Nintendo is doing their best to make sure that holiday shoppers this year do not turn a deaf ear to the Wii U.
In an interesting move, Nintendo has issued a new infographic detailing why you should own a Wii U this holiday season. The infographic, highlighted first by the New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U Wii bundle, shows various reasons why the Wii U would be a logical choice over its competitors, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. These bulleted points include the console’s Nintendo TVii service the popular social media network Miiverse, and the ability to play older Wii titles. Oddly enough, Nintendo opts not to use the word upgrade in their infographic.
What do you think of this infographic by Nintendo? Tell us in the comments below.
Snow Castle Games, a studio based in Oslo, Norway, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their adventure RPG Festival of Magic. According to the project’s home page:
Festival of Magic is a throwback to the classic Japanese RPGs of yore, but puts a spin on the formula by fusing harvesting with turn-based combat.
In the game you join Amon, a desert scavenger, and his reluctant companion Gnart, as they unravel the ancient mysteries of Umbra – a world that has stopped spinning and is now divided by the forces of technology and magic.
The game combines turn-based combat and farming gameplay with exploration and puzzle-packed quests. Grow spuds, tend barnacles and use your harvest as powerful ammunition and spells; load your weapons, team up your companions and get ready for a grand adventure!
The developers have reached 10% of their initial $250,000 goal for the project, which is well on its way for the December 21 deadline. They will publish the fully funded game on Wii U, along with PC/Max/Linux, and hopefully on to the Xbox One and PS4.
If the above footage is any indication, this can’t be anything but good for the Wii U library. Will you be backing the project?
You’ve heard Super Mario 3D World’s music in its trailers. You’ve heard it while playing the game. Now you can listen to a live recording of the game’s soundtrack. Check out the video above to hear the sweet, sweet sounds of Super Mario 3D World!
Source: Nintendo Everything YouTube Page
Nintendo has released a new system update for the Wii U today. The 4.02 update, according to Twitter user @TiLMEN, adds “further improvements to system stability and other minor adjustments.”
This update will be the first of two updates coming to the Wii U, with the second coming in December to add combined eShop accounts with the 3DS. It is unclear what other improvements will be made in the second update.
What do you hope to see in the second Wii U update? Tell us in the comments below.
So says Sam Mattera of the Motley Fool investment website. Now before you decry his opinion, let’s see Mattera’s arguments in short form:
- The Wii U has been a total failure.
- Microsoft will steal Nintendo’s core market.
- Unlike Sony, Nintendo can’t afford to support a failing console.
- This holiday season will be crucial for Nintendo.
- Got iPad?
Okay, now you may decry his opinion. I’ll start. First, the Wii U hasn’t been a total failure; that honor goes to the Sega Nomad. Haven’t heard of it? There’s a good reason for that. Second, I am curious to see if the Xbox One, a $500 console, will steal Nintendo’s core market. I doubt it. Expect to see people playing games on more devices not fewer, as Nielsen found in a 2012 survey.
I actually agree with the third and fourth points — to an extent. 3DS has done phenomenal, making up for languishing Wii U sales. But this holiday season will be critical to Wii U’s success. Last, but certainly not least — Got iPad? No, I don’t. But a lot of people do apparently. As people become platform agnostic, competition will become keener than ever. The company that finds its niche will succeed. Nintendo has that down. The Wii U’s problem — other than its name — is that its biggest competitor is a Nintendo product. That’s right. 3DS is a big reason Wii U hasn’t taken off. Also, those Wii U ads.
Well, those are my thoughts. What do you think? Is Wii U doom to fail? Will it rise to the top of the NPD’s charts? Sound off in the comments.
Source: Daily Finance
Suda51, the reknowned designer of titles such as Killer 7 and No More Heroes, has spoken out on his thoughts on developing games for the Wii U. While speaking with Expansive DLC, Suda51 stated that making games for Nintendo’s home console aren’t out of the realm of possibility.
“Yeah of course, it’s a possibility,” says Suda51. “I guess we haven’t really announced anything yet for Wii U, but for 3DS we had Liberation Maiden.. consoles from Nintendo are always very important to us.”
Suda51 hasn’t developed a game for a a Nintendo home console since No More Heroes 2 for the Wii in 2010. And despite the lower-than-expected sales of numbers of his games on different consoles like the PS3 and the Xbox 360, he continues to pledge his support for Nintendo’s products. Even with the Wii’s lack of mature titles, Suda51′s titles offered something in terms of art style and atmosphere that wasn’t seen before.
What do you hope to see from Suda51 in the near future? Tell us in the comments below.