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Survey Of 1000 People Shows Wii U Purchasing Intent Increased 50% After E3

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A recent survey of 1000 people commissioned by IHS in partnership with GamesIndustry.biz parent company Gamer Network, shows that those surveyed showed an increased interest in purchasing a Wii U after last month’s E3 event. 89 percent of Wii U owners also surveyed said they will buy Zelda Wii U when it’s released. You can read the findings of the small survey, right here.

Thanks, Retrogaminglord

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Looks Like Super Mario 3D World Will Be Joining Mario Kart 8 And Getting A Special Red Case

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The critically acclaimed Super Mario 3D World should be joining Mario Kart 8 and getting a special red case in the US. A reader snapped a couple of photos of the latest Mario adventure sporting a special red Wii U case. The game will also include a sticker proclaiming that Super Mario 3D World is “The family game of the year”.

Thanks, Alex

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Sakuari Reveals Star Fox Stage From Star Fox: Assault In Smash Bros Wii U

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Super Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai has today revealed a Star Fox stage based on the Gamecube title, Star Fox: Assault. We’ve yet to receive any details from Sakurai regarding the new stage, but hopefully all will be revealed soon. Here’s what he said on Miiverse.

Pic of the day. Here’s the Great Fox from Star Fox: Assault. I wonder what missions it will conduct. It’ll probably have fighters running around on top of it without the pilot’s consent.

Thanks, Adam and General Sony

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Wii U System Update Available

As expected, Wii U firmware version 5.1.0 is now available to download. The update allows you to move all software and data from one Wii U to another via a system transfer. Another additional feature is the ability to browse the Wii U eShop using a a Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, or Classic Controller. You can read about all of the changes Wii U update 5.1.0 brings, below.

Wii U to Wii U System Transfer

Users can now transfer (move) all software and data from one Wii U to another
A “System Transfer” option has been added within System Settings
Click here for additional information on this feature

Changes to Nintendo eShop:

Users can now navigate the Nintendo eShop using a Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, or Classic Controller

Improvements to system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Wii U System Transfer details:

The Wii U to Wii U system transfer feature, implemented with the system update released July 21st, 2014, allows you to transfer content from one Wii U to another Wii U. Content from the source console, including any users, Nintendo Network IDs, save data, and digital content, will replace that on the target console.

As part of the system transfer process:

All content from a Wii U must be transferred. You cannot transfer just a single user or Nintendo Network ID through this process
All content on the target Wii U will be lost when the console is formatted and replaced by the content from the source Wii U, with the exception of Wii Menu content, Internet connection settings, TV settings, Wii U GamePad TV Remote settings, and Wii Remote and Wii U GamePad pairing
The source Wii U will be formatted once the transfer is complete
Nintendo Network IDs that previously existed on the target Wii U can be relinked after the transfer How to
If these Nintendo Network IDs are relinked, content purchased by them on the target Wii U will become available for download. The save data for IDs that previously existed on the target system will be deleted as part of the system transfer process, and any USB Storage devices that were previously used will need to be formatted to work with the Wii U again
There is a limit of 12 Nintendo Network IDs that can be linked to a single Wii U at one time
Wii Menu digital content is transferred, but it is not deleted from the target Wii U. Wii Menu digital content from both consoles will be combined

Thanks, Retrogaminglord

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Aonuma Wants Zelda Wii U To Be Vast

The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has written a segment on the official Nintendo news website about his plans for Zelda Wii U. Aonuma wouldn’t give too much away, but he did want to comment on the enormous landscapes players will inevitably encounter when they get their hands on the game next year.

“I still won’t say so much about this, but we made it a theme of sorts to review the commonplaces of Zelda. In the Wii U version, I feel like I have to say, “the game will take place in a vast world!” For example, “If you go to the other side of that mountain, what will happen?” or “I have seen this from this side, but I wonder what appears from the other side.” You can play like this, but you might not be that free in the game quite yet. At this time in the Wii U version, if you just think you can continue walking freely, beyond the mountains, over the valleys, you will just continue to walk until you’re very far away. So how you will play the new Zelda, well… I look forward to how everyone will do so!”

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Mega Man 5 & 6 Plus Mega Man Battle Network Coming To Wii U European VC On 24th July

Nintendo Europe tweeted this morning that Mega Man 5 & 6 plus Mega Man Battle network will be coming to the European Wii U Virtual Console on the 24th of July. Mega Man 5 & 6 were originally on the Nintendo Entertainment System, while Mega Man Battle Network made its debut on the Gameboy Advance.

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Japanese Wii U Firmware Update Incoming?

Nintendo Japan announced today that SUICA cards will finally be useable for NFC payment on the Wii U starting July 22nd. What’s interesting is the SUICA website says that you need Wii U firmware version 5.1.0 to be able to use SUICA cards on the Nintendo eShop. We are currently at version 5.0.0. The update is thought to come on Tuesday, but there’s no word whether the update is for Japan only, or whether the west will get it. We should find out in due course along with any other changes the future update may bring.

Thanks, Tony K

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Indie Platformer Aritana And The Harpy’s Feather Possibly Coming To Wii U eShop?

A reader has been in touch to say that the development team over at Duaik are currently in talks to bring indie platformer Aritana and the Harpy’s Feather to the Wii U eShop. The game is currently greenlit for Steam. Here’s the intriguing puzzle platformer’s description.

“Aritana is a platform game which the main aspect of its mechanics is the possibility of changing your stance. This stances define attributes such Speed, Jump Force, Attacks and Special Abilities. The player must choose between these stances to overcome obstacles and fight the Spirits of the Forest in a quick, intuitive and fun gameplay mechanic. “

“Aritana will learn new moves and abilities throughout the game and combo movements will help him fight the forest spirits. Meanwhile, Mapinguari will chase him constantly, forcing battles that require concentration and mastery of all skills learned.”

“With the help of the Shaman’s Staff and the benefits of each stance, Aritana will be able to search for the Lost Artifacts and gain access to the Spirit World. This place is a labyrinth that holds pieces of medicinal leaves which, when collected in large quantity, can increase the player’s maximum health.”

“The game follows the old platformer style and brings a high difficulty for those who are careless. Mastering different attacks and avoiding enviroment traps are key elements for the game.”

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NPD: Estimated Numbers Put Wii U At Around 140K And Nintendo 3DS At 150K In US For June

The kind folk over at NeoGAF have estimated that the Wii U sold 140K units on the back of Mario Kart 8 in June in the United States. The Nintendo 3DS managed to sell 150K in June in the US. We’ve already reported that Mario Kart 8 was the second best-selling video game software in June and Tomodachi Life was the ninth. You can read what Nintendo had to say about the results, here.

  • PS4: Number 1 best selling = 269K
  • Xbox One: Doubled sales from the previous month  = 197K
  • 3DS: 150K (up 55% over May, was 225K last June)
  • Wii U: ~140K (up 233% over last June)

Thanks, Kyle