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Category Archives: Wii U

It Looks like Deep Silver will be Publishing Bloodstained Ritual of the Night


Koch Media is the parent company of game publisher Deep Silver, who have just trademarked the name “Bloodstained” in North America and Europe. This suggests Deep Silver will be handling publishing duties for Castlevania spiritual successor, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Deep Silver is also publishing KickStarter funded game Mighty No. 9 on Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One. With 15 days to go, the Kickstarter is at $2,853,371. At $3 million raised, there will be a Wii U version made by Armature Studio. These guys worked on the Metroid Prime franchise and newer remasters such as Borderlands The Handsome Jack Collection. Via: Gematsu

Splatoon Infograph Details the Features of Nintendo’s new IP


Splatoon is right around the corner! Check out this infograph detailing some of Splatoon’s features and content.

Source: Nintendo PR

Splatoon Turned Grown Men Into Kids Now! – ActiveGamerLife

The Red Knight

Yo! The KID is back! ActiveGamerLife makes his return to YouTube after being on vacation for 3 months. In this video, The Red Knight discusses Splatoon and all the controversy/awesome-ness that surrounds the title.

Source: ActiveGamerLife

Rumor – Upcoming Splatoon DLC Includes NES Zapper Gun

Splatoon GTF

There is a rumor going around that Nintendo’s upcoming DLC for Splatoon will include the NES Zapper gun. The image leaked on 4Chan and is supposedly from the Prima Guide.

Via: Nintendo Everything

Metroid Prime Hunters – NDS Classic Gameplay (Nintendomination)

Metroid Prime Hunters

With rumors circulating that Nintendo could be unveiling a new Metroid game at this year’s E3, I thought it would be nice to take a look at the only Metroid game to feature online multiplayer. Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded 30 minutes of gameplay from Metroid Prime Hunters on the DS. See all the action past the link.

Game Theory: The Mario Timeline’s SHOCKING Reveal


So Game Theory has uploaded a new theory on Mario’s timeline….. yeah, MatPat is going there.

Source: The Game Theorists

If Smash Were Anime Hype Intro 2015

Smash anime

The Super Smash Bros. Melee scene is pretty massive. YouTuber SSBMbillnye took it upon himself to make a hype intro, anime style for the worlds’ top players. If you are into anime and the competitive Melee scene, you’ll find some enjoyment out of the video past the link.

Nintendo Downloads NA (5/28/15) – Splatoon, Don’t Starve, Mega Man & more


This week’s North American downloads are in. Splatoon obviously being the big-ticket game launching tonight at 9 PM PT. Get the rest of this week’s downloads past the link.

Juice Reviews: Affordable Space Adventures – PE Network

Affordable Space Advetures

Terminator Juice reviews Affordable Space Adventures for the Wii U. See what he has to say on the game below.

New amiibo hit Store Shelves this Friday – Prepare Yourself


This Friday, May 29th, 2015, Nintendo will be unleashing a new wave of amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. series. This wave includes: Charizard, Jugglypuff, Greninja, Robin, Ness, Wario and Lucina. Many of these amiibo will be highly sought after so make sure you’re at Target bright and early. Most Target stores open around 8 A.M., so I suggest making your plans now so you’re not scrambling on Friday. Target has an exclusive Jigglypuff amiibo and a free Splatoon themed squirt gun with purchase of Splatoon, that might be a good place to start on Friday. Happy Hunting!

The Japanese Commercial Dude for Splatoon is Awesome


Ok, you guys have to check out how this Japanese dude says “Splatoon” and “Wii U” in the commercial below. Such posh, vigor and umph! Am I the only one who finds it freaking hilarious/Awesome?

Source: Nintendo Japan

Dear Videogame Industry: Go Fund Yourself – Butterworthy


Jamie Butterworth discusses how he’s kind of tired of crowdfunding and Kickstarters who scam the gamers.

Splatoon – Single Player TV Spot


Nintendo has just uploaded a new TV commercial focused on Splatoon’s single-player campaign. Check it out past the link.

I’m Giving away 1 Wii U & 1 3DS Humble Bundle Pack – PlayerEssence

Humble Bundle Logo

Hello PE faithful! I’ll be giving away 1 set of Wii U and 3DS codes from the Humble Bundle on Sunday. In order to qualify for the giveaway, you have to retweet this story on Twitter, or share it with your friends on social media sites like Google+, Facebook or YouTube. After you’ve done that, drop a comment in the section below and specify if you have a Wii U, 3DS, or both. The winner will be announced on Sunday. I’ll also have a video on the topic as well. So you should probably subscribe to PlayerEssence on YouTube to see that video when it goes live.

Smash 4: The Metagame’s Most Underrated Characters – ZeRo

Super Smash Bros for Wii U Samus

ZeRo runs down the most underrated characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS’ metagame.

Bayonetta 2 on Sale at GameStop for $44.97


Bayonetta 2 was one of 2014’s best games released and comes with a free copy of Bayonetta 1 on Wii U to boot! If you have not picked up the game yet you can get a nice discount at GameStop. They are currently selling the title for $44.97. You can grab your copy here.

EMP TriForce and EMP Qik: Road to the NWC 2015

TriForce Johnson

“TriForce stops by the 1994 Nintendo World Champion EMP Qik to talk with him about what it will take to prepare for the 2015 Nintendo World Championship qualifier this weekend. Qik goes into the details about the level of skill and luck that will be needed this weekend just to qualify.”

Splatoon Video Reviews


GameXplain, Nintendo Everything and Nintendo Enthusiast have all posted their video reviews for Splatoon on Wii U. Watch all three of them below.

Splatoon Review Roundup – Looking good (81.17%)

Splatoon GTF

Splatoon reviews have begun to pop up everywhere! Check out the initial batch of opinions past the “ink” (lol). 

Media Create Sales (5/18/15 – 5/24/15) – 3DS & The Witcher 3 Lead

The Witcher 3

This week’s Media Create Charts are in. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt topped the software charts with 67,385 units sold. While the 3DS was the top piece of hardware sold with 15,257 units for the week. Get the full hardware and software listings below. 

Project LIES

Project Cars Lie MS

Project CARS is probably cancelled for the Wii U. However, it seems the team has lied about the title dating back nearly two years ago. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content.

Devil’s Third is About “Diplomacy and Forming Treaties in the Midst of a war” says Itagaki


Devil’s Third creator Tomonobu Itagaki gave a bit more info on his game’s theme. The outspoken developer says the game is about much more than fighting, and the team always tries to innovate. Get his full comments below.