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, 19 Sep 2014 15:11:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Super Smash Bros 3DS patch addresses Peach ban hammer issue http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/smash-bros-3ds-patch/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/smash-bros-3ds-patch/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:43:35 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31282 smash-luigi-peach

For the few lucky souls already able to enjoy Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS, a new patch has been issued to address a big ongoing concern. Namely, a bug where players using Peach in the game’s For Glory online mode were being automatically banned by Nintendo’s flagging system.

The issue is caused by the game seeing Peach’s Down + B ability as an item, and items aren’t allowed in For Glory. This patch should allow players to use Peach without any issues. It sounds like it should either be fixed out of the box or be available as a day one patch by the time the game reaches European and North American shores on October 3rd.

For those still on the fence about whether to get the 3DS version alongside or over the Wii U’s version a demo will be available in the eShop starting today. It’ll feature a total of 5 characters — Link, Pikachu, Mario, Villager and Mega Man — who can go toe-to-toe on the stage Battlefield. Let us know if you’ll be giving it a spin whenever it goes live!

[via Nintendo]

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This brushed metal-esque Wii U makes us wish Nintendo would bring an actual model http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/wii-u-brushed-metal/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/wii-u-brushed-metal/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:56:53 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31276 3 - TrLc3sT

We’re always happy to see people customizing their consoles and accessories to give them more of a personal feel, and another eye catching modification has made its way to the internet. This fellow decided to go with a brushed metal feel for his Wii U, giving us the illusion that the device is made of premium metal instead of glossy plastic.

There’s nothing terribly flashy about brushed metal, but it does exude a whole lot of class. Thankfully he was lucky enough to reveal the technique he used to get the look, and apparently it took just a couple of minutes to do something like this. I personally wouldn’t be brave enough to carry out such actions myself, but should you fall in love with the result then feel free to give it a try (just remember that cosmetic damages to your Wii U aren’t likely to be covered under warranty).

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Incoming free Hyrule Warriors DLC lets you play as 3 villains; unlock a Dark Link for buying Season Pass http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hyrule-warriors-dlc-2/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hyrule-warriors-dlc-2/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:21:52 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31269 hyrule warriors villains dlc

Hyrule Warriors is still just outside our reach, but Nintendo wants to give you reason to be excited with some cool announcements about upcoming DLC. The company has revealed that Cia, Volga and Wizzro will be playable villains just in case you’re not into the whole “hero” thing. The new characters are free of charge so feel free to get excited!

Nintendo has also announced that they’ll be introducing a total of 4 pieces of paid DLC, and you’ll get a pretty nice reward for buying all of them ahead of time: Dark Link. He’s seen below and he. Looks. Awesome.

hyrule warriors dark link

There’s no telling how these characters will play just yet, though we’re sure some gameplay video will surface as we get close to the drop date for this content. The first content pack is scheduled to arrive starting October 16th so be sure to save those pennies up if you aren’t already tapped out from buying the game itself. Don’t forget to check out some of the early reviews of the game: it’s not your 10/10 masterpiece, but it could be something nice to hold you over until the real juicy goods make their way to the market.

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Hullbreach Studios teases new exclusive Wii U game by making fun of announcements of announcements http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hullbreach-wii-u-exclusive/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hullbreach-wii-u-exclusive/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:59:32 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31264 wii-u-console-next-to-gamepad.0_cinema_640.0

Hullbreach Studios wants you to know that they’re working on a new exclusive title for Wii U owners, though the company didn’t have anything to share about it. What they did do, however, was share how they were going to announce it. Here is the quote from their Tweet earlier this morning:

We are announcing that at the end of the month we will schedule to announce a video that will announce a new Wii U exclusive game. ;-)

So today’s announcement is that they are scheduling an announcement for a video that will announce the game. No, the person behind the Twitter account hasn’t gone crazy — it’s no doubt their cheeky way of making fun of the whole “announcement for an announcement” fad that has plagued the games industry for so many years.

