Here’s Why Retro City Rampage Won’t Be Coming To Wii U

Vblank Entertainment has explained in a lengthy blog post that they keep getting requests to port Retro City Rampage to the Wii U. However, the developer says there’s a number of reasons why this won’t happen. Vblank Entertainment says that bringing the game to the platform would be a lot of hard work and since the Wii U has a small install base it wouldn’t have been popular anyway.

“Unfortunately, Wii U is a completely different system from Wii. Wii code cannot be simply put on Wii U with the push of a button. It’s different architecture, a different SDK/API, with different platform requirements. Developers must deal with game ratings (PEGI, ESRB, etc.), business/paperwork/production, e-manuals, icons, store assets, localization, testing, certification, a new round of marketing, etc. — it wouldn’t be trivial and would take months from start to finish. In the end, it would be 95% identical to the WiiWare version.”
“Further more, the Wii version still hasn’t made me a cent due to the threshold requirement. I get more requests for a Wii U version each week than actual WiiWare sales. I really would hope more of you would show your support and purchase it via Wii mode. It would be win-win.”

“Not only that, but during the Wii U launch period and small installbase, Wii U eShop games weren’t actually doing gangbusters either. It wouldn’t have been a huge success on there either at the time. I can’t stress this enough. Both options were poor options at the time!”

Here’s The First Trailer Of Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse On Wii U

WayForward have revealed the first trailer of their ultra colourful platformer Shantae and the Pirates Curse on the Wii U. The company has tweeted that the game is in its final stages of tests at Nintendo of America and could still be released this year. Be sure to check out the endearing trailer for the game which is posted above.

Nintendo UK Says It Hasn’t Discontinued The GameCube Adapter

We all know that it’s a pain to get hold of at the moment, but Nintendo UK has squashed rumours suggesting that they have discontinued the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U. The firm says that demand is currently outstripping supply and they are working hard to provide additional stock to retailers.

“We would like to reassure you that GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U has not been discontinued by Nintendo of Europe and we are doing everything we possibly can to meet the demand which is currently outstripping supply.

We are unable to comment specifically on individual retailer stock levels and as such we ask customers to contact their local retailers directly regarding their availability of this product. We would however like to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure that additional stock can be made available and delivered to retailers.”

The Legend of Zelda Wii U Analysis (Video)

Those fine folk over at GameXplain have torn apart the footage of Zelda Wii U which was originally showcased at The Game Awards. As you’d expect there’s been plenty of things to uncover in the video including just how big that map is. If you want a detailed analysis of the Zelda Wii U footage then be sure to watch the video above.

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Nintendo Europe Is Releasing A Super Smash Bros Wii U Basic Bundle

Well, it turns out that Nintendo is finally planning to release a Super Smash Bros Wii U bundle after all. The Wii U 8GB Basic Pack comes with a copy of Super Smash Bros and is only confirmed for Spain at the moment. I suspect other countries will follow suit. We are now just waiting to find out when the bundle is due to be released.

Don’t Forget The Wii U Digitial Deluxe Promotion Ends At The End Of The Month

We knew it was going to happen but it’s worth reminding people that the Wii U Digital Deluxe Promotion will be ending at the end of this month. So basically you have until the end of the month to claim additional points. Whether Nintendo will reboot the program for 2015 remains to be seen. If they do we will let everyone know.

The deadline for earning points in the Deluxe Digital Promotion is December 31, 2014. Only eligible purchases or eligible download codes used in Nintendo eShop for Wii U before December 31, 2014 will qualify for this promotion. The deadline to exchange your points for an activation code is March 31, 2015.

Target Selling Wii U With Super Mario 3D World And Nintendo Land Bundle For $249 Next Week

Missed out on some of those fantastic deals during Black Friday? Well don’t worry as US retailer Target should have you covered. You will be able to get a Deluxe 32GB Wii U with Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for the lucrative price of $249. The offer doesn’t start till next week and will be available from Sunday, December 14th. Will you be jumping aboard this fantastic offer?