seeing today, but also new bosses, new possibilities that will take the game to a level that people will love.”
-Ubisoft CEO Yves Guilemot