Category Archives: Wii

Get FlingSmash and a Wii Remote Plus for $14.97


Kmart has a new IP Nintendo made back in the Wii era called FlingSmash, with a Wii Remote Plus for $14.97. You can choose to pick up in store for free, or you can have it shipped to you for a price depending on where you live. Grab yours here

Nintendo’s Online Store Selling Refurbished WiiMotes and Nunchucks for $20


In the market for a new WiiMote and Nunchuck? Nintendo has you covered, as you can buy refurbished ones for $20 on Nintendo’s online store. There are different colors as well. Buy white here, black here, or blue here

Gaming Mysteries: Super Smash Bros Brawl Beta (Wii)


Yuriofwind discusses the Super Smash Bros Brawl beta. Get the show past the link below.

Japanese Media Create Charts: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Final Fantasy 14 Sell big

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Final Fantasy 14 propelled sales of the PS3 as well as racking up some impressive sales numbers itself. The 3DS somehow still comes out on top with Final Fantasy and JoJo’s BA selling more than half a million units combined. 

Hideki Kamiya open to Creating Okami Sequel


Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya, is open to creating a sequel to the beloved Okami game that hit the PS2 in 2006, and the Wii in 2007. 

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game Hitting the 3DS, Wii, and Xbox 360


Yes, you heard that right. There is a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game based on the Nickelodeon show, heading to the Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS. Get the first trailer below.

FIFA 14 is Coming to Wii U….kind of


While EA announced that FIFA 14 wouldn’t be coming to the Wii U, that doesn’t mean the game can’t be played on the Wii U. EA has announced that FIFA 14 is heading to the Wii and 3DS this year. So Wii U owners can purchase the Wii game, and play it on their Wii U. Do you guys forgive EA now? Were getting FIFA 14 on Wii and 3DS, what more do you want?

Peter Molyneux says the Xbox 360 “won” Current-gen

Former Lion Head Studios boss Peter Molyneux said that the Xbox 360 “won” current gen over the Wii and PS3. He also heads a warning to MS over the increasing competition from tablets and smartphones.

Nintendo Reveals tops Sellers for each of Their Platforms

Nintendo is doomed! Until you actually see how popular their games are. Check out this list of the top selling games per a platform, Nintendo released to investors today. 

Pandora’s Tower get US Release Date + New Trailer – Looks Creepy

Pandora’s Tower is finally coming to the west, XSEED has provided us with trailer, plus the official release date. Get all the info past the link.

Super Smash Bros Melee Evo 2013 Rules have been Announced


Super Smash Bros Melee will be in the Evo 2013 championship this year as the game’s fans donated the most amount of money to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Smash community had a massive total of $94,683 beating the next closest competitor by around $16,000. Check out the official rules below. 

Monster Hunter Tri Servers will be Shutdown at the end of April


Capcom has announced that the Monster Hunter Tri servers for the Wii will be shut down in order to focus on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Wii U. 

Epic Mickey 2 The Power of Two Bombs in Retail Selling 270K in the US

Disney’s Epic Mickey 2 The Power of Two has failed to break 300K in the US by the end of 2012. Across the same timeframe the original Epic Mickey broke 1.3 million units. 

XSEED has Picked up Pandora’s Tower, Releasing in North America this Spring

Pandora’s Tower, the last game of Operation Rainfall, which sought to bring three Wii exclusive RPGs to the west, is complete. The final game Pandora’s Tower is slated for a North American release this Spring. 

Why Xenoblade Is One of The Greatest Games of All Time.

By Furious Francis, editor in chief

Great console JRPGs are few and far in-between this console generation. We have seen some good ones like Lost Odyssey, Residence of Fate, and Star Ocean: The Last Hope, but none of these JRPGs are as good as Xenoblade is cumulatively. As a matter of fact Xenoblade just isn’t one of the best JRPGs this generations its one of the greatest games of all time. In the next few paragraphs i’m going to break down all the “awards” Xenoblade does. Awards will be things Xenoblade does from some of the best games in the industry.

Wii U Homebrew Channel Launches


The Hackmii Installer has been updated for use on the Wii U. The newest Hackmii Installer allows the Homebrew Channel to be played on the Wii U’s Wii mode. Hit the link for details. 

