Wii U http://wiiudaily.com Everything Wii U related including Wii U News, Wii U Games, Wii U Reviews, Screenshots, Tips, Tricks, Forums, Tutorials, and more. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:35:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Has Nintendo joined the dark side with the Hyrule Warriors DLC? [VIDEO] http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hyrule-warriors-dlc-3/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hyrule-warriors-dlc-3/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:35:03 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31480 Today, we’ve gotten a ton of new info on the upcoming DLC for Hyrule Warriors, and many Nintendo fans are worried that the Big N has gone to the dark side with this title’s season pass. In the following video, I take a look at what is offered in this DLC and if Nintendo and Koei Tecmo are looking to force choke the life out of our wallets.

Is this Nintendo’s first step down the path to the dark side? Let us know in the comments!

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Game Deals: Wii U bundles & the end of the Super Smash Sale http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/game-deals-wii-u-bundles-the-end-of-the-super-smash-sale/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/game-deals-wii-u-bundles-the-end-of-the-super-smash-sale/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:48:10 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31478 gaming-deals-of-the-week

Every Tuesday we like to take the time to highlight some of the best deals in the world of gaming to help our readers get the most gaming for their dollars. This week the big ticket item is Best Buy offering Wii U bundles on sale for $274.99, which can be dropped down to $247.99 with the appropriate rewards membership at the store. Both the Super Mario 3D World and New Super Mario Bros. U bundles are on offer, but if you want my personal opinion, spring for the 3D World bundle. It also includes Nintendo Land, which is a great party game in its own right.

Aside from bundles, several games are on sale across the internet and with the holiday season coming up, you may even be wise to save your bucks for when the Black Friday sales and the like come around.

Amazon Games

Wii U Accessories

HORI’s GameCube style Wii U controllers are now on sale in preparation for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. If you haven’t ordered yourself the Super Smash Bros. bundle that includes a GameCube controller and an adapter for the Wii U, you can get that at the nice discount price of $99, which is cheaper than ordering all three of those separately. If you want the HORI character themed controllers, they’re now on pre-order at Amazon for $25 a piece and include Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi. Right now only Mario and Luigi are available for pre-order.

Nintendo eShop Sales

As a quick reminder since there are only two days left in the sale, this week marks the wrap up of Nintendo’s month long Super Smash sale, in which several games on the Nintendo eShop were discounted if they featured characters that are also in Super Smash Bros. This week’s deals include a great discount on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Pikmin 3. Be sure to check out these deals before October 2.

Donkey Kong Games

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D — 3DS eShop, $19.99 (normally $29.99)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze — Wii U eShop, $29.99 (normally $49.99)
  • Game & Watch Donkey Kong Jr. — 3DS eShop, $1.49 (normally $1.99)
  • Donkey Kong — 3DS eShop, $3.49 (normally $4.99)
  • Donkey Kong — Wii U eShop, $3.49 (normally $4.99)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. — Wii U eShop, $3.49 (normally $4.99)

Kirby Games

  • Kirby’s Dream Land — 3DS eShop, $2.49 (normally $3.99)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 2 — 3DS eShop, $2.49 (normally $3.99)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3 — Wii U eShop, $4.99 (normally $7.99)
  • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror — Wii U eShop, $4.99 (normally $6.99)

Pac-Man Games

  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures — Wii U eShop, $11.99 (normally $19.99)
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures — 3DS eShop, $11.99 (normally $19.99)

Captain Olimar Games

  • Pikmin 3 — Wii U eShop, $39.99 (normally $59.99)

Fox Games

  • Star Fox 64 3D — 3DS eShop, $29.99 (normally $39.99)

The Villager Games

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf — 3DS eShop, $19.99 (normally $29.99)

That’s all for this week’s deals, but if you run across any deals on the internet that other readers might be interested in, be sure to share them in the comments section!

