eShop: Pokken Tournament Listing Says It’s Just Over 4GB

Pokken Tournament’s page is now up on the North American eShop and there’s a few details that you are bound to want to know. The page says that the Wii U fighting title weighs in at 4234.4MB and that the following controllers will be supported when the game is released:

  • Wii U Pro Controller
  • Wii Remote + Classic Controller Pro
  • Wii Remote
  • Wii Remote + Nunchuck
  • Wii U GamePad

There’s also online and local play as well as leaderboards. If you’re interested here’s the game’s description from the North American eShop listing.

Battle Pokemon live never before in all-new, action-packed arena fights! Perform vivid Pokemon movies in all their glory with button combinations through an intuitive fighting system to unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokken Tournament champion!

Learn various fighting styles of Pokemon such as Pikachu, Charizard, Lucario, and more. Any fan will be able to learn and execute signature Pokemon moves with a press of a button. Turn the tide of battle by calling upon support Pokemon to assist, and unleash devastating attacks to KO your opponent.

Battles await, and it’s up to you to claim the title of Pokken Tournament champion!

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US: Kuru Kuru Kururin Coming To Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

Well we now know one of the games that will be appearing on the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow in the United States. That game is Kuru Kuru Kururin which was originally released on the Game Boy Advance back in 2001. Kuru Kuru Kururin will cost you $4.99.

Kururin’s brothers and sisters are lost across 10 different worlds! In his special helicopter, the Helirin, navigate through mazes as quickly as you can while avoiding obstacles such as walls, pistons, and cannons. You can also customize your Helirin by using items acquired in Adventure mode.

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Japan: Wii U Apparently Encountering Stock Shortages

Reports are coming in that Japanese retailers are currently dealing with Wii U stock shortages. Japanese consumers are reporting the very same thing on social media as they try and get hold of a console. The explanation behind the shortages seems to be that Nintendo was caught unaware by the surge of Wii U purchases in Japan during the holiday season and hasn’t replenished enough stock. It’s only a matter of time before the stock is refreshed. Still it’s very unusual for this situation to occur with Nintendo’s current home console. Here’s what we know so far regarding Wii U stock situations in Japan.

  • Amazon.co.jp doesn’t have any units left in stock (only third-party sellers are selling it)
  • Yodabashi doesn’t have units left in stock either (both online and in stores), but back orders are still available
  • Tsutaya also sold out online

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Kimishima Would Like To See More Titles Like Splatoon And Super Mario Maker

Following on from our previous post regarding Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima’s comments on the 3DS, Kimishima has also spoken briefly about Wii U titles.

Kimishima has stated that he would like to see more titles released with the same favourable reputation of the likes of Super Mario Maker and Splatoon. With the two title’s success so far, it’s clear to see why Nintendo would want to create games that appeal to fans in the same way, and although the Wii U in comparison to the 3DS hasn’t touched on the same amount of sales, the two titles have definitely made an impact in improving the Wii U’s overall units sold.

It will be interesting to see what Nintendo has in store for this year, and what new franchises or titles will be released.

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Video: Here’s Another Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Head-To-Head Gameplay Comparison

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is finally coming to the Wii U next month and most publications have already gotten their hands on it. The informative folks at GameXplain have produced yet another comparison video comparing the HD remake to the original Wii and GameCube version. While not a whole lot has changed visually just playing it in HD will be good enough for most. You can check out the new gameplay additions in the post, right here, but for now check out the comparison video!

Rumour: Nintendo “Doubled Down” On Star Fox Zero Motion Controls

A rumour has appeared online suggesting that Nintendo and Platinum Games have doubled down on the motion controls in the troubled Star Fox Zero. The game understandably is in its final stages of development and Platinum and Nintendo have been hard at work tweaking the motion controls and reinforcing them. NeoGAF member ShockingAlberto claims that the game has been in “development hell” and that “fundamental control aspects simply don’t work.”

“I also heard that Star Fox Zero is in the final stretches, which makes sense since it’s coming out in April. But it’s not all cat treats and scratching posts for the game. The foxing minds at Nintendo and PlatinumGames doubled down on motion controls. My owner dug those controls, but seems like most people disagreed with him (like I often do). Could it spell doom for Star Fox? I don’t really know.”

-NWR

“From what I have heard, development hell would be characterizing it charitably.
More like “Everyone is panicking as the game gets sent to certification because certain fundamental control aspects simply don’t work.”

-ShockingAlberto

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Developer Broken Rules Wants To Do Undertale On Wii U

Broken Rules, the developer’s behind Wii U ports which include Guacamelee and Blek, have publicly stated that they would love to port Undertale across to the Wii U. Original games developed by Broken Rules include And Yet It Moves on WiiWare and Chasing Aurora on Wii U eShop. As you probably saw yesterday, Akinwale Lakeru who is developer support at Nintendo of America, reached out to the developer of Undertale to try and get the game on the Wii U eShop.

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