Wii U News


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 ..."

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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"

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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 ..."

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Game Awards 2016: Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets new gameplay tease

By Steve Watts, Dec 01, 2016 7:28pm PST

The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild got some breathing room at The Game Awards, with a lengthy and casual gameplay look from Nintendo's Treehouse.


"Wind Waker had stealth. For like 10 minutes. I only remember it being used when you went into a ..."

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Stardew Valley nixed for Wii U, but coming to Switch

By John Keefer, Nov 30, 2016 7:39am PST

It's coming to Xbox One, but Nintendo fans will need to wait a bit longer.


"I'd say almost guaranteed with Gung Ho (Puzzle and Dragons developer) listed as a partner."

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Triforce-fecta: Celebrating Zelda: A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess

By David Craddock, Nov 25, 2016 10:00am PST

Shacknews staff and Chatty users reminisce over three of Zelda's most beloved installments.


Report: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won't launch along with Nintendo Switch

By Daniel Perez, Nov 15, 2016 6:42am PST

The next Legend of Zelda title was expected to launch in March 2017 along with the Switch, but a new report claims that's no longer the case.


"Bye WiiU. I kept you around because I was waiting on Zelda. I had fun times."

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Nintendo confirms Wii U production is coming to an end

By Daniel Perez, Nov 10, 2016 6:26am PST

After several reports, and then denying those very reports, Nintendo has confirmed it is ending the production of the Wii U soon.


"There's no need to cut the price if it's still moving. Systems do sell even if the replacement ..."

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Xbox One and NBA 2K17 top the sales charts in September, according to NPD

By Asif Khan, Oct 20, 2016 7:45pm PDT

Overall spending on software, hardware and accessories declined year over year.


Our Dream Nintendo NX Launch Game Lineup

By Cassidee Moser, Oct 14, 2016 4:15pm PDT

We consider  some of the games we'd really love to see launch on the NX, including F-Zero, Pokemon, and Metroid. 


"More like a list of things that we won't get. Except the HD Remakes, of course. "

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Here's Yooka-Laylee's Complete Toybox Experience in 20 Minutes

By Daniel Perez, Jul 29, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Curious to see what Yooka-Laylee's Toybox is all about? Watch our video and be curious no more!


"I'm pretty sure it just looks like this because it's the Toybox Experience. I've seen stuff ..."

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Fan-made uncensored version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is currently in development

By Daniel Perez, Jun 27, 2016 9:21am PDT

A group of fans have taken it upon themselves to work on a patch that will remove all forms of censorship from Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE in North America and Europe.


"You guys can't cover Fishing Planet but you find the time to cover someone putting the titties ..."

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How Eiji Aonuma teased The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's creative direction years ago

By David Craddock, Jun 22, 2016 11:00am PDT

Any Zelda fan who gave headlines over the last five years at least a cursory glance knew just how radical a departure Aonuma had planned years before Breath of the Wild's 2016 unveiling.


"Yeah I guess they can put more feathers and grass and shit out there, but not much more at this ..."

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Someone may already be hacking The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild E3 2016 demo

By Daniel Perez, Jun 14, 2016 12:18pm PDT

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was just revealed, and reports are coming in that someone has already attempted to copy the game to leak online.


"If this is true, everyone in that twitter feed is about to get asked a lot of questions. It's ..."

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E3 2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will get simultaneous Wii U, Nintendo NX release

By Daniel Perez, Jun 14, 2016 11:35am PDT

Nintendo has confirmed what we've suspected all along: Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo NX owners will be able to pick up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the same time next year.


"What an arbitrary statement. What about 720p60? You're ruling out quite a few Xbox One games if ..."

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