Wii U News


Bayonetta 2 to come with first game

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 9:31am PDT

Bayonetta 2 on Wii U will include the first Bayonetta game as well.


"Yes, same with Itagaki's The Devil's Third. That one would've also just died out after the THQ ..."

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Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker announced

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 9:22am PDT

The Captain Toad mini-game from Super Mario 3D World is getting a standalone release. Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker is set to release this holiday for Wii U.


"BATTLETOADS noob jk i think warios woods was a puzzle game with toad as the main character. ..."

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Super Smash Bros. uses Mii fighters, figurines

By Robert Workman, Jun 10, 2014 9:12am PDT

Super Smash Bros. will come with NFC support and the ability to create your own fighters.


New releases for June 9-15

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 08, 2014 8:00am PDT

Hey, did you know E3 is this week?


Rumor: Nintendo set to reveal 'Mario Maker' at E3

By Robert Workman, Jun 06, 2014 8:45am PDT

One of Nintendo's big E3 surprises may have just been revealed.


Shovel Knight digs a path to June release

By Steve Watts, Jun 06, 2014 7:15am PDT

After a longer-than-expected delay, Shovel Knight has finally set a new date: June 26.


"GAAAH. I'm so excited for this. It's like Mega Man 2 and Duck Tales on NES had a babby."

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SteamWorld Dig coming to Wii U

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 05, 2014 6:00pm PDT

It's been a hit on 3DS and PC and now SteamWorld Dig is setting its sights on Wii U.


Wii Sports Club getting retail release on July 25th

By Robert Workman, Jun 05, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Wii Sports Club is moving from a digital release into retail stores soon.


"I tried out the Tennis when it was free for a weekend, it was really fun to play multiplayer ..."

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Watch Dogs: A second look

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 04, 2014 2:00pm PDT

With over a week to reflect on the game, reviewer Robert Workman looks back at Watch Dogs to answer some review follow-up questions from Shack EIC Steven Wong.


"Ditto, I think there only been one race that I haven't come in first and that was while I was ..."

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Mario Kart 8: Our favorite replay videos (so far)

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2014 1:30pm PDT

We take a look at some of our favorite Mario Kart 8 replay videos, from Luigi's infamous death stare to some of the cheapest Red Shell shenanigans we've ever seen.


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Costume Quest 2 coming to new platforms, first screens released

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2014 8:00am PDT

Double Fine revealed the first screenshots of Costume Quest 2, and announced that its platforms will include PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


"Cannot wait. Up there as one of my most anticipated games for (hopefully) 2014."

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Shacknews Live: Mario Kart 8 [Update: It's over]

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2014 8:45am PDT

Shacknews' video crew has a craving for some high-speed hijinks today, so they'll be throwing down the Blue Shells in Mario Kart 8. Join Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer as she power slides her way to victory and fends off the Boomerangs and Bob-ombs of less fortunate competitors.


"Even I broke down and got a Wii U and then broke it and sent it off for repairs and am ..."

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Wii U Quick Start update is speedier, if you use it right

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2014 8:15am PDT

Nintendo's Wii U update makes the console speedier, but it's important to understand its limitations.


"40 seconds is actually pretty long. It far exceeds the awkward silence mark."

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PSA: Wii U v.5.0.0 update now available

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 02, 2014 10:00pm PDT

Nintendo has released the new v.5.0.0 update for Wii U, which should make booting games a much less cumbersome process. The major addition to this update is a new Quick Start Menu that can be accessed through the GamePad's Power or Home button.


"Sounds good. Thanks for the numbers. Looking forward to checking it out."

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Falling Skies show adapts into strategy game

By Steve Watts, Jun 02, 2014 4:30pm PDT

The TNT show Falling Skies is being adapted into a strategy game from Little Orbit. It's coming to PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U this fall.