Popular online retailer Amazon is currently selling the special Mario & Luigi Wii Remote Plus controllers for $31.99. The colourful Wii Remote normally retail for $39.99, but are on sale for a limited time for $31.99. So if you’re looking for some extra Wii Remotes, you can’t go wrong with these.
Nintendo has released a new trailer for their latest mini-game bonanza, Wii Party U. The trailer shows off a veritable smorgasbord of games using each player’s Mii character, including foosball, cooking, and a space adventure, just to name a few. A new Wii U bundle including the game has just been announced for release in Europe on November 15th. At an excellent value, Wii Party U by itself comes packaged with a Wii Remote, giving gamers a chance to add that extra player in their during home party competitions. Wii Party U is set for release in just two weeks, on October 25th.
Nintendo of America has begun selling the Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery on its official web store. The official Nintendo Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery offers 13 hours of play time with a 90 minute charge. The set includes a Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle, Wii Remote Rechargeable Battery Pack with integrated Battery Cover, Wii Remote Jacket, Wii Remote Wrist Strap, and A/C Adapter.
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Pikmin 3 supports a number of control methods. When the Wii U game is released, you’ll be able to control its three captains using a Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk, or even a regular Wii Remote and Nunchuk. If you have both a Wii Remote and Wii Remote Plus, play with the latter, as that controller will provide you with a better experience. Pikmin 3 launches in Europe on July 26 and North America on August 4th.
The Gold Nunchuk accessory, which connects to Wii Remote and Wii Remote Plus controllers, is, once again, a Club Nintendo reward in North America. The accessory can be yours for 900 Club Nintendo coins. Remember, a limited quantity is available, so grab one quick!
Nintendo is exposing its products’ sync buttons. Unlike Wii consoles, the Wii U’s sync button is not hidden and can be pressed without having to remove a plastic cover. And unlike older Wii Remotes and Wii Remote Pluses, the sync buttons of Wii Remote Pluses that have Wii U-branded packaging are visible and easily accessible; with them, you no longer have to remove the controller’s jacket and battery cover just to press its sync button.
Based on a page from Game Informer’s latest issue on Wii U, Nintendo has confirmed that not all Wii U games will use Wii MotionPlus, and developers have the option of whether they want to implement Wii MotionPlus in their games.
A couple of Nintendo Land attractions, including Metroid Blast and The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, require Wii MotionPlus for their multiplayer components; but Animal Crossing: Sweet Day and Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, for example, can be played by using original Wii Remotes for multiplayer.
A Nintendo patent reveals that Wii U multiplayer games can take place on two separate screens – the television and the Wii U GamePad. For example, in a two-player game, one player points a Wii Remote toward the television screen while the other points at the Wii U GamePad’s screen with another Wii Remote. As shown in the image above, both screens don’t have to be next to each other and players can be facing opposite directions.
Madden NFL 13 is a Wii U launch title and will include local cooperative play, in which up to five players can play simultaneously. Gamers who play multiplayer Wii U games can choose among three different controllers – the Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote plus Nunchuk combination, and the Wii U Pro Controller. Which controller will be your preference, when playing a multiplayer game?
Ubisoft showed off Rayman Legends for the Wii U during their E3 presentation. As seen in the leaked video a couple months ago, up to five players can play together simultaneously. Ubisoft revealed that you can play the game with the Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote and the recently-announced Wii U Pro Controller.