Nintendo has released a new system update for Wii U. Version 4.0.3 U is available via an Internet connection and promises further improvements to overall system stability and makes other minor adjustments to enhance the user experience. The last major system update for the console was released in September and added a slew of new features, including the ability to receive recommended software and demo titles using SpotPass.
Members of Wii U Hax have found an exploit in the Wii U. The exploit can be found in the system’s Wii Mode and from there you can apparently gain access to the Wii U hardware. This exploit can’t be patched by Nintendo through updates, the only way they can fix it is hardcoding the hardware itself. The exploit will supposedly allow you to access homebrew.
In an attempt to drum up sales Nintendo is releasing a new Wii U bundle in Japan that comes with Wii Sports Club. The price for the new package is 30,000 Yen and is due for release on March 27th. The news was announced in the latest Japanese Direct, but went overlooked. Here’s what Japanese gamers will get.
- White Premium Wii U
- 1 Wiimote Plus
- 1 Sensor Bar (not included in the standard Premium Pack)
- Wii Sports Club (Golf, Tennis, Bowling) pre-installed (no idea if they give you full passes for those)
You can currently get Bioware’s fantastic Mass Effect 3 for a mere $10 on Amazon at the moment. The space based action title is sold by Hubbagames, but it’s fulfilled by Amazon. Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U currently has an average review score of 85 on Metacritic so it’s well worth a purchase.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition for the PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U system and PC. Developed by Armature Studio, the same team behind Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for handheld, the game delivers the same dynamic story and gameplay, now in high-definition. Fans will be able to purchase the game from 2nd April on the PlayStationNetwork, Xbox LIVE Marketplace, Nintendo eShop and Steam for £15.99.
Tengami developer Nyamyam has confirmed that the game will be arriving on the Wii U eShop in June. The game launches on iOS today and is apparently well worth checking out. Tengami’s soundtrack has been composed by legendary composer David Wise who is best known for the Donkey Kong Country soundtrack.
Event organisers for the Games Developers Conference – due to take place in March – have surveyed more than 2,600 North American game developers to identify ongoing market trends. The poll has collated information on games consoles and revealed that just 4 per cent are currently developing for and intending to release their next game on the Wii U.
This percentage is in stark contrast to the PlayStation 4, where 20 per cent of developers intend to release on the console, while Xbox One received 17 per cent of the votes. The percentage dips, though, for those currently developing on Sony’s (14%) and Microsoft’s (12%) latest home consoles. But the biggest percentages lie with PC/Mac and smart phone devices, which poll over 50 per cent of the votes. And sadly only 2 per cent are looking to develop for the Nintendo 3DS.
The research undertaken shows that self-publishing is a hit, with 64 per cent of developers working on titles independently, while 19 per cent are working with publishers, and 17 per cent work under a publisher’s name. Though the Wii U’s percentage isn’t as large as its competitors, there are a number of indie games within Europe that are currently in development for the home console, as well as a number of Kickstarter projects hoping to gain some ground on a Nintendo platform.
AE games came out of nowhere and announced that they were going to become a dedicated developer for Nintendo’s Wii U. Well they have finally revealed what their project is and it’s a game called Mad Men Football for the Wii U eShop. The game is an American Football with a twist as described by the developer, Mad Men Football pitches historical figures and groups from battlefields, and putting them on football fields. AE games says the title will be self funded.
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Nintendo of America has announced via Twitter that the Spin The Bottle Wii U update is now live. The update adds an impressive six new mini games and is absolutely free. The update will be free for existing owners of the game, but those who don’t already own it will have to pay 8.99€/11.99$ for the pleasure.
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