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Hyrule Warriors DLC footage revealed http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hyrule-warriors-dlc-footage-revealed/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hyrule-warriors-dlc-footage-revealed/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:43:06 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31472 Hyrule Warriors

A new update has come out for Hyrule Warriors in Japan, this update adds Cia, Wizzro and Volga to game as playable characters. They’re mostly as functional as the other characters, you can fight with them and buy upgrades for them in the shop and level them up, but as of yet you can’t unlock new weapons or heart pieces for them. Supposedly, you’ll be able to unlock new weapons and heart pieces for them in the upcoming Master Quest DLC; The DLC will also give them their own story mode, which will give a bit of a prologue on how the three met and why they’re invading Hyrule. You can see footage of Cia and Wizzro here and here, and the footage for Volga down below:

Of course that’s not all that was revealed today, some more footage gives us an early look at some of the DLC that will be coming out later this year. We can see some gameplay of Link fighting with Epona, which gives him a new moveset which involves a lot of dashing and running over opponents:

There was also a new costume revealed for Lana and Cia, referencing the two character’s shared history. There were also two other costumes revealed for Cia, but those are just some of her other looks from the story. Although I think it’s worth warning you that all four of the above videos for Lana and Cia contain some spoilers for the story.

What do you all think of this? Does the DLC look interesting to you? Will you be getting it? Are you looking forward to getting the update that will make Cia, Wizzro and Volga playable in the US?

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Koei Tecmo is aware of the campaign to get Fatal Frame outside of Japan http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/koei-tecmo-is-aware-of-the-campaign-to-get-fatal-frame-outside-of-japan/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/koei-tecmo-is-aware-of-the-campaign-to-get-fatal-frame-outside-of-japan/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:19:18 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31469 fatal-frame-1

When a new Fatal Frame game was announced earlier this year, many fans of the series hoped that Koei Tecmo and Nintendo planned to bring it to the West once it was released in Japan. One grassroots effort to ensure both Koei Tecmo and Nintendo know that Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden is something Western gamers want is the Twitter hashtag #WeWantFatalFrame.

Wii U gamers have been using it to express interest in the game ever since Nintendo stepped up its marketing efforts with the title by using Japanese streaming site NicoNico to showcase some of the gameplay that is going into the series. No official response from either Koei Tecmo or Nintendo has been given until yesterday, when Koei Tecmo’s European Twitter account finally acknowledged the demand for the title.


This particular branch of Koei Tecmo has acknowledged the fan requests for the game to be released and despite stating that the game is for Japan only, it still seems open that the possibility of the game eventually coming to the West remains open. Translations of games from Japanese into English always have a rather long development cycle unless the game is planned to be released across the globe from the start.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see Fatal Frame released on the Wii U in the West some time next year, as that is exactly the path that smaller niche titles like Fantasy Life, Bravely Default, and Yokai Watch have taken on the Nintendo 3DS. Either way, it’s good to see at least one of the publishers involved in the title acknowledge that there has been a significant show of support for a Western release of the game.

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SteamWorld Heist is the next game from Image & Form http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/heres-a-look-at-steamworld-heist-the-next-game-from-image-form/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/heres-a-look-at-steamworld-heist-the-next-game-from-image-form/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:33:16 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31462

A few weeks ago Image & Form, the team behind the hugely popular SteamWorld Dig announced their newest title, SteamWorld Heist. The game is scheduled to be released sometime in Spring of 2015 and in order to build hype for the game, the team is taking the time every Tuesday to discuss new aspects of the game. This Tuesday the team has revealed Jack the Crippler, a new type of robot that you’ll encounter in the game and belongs to the Scrappers faction.

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The Scrappers are a new faction of steambots that have quickly gained power through their ruthless piracy and exploitation of other steambots. Heinously, they defy the taboo of creating new steambots from “dead” or damaged parts, warping the personality of the newly created steambot towards wicked and cruel traits.

Unlike the original SteamWorld Dig, which had a Minecraft exploration vibe to it, the newly announced SteamWorld Heist will instead focus on space adventures and survival. Players will be able to recruit a team of rag-tag robots in order to explore and scavenge the remains of ships. The game will be turn-based and will be headed to Wii U as well as Nintendo 3DS.

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Here are the winners of our Hyrule Warriors contest! http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/here-are-the-winners-of-our-hyrule-warriors-contest/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/here-are-the-winners-of-our-hyrule-warriors-contest/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:22:48 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31458 hyrule-warriors-header

Last week we partnered with LeapTrade, a game trading community, in order to offer Nintendo fans at Wii U Daily a chance to win the recently released Hyrule Warriors, as well as runner-ups getting some credit to start their LeapTrade adventures. If you’re unfamiliar with LeapTrade, it’s a community built around trading so that you get the best price for your games by trading to other gamers instead of stores like GameStop or Amazon.

