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. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:21:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Early Final Fantasy games could head to Wii U virtual console http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/early-final-fantasy-games-could-head-to-wii-u-virtual-console/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/early-final-fantasy-games-could-head-to-wii-u-virtual-console/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:21:16 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31837 final_fantasy_iv___cecil_logo_by_rafaelventura

The Final Fantasy series started on the original NES and since then it’s spawned a generation of gamers who love the series. Some who started with later iterations want to go back and experience the story of the first games through the virtual console, but that’s cumbersome as the currently available titles only function in Wii mode. One fan reached out to Square Enix to see if the company would consider porting their games to the Wii U virtual console, and Square Enix responded positively.

We’ve already seen publishers like Capcom band together to offer a themed month of virtual console releases. The latest was a Mega Man month in which several old Mega Man titles for the virtual console were updated and brought to the Wii U. It’s reception was very positive among Nintendo fans, so it’s not hard for Square Enix to see why something like this would be popular.

Square Enix has been notably open to bringing their older titles to new devices, as several of the Final Fantasy games now have ports on iOS and Android as well. If you’d like to see titles from the Final Fantasy series updated for the Wii U virtual console, adding your voice to the mix probably wouldn’t hurt.

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Nintendo UK says Wii U sales are up 60% in the region http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/nintendo-uk-says-wii-u-sales-are-up-60-in-the-region/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/nintendo-uk-says-wii-u-sales-are-up-60-in-the-region/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:02:14 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31835 Holiday Wii U Console

Despite launching almost two years ago and having tepid sales in the region, UK marketing executive Shelly Pearce seems confident that Wii U sales in the UK are going to continue growing. According to Pearce, sales of the Wii U console in the region are up 60% compared to where they were at launch and that Christmas will be an important factor in the console’s continued momentum. Pearce says a big marketing campaign will be vital to the Wii U’s success during the holidays.

When it comes with competing with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that ship – for want of a better cliché – has sailed. But Wii U is actually growing. Sales are up over 60 per cent in the UK this year. And from Nintendo UK’s perspective there’s been a change in public opinion.

According to Pearce, Nintendo UK can contribute this change of public opinion to the release of Mario Kart 8 back in May, which was received well among fans and potential new customers alike.

We’ve really seen momentum pick up with Mario Kart 8 back in May. That was when we saw a step change, not just in terms of sales but also people’s attitudes to Wii U. People are starting to consider buying now, which was cemented by our E3 activity. All the software that we showed then gave people confidence that there were lots of games coming that they wanted.

It’s nice to see one branch of Nintendo taking the Christmas season especially seriously. One of the major shortcomings in the early days of the Wii U is that Nintendo expected the console to market itself thanks to its unique features. Instead of relying heavily on advertising such as TV spots, the first year of the Wii U release was relatively quiet as Nintendo expected sales to go the same as the original Wii console. When that didn’t occur, Nintendo began stepping up marketing with the release of titles like Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8.

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Shovel Knight devs say Wii U/3DS release happened because of Dan Adelman http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/shovel-knight-devs-say-wii-u3ds-release-happened-because-of-dan-adelman/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/shovel-knight-devs-say-wii-u3ds-release-happened-because-of-dan-adelman/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:23:42 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31833 shovelknightrelease_610

Are you enjoying Shovel Knight on your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS? The developers Yacht Club Games have recently gone on record saying you have Nintendo’s former indie man Dan Adelman to thank for that. In fact, they state that without Dan Adelman, a Nintendo release never would have been possible for them and may have not existed at all. That’s high praise for the man who is now heading up a game releasing exclusively for Sony platforms. (For now.)

Without Dan, Shovel Knight wouldn’t be on the Wii U/3DS and maybe it wouldn’t exist at all. We essentially sent Dan a blind email before our Kickstarter asking if we could be approved as developers on the platforms. He put his full trust in us and the game – without that, who knows if the Kickstarter would have even funded!

He is unbelievably supportive of indies, and it’s amazing to see a person so committed to aiding smaller teams so that they can focus on creating interesting and unique experiences. Also, he’s a spicy curry champ. Champion of indies and spicy curry…what more could you want?

