Wii U News


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Apparently Nerfs Fire-Hopping

By John Keefer, Apr 20, 2017 12:40pm PDT

The speed boost technique appears to be less effective in MK8 DX than it was in the original.


A Link to the Past was released 25 years ago today on the SNES

By Raqib Huq, Apr 13, 2017 8:15pm PDT

Today we are revisiting history with a look at The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.


"I never beat that, only played the first few hours. I really wish there was a way to play it on ..."

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Runs in 4K on PC

By John Keefer, Apr 04, 2017 9:30am PDT

Thanks to Wii U emulator CemU, it looks great. But Nintendo may not like it one bit.


"And the jews, they definitely had it coming with not being of aryan descent. From emulation, ..."

- leseid see all 94 comments

Bloodstained Wii U Version Canned; Coming to Switch Instead

By John Keefer, Mar 22, 2017 8:10am PDT

Is Nintendo finding infant Switch more viable than the veteran Wii U? 


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Already Running on PC (Sort Of)

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 1:20pm PST

The CEMU emulator team has the Wii U version running at about 15FPS.


"I want it to work well on an emulator so someone can make a sick tool-assisted speedrun of it. I ..."

- Rehevkor see all 18 comments

How Breath of the Wild Challenged Conventions in Zelda Games

By David Craddock, Mar 03, 2017 5:45am PST

Three senior developers share experiments and design goals that went into rethinking Zelda.


"And what if Link froze a rock with his Stasis Rune, smacked in a time or nine with his sword,"

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Pre-Review Impressions

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 24, 2017 6:00am PST

We've spent the week with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch. Find out our impressions in this hands-on preview.


"Not unless it's sitting on a rack with 500 copies at IKEA it seems"

- ItCameFromTheDesert see all 139 comments

Nintendo Updates List of Hardware and Software Units Sold

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 31, 2017 1:25pm PST

Nintendo also released info on best-selling Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games.


"Those Wii and Wii-U attach rates are huge! The Wii even beats out the recently announced PS4 ..."

- yAak see all 11 comments

Nintendo has stopped Wii U production in Japan

By John Keefer, Jan 31, 2017 8:33am PST

We knew it was coming as the company ramps up proction of Switch.


"Time of death has been called. You were taken from us too soon, Wii U."

- one random winner see all 7 comments

Nintendo Actually Raises Their Full Year Financial Forecast

By Asif Khan, Jan 31, 2017 3:05am PST

A weaknening yen and strong performance of Pokemon Sun and Moon highlight a solid third quarter earnings report from Nintendo.


"Thanks Asif, always a good read. I have a good feeling that the switch is going to be the ..."

- rumham see all 5 comments

Nintendo's Legend of Zelda sale on European Wii U and 3DS eShops discounts titles by 30%

By David Craddock, Jan 27, 2017 12:58pm PST

Every Zelda game available digitally will be discounted.


"They don't? That's the same Zelda sale that the US got before the holidays then."

- dodob see all 28 comments

Farewell to my Wii U

By Greg Burke, Jan 23, 2017 3:33pm PST

Greg Burke made the difficult decision to part ways with his Wii U to fund his Nintendo Switch prepurchase. He filmed the process for our enjoyment. Please take a look.


"Resurrect captain lou. Might be cheaper and with results in the better mario"

- RikiTiki2 see all 26 comments

Nintendo Switch Won't Be Using StreetPass or Miiverse

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 16, 2017 11:15am PST

Neither social platform will be available on Nintendo's newest console. 


"Yeah, I hope Miiverse gets patched in. I kinda feel like the lack of pocketability and lower ..."

- one random winner see all 3 comments

Zelda: Breath of the Wild runs better on Switch than on Wii U, might output in 900p in docked mode

By David Craddock, Jan 14, 2017 7:56am PST

Faster load times, higher resolution, and better sound quality, according to producer Eiji Aonuma.


"Getting into that fight from the position they're in while ignoring their strengths makes no sense"

- Serpico74 see all 79 comments

Nintendo will add Pokemon Snap to the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow

By David Craddock, Jan 04, 2017 12:49pm PST

Pikachu! I snap you!


"I intend to hook up my old Wii to my 15khz CRT for VC stuff...the Wii U dropped the ball on that ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 19 comments