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Sakurai Starts Work On Super Smash Bros for Wii U

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Masahiro Sakurai has finally finished Kid Icarus: Uprising and has stated that he is starting work on the newest installment Super Smash Brothers series. Mr Sakurai has already stated that the latest Smash Bros will take time

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February 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Wii U Will Not Support Blu-Ray or DVDs

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We all saw it comming but now it’s official the Wii U will not support DVDs or Blu-Ray. Lets hope that the console will Netflix just like the Wii did.

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February 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Nintendo Says ‘No Big Wii U News Till E3 2012’

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata reassured investors earlier last week that detailed announcements regarding Wii U will coming at E3 in June, and not before then. Nintendo has said before about that they will announce small details about the Wii U and nothing too big before E3. So in other words it helps to be patient and we should be looking forward to E3.

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January 31, 2012 at 9:03 am

Wii U Will Feature NFC And Personal User Accounts

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Nintendo has announced that the Wii U controller will feature Near Field Communication, or NFC for short, which according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will allow the Wii U to do the following:

“By installing this functionality, it will become possible to create cards and figurines that can electronically read and write data via noncontact NFC and to expand the new play format in the video game world.”

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata also revealed that the Wii U will get personal user accounts similar to those seen on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This should mean that digital purchases will be linked to user accounts, rather than the actual console.

“Also for the Wii U, we are planning to introduce a personal account system compatible with Nintendo Network. With this, for example, the ease of using a video game system when the hardware is shared by multiple family members, which has been a challenge we needed to tackle, shall be improved, and we will also be able to construct and offer the system by combining a variety of different services and content.”

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January 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Nintendo Thinking About Bringing Full Downloadable Retail Games To Wii U And Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has discussed the possibility of Nintendo bringing full downloadable retail games to both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS via the Nintendo Network. Iwata wouldn’t say when the company would start doing this, but claims that the company now has the full ability to do so. Iwata told investors that Nintendo would need to speak to retailers first.

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January 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Batman Arkham City Developer Making Mature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game for Wii U?

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Another day, another rumour, this time from the Paul Gale network who state that Rocksteady, the development team behind the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham City, are hard at work creating a dark open world Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Here’s a few of the details:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Crisis is the alleged name of the title.
  • Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo are the four playable characters, each with their own varied move set and weapon of choice (sword, bo staff, sai, and nunchucku…respectively).
  • Flashbacks are played as Master Splinter/Hamato Yoshi.
  • Shurikens, smoke bombs, grappling hooks, and climbing foot spikes.
  • Gameplay and story/stage progression similar to Batman: Arkham City.
  • Classic characters such as Bebop and Rocksteady (warthog and rhinoceros), Dr. Baxter Stockman, Shredder (Oroku Saki), and Krang act as bosses and in the case of the humans-turned-mutants, you fight them in both forms throughout the story.
  • The Turtle Van and Turtle Blimp will be present and with them and other gadgets, the Wii U build is expected to have touch screen controls for specific actions.
  • Multiplayer is unknown.
  • Graphics engine used is that of Arkham City.
  • The game is expected to be more dark than slapstick, but the turtles themselves and their interactions with the Foot Clan, bosses, and story characters like April O’Neil and Casey Jones will still have comedy attached.
  • Purportedly being in development for Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
  • Careful selection of voice actors to bring the universe to life as well as Rocksteady did with their two Batman games.
  • Manhattan Crisis shares a similar name to the 1991/1992 NES title, “The Manhattan Project”, but is very much its own title.

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January 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Nintendo Network To Rival Xbox Live And PSN?

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Take this information with a pinch of salt but according to Nintendo Enthusiast the Nintendo Network will bring new features that haven’t been used before by Nintendo and the network itself will be a rival to Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network.

“A source that wished to remain anonymous has told us that Nintendo will launch a website accessible from any web browser that will handle configuration of your Nintendo Network account for use on the Wii U or 3DS. He also stated that Nintendo Network will include many new features that haven’t been used before by Nintendo. According to his accounts: Nintendo Network = Sony PSN = Xbox Live.”

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January 22, 2012 at 10:31 am