Category: Wii U
Even in a world where patches can add or remove things from a game after release, any game developer will tell you of a million features they just could never get working before their title went gold.
In the case of Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya, director of The Wonderful 101, he wishes his most recent beat-’em-up on the Wii U incorporated everyone’s favorite user generated avatars.
“We tried to make it possible to join your own Mii with TW100 as a hero. We hope we can do it in TW102,” Kamiya tweeted.
Though no official word has come out about a Wonderful 102 in the works, Kamiya later said he would enjoy making such a sequel in the future.
The Wii U is not doing too well in terms of sales, leading to losses for Nintendo. Their future is looking darker it seems.
Reuters reported earlier this week that the Nintendo Wii U has failed to reach its sales target for 2013, leading to a third year of revenue loss for the storied company. The annual loss still occurred despite Nintendo’s attempt at enticing people with a $50 price cut last September.
As a result, the company behind Mario reduced its current sales forecast for the Wii U to 2.8 million. The reduction represents a 70 percent decrease from their original forecast.
The 3DS faced a similar reduction, with its forecast lowered to 13.5 million units from it’s original goal of 18 million. In total, Nintendo expects an operating loss of 35 billion yen ($335 million) this business year instead of their original projection of a 100 billion yen ($959 million) profit.
Everyone’s favorite neutral-evil platypus monarch has been confirmed for the upcoming smash.
King Dedede made his first appearance in last generation’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl where he was amongst the handful of the slower, bulkier characters. From the screenshots on the Smash website, it seems he will have similar moves from the last game.
We’ll have to wait and see if Meta Knight shall be joining his fellow Kirby-mates yet again. Let’s just hope there is some balancing if the infamous warrior returns.
We’ll keep you posted on the bigger updates.
The official Super Smash Bros. website has uploaded yet another snapshot that has confirmed Rainbow Road as a stage in the upcoming brawler.
The beloved (and dreaded) Rainbow Road has been the finale stage in every Mario Kart game to date. While the SNES Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road was certainly the most challenging, the stage is more well known for its psychedelic aesthetic and delightful music.
Since the screenshot is clearly from 3DS footage, it may be that this stage will be exclusive to the 3DS version of the game. It also seems to be modeled after Mario Kart 7‘s version of the stage, making its 3DS exclusivity even more likely.
I imagine the stage will play much like the Mario Kart level from Brawl, where fighters are centered on a platform which is at the mercy of oncoming traffic. That sounds perfect to me.
For more information, check out the official Super Smash Bros. website. Also, check out a neat history of Rainbow Road after the jump. Around minute seven of the clip, Funky Kong violently motorcycles down everyone’s favorite technicolor highway. You should watch it.
If you tried connecting to the Nintendo eShop via your 3DS or Wii U on Christmas Day, you were probably met with an error message, much like Steam’s and PlayStation Network’s online stores.
Unlike the PSN and Steam, however, the eShop’s connection errors have spilled over into the day after, preventing a number of eShoppers from presumably spending their recently-acquired credit on the service.
In Nintendo of America’ latest tweet, posted today at 5:59 PM EST, the company apologized “for the continued interruption of Nintendo eShop service” and assured users that it is “working to resolve the situation.”
Nevertheless, the downtime hasn’t stopped the company from revealing the Nintendo eShop’s newest updates today, including the release of SNES Virtual Console title Super Punch-Out!! on Wii U and the Game Boy Color Virtual Console debut of Mario Tennis on the 3DS.
At a time like this, I think it’s fitting to either play an offline 3DS game, bust out the ol’ NES, SNES, N64 or what-have-you, or if all else fails, this.
The princess of Hyrule will once again be gracing the Super Smash battlefield.
Zelda was recently confirmed on the game’s official website, making her the 20th official character for upcoming Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U.
One might notice that Zelda is not picture with her usual counterpart, Sheik. This could either mean that Sheik will be an individual character (rather than Zelda’s transformation), or perhaps “he” will not be making an appearance this game. Only time will tell.
Zelda’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. may not be too surprising, but it’s nice to see that the upcoming title finally features more playable female characters. Fighting games don’t have the finest reputation for gender equality, so it’s nice to see Nintendo leading the way by featuring three princesses, a space bounty-hunter and a yoga instructor.
Baby steps are better than nothing.
The official Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U website has confirmed that Rosalina and Luma will be joining the upcoming games’ rosters.
Hailing from the Super Mario Galaxy games, Rosalina and Luma seem to be quite a unique pair. From the gameplay footage, the space princess’ attacks seem to be a mix of the floaty grace of Peach and the elemental magic of Zelda. While Luma seems to be able to attack on his own as well, Rosalina is also shown as being able to control him directly. Their pairing seems to be halfway between the independence of the Ice Climbers and the controlled ownership of Olimar’s Pikmin.
Rosalina and Luma are the fourth (or if you count both of them: fifth) official new characters. They are joined alongside newcomers Animal Crossing‘s Villager, Wii Fit Trainer and Mega Man. While another Mario character isn’t the most exciting news, it’s nice to see more female characters join the Smash canon. And chubby star-things, of course.
Check out the video after the jump to see exactly how Rosalina and Luma duke it out. Also, watch Luma high-five Kirby. It’s cute.
Nintendo rolled out one final Direct stream before the year’s end, dishing out news related to its 3DS and Wii U Spring 2014 release schedule as well as some new game announcements.
The stream kicked off with its biggest shocker: a new spin-off Zelda title tentatively named Hyrule Warriors, which will be coming out sometime in 2014. Developed by Tecmo Koei, this Wii U title is essentially Dynasty Warriors meets The Legend of Zelda, in which Link does battle with tons of monsters across the fields of Hyrule.
Other new reveals include a new Chibi-Robo! game for 3DS, free Sonic Lost World DLC that features a level inspired by Yoshi’s Island and the reveal of a new Super Smash Bros. character: Rosalina and Luma.
Mosey on over for the full recap, including all the juicy tidbits for the aforementioned games along with other kooky announcements (like Dr. Luigi), trailers and screenshots.
Nintendo’s got a good deal going on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console for both Mega Man X and Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge, but you better hop into some dash boots sooner rather than later.
The SNES and Game Boy classics are $2 a piece on their respective eShops, down from their original $7.99 and $3.99 price tags. They’ll continue to be for only two days, so you’ll have until Wednesday, Dec. 18. 8:59AM PST to take
Despite still having a working cartridge of Mega Man X, $2 for one of the best SNES action platformers out there is too good of a deal to pass up. Commence silly Miiverse posts about jumping through the boss gates and joking about how the password screen is now useless with restore points.
The official Smash Bros. website continues to tease us with snapshots. The most recent one was of Skull Kid, in a grandiose pose, wearing the infamous Majora’s Mask.
According to game director Masahiro Sakurai, Skull Kid will appear in the upcoming mascot fighter as an assist trophy.
Skull Kid, under the chaotic evil influence of his demonically possessed head-wear, was the primary antagonist of the N64 cult favorite The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. This title, as many of you know, had the challenge of following Ocarina of Time‘s legendary success. Despite its own critical and commercial success, Majora’s Mask remains more in obscurity as Nintendo continues to remake updated versions of OoT and Wind Waker. It seems Majora’s Mask will forever be the middle child here.
That being said, with this recent screenshot and the easter egg in Link Between Worlds, Nintendo seems to be hinting at some sort of new Majora involvement.
Between his disturbing childlike playfulness and unending desire to destroy existence, he is one of the more terrifying villains in the Legend of Zelda series.
The next Super Smash Bros. title is slated for a release on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U next year.