Wii U News


Shack Reels: Splatoon weapons breakdown

By Shack Staff, May 15, 2015 2:30pm PDT

Learn the basics of the different weapons you'll be given access to in Splatoon from our latest video.


Nintendo's Silver Mario amiibo launching on May 29

By Daniel Perez, May 14, 2015 5:47am PDT

Nintendo has announced this morning the Silver Mario amiibo will be made available later this month, and it won't be exclusive to any retailer.


Opinion: Top 5 Picks for Super Smash Bros DLC Roster

By Nathaniel Hohl, Apr 07, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Last week, Nintendo unveiled a  Smash Bros Fighter Ballot webpage, where fans can enter for future roster additions. Here are 5 picks that would add some extra punch to the game.


"No King K. Rool? BOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I believe that every game from Nintendo that has a clear cut ..."

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Shacknews Plays: Mario Party 10

By Shack Staff, Apr 06, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Looking for ways to liven up your Mario Party? Just add Bowser. The Shacknews office staff challenges each other in Mario Party 10's Bowser mode.


"haha, that was entertaining. thanks for the video Shack Staff"

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Mario Kart 8 DLC coming early, plus new speed class

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2015 3:52pm PDT

Mario Kart 8 is getting its next DLC earlier than expected, alongside a free update that will ramp up the speed considerably.


"I think it was pretty brilliant, actually. Most companies don't hold real announcements on April ..."

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Yoshi's Woolly World coming with Yarn Amiibo this fall

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Nintendo gave some more details about Yarn Yoshi today, including some new fabric Amiibos on the way.


April Fool's Day Nintendo Direct will focus on 3DS and Wii U games

By Daniel Perez, Mar 31, 2015 7:20am PDT

A new Nintendo Direct will be airing on April Fool's Day, but Nintendo assures us this presentation is "no joke."


"This is when Nintendo will announce a reworked intuitive online infrastructure and interface for ..."

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Shack Streams: Mario Party 10

By Steven Wong, Mar 19, 2015 12:30pm PDT

The Shacknews crew throws down with Mario Party 10 to see who is the mini-game king.


"Strongly considering waking up at 5:30 AM to get Gold Mario and Toad Amiibos. Do I have a ..."

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Report: Gold Mario amiibo will miss Mario Party 10 release date [UPDATE: Email Error]

By Daniel Perez, Mar 11, 2015 11:32am PDT

Those hoping to pick up their Gold Mario amiibo along with their copy of Mario Party 10 may end up feeling disappointed if reports of the figure's delay are to be believed.


"From Amiibo News - UPDATE: Good News Everyone! Walmart corporate has gotten back to me with ..."

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse review: Clay-More

By Steve Watts, Feb 18, 2015 10:00am PST

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse brings back the sharp and intuitive gameplay of Canvas Curse, but how does it translate to a console? Our review.


"I heard that you can use the wand controller and ditch the touch pad is this true? If I can some ..."

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Amiibo will unlock NES and SNES games on Wii U

By Daniel Perez, Feb 17, 2015 6:35am PST

Nintendo has announced its amiibo will be able to unlock NES and SNES games through a free app on the Wii U.


"I don't care about the extras myself, it's just a pathetic missed opportunity. They need to ..."

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4 Zelda Games to Remaster Next

By Steve Watts, Feb 12, 2015 11:00am PST

Nintendo has found a bona fide hit factory in its recent remasterings of beloved Zelda games. So what now? We've thought up a few classic Zelda games that seem primed for a remastered version.


"I didn't play the the remastered version of Majora's Mask but as far as I can tell the game ..."

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Club Nintendo final rewards includes over 100 digital goods and more

By Daniel Perez, Feb 02, 2015 7:30am PST

Club NIntendo is walking into the virtual sunset, which is why Nintendo of America is going all out with its final list of rewards.


"I got some points yesterday for my post play survey of Mario Galaxy 2"

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U adds 15 8-player smash stages

By Daniel Perez, Jan 29, 2015 7:30am PST

Everybody needs a little more variety in their stages when playing 8-player smash. With today's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U update, you'll now be given the larger variety you've been needing.


"Nintendo's DLC on the Wii U beats literally all other DLC efforts. Fantastic."

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Nintendo sells 1.84M New 3DS in 2014 while Wii U sells 9.2M in its lifetime

By Daniel Perez, Jan 28, 2015 7:30am PST

Nintendo has given us a look into the sales of both its hardware and software up to the end of 2014, and things are looking good.


"How about they make a console which doesn't just seem like it's a touch screen add-on for the Wii."

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