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. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:29:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Meet the accessory Sony built for Nintendo that spawned the PlayStation [VIDEO] http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/meet-the-accessory-sony-built-for-nintendo-that-spawned-the-playstation-video/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/meet-the-accessory-sony-built-for-nintendo-that-spawned-the-playstation-video/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:29:59 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35459

If you’re unfamiliar with the history of gaming, you may not know that the original idea for the PlayStation came from a failed venture between Nintendo and Sony. At the height of the Super Nintendo’s popularity, Nintendo approached Sony about producing an add-on that would use CDs as their storage, rather than the cartridges that had been present in all previous home console games.

While it never came to market because the venture between Sony and Nintendo collapsed before the product was released, Sony salvaged the product into their own game console and dubbed it the PlayStation. You can see one of the early peripherals designed for the SNES in this video and imagine would might have been, had Nintendo decided to continue their partnership with Sony and release the SNES PlayStation Superdisc.

What do you think of this piece of history?

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Skylanders Superchargers trailer showcases Nintendo characters http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/skylanders-superchargers-trailer-showcases-nintendo-characters/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/skylanders-superchargers-trailer-showcases-nintendo-characters/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:18:05 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35457

One of the surprise reveals at this year’s E3 was Nintendo’s partnership with Activision to introduce two Nintendo characters to the Skylanders series. Both Donkey Kong and Bowser will be joining the Skylanders Superchargers team with vehicles designed after each of the characters. The real bonus to these figures is that they’re both Skylanders and amiibo with just a rotation of the base. You can see both Donkey Kong and Bowser in action above.

Will you be getting these figures even if you don’t plan on getting Skylanders Superchargers? Let us know in the comments!

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Nintendo eShop: Ocarina of Time now available on Wii U http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/nintendo-eshop-ocarina-of-time/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/nintendo-eshop-ocarina-of-time/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:05:14 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35453 eshop-banner-mobile

As we get settled into the long days of summer, Nintendo’s eShop releases have dried up a bit, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing worth playing this week. Ocarina of Time releases on the Wii U eShop and many hail it as the best Zelda game of the series, so if you’ve never played it you might want to consider picking it up.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 – Developed to celebrate the franchise’s 10-year anniversary, Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 incorporates the best features from previous Samurai Warriors games, including the detailed customization mode and battle system of Samurai Warriors 4, as well as the Challenge Mode, which tests players’ speed and efficiency as they fight against the clock and thousands of enemies simultaneously. Play as either a uniquely customized character or one of the much-loved, historically inspired Samurai. Stories and lives unfold in multiple ways, offering numerous resolutions to large-scale battles and multiple endings affected by the players’ choices, actions and affiliations.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Roving Rogue – What comes after The End? That’s the question that has dogged humankind’s greatest thinkers for millennia. Where do we go? What happens? Who will be there? The answers are: “a crumbling castle,” “you run and teleport” and “steadfast knights, goblin archers, obsessed ghosts, demented wizards and other dangerous foes.” In Roving Rogue, the multiplayer platforming adventure on the Wii U system, the end is the beginning.

Virtual Console on Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – One of the most critically acclaimed games ever made arrives in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Set off on a legendary journey to stop Ganondorf, who has plunged Hyrule into darkness. Travel through time as child and adult Link, and experience Hyrule in peace and war to save the world and protect the Triforce. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo’s most epic challenges and tells one of its most touching stories – it’s an absolute must-play for Nintendo fans.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Bombing Bastards and Spot the Differences: Party! from Sanuk Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 9.
  • Ittle Dew is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 30.
  • Plenty of Fishies is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 31.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies from Capcom is 44 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $16.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy from Capcom is 25 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $22.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.
  • Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 9.
    European Conqueror 3D, The Legend of Dark Witch and Tappingo from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
  • Toy Stunt Bike is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 30.
  • Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, 4 Elements and more games from Tulip Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1.


Splatoon: New Game Mode and Splatfest – Tower Control, a new game mode that finds Inklings riding a tower into the enemy’s base, has been added to Ranked Battle. In addition, the theme for the first Splatoon Splatfest is “Cats or Dogs” and starts July 4.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Independence” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Independence” tournament runs from July 2 to July 6. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Also new this week:

  • Quadcopter Pilot Challenge (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Mercenaries Saga 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
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Nintendo will not stop supporting Wii U and 3DS in favor of NX http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/nintendo-not-dropping-wii-u-for-nx/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/nintendo-not-dropping-wii-u-for-nx/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:54:50 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35449 satoru-iwata-wii-u-unboxing

Earlier today a huge rumor about the launch of the Nintendo NX hit the internet, stating that a pilot production of Nintendo’s newest console will go into production later this year, with mass production slated to begin in 2016. According to the rumor, the NX could launch as early as July of next year.

While Nintendo refused to talk about the NX in public at E3 this year, we’re beginning to hear more and more about it as the time approaches. During an investor meeting last week, Satoru Iwata said that Nintendo should not abandon their software efforts with the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U despite the launch of the Nintendo NX. The transcripts were made available online today.

When NX is launched, there already will be a certain volume of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U hardware widely existing in the market, so from a software business perspective, it would be highly inefficient to stop releasing titles for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U right after the launch of NX.

The Wii U was of particular focus at this meeting, as Iwata made a special point to mention that Nintendo should focus on giving the customers who supported the console the best experience they can.

As for Wii U, we will continue to make efforts, as it is a priority within the company to think about how we can satisfy the consumers who purchased this system to the maximum extent possible.

Iwata acknowledged that the Wii U has performed less than favorably for Nintendo since its launch in 2012, but he remains optimistic that the company has learned from the terrible launches of both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U and will do everything it can to avoid having that happen with the Nintendo NX as well. While the Wii U may be sunsetting, it’s nice to see Nintendo’s president confirm that they’re not dropping support even with the Nintendo NX on the horizon.