By not spilling any beans about their project Hullbreach is effectively playing into that trend themselves, but we should know a lot more by the time October rolls around. For what it’s worth, looking at a section for an “upcoming Hullbreach IP” on their website reveals that the game includes local multiplayer and involves planet surfaces. So there’s that. Gotta love the unorthodox marketing styles of smaller, independent developers.

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric North American release date pushed ahead a week, now launches Nov 11th! http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/sonic-boom-new-release-date/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/sonic-boom-new-release-date/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:08:53 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31262 sonic-boom-characters

Did you have your calendar circled for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Wii U’s November 18th release date? Well, you can erase that — not because it’s been cancelled or delayed, but because it’s actually launching a week earlier than anticipated! Sega announced the news on their Twitter account this morning. The game is now scheduled to launch November 11th here in North America. The Nintendo 3DS date was always November 11th so both versions will be launching at the same exact time.

Unfortunately Sega didn’t announce any such news for Europe or Japan, but there’s still time for more developments to take place. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is an action adventure game where Sonic, Knuckles, Miles, Amy and Sticks find themselves on an island where villainous Lyric the Last Ancient is planning to use Chaos Crystals to create a world filled with and controlled by robots. The group is tasked with working together to get the Chaos Crystals before Lyric to stop him from taking over the world.

There’s no secret Sonic has seen better days, but we’re still hopeful this title will deliver a pretty decent experience that should be worth checking out down the line. Are you going to be picking up a copy on its new release date?

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Nintendo eShop Deals and New Content: FIFA 15, Super Smash Bros 3DS demo and more! http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/eshop-deals-sep-18/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/eshop-deals-sep-18/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:15:26 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31258 nnintendo-eshop

Nitendo has posted their latest eShop update this morning and a lot of exciting new additions have made their way into the digital storefront. For starters, Nintendo is planning to add many more titles to their Super Smashing Sale which discounts games featuring Smash characters for up to 39% off in celebration of the upcoming Super Smash Bros release. Characters in this round of deals will include:

  • Lucario
  • Pikacu
  • Samus
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Charizard
  • Greninja
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Mii Fighters

Sounds like a healthy helping of Metroid and Pokemon-related deals are incoming, though they haven’t yet listed which exact games will be getting discounted. Here are a few other sales going down that you won’t want to miss out on:

As for new game additions? Look no further:

And for what you’ve all been waiting for — Smash Bros demo! The 3DS version of the game is getting a playable demo that will be available for download starting tomorrow, September 19th, at 9am pacific. The demo includes a whopping 5 playable characters — Link, Pikachu, Mario, Villager and Mega Man — who can fight on the Battlefield stage. The demo will not feature online play, but if you know a buddy with the 3DS who has also downloaded the demo you can both play against each other locally.

Sounds like a pretty good week on the eShop. Let us know if you’ll be looking to take advantage of any of these goods in the comments below!

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Uh-oh: Disney Infinity 2.0 for Wii U has lower resolution than Xbox 360 and PS3 http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/disney-infinity-2-resolution/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/disney-infinity-2-resolution/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:02:07 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31256 Disney Infinity Cast

Resolutiongate strikes again. After news that Bayonetta 2 was struggling to reach 60 frames per second, another upcoming title seems to be having a bit of trouble in the graphics department. Disney Infinity 2.0 is said to be coming in at a resolution of 1138 x 600 if the words of one of the project’s handlers are to be believed. To compare, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are 1280 x 672, while the Xbox One and PS4 versions are both 1080p.

It’s clear that the Wii U is at least more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3, so why can’t they reach an HD resolution? They wouldn’t say, though we have a feeling it’s because they simply haven’t spent enough time getting as much out of the console as they can. It’s not as if Disney Infinity 2.0 is overly demanding as we’ve definitely seen better looking games on the Wii U with higher resolution.

It wouldn’t be hard to believe that the team making the game didn’t have enough time to correctly optimize the Wii U version — after all, they’re trying to launch on pretty much every current platform that’s out there. Even still, that should be no excuse for a console that’s more powerful than previous gen hardware to come up far short of expectations (especially when other studios seem to be having no such issues).

