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Axiom Verge will “Probably” come to the Wii U in 2016


Axiom Verge looks to be coming to the Wii U next year in 2016. According to developer Tom Happ, the Metroid styled title will “probably” come to the Wii U in 2016. However, the 3DS is unlikely due to the different hardware of the system.

“…can’t commit to anything, but Axiom Verge will *probably* be available for Wii U in 2016,” Happ said. “3DS is quite a bit more difficult since the hardware is so completely different. Should Nintendo be reading this and decide to lend me a hand, that’d be VERY appreciated!!”

Via: MNN, Source: Destructoid

Yoshi’s Woolly World Review Round up - Looking Ok (79.46%)

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Yoshi’s Woolly World reviews have begun to pop up everywhere. You can get the first batch of reviews past the link.

Smash 4: Nairo & DaBuz E3 2015 Interview ft. D’Ron “D1″ Maingrette - PlayerEssence

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I had the opportunity to talk with pro Smash Bros. players DaBuz and Nairo with D1 stopping by as well! Nairo and DaBuz are confident they will beat ZeRo at CEO 2015. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more amazing E3 2015 coverage!

Shigeru Miyamoto Details why Wii U Failed, Hoping for a “big hit” with NX


The Wii U has not sold up to Nintendo’s expectations three years into its lifespan. One of the main figures in designing the Wii U, Shigeru Miyamoto,  has detailed why the system failed, in addition to saying they are hoping for a “big hit” with the Nintendo NX.

“I think unfortunately what ended up happening was that tablets themselves appeared in the marketplace and evolved very, very rapidly, and unfortunately the Wii system launched at a time where the uniqueness of those features were perhaps not as strong as they were when we had first begun developing them.

“So what I think is unique about Nintendo is we’re constantly trying to do unique and different things. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they’re not as big of a hit as we would like to hope.”

Miyamoto continued on saying the company is already hard at work on their next system, codenamed NX, which will get a reveal in 2016.

“After Wii U, we’re hoping that next time it will be a very big hit.”

Reggie Fils-Aime and Metroid Prime producer Kensuke Tanabe have already stated the NX is a home console.

Via: VideoGamer, Source: NPR

Mario Tennis Ultra Smash (Wii U) | E3 2015 Hands-on Preview

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Francis gives you the rundown on Mario Tennis Ultra Smash for the Wii U from E3 2015. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Star Fox Zero - Miyamoto Comments on the Graphics


Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that a lot of games today look realistic, so they decided to go with the visuals they have in Star Fox Zero.

“A lot of games nowadays look so realistic that they all look the same.”

Miyamoto also said before that getting the game running in 60fps on the TV and Gamepad caused the visuals to suffer a bit.

Via: GoNintendo, Source: WSJ

Reggie Fils-Aime Video Interview with GameSpot


Reggie Fils-Aime sat down with GameSpot to discuss the Nintendo Digital Event, fan feedback, the Nintendo World Championship, Zelda Wii U and more. Hit the link to get a summary of the interview in text.

Star Fox Zero - What do you Think About the Graphics? | PE Polls


A lot of talk has been centered around Star Fox Zero’s graphics for Wii U. I wanted to know what you guys think about Star Fox Zero’s graphics. You can vote in the poll below, or drop a comment in the comments section below, OR you can do option three …. BOTH!

What do you Think About Star Fox Zero's Graphics?

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Shin’en says they have Personally Pushed Wii U to its Limit with FAST Racing Neo


Shin’en studio boss Manfred Linzer says they have pushed the Wii U to its limits with Fast Racing Neo. In an interview with PE Network’s ZyroXZ2, Shin’en explained how they maximized the Wii U from a technical perspective. 

Star Fox Zero: Corneria Graphics Head-to-Head Comparison (3DS vs. Wii U)


GameXplain pits Star Fox Zero against Star Fox 64 3D to see how much different the two games really look!

Source: GameXplain

PE X Nintendo #83 - E3 2015 Wrap-up/ Q&A - LiveStream Starts at 8:30 AM PT/ 11:30 AM ET

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I’ll be discussing the Nintendo’s E3 2015 show in total. All their announcements from Ryu in Smash Bros. to Treehouse Live titles. Plus I’ll be having a nice Q&A for you guys. (PE Network Members are welcome to join in)

Freedom Planet (Wii U) E3 2015: Gameplay Preview | 1080p 60fps

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Francis from PlayerEssence checks out the highly anticipated Wii U port of Freedom Planet in 1080p 60fps! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome E3 2015 coverage!

Splatoon - First North American Splatfest Delayed


Due to matchmaking issues in the first Splatfest in Japan which resulted in “long wait times.” Nintendo has decided to delay the first Splatfest in North America.

FAST Racing Neo - Shin’en Talks Multiplayer, Speed, Tech and more

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Shin’en boss Manfred Linzner discussed a ton of topics pertaining to FAST Racing Neo on Wii U. Get the full interview from PE Network’s ZyroXZ2 below:


Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Wii U Sales and Nintendo’s Approach to Building Hardware


Nintendo games’ boss Shigeru Miyamoto has discussed his company’s approach to console development and the low sales of the Wii U.

Nintendo’s E3 Games: Disappointing? #CUPodcast


Many were upset or disappointed at Nintendo’s E3 presentation, which included Super Mario Maker and Star Fox Zero.

Editor’s Note: I’m not Dooming the Wii U or Nintendo


I’ve seen people express a lot of concern over some of my comments recently on the Nintendo NX and Nintendo’s showing at this year’s E3. Some have accused me of dooming Nintendo, or bashing the Wii U, ect. I just want to let you guys know I’m not dooming Nintendo or the Wii U. I’m simply just stating my opinion based on what I heard and played at E3. This was my second E3 I’ve attended, and I’ve been following the event since the early 2000s.

Some of the stuff Nintendo has been doing pertaining to Wii U has been very strange, even for them. I can go into detail more on my podcast I’ll be holding this weekend wrapping up E3 2015. Just know I’m not dooming Nintendo or the Wii U. I just have my own thoughts on what Nintendo will do next based on what I’ve seen, nothing more, nothing less.

As a side note, I’m doing my best to moderate the site. However, between making E3 videos, taking care of my family and posting on the site, I have little time to read through every single thing. I’ll do my best to keep up though. Thanks for reading the site and understanding the situation.

Xenoblade Chronicles X - Treehouse Live E3 2015 Gameplay Shows off Skells


Check out some amazing footage of Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U. The Treehouse team takes the skells out for a ride in addition to solving some sidequests.

Source: Nintendo

Fatal Frame Maiden of Black Water - E3 2015 Treehouse Live Gameplay


Checkout 25 minutes of footage from Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. The Treehouse team do a good job of explain how the mechanics work. This horror title is launching this year for Wii U.

Source: Nintendo

Reggie Discusses Skylanders Partnership, Wii U Sales, amiibo and more


Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has discussed a smorgasbord of topics in a new E3 2015 interview. Hear what the Regginator had to say below.

Xenoblade Chronicles X - First Look at English Voice Actors is Promising


Xenoblade Chronicles X has got its first video with English voice actors. And I have to say, it’s pretty solid compared to the Japanese voice acting. Check out the video below.

Source: NinEverything

Star Fox Zero (Wii U) | E3 2015 Hands-on Preview

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Francis from PlayerEssence delivers his hands-on preview for Star Fox Zero on Wii U from E3 2015. Does Star Fox Zero nail the two screen experience? Find out in my preview below.