Wii U News


Club Nintendo shutting its doors later this year

By Daniel Perez, Jan 20, 2015 6:35am PST

Nintendo of America has announced Club Nintendo will be no more later this year, so start cashing in your Coins!


"So good that they are finally ending it and thinking of something new globally. It was so ..."

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Everything From Today's Nintendo Direct

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2015 8:00am PST

Today's Nintendo Direct was a doozy, with news ranging from new handheld hardware to several release dates, new Amiibo figurines, and plenty of downloadable content. Here's a wrap-up of all the high points.


"I bought the disc version for $50 on eBay a year ago. Well worth the money!"

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Splatoon brings customizable chaos to Wii U this May

By Daniel Perez, Jan 14, 2015 7:46am PST

Splatoon has a new release date window as well as some new details regarding its central hub and customization options.


"Nintendo are doing much more for this title than I ever thought they would. I originally ..."

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse floats onto Wii U on Feb. 20 with Amiibo support

By Daniel Perez, Jan 14, 2015 7:25am PST

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will soon be upon us and will also offer support for select Amiibo figures.


Nintendo Wii U offering digital Wii games starting today

By Daniel Perez, Jan 14, 2015 6:25am PST

No need to pile up your Wii games as Nintendo has announced digital versions of select games will be made available on the Wii U eShop.


"First time I've heard about this Punch-Out game! Super Punch-Out on the SNES was one of my ..."

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The Great Wall: Consoles in China

By Shack Staff, Jan 12, 2015 7:00am PST

After fourteen years, China has lifted its ban on video game consoles. Microsoft is the first of the major console manufacturers to capitalize on the new market, having recently launched its Xbox One in the region. However, China's gaming culture has undergone a ra...


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2014 Game of the Year 4: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 01, 2015 10:00am PST

In which Nintendo does more than make a great fighting game, but also honors its rich history.


2014 Game of the Year 5: Mario Kart 8

By Steve Watts, Dec 31, 2014 2:00pm PST

Even as Nintendo's Wii U struggles, games like Mario Kart 8 make the platform more than worth your while.


"yeah sorry dont aggree.. a game without an options menu, common now....... I have to say I ..."

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Nintendo publishes Wii U and 3DS checklists for holiday newbies

By Daniel Perez, Dec 22, 2014 1:00pm PST

There are going to be a lot of new Wii U and 3DS owners this holiday season, and Nintendo has published checklists for these holiday newbies to enjoy their new consoles to the fullest.


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate latest crossover includes Street Fighter 2 challengers

By Daniel Perez, Dec 15, 2014 8:00am PST

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been increasing its amount of game-related cameos every month. This month, they're adding Street Fighter 2's Blanka and Chun-Li to the mix.


"Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker had a couple missions that let you fight a Tigrex or Rathalos from ..."

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Zelda Wii U gameplay shows vast open world

By Steve Watts, Dec 05, 2014 10:20pm PST

Nintendo designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma gave a brief gameplay walkthrough of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U during tonight's Game Awards, and dropped a sly hint about the next StarFox as well.


"I think you are confused with the current back catalogue the Wii U now has...and to say they ..."

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review: Gold Star

By Steve Watts, Dec 01, 2014 7:00am PST

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker puts the adventuring fun-guy to work in his own game. Can Nintendo pull off a platformer with a hero who can't even jump? Our review.


"Yeah it's been out in japan for like a month. Just give me my games"

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U sells 490,000 in just three days

By Daniel Perez, Nov 25, 2014 6:35am PST

At this that rate, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has just become the fastest-selling Wii U game in the US.


Additional Splatoon story and gameplay details revealed

By Daniel Perez, Nov 21, 2014 9:45am PST

Splatoon is getting a lot of attention and today, we're learning some new details regarding the game's story as well as gameplay.


Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo will also be available as paid DLC

By Daniel Perez, Nov 20, 2014 9:30am PST

Mewtwo fans will be happy to hear they don't need to own Super Smash Bros. on both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U now that Nintendo has announced the character will be made available as paid downloadable content.