New Wii Party U Trailer Shows Even More Mini-Games

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.

Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle And Rechargeable Battery Available On NA Nintendo Store

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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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You Can Play Pikmin 3 With A Standard Wii Remote

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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.

Newer Wii Remote Plus’ Sync Button Is Easily Accessible

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.

Nintendo Says Not Every Wii U Game Will Use Wii MotionPlus

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.