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Smash on Wii U beats out Melee for most participants at EVO 2015 http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/evo-2015-biggest-smash-tournament/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/evo-2015-biggest-smash-tournament/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:48:44 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35440 evo-2015-lineup

EVO 2015 is less than two weeks away and with registrations for the event now closed, we have a better idea of how many participants there will be for each game. Of course Super Smash Bros. managed to draw the most attention for both Melee and the new Wii U version of the game, but perhaps the most surprising thing is that the Wii U version managed to get more registrations than Melee, a longstanding favorite for EVO fans and competitors alike. Here’s a quick look at the registration breakdown for each game:

  • Ultra Street Fighter IV – 2,227
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 1,926
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee – 1,869
  • Mortal Kombat X – 1,162
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- – 968
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 816
  • Tekken 7 – 458
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – 437
  • Killer Instinct – 397

The nearly 2k people that have registered for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U makes this EVO the largest Smash tournament of all time. Compared to last year, EVO is growing nicely, as Melee had only 940 registrants last year but that number has more than doubled this year. Prize pots for winning include upwards of $11,000 dollars if Nintendo doesn’t decide to up the ante by providing a bonus.

Will you be watching or attending EVO 2015?

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Why doesn’t Nintendo release games in the summer? http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/nintendo-no-summer-game-release/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/nintendo-no-summer-game-release/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:28:28 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35436 huge-wii-u-collection

Ever wondered why summer seems to have such a long gaming drought, despite it being the perfect time for many people to engage in gaming? According to Nintendo of America’s Charlie Scibetta, it’s because gamers just don’t buy games during the summer.

We do the bulk of our business in the holiday season, probably about 60% in October, November, and December.

It’s not just Nintendo that front loads the holiday season, though. All major publishers including Activision, EA, and Ubisoft know that the best time to sell a game is when people are ready to buy it, which typically happens around the holiday season. Nintendo has followed suit and has not released any major retail games in the months of July and August, with the exception of the Wii Sports Club retail package that was only a compilation made available in 2007.

It sucks for those of us who look forward to new releases frequently, but given the rate at which Nintendo has been generating content for Splatoon, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros., Nintendo gamers shouldn’t have a lack of anything to play this summer.

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PC modders recreate Splatoon within Team Fortress 2 http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/splatoon-in-team-fortress-2/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/splatoon-in-team-fortress-2/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:01:54 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35433

Nintendo’s team-based shooter Splatoon has taken a lot of cues from other team-based shooters, so it’s not surprising to see the PC community embracing Splatoon by bringing it into Team Fortress 2. The mod is in its very early alpha-stages and contains models that have been lifted directly from Splatoon, so it’s possible Nintendo could respond unfavorably and ask the modders to stop working on the project.

Despite that, the current mechanics of the game are in pace, though the ability to paint at will is severely limited. You can only paint large squares at a time, but you can switch between being a kid and a squid at will, just as in the normal game. If the mode proves popular and stops using assets from Splatoon, it could become a viable server mod for Team Fortress 2, in the same way that Prop Hunt games were popular for the shooter several years ago.

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Nintendo NX launch could see 20 million sold in the first year [RUMOR] http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/nintendo-nx-launch-rumored-to-begin-next-year/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/nintendo-nx-launch-rumored-to-begin-next-year/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:17:13 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35431 nintendo_nx_header-1050x457

While Nintendo may not be ready to talk about the successor to the Wii U just yet, it looks like they’re gearing up for a production run for the new console that could be ready to launch as early as July of next year. According to a recent rumor, the Japanese-based company has asked several of its supply chain partners to begin production in October. Foxconn Electronics will be the manufacturer, while Pegatron Technology seeks to help shoulder some of the load according to sources.

Both Foxconn and Pegatron declined to comment on the speculation. According to the rumor, mass production won’t start until May or June 2016 with the launch taking place in July 2016. The rumor says Nintendo is looking to ship around 20 million Nintendo NX units within its first year, which is a stark contrast to the 2 million the Wii U was capable of selling within its launch year.

While this should be taken as a rumor and not treated as fact, if Nintendo does expect to sell 20 million units within a year, one has to wonder if the price will be insanely good, or if it’s a portable hybrid console like has long been speculated. What do you think?

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Rodea and the Sky Soldier new gameplay trailer http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/rodea-sky-soldier-new-trailer/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/rodea-sky-soldier-new-trailer/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:04:44 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35428

Rodea and the Sky Soldier has been in development so long it seems strange to be talking about its release. NIS America today released a new trailer for the game, showcasing a bit of the story players can expect and then it launches into gameplay.

Remember that NIS America is releasing both the Wii version that was planned to be released but never was, as well as the Wii U version that served as the overhaul for the game to be released on Nintendo’s new platform. The game will release on October 13 in North America and October 16 in Europe.

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Yooka-Laylee is the rebirth of the buddy platformer [VIDEO] http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/yooka-laylee-reborn-video/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/07/yooka-laylee-reborn-video/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:28:07 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=35426

Fans of Banjo-Kazooie’s style of buddy platformer have a lot to look forward to when it comes to Yooka-Laylee, a game being developed by Rare veterans originally responsible for Banjo. The team at Playtonic got a chance to sit down with the PlayStation Access guys to discuss the upcoming game, as well as showcase some never before seen footage.

According to Playtonic, the team wants to recreate the fun and whimsy of the early 90s platformers that made the Nintendo 64 a must own console. Capturing the magic of those early platformers was essential, but the team says they wanted to add new spins and bring new things into the mix to reflect a more modern game. The result will be Yooka-Laylee.

What do you think about what’s been shown so far? Are you excited to play the game?

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