The creator of Final Fantasy Hironobu Sakaguchi was asked by a panel at PAX whether they would create a new Last Story title for the Wii U to which he casually answered, “Ok, yeah, you talk to Nintendo.” Sakaguchi also said light-heartedly that if he did make the game he would also like it to be for Sony’s PlayStation 4.
Nintendo of America has tweeted an infographic which shows announced games for Wii U along with their release dates. Most of the titles we already knew were coming in 2015 such as Zelda and Splatoon, but the infographic lists Star Fox, Project Guard and Project Giant Robot as coming next year. Whether they actually will remains to be seen, but it’s certainly promising news.
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When Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed the Pokken Tournament was an arcade title he didn’t entirely rule out that the game would eventually come to consoles. Pokemon fansite Bulbagarden has tweeted that “The way Ishihara phrased his answer, talking about doing arcade first, does suggest that Pokkén will eventually come to console.” Hopefully we should hear something about the game coming to Wii U in the coming months.
4J Studios business development boss Daniel Kaplan was recently quizzed about Minecraft coming to other platforms. We already know a Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version is in the works, but a Wii U version has never really been discussed. When quizzed about ‘other platforms’ Kaplan said it was dependant on the size of the user base and also porting the game to platforms that make the most financial sense. Here’s what Kaplan had to say.
“It’s mostly about platforms that make sense,” he said about ideal destinations for Minecraft. “We didn’t anticipate the mobile version to be that big compared to the PC, and it’s the same for consoles. People always compare it to the PC, which is supposed to be like the big original version where you get all the cool features first.”
“But we have seen there is a massive audience on other platforms so there are still huge groups of people who don’t play on PC at all.”
“With the release of PS4 and Xbox One I think we have fulfilled most of the needs for now. There aren’t many platforms left to release on. We’ll see, whatever makes sense and if the platform has the user base for it. We won’t release on the platform is the base is very small because it’s much too big of an effort.”
“The whole point of Minecraft is that you get updates all the time. If you release somewhere you want to make sure that we will be updating rather than, ‘Oh yeah, we only sold 1000 copies on that platform so let’s kill it off’. That’s not the way Minecraft has been developed.”
Xenoblade Chronicles X executive producer Tetsuya Takahashi has revealed in the latest edition of EDGE magazine that the game will feature a more user-friendly and intuitive quest interface compared to its predecessor Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. Takahashi told the publication that “objectives and relevant people will be displayed on the map.” He also mentioned that the team will be including “a number of other features to help with quests”.
trailer showcasing its past, present, and future titles for the Wii U. In a bid to remind consumers of exactly why they should be opting for the home console this holiday or Christmas season, the company has edited together neat clips of Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Mario Kart 8, as well as clips of new titles from the likes of Super Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. The three-minute video also gives viewers snippets from games media reviews and awards won from various gaming events this summer. Let us know which titles you’ll be saving up for this year in the comments below.
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Nintendo of America has confirmed that the long-awaited Bayonetta 2 will be arriving in North America on October 24th. The game features over-the-top battles with wild weapons that take place in gorgeous set pieces. A new snake transformation lets Bayonetta better navigate underwater. The original Bayonetta game, complete with some Nintendo cosplay options for the powerful heroine, comes bundled with the retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.