Our grand prize winner will receive a copy of Hyrule Warriors from LeapTrade, along with a $50 credit to their LeapTrade account. Runner up winners will each receive $25 dollars in credit on LeapTrade so they can start trading today. Our grand prize winner is Brandon Erlendsson! Our runner-ups are Guadalupe Soto, and Emily. Congrats guys and Brandon, we hope you enjoy Hyrule Warriors!

We’ll be doing more in the future with LeapTrade, so be sure and head over to their website and check out their services and keep checking Wii U Daily for more opportunities like this one!

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Here’s a look at the first DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/heres-a-look-at-the-first-dlc-pack-for-hyrule-warriors/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/heres-a-look-at-the-first-dlc-pack-for-hyrule-warriors/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:21:24 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31451 epona_00_b

A few days ago we noted that the first DLC for Hyrule Warriors would be called the Master Quest Pack, with perhaps the biggest revelation at the time being that Epona would be introduced to the game as a weapon to be used. Koei Tecmo has updated the official Japanese site for the game with new content, including a new look at Epona, the untold storyline of the Black Witch Cia, and a brand new adventure mode map.

This piece of DLC will be released on October 16 in Japan, Europe and North America. There are no Western prices for individual pieces of DLC, but Nintendo has already made a season pass for $19.99 available on the Wii U eShop that will give access to all four of the upcoming DLC packs for the game.

Are you excited to lead Epona into battle against your enemies?

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New Wii U firmware 5.2.0 U update now available to download http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/new-wii-u-firmware-5-2-0-u-update-now-available-to-download/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/new-wii-u-firmware-5-2-0-u-update-now-available-to-download/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:26:33 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31444 wii-u-system-update

As speculated last week when extended system maintenance was announced for both Miiverse and the Nintendo Network, a new system update is now available for download on the Wii U. This brings the version number up to 5.2.0 and it contains one of the most asked for features since the Wii U launched: folders.

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Finally! Here’s a full changelog of all the notes:

Version 5.2.0 U:

Released September 29th, 2014

Changes to the Wii U Menu:

Folders can now be created in the Wii U Menu to hold and organize software icons
A Download Management icon has been added to the Wii U Menu

Changes to Quick Start Menu:

The Quick Start Menu will now display when the Wii U is powered on from the Wii U GamePad TV Remote
Options have been added to Power Settings that allow users to hide certain software from the Quick Start Menu

Changes to the HOME Menu:

The design and layout of the HOME Menu has been updated

Changes to the Nintendo eShop:

Disabled usage of characters not used when redeeming Nintendo eShop cards (O, I, Z, etc.)

Improvements to system stability and usability:

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

Now you can finally group all your virtual console purchases together by system and get all those pesky apps that you don’t use into a folder that’s out of sight, out of mind.

Thanks Sdudyoy for the quick heads up!

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Is Hyrule Warriors a game for you? [VIDEO] http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/is-hyrule-warriors-a-game-for-you-video/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/is-hyrule-warriors-a-game-for-you-video/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:15:24 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31438 Hyrule Warriors is a game that is destined to struggle this holiday season as it competes against other juggernaut franchises, including some Nintendo titles. I’m sure many people will be bypassing it without even giving it a second look, but it really deserves more than that. Check out my thoughts on the game in the video below.

What are your thoughts on Hyrule Warriors? Let us know in the comments.

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Shin’en developer confirms Fast Racing Neo at 720p/60fps http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/shinen-developer-confirms-fast-racing-neo-at-720p60fps/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/shinen-developer-confirms-fast-racing-neo-at-720p60fps/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:20:08 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31435 fast racing neo screenshot

Shin’en has been rather tight-lipped about its upcoming Fast Racing Neo game for Wii U, which has led many to speculate that development of the title hasn’t been going as good as hoped. A NeoGAF post from the announcement of the game is littered with people questioning whether the Wii U game will meet the performance standards that Shin’en has set for its previous games. Manfred of Shin’en put these dissenters to rest by replying and stating that yes, the game runs at a smooth 720p and achieves 60fps.

I can verify that the game runs at 60fps, 720p.

Cheers
Manfred
Shin’en

We’ve still not seen any footage of the game in action and the team has been very selective about the screenshots that they’ve shown so far, but from what we’ve seen we’re really eager to see Fast Racing Neo in action.

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