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Category Archives: Wii U

Unseen64 says the Nintendo NX is not Aiming to Compete Against PS4 on a Power Level


Unseen64’s Liam Robertson, has stated that Nintendo’s upcoming gaming device codenamed “NX”, will not be looking to compete with the PS4 on a “power level”.

When pressed about whether the NX is console or handheld, Tamaki would not reveal.

Project H.A.M.M.E.R. – What went Wrong with the Wii Title


Unseen64’s Liam Roberston has uploaded a new video into what went wrong with Project HAMMER for the Wii. This video explains what happened within Nintendo Software technology as a whole, including some apparent racism.

Here is a summary of the video provided by Nintendo Everything
– After 1080, NST went on to start a new project (a small team that outsourced concept art, CGI opening, etc)
– The internal name for the project was MachineX
– In 2005 it had reached 75% completion and was nearing completion
– Japanese staff were overseeing the development at the studio which posed cultural challenges
– There were continued arguments and debate between the Japanese management and the NST developers
– At late 2007, it was 4 years in development
– Towards the end, changes were demanded to the environments and then the entire visuals
– This complete change despite mechanics eventually culminated in a more ‘lighter, casual’ visual style that was codenamed Wii Crush
– 2008 onwards, staff left
– Nintendo of America had to carry out a review of staff conditions which recorded a low morale
– Midway into 2009, a small number of staff still continued to work onto it until it ended
– NCL finally withdrew funding
– ‘Nintendo have made some great games, but with NST it came with a price': Former NST developer

Happy 4th of July from PlayerEssence!


Hey PE faithful! Just wanted to say happy 4th of July and to be safe out there when lighting fireworks. There might be some posts today, but not much is going on. Make sure to check out some of my latest videos on E3 if you haven’t already done so. 

Nintendo Minute with the Regginator (E3 2015)


The Nintendo Minute team catch up with NOA president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime about E3 2015.

Source: Nintendo

Zelda Triforce Heroes and Star Fox Zero – M. Productions


M. Productions and crew discuss The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes and Star Fox Zero.

Source: M. Productions

Super Smash Bros. Wii U – For Glory! (Samus) – shofu

Super Smash Bros for Wii U Samus

Shofu is back with another For Glory episode of Smash Bros. for Wii U. This time, he is using the Legendary bounty Hunter, Samus Aran!

Say Hello to the Nintendo PlayStation – Video


User dizzle521 has uploaded the only know “Nintendo PlayStation” out in the wild. Check out the video below.

Source: dizzle521

OH SNAP! Bill Trinen will be Competing in Smash Bros. Wii U at EVO 2015


Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen has announced that he will be competing in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at EVO 2015! Trinen’s starting pool is D46, you can check it out here. EVO 2015 takes place between July 17th and July 19th. Over 2000 participates are set to enter EVO this year in Smash Bros. Wii U.

Pokken Tournament Launches in Japanese Arcades on July 16th, Weavile & Charizard Added


The Bandai Namco developed fighting game Pokken Tournament will launch on July 16th in Japan on Arcades. The launch build will add Charizard and Weavile just in time for release. Check out the full Pokken Tournament livestream and trailers for the new characters.

Top 10 Wii U/3DS Games | PlayerEssence

Top 10 Wii U+ 3DS MS

Francis runs down his top 10 Wii U/3DS games released so far! Which games made the cut? Find out in the video below. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome top 10s, gameplay videos and more!

Nintendo Downloads NA (7/2/15) – LOZ Ocarina of Time & Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 lead


This week’s North American Nintendo downloads are in. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time headlines this week’s list for $9.99. Get the full lineup of titles below.

No More Heroes 3 by 2030 at the Earliest, says Suda 51


I always knew Suda 51 was a visionary, but this is taking it a bit far! In a new interview with GameReactor, Suda 51 says joked that No More Heroes probably won’t happen within the next “15 to 25 years”.

“Yeah, No More Heroes 3, I get a lot of requests from fans and I’m very grateful for that, but I’m thinking it may happen within 15 years or so? (laughs). Maybe not through Kickstarter, but GungHo would of course be supportive if that were to happen.

I think I have the vision that Travis forgot something, so I really have to have him to go back and get back what he has forgotten. But yeah, I definitely want to make it possible, but I also want to create something new, so maybe within 15 to 25 years (laughs)!”