It’s nice to see that the developers Mr. Adelman helped continue to appreciate his assistance, even if Nintendo didn’t. If you’re unaware, Mr. Adelman is no longer with Nintendo after leaving earlier this year. While with the company, he was put on a gag order and not allowed to tweet or state his opinions about how the company handles games, which made him unhappy and influenced his decision to leave. Nintendo lost a great employee because of archaic policies, but perhaps with Adelman gone, they’ll realize there is a need for people who reach out to indie developers in the same way that he did.

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A new Nintendo Direct dedicated to Smash Bros. coming October 23 http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/a-new-nintendo-direct-dedicated-to-smash-bros-coming-october-23/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/a-new-nintendo-direct-dedicated-to-smash-bros-coming-october-23/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:07:00 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31830 Nintendo-Direct-Logo-621x350

Developer Masahiro Sakurai hinted at this last week, but now it’s official: a new Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Smash Bros. will be airing on October 23. As always, the Nintendo Direct will be live-streamed from Nintendo’s website, but you’ll also be able to watch it right here on Wii U Daily.

According to the announcement, the live-stream will focus on several new things for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. The game is launching on November 21 in North America, making the Direct come just a few days shy of a month ahead of time. Europe will have to wait until December 5 to get their hands on the game. Here are the scheduled times for the Direct:

  • PST: 3pm
  • EST: 6pm
  • UK: 11pm
  • Europe: 12am (October 24)
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Why did Smash Bros get released on 3DS first? The answer is quite simple http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/why-did-smash-bros-get-released-on-3ds-first-the-answer-is-quite-simple/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/why-did-smash-bros-get-released-on-3ds-first-the-answer-is-quite-simple/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:29:07 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31825 super-smash-bros-wii-u-vs-3dsThe new Super Smash Bros game — officially titled Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U — has been out on the 3DS for several weeks (and even longer in Japan), while the Wii U version has been a few months behind — it launches on November 21st in North America and in early December in other regions.

Many have wondered why the 3DS version was released earlier, and Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai provides the answer in the latest edition of Famitsu magazine. The answer is quite simple, as Sakurai puts it:

“Compared to the 3DS [version], the Wii U [version] is larger in scale and also has many modes so the production takes time. It’s that simple.”

And that’s pretty much it. Super Smash Bros is one of the most anticipated Wii U games of this Fall/Winter, and Nintendo is still being secretive on some of its features. Recently, Amazon leaked a Smash Bros new game mode, revealing that it will feature a stage creator as well, where players will be able to build their own arenas.

There has been a lot of anticipation for the game from retailers as well, who are all offering pre-order deals. Yesterday we reported that Toys R Us are offering a free Amiibo figure with Super Smash Bros pre-order for the Wii U.

Nintendo might reveal all the details about the Wii U version of Super Smash bros soon in a Nintendo Direct video, as hinted by Sakurai just a week ago.

While we all wait for the Wii U version, be sure to check out our recent Super Smash Bros 3DS review.

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Win a copy of Bayonetta 2 from Wii U Daily and LeapTrade! http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/win-a-copy-of-bayonetta-2-from-wii-u-daily-and-leaptrade/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/win-a-copy-of-bayonetta-2-from-wii-u-daily-and-leaptrade/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:00:47 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31821 bayonetta-2-logo

Our contest for Hyrule Warriors last month was so popular that we partnered with the folks at LeapTrade again in order to bring you a chance to win a copy of Bayonetta 2! The game comes out on October 24th, so the contest will run from today until then. The first grand-prize winner will receive a copy of the game. The first prize winner will receive $50 trade-in credit on LeapTrade, while the second and third runner-ups will both receive $25 in credit.

So what is LeapTrade? It’s a new game trading site that offers you much more for your games than you’d get by trading them in to a corporate owned place, like GameStop or Amazon. New titles trade-in for as much as $37.50 in credit, which means you can trade-in the games you don’t play anymore and have new games available to you the moment they’re released. Nice!

Unfortunately the contest is limited to residents of the United States. We’re sorry about that! Hopefully we’ll have more chances for our international readers in the future. Remember you can enter up to once per day while the contest is continuing, so return often! Make sure you use a valid email address too, as the contest tool we use gives us your email in order to contact you. If you’ve used an email you don’t check often, or your spam email, we might not be able to get into contact with you!

