Wii U News


Nintendo Wii U production will reportedly end in 2016

By Daniel Perez, Mar 22, 2016 11:52am PDT

Out with the old and in with the NX?


"It is. Nintendo uses its old library as a selling point a lot. "

- Firefly1985 see all 18 comments

New Super Mario Maker update introduces new items, costumes, and 'Super Expert' difficulty

By Daniel Perez, Mar 09, 2016 7:50am PST

We can't even begin to imagine how hard 'Super Expert' difficulty levels will be.


"https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintendo.net/courses/25A4-0000-019E-5089 7 clears / 1410 attempts"

- the man with the briefcase see all 2 comments

Mario Kart TV will be shutting down next month

By Daniel Perez, Mar 08, 2016 8:02am PST

Don't worry. Your Luigi Death Stare videos are still safe.


Paper Mario Color Splash adds much needed colors to Prism Island in 2016

By Daniel Perez, Mar 03, 2016 2:24pm PST

You're looking a little pale. Let's add some color!


Super Mario Maker adds new elements next week

By Steve Watts, Mar 03, 2016 2:15pm PST

Super Mario Maker is going to add new stage elements and a super-tough game mode soon.


"Why didn't they just add all this stuff originally?! And why now is all this new stuff a ..."

- metalremains see all 2 comments

Splatoon will receive additional updates as early as next week

By Daniel Perez, Mar 03, 2016 2:15pm PST

Inklings need apply!


The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review: Cry Wolf

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2016 6:00am PST

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD brings yet another of the modern 3D Zelda games into the HD era with improved visuals and gameplay tweaks. But does Link's darkest adventure hold up? Our review.


"Let me know when they remaster a game I actually want to play, like Link to the Past"

- deadbeatsaint see all 36 comments

New lineup of Nintendo Selects games revealed

By Daniel Perez, Feb 29, 2016 7:57am PST

Expect to save big on games like Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and more in a few weeks.


Zelda: Twilight Princess HD includes 'many' upgrades to the original

By Daniel Perez, Feb 04, 2016 6:51am PST

These upgrades includes a new item, a new game mode, and several uses for the Wii U GamePad.


"It wasn't meant to look ironic. It was used here as Nintendo used the word "many" in its ..."

- Daniel_Perez see all 8 comments

Pokken Tournament US release date announced

By Daniel Perez, Jan 15, 2016 8:08am PST

Prepare to do some serious battling in Pokkén Tournament in just a few months.


"Nice, it looks like a cool fighter and from what I heard its apparently pretty good."

- valcan_s see all 2 comments

Zelda: Twilight Princess HD requires Wolf Link amiibo to access new dungeon

By Daniel Perez, Jan 14, 2016 8:54am PST

Those without the Wolf Link amiibo will want to bark at the moon after missing out on a new dungeon.


"A new dungeon I'll never see and bonuses I'll never use. Is this why the game is coming out in ..."

- jayacheess see all 20 comments

2015 Game of the Year #6: Splatoon (Tie)

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2015 2:00pm PST

This week Shacknews is counting down its top ten 2015 Games of the Year, as tabulated by both staff votes and input from our own Chatty community. At a tie with Pillars of Eternity for the #6 spot is Splatoon, the Wii U shooter with a unique Nintendo twist.


"Oh, and the single player was Portal 2 x Super Mario Galaxy. Hopefully there's a longer campaign ..."

- Serpico74 see all 11 comments

Minecraft: Wii U Edition coming next week with GamePad support

By Daniel Perez, Dec 07, 2015 6:17am PST

Minecraft on the Wii U? We can't imagine a more perfect holiday gift for younger players.


"I'm interested in this if they have inventory/crafting on the gamepad. Plus split screen."

- Begawkiness see all 11 comments

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Review: Just a Slice

By Steve Watts, Nov 18, 2015 7:00am PST

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is the Wii U's newest Mario sports outing, so why does it have fewer modes and characters than a three year old 3DS game? Our review.


"Lazy and rushed cash grab for the holidays. Should be ashamed of themselves selling this for ..."

- atom519 see all 7 comments

Super Mario Maker course portal coming next month

By Steve Watts, Nov 12, 2015 2:15pm PST

A new Web site portal is coming in December that should make it easier for Super Mario Maker players to find courses.