Pal Wii U’s don’t Scale Wii Games to HD

The North American Wii U’s scale the Wii games to HD when played on the Wii U. That is not the case for  PAL Wii U’s as the Wii games do not do the same thing. 

Nintendo Direct: Next Episode coming this Week, Wii U & 3DS titles

Nintendo will be hosting another Nintendo Direct this week that focuses on 2013′s Wii U and 3DS titles to look forward to. More details through the link

Xbox 360 & PS3 Owners who Skipped the Wii, Should pick up These Wii Games on Their Wii U’s

By Furious Francis, editor-in-chief 

The Wii U is out in the US, Australia, Europe, the UK, and is hitting Japan this week. Many Wii U owners might have skipped the Wii generation in lieu of the Xbox 360 and PS3 due to the lack of HD visuals, friends codes, and bad online infrastructure. Thankfully, Nintendo has fixed all the defiencency’s the Wii had while including fully functional Wii into the Wii U. If you didn’t play some of the Wii’s best games, booting those games up on your Wii U is easy, and up-scales the games to 1080p via HDMI. Check out the list of must play Wii games, for your brand new Wii U.

Why is the Wii Mini even Releasing? Nintendo Explains

The Wii Mini has been received with some harsh critizism since it’s unvealing last week. Nintendo of Canada spokesman Matt Ryan filled us in on why the Wii Mini in coming out. 

Playeressence Vidcast Episode 12 “Wii U-nited and it Feels so good”

The Playeressence VidCast is back with the full crew. Furious Francis, Atrain, and Hero the Impaler are back discussing all things Wii U in this episode. ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros, Nintendo Land, Batman Arkham City, and a slew of other Wii U games get discussed. Plus our overall system impressions. Get the VidCast below.

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Wii Mini, will not be launching in Europe

A Nintendo rep has confirmed that the Wii Mini will not be launching in the UK, and for now is a Canadian exclusive console.

Black Friday Numbers show Massive 360 sales, Wii is not dead, and Nintendo breaks 1 million

Nintendo had a strong Black Friday this year, racking in 1.2 million units combined, with the 3DS, DS, Wii and Wii U. With every analists stating the Wii is dead, this numbers prove otherwise. The outsold the DS and 3DS moving 300,000 units alone. 

Rumor: Mini Wii Console Coming

Nintendo just might be gearing up to re-release the Wii in a smaller more compact for soon. Hit the link for more details.

Heeeyyyy Sexy Ladies – Just Dance 4 now has Gangnam Style, Trailer & Gameplay

The song and dance that is sweeping the world, Gangnam Style is now available for Just Dance 4! Proceed with caution, the video will blow you away, literally.

The Last Story is XSEED’s most Successful game in company history

The Last Story has been a financial success and their most successful game to date, according to the publisher. 

Users are Reporting Wii Games look Better when Played on the Wii U

Many Wii U owners are reporting that Wii games played on the Wii U look much better on the console when played on their HDTVs in 1080p Resolution. Hit the link for more details.

New Super Mario Bros U was in development for three years

Masataka Takemoto from Nintendo’s Entertainment and Analysis Division has revealed that Nintendo was developing New Super Marion Bros U for three full years before it was completed. 

Microsoft turned down the Wii tech before Nintendo purchased it.

Tom Quinn the man behind the technology company who founded the basic Wii technology has stated that he went to Microsoft before Nintendo to introduce the Wii technology, and Microsoft turned it down very rudely.

Wii U – Nintendo Account, Nintendo Network, MiiVerse, and Internet Browser

Nintendo has released a new video that discusses multiple features of the Wii U including, Nintendo Network, eShop, MiiVerse, and much more. Hit the link to watch the video. 

Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars might become a collectors items soon

Got a copy of Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars? Well you better hang on to it cause its going to be a very difficult game to find soon.

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Muramasa The Demon Blade Vita gets some beautiful new screenshots

Muramasa The Demon Blade, one of my favorite Wii action-rpgs is getting a Vita port from Vanillaware. Check out these amazing screenshots of the Wii port.