Wii U News


New Wii U bundle includes Mario Kart 8 and DLC packs starting today

By Daniel Perez, Sep 08, 2015 7:00am PDT

Nintendo has announced a new Wii U bundle that includes Mario Kart 8 and two DLC packs starting today. Long-time fans of the series would be crazy to pass up this deal.


Super Mario Maker Review: It's-a We, Mario

By Steve Watts, Sep 02, 2015 7:00am PDT

Super Mario Maker is a developer toolset, a crowd-sourced game jam, and classic homage all rolled into one--all while retaining Nintendo's innate sense of artful craftsmanship. Our review.


"Honestly I didn't even see the score til you mentioned the two places it was in. "

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Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle coming to Walmart on September 11

By Daniel Perez, Aug 24, 2015 7:10am PDT

Nintendo has revealed it will offer a Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle when the game releases, but it'll be only available to purchase at Walmart in the US and Canada.


"So were you able to get the $47 price or the $52 price? I went back to test it and my price is ..."

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Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, coming to Wii U in 2016

By Daniel Perez, Aug 21, 2015 6:49am PDT

Pokken Tournament will finally give Pokemon fans the game they've been wanting for years. A full-fledged Pokemon fighting game!


"Most of them would already be in Smash but yeah, I see another edition released alongside this."

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Super Mario Maker video highlights how we'll unlock tools, inject music, and more

By Daniel Perez, Aug 12, 2015 9:41am PDT

A new Super Mario Maker video was released today that highlights a number of features we can expect from the game, including how we'll unlock additional tools.


Runbow release date announced along with new guest characters

By Daniel Perez, Aug 11, 2015 7:48am PDT

13AM Games has announced its upcoming 9-player multiplayer Wii U game, Runbow, will be releasing later this month and will be receiving even more guest characters.


The Best Wii U Games to Play

By Shack Staff, Aug 03, 2015 3:00pm PDT

Tackle Nintendo's growing list of Wii U games with this handy list of some of the best games the system has to offer.


"There's a moment of discovery that happened with me once I started to figure out the combo ..."

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Splatoon's August update adds new game modes, weapons, and more next week

By Daniel Perez, Jul 27, 2015 6:55am PDT

Nintendo has announced Splatoon will be receiving a "massive" update next week.


Skylanders SuperChargers Impressions: Nintendo Characters Help Attack by Land, Sea, and Air

By Steven Wong, Jul 24, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with Skylanders: SuperChargers for Wii U to see how well Bowser and Donkey Kong can throw down with the rest of the Skylanders crew.


Project Cars cancelled for Wii U; 'simply too much' for Nintendo's hardware

By Daniel Perez, Jul 21, 2015 7:27am PDT

Slightly Mad Studios' Ian Bell has confirmed Project Cars won't be coming to the Wii U as the game is "simply too much" for its limited hardware.


"Never mind, you're talking about as a profitable revenue source--which makes more sense to me ..."

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Shack Reels: Nintendo Showcase Interview and Gameplay

By Shack Staff, Jul 20, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Shacknews talks with Krysta Yang at the Nintendo Showcase in New York City to discuss some of the games in Nintendo's upcoming line-up.


Shack Reels: Super Mario Maker Gameplay

By Shack Staff, Jul 17, 2015 10:30am PDT

Watch Shacknews play (and fail a couple times) a pre-made level found in Super Mario Maker!


"It was me, I have brought shame to my family with those run throughs. Super Mario Maker has ..."

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Amazon Prime Day Deals: Gamer Edition

By Daniel Perez, Jul 15, 2015 6:37am PDT

Amazon Prime Day is taking place today, and we are compiling all of the notable video game sales going on throughout the day. Be sure to check back often to keep tabs on what's going on sale on Prime Day.


"I always have kept that up to date, so maybe that's why I havent noticed any issues. "

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away at age 55

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 12, 2015 5:35pm PDT

Nintendo has announced its CEO, Satoru Iwata, has passed away at the age of 55.


"whoa. didn't realize he was only 55. That's terrible. RIP good sir."

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Nintendo Miiverse redesign coming this summer

By Daniel Perez, Jul 01, 2015 6:23am PDT

Nintendo has announced it's redesigning its Miiverse service to include a screenshot album, play journal, and more.


"That's enabled per game, something that has to be built into it, not defaulted by the system ..."

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