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Category Archives: Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles X – Gamepad Usage Detailed

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Xenoblade Chronicles X producer Tetsuya Takahashi has detailed what Wii U players can expect the Gamepad to do in the Monolith Soft RPG.

“We decided that it would be perfect to use as a navigation device, in the same way that a lot of tablet computers are. We’ve put some important features relating to the game system and your objectives onto the GamePad, so I feel that this should create a very user-friendly experience for players.” Source: EDGE 

Fight History in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai has revealed some new details for All-Star Mode in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. All-Star Mode will now be available from the moment you start up the game, however you can still only fight the characters you’ve unlocked. Additionally, the opponents in All-Star Mode will be arranged chronologically, turning the mode into a battle through Nintendo’s history. Check out Sakurai’s Miiverse post below for more details.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS – ‘L’ Cancel Equivalent Possibly Discovered

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl removed a technique called L-canceling, which allowed users in Smash Bros. Melee and 64 to “execute aerials and quickly chain another move into them afterwards.” Popular SMash Bros player Azizibesmashing and announcer D’Ron ‘D1′ Maingrette have separately confirmed that an L-cancelling alternative is featured in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS. Hit the link to read the direct quote.

There Might be a Nintendo Direct Announcement Tomorrow

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Russian website Wii U Pro is reporting that they have heard from a reliable source that Nintendo is planning a Nintendo Direct announcement tomorrow for the western audience. So just to clarify, they aren’t saying there is a Nintendo Direct tomorrow, they are saying we could hear of an announcement of a Nintendo Direct coming soon. My bet is it’s a Smash Bros Direct unveiling the rest of the roster. What do you guys think? Via: GoNintendo, Source: Wii U Pro

Super Smash Bros Analysis – Shulk Reveal Trailer (Secrets & Hidden Details)

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It is most definitely Shulk time as the hero of Xenoblade Chronicles makes his way into Smash! So we analyzed his reveal trailer to uncover every secret and hidden detail it’s hiding. We explore how Shulk’s Monado will work, what his Arts will be like, and what we can expect from the new Gaur Plain stage. All this and more in our latest Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS analysis! Source: GameXplain

Nintendo Europe – Zelda eShop Sale

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Nintendo is holding a Zelda themed eShop sale leading up to the release of Hyrule Warriors. See all the deals below.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U – More PAX Prime Footage

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Check out more footage of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from PAX Prime.

Hyrule Warriors Kicks off a “Steady Stream of new Wii U Games” says Nintendo

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Nintendo has sent out a big list of titles coming to the Wii U for this fall and next year. One thing to note is this list does not contain all the games coming in 2015, nor does it have unannounced projects. 

Blaster Master (NES) PART 1 – James & Mike Mondays

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James & Mike play one of the best NES games of all-time in Blaster Master!

Social Justice Warriors … and Ganondorf – Jimquisition

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What does SJW even mean anymore when the Sorting Hat is throwing literally everybody into that camp?

Shigeru Miyamoto is Leading a new Group Developers called ‘Garage’

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Games like Splatoon, Project Guard, Star Fox, and Project Robot are from Shigeru Miyamoto and his new team of young developers. This team is called “Garage,” and the focus of this team is create new types of games while compiling ideas outside of their divisions within the company. 

Mighty No. 9 – PAX Prime Gameplay trailer

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Check out the latest build of Might No. 9 shown off at PAX Prime.

The Super Smash Bros. Show – Shulk FTW, Starting Roster, and more!

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Got a stacked episode of the Super Smash Bros. Show for you guys today! Shulk has been confirmed, an amazing deal if you buy the 3DS and Wii U version of Smash, and the potential starting roster for Smash on 3DS! PLUS the matchup of the week returns with a match that ends….supremely! Subscribe to PE Nintendo for more awesome content!

PR Spin Alert – Sony Claims 78% Market Share for the Japanese home Market *Update*

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**Update** I’ve been informed that Sony says they own 78% of the home console market with their numbers starting in 2014. This is of course to incorporate the launch of the PS4, and to exclude any good sales the Wii had in previous years. I still believe this is PR spin because they only go from 2014, Market Share isn’t dictated from 2014 and on. Its based on the total amount of consoles sold in comparison to the competition. I honestly feel this is a dishonest way of determining market share. Especially midway through the year with the launch of your system against other systems who have already launched.  Thanks NanoShock for clarifying things 

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This is flat-out PR Spin. During a pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference. Sony’s Asia president Atsushi Morita claimed that Sony owns 78% of the market share in Japan for ‘home consoles.’ However, Sony combined the PS4 and PS3 numbers against just the Wii U.