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Deal: 25% off Mario Kart 8 through Target Cartwheel app (2 days left!) http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/target-mario-kart-8-deal/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/target-mario-kart-8-deal/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:32:36 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31251 mario-kart-8-screencap_960.0_cinema_1280.0

If, for whatever reason, you have yet to give Mario Kart 8 a spin then you’ll want to consider picking it up through Target’s latest offer. You’ll get a quick and easy 25% off the game when redeeming it through Cartwheel, their mobile app that delivers daily deals. Once you add it to your Cartwheel you simply walk into a Target store, find the item (in this case, Mario Kart 8) and scan it using the barcode feature. You’ll then be granted the savings once you checkout of the store. You’ll want to act fast on this particular deal as it’ll be expiring in just 2 days. Be sure to search Google Play or the iOS App Store for the Cartwheel app!

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Another “mistake” pegs November 21st as Super Smash Bros Wii U launch date http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/smash-bros-wii-u-release-date-rumor/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/smash-bros-wii-u-release-date-rumor/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:21:53 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31248 smash bros french ad release date

Last week, Fred Myers — a regional retail chain in the United States — accidentally advertised the release date for Super Smash Bros Wii U. The date was November 21st according to them, though Nintendo and Fred Myers were quick to write this off as an unfortunate mistake. There could be some truth to that date, though, as yet another slip up has occurred.

French Nintendo publication Puissance Nintendo ran a new ad campaign for the game, and noticed that their own banner was listing November 21st as the launch date for the game in Europe. Considering Nintendo releases tend to happen in the North America and Europe on the same day it’s not surprising that French advertising would look to boast such similar dates.

Of course, Nintendo France has already written this off as another mistake, and is refusing to confirm that November 21st is, in fact, the release date. Seems like far too many mistakes are happening lately for this to be merely coincidental. Has Nintendo finally settled on a solid release date? We sure hope so, but we won’t know for sure until they reveal it themselves.

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Hyrule Warriors reviews start rolling in: for better or worse, it’s everything we thought it’d be http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hyrule-warriors-reviews/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/09/hyrule-warriors-reviews/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:19:16 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31242 hyrule-warriors-footage

We’re barreling toward the launch of Hyrule Warriors, and many of you are likely looking for reviews to help you make an informed purchase decision. Thankfully we didn’t have to put up with any lengthy embargo nonsense — the reviews are already beginning to roll in.

The game is being received fairly well for the most part, though no one publication seems to be totally in love with it. The game is pulling in a multitude of 7/10 and 8/10 scores, which is still well above average. Many of the games cite its hack-and-slash, Dynasty Warriors-esque gameplay as reasons why they aren’t totally enthralled, but say the ultimate polish of the game, the sizable roster of characters and its roots in the Zelda universe make it an experience you’ll still want to check out.

The game did receive some harsh marks from Polygon and Gamesradar — namely because they think it’s a shallow experience using a formula that’s been done into the ground — though it’s never a good idea to take just one reviewer’s take as gospel. Heck, it’s never a good idea to take any review as gospel. Read them all, and more importantly be sure to try the game yourself (perhaps with a rental or by making it easier on your wallet with a deal or two) if you want a better idea of what to expect.

It all makes you wonder what kind of reception the game would garner had it come as a traditional Zelda-like game. That scenario was almost a reality at one point in time, though Zelda mastermind Miyamoto decided he didn’t want the game to take that form.

Here’s an early list of scores from some of the more reputable outlets out there:

  • IGN: 7/10
  • GameSpot: 8/10
  • Polygon: 5.5/10
  • Joystiq: 4/5
  • Gameinformer: 8/10
  • Eurogamer: 8/10
  • Gamesradar: 2/5
  • Destructoid: 8.5/10
  • Gametrailers: 7/10

Be sure to take a gander at all of their scores over at Metacritic, and read the full written reviews for each respective outlet while you’re at it. Let us know if you agree with any of their thoughts, and if you’ll still be getting the game once it launches September 26th. Also, don’t forget that folks at the Wii U Daily forums are already talking about the latest reviews so feel free to join them at this thread.

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