Our sister sites PS4Daily and Xbox One Daily are also running contests of their own, sponsored by LeapTrade. If Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U isn’t your thing, don’t worry, we have you covered. Sunset Overdrive is up for grabs over on Xbox One Daily, while PS4 Daily is giving away a copy of the upcoming RPG, Lords of the Fallen!

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Pre-order Super Smash Bros Wii U at Toys R Us, get a free Amiibo figure http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/smash-bros-pre-order-amiibo-figure/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/smash-bros-pre-order-amiibo-figure/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:10:15 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31816 amiibo_spread

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros for the Wii U will be released next month, and if you haven’t pre-ordered the game, there some pretty good offers out there.

Mega toy retailer Toys R Us have just announced their pre-order bonus: if you pre-order Super Smash Bros for the Wii U, they’ll throw in a free Amiibo figure.

The offer is only valid online and while supplies last (which always tends to be the case when free stuff is thrown in). In order to take advantage of the offer, customers must purchase Super Smash Bros for the Wii U on Toys R Us’ site, and select an Amiibo figure to the cart at the same time. Luckily, free shipping is included.

Amiibo figures are sold separately for around $12, so this is definitely a great deal if you’re looking to invest in an Amiibo lineup. And if you’re getting Super Smash Bros for your Wii U. Which you should, of course.

Super Smash Bros for the Wii U launches on November 21 in North America and December 5 in Europe.

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New n’ Tasty developers having trouble with Wii U version http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/new-n-tasty-developers-having-trouble-with-wii-u-version/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/new-n-tasty-developers-having-trouble-with-wii-u-version/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:53:01 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31813 oddworld-new-n-tasty-2

Oddworld: New n’ Tasty is a complete overhaul of the original PlayStation One classic, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. It released earlier this year on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, but none of the other targeted platforms have seen the game yet, including the Wii U. In discussing the Wii U version, today the official Twitter account for the game reiterated that the game is not cancelled on Wii U, but that the development team is encountering some issues with the system.

In another tweet, the account says that the 8GB Wii U system is part of the problem, as New n’ Tasty is a download only title and it takes up more space than the white basic Wii U has available. Despite this issue, the tweet further states that the 8GB basic unit isn’t the only challenge they’ve faced in porting the game to the Wii U, but no further issues are listed.

With no release date in sight for the game, are you still interested in New n’ Tasty on Wii U?

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Watch Dogs companion app now compatible with Wii U version http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/watch-dogs-companion-app-now-compatible-with-wii-u-version/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/watch-dogs-companion-app-now-compatible-with-wii-u-version/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:19:33 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31810 watch-dogs-companion-app

Ubisoft has updated the Watch Dogs companion app for phones and tablets, ctOS Mobile, to be compatible with the upcoming Wii U version of the game. The Wii U version will be released on November 18 in North America and November 21 in Europe. This companion app allows you to “hack” into other player’s games and control certain aspects of the city while they’re playing the game.

You can also issue challenges to friends and keep track of your own progress using the app. Will you be testing this app on your phone or tablet when Watch Dogs for Wii U is released?

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Project Cars will be delayed to 2015 for all platforms, not just Wii U http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/project-cars-will-be-delayed-to-2015-for-all-platforms-not-just-wii-u/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/project-cars-will-be-delayed-to-2015-for-all-platforms-not-just-wii-u/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:28:10 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31808 project-cars-5

When news that the Wii U version of Project Cars would be delayed behind other platforms hit a few months ago, many people were extremely upset. However, it looks like all platforms are being delayed into 2015, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was originally scheduled to release on November 18, in a crowded holiday season.

Part of the reason for the delay seems to be that both Slightly Mad Studios and publisher Bandai Namco have realized that the holiday season is just too jam-packed with releases to release a niche title like Project Cars. Here is Slightly Mad Studios’ statement on the delay:

Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.

Notice there is still no mention of the Wii U version of the game, so perhaps this delay of the primary platforms will push the Wii U version even farther behind. What do you think of this news? Does this renew your interest in the title?

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