Sony completely ignored the Wii, and declined to give a market share update on the PS Vita, even though the PS Vita is the currently Sony’s best selling system in Japan. Nice PR spin there Sony. You guys don’t own 78% of the Japanese home market. You can’t combine a 7th and 8th generation system, then leave out the competitions’ 7th generation systems. Especially since Wii software is still selling in Japan like Super Smash Bros Brawl and Dragon Quest X. 

New 3DS, MK8 AOC, Smash Bros. & Wii FPS – ActiveGamerLife Returns!

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The Red Knight is back with all sorts of info on Nintendo. Check out his return video below! Subscribe to ActiveGamerLife here! 

Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS – Riki Assist Trophy & Indicator

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Sakurai has a new Miiverse post detailing Riki as an assist trophy, he also goes into assist trophy indicators.

Hyrule Warriors: Skyloft Skyward Sword Theme Extended

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New Feature! Every week I’ll be adding some of my favorite music from upcoming and past games! This week, Skyloft Skyword Sword theme from Hyrule Warriors! Enjoy! Subscribe to PE Nintendo for more awesome content!

All credit for this track goes to Koei Tecmo, Nintendo, and Crunchii [VG OST's] 

Miyamoto’s ‘Pathetic’ and Casual Gamer Comments Might have been Taken out of Context

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Earlier, I published an article where it ‘seemed’ that Nintendo’s games boss Shigeru Miyamoto’s comments signaled Nintendo would focus on core gamers more. However, some of his comments might have been taken out of context by EDGE. Check out this article on GamesIndustry Biz to see what I’m talking about.  Thanks to Digital Green TeaV for the heads up! 

Hyrule Warriors – Update 1.2.0 is live, 16 Minutes of Gameplay

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Hyrule Warriors’ September update is live. The update adds bug fixes, frame-rate stability, a new weapon, a new challenge mode, and the option to play any song in each stage. Get 16 minutes of gameplay footage below.

Famitsu’s Most Wanted Games (8/31/14) – MH4 Ultimate, Persona 5, & Smash Bros lead

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Famitsu has polled their users to get their most anticipated games across all major platforms. See the full list below.

Legend of Zelda Wii U News – Episode 9 Gamepad, New Nintendo 3DS Trailer, Gameplay predictions

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Macintyre Productions discusses The Legend of Zelda the New Nintendo 3DS, and more.

Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Boss Battle Footage

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IGN has uploaded a boss battle in Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric for the Wii U from PAX Prime 2014. Check out the footage below.

Kickstarter Roundup (8/31/14) – Nintendo Everything

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Nintendo Everything has rounded up all the latest KickStarter campaigns coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. See the full list below. 

Tsutaya Sales Charts (8/25/14 – 8/31/14) – Yokai Watch 2 Bumped Down

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Yokai Watch 2 has been outed from the top spot in the Tsutaya Charts. This is the first time since the game launched it was not in the top spot. Toukiden Treasure Box Edition topped the listings. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Collectors Edition and Yokai Watch 2 followed. Get the full charts here

SMASH BROS 4: Shulk Breakdown by Maximilian

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Maximilian Dood breaks down Shulk from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS.

Now We’re Playing With Power FOOS! – PE Network

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Mizzah Tee discusses all the recent Nintendo news from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS.

Playeressence X Nintendo Special – Hyrule Warriors Hands-on, New Nintendo 3DS, Pokken Tournament, and more! Live at 3:30 PM EDT

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The title says it all. I got a lot to talk about in the world of Nintendo. Get my hands-on impressions of Hyrule Warriors, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Mario Kart 8 DLC, and more. Plus I discuss Pokken Tournament, New Nintendo 3DS, and all sorts of other topics. I’ll have time to answer 3 questions! So I’ll pick the best ones!

Media Create Sales: Week 34, 2014 (Aug 18 – Aug 24) – Top 50

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The Media Create group has released the top 50 best selling games for the past week in Japan. See the full list below. 

Sakurai Details Shulk’s Moves in Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS

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Smash Bros. producer Masahiro Sakurai has detailed Shulk’s moveset in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS.

Teslagrad Release date, Price, Launch Trailer Revealed

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Rain Games has announced that Teslagrad will be hitting the Wii U on September 11th in North America and Europe! The pricing will be as follows: £13.99 / €14.99 / $14.99. Check out the launch trailer below.