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Gamereactor

How Mad Should You Get Over Videogames? – ZyroXZ2


“There’s been a lot of discussion on my channel and not a lot of games, but don’t worry, reviews galore are coming!… Until then, maybe a little talk on this whole “angry gamer” thing might be in order!”

Source: ZyroXZ2

“Red Ash” Teased by Comcept, Mega Man Legends Spiritual Successor?


Comcept has just released a teaser trailer for a game titled “Red Ash”. Many are speculating that this is a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends.

A post in the Mighty No. 9 KickStarter page says:

Now what in the world could this be…?

Well…whatever it is, we decided to give our backers a special first look at it!

If you want to know more, you are all just going to have to wait until Independence Day to find out!

We can’t say anything more until then, but we think you get the idea. Please share this video with all your friends, and help spread the word!

We should here more about Red Ash at the anime Expo this weekend. Inafune-san will be holding a panel saying that he has a special announcement that “may interest Mega Man fans.”

Via: GoNintendo

Nintendo Recognizes they let down a Number of E3 Viewers this year, will Work to Improve Next Year’s E3


Nintendo has discussed their E3 2015 showing, and acknowledged the disappointment from fans. In the latest meeting with shareholders, Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto have elaborated on the topic.

Nintendo Didn’t Expect Splatoon to sell as well as it has been Doing


Splatoon been selling like crazy since it launched at the end of May worldwide. Nintendo didn’t expect Splatoon to sell so well there would be stock issues in Japan. Company president and CEO Satoru Iwata discussed Splatoon’s surprise sales below.

As some of you may have seen the TV commercials we have been airing recently, “Splatoon” is a brand-new title and not a title from an established series. It has a very unique and fantasy-like setting. This game, inspired by squid squirting out ink, is played by human-shaped characters with squid-like features shooting, instead of squirting, ink at each other, and the team that paints the widest area in its team color wins. Having received high recognition from our consumers for its novelty, this title’s sell-through sales reached 1 million units in less than a month from its release. We feel very grateful for this, since our view was not so optimistic prior to release, for it being a non-series title.

As a side note, hopefully Nintendo can change their mentally when it comes to new IPs going forward. And I would LOVE to see a Splatoon 2 on NX!

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo Looking to Surprise with the NX, Doesn’t mark the end of Wii U/3DS Games


Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata has discussed the surprising customers with the Nintendo NX. However, with the NX’s arrival, Iwata says that doesn’t mark the end of Wii U/3DS games.

Nintendo Details Their Mobile Games Monetization Plans

Nintendo and DeNA

Nintendo will be entering the mobile market with DeNA this year. Company president Satoru Iwata has explained how Nintendo plans to make money off their smartphone games.

Iwata Comments on the 3DS and Wii U slow Launches, Nintendo NX will be Offered Uniquely


During Nintendo’s latest shareholders meeting, company president Satoru Iwata discussed the slow launch of the 3DS/Wii U, and how the NX will be offered in a “Nintendo-like solution.”

Nintendo Starting Pilot Productions on Nintendo NX in October for 2016 Launch – Rumor


An article in the DigiTimes has stated that Nintendo is set to launch their next console, codenamed the NX, in July of 2016. The console will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics, while Pegatron Technology will be trying to receive some of the orders. Apparently, the orders are set to be complete around February or March of 2016, with major production starting in May/June for a July launch. They’re looking to ship 20 million units in the first year….. which is just a little bit over the 2 million the Wii U has shipped this year (sarcasm). Remember, this is a rumor, but it does seem we could be seeing a 2016 launch for the NX with software coming to Wii U AND NX. Via: GoNintendo, Source: DigitTimes

EVO 2015 – Smash Bros. 4 & Ultra Street Fighter 4 have the most Entrants so far


The biggest “FIGHTING GAME” tournament in the world, EVO, has put together the early numbers for contestants per game. Ultra Street Fighter 4 leads with 2,227 entries. However, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee are hot on Street Fighter’s tail with 1,926 and 1,869 contestants respectively.

As a side note, I’ll probably be competing at EVO 2016, as I’ve started to win most of my local tournaments in Smash Wii U. I’m going to take on the Los Angeles area this summer, so hopefully I can continue to get better. Full numbers below.

Yooka-Laylee – Classic Platforming is Reborn

Yooka-Laylee 1

The PlayStation Access team has got more footage of Yooka-Laylee! See all the action below.