Wednesday, March 4, 2015

List of Upcoming Wii U eShop Games of 2015

Screenshot of "Don't Starve: Giant Edition"

The vice president of licensing at Nintendo of America, Steve Singer, has just recently spoke a bit about the long list of Wii U eShop games that will be coming out this year. Steve said, "The Nintendo eShop continues to grow, offering consumers a vibrant and constantly expanding library of digital content on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. We've seen tremendous support from the 'Nindie' developer community, and can't wait for fans to get their hands on the games we will soon be helping them to launch."

Here is a list of just a few of the Wii U eShop games coming out this year!

Are you looking forward to any of these Wii U eShop games coming out this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

"Gone Home" No Longer in Development For Wii U Due to Majesco's Financial Troubles

It now seems that the financial troubles of Majesco have brought an end to the plan to release of "Gone Home" on the Wii U. According to IGN, the planed development of "Gone Home" on the Wii U was based on a  partnership between developer Fullbright and publisher Midnight City, who's parent company is unfortunately Majesco. Here is what the designer of "Gone Home," Steve Gaynor, had to say about the matter:

“Unfortunately, we don’t have exciting, good news about that, I wish I did. Yeah, it’s been quite a while, and as you kind of sensed, there’s been some delays and maybe you have seen some things that have changed with Majesco. At this point, unfortunately, I have to acknowledge that Gone Home for console is not actively in development any longer. That deal with Majesco has sadly come to an end. So, we don’t really know what that means for Gone Home for console for us. In the immediate term, it’s no longer a going thing.”

WayForward Celebrating its 25th Birthday With Sales on the Wii U and 3DS eShop

The developer of the popular games Shantae and Mighty Switch Force, WayForward, is now celebrating their 25th birthday. To celebrate this landmark event, WayForward is holding a sale on both the 3DS and Wii U eShop. Select games will now be 25 to 75 percent off. The sale runs from March 12 to March 19. You can see a full list of the discounts below:

3DS eShop:

  • Mighty Switch Force! (75% off)
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 (75% off)
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (25% off)

Wii U eShop

  • Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (75% off)
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 (75% off)
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (25% off)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Amiibo Support Hits "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker" March 20th

You ready to use amiibo figures in "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker?" If so, you won't have to wait long. Amiibo support for "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker" is coming March 20. Not only will you be able to use the upcoming Toad amiibo in the game, but tapping other amiibo figures to the GamePad when playing the game will result in bonuses as well.

Here are the features that will be available starting March 20:

  • Tapping in the Toad amiibo using the GamePad will unlock a special hide-and-seek challenge in each stage. Watch in every stage as you look for Pixel Toad. Search each level to see if you can find him.
  • Tapping in any other amiibo besides Toad will give you a 1-UP mushroom. You can do this once a day with multiple amiibo figures.

Next Round of "Mario Kart 8" DLC is Almost Complete

Nintendo announced on Miiverse today that the next round of DLC for "Mario Kart 8" is nearing the final stage of development. This is good news since the DLC is scheduled to be released inn May. This next batch of DLC is going to focus a lot on Animal Crossing. Stay tune for more information!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Team Behind Mass Effect 3 and Deus EX Wii U Ports Tasked With Porting New AAA Title to Wii U

Tantalus, which is the same development team that was tasked with porting "Mass Effect 3" and "Deus EX: Human Revolution" to the Wii U, has just announced that they are porting yet another AAA title to the Wii U. Tantalus said that the game has yet to be announced, but its going to be very soon.

Here is what Tantalus said on the matter:

"We’re doing that. It hasn’t been announced, but it will be soon. And can I just further add to the mystique and say that it’s big. It’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done. And it’ll come out this year, and I hope it won’t disappoint."

What game do you think it is? What game do you hope it is? Let us know know in the comments below!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Donkey Kong Knock Out Offer Now Live on Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShop

Have you been waiting for a good time to pick up a few Donkey Kong games? Well, Nintendo has just the deal for you. Today, they launched their Donkey Kong Knock Out Offer with the release of three Donkey Kong Country games on the Wii U Virtual Console and three Donkey Kong Land games on the 3DS Virtual Console.

Here's the deal, if you buy any one of the Donkey Kong Country or Donkey Kong Land games, you can buy "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze" on the Wii U or "Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D" on the 3DS for 30 percent off!

Nintendo did a great job uploading a number of great virtual console games this week. Yes, they are all Donkey Kong games, but at least they are great games. If you have already purchased Donkey Kong Country 1, 2 or 3 on the Wii Virtual Console, you can get that game for just $1.50 on the Wii U. If you have not, each game will set you back just $7.99. As for the three Donkey Kong Land games, they all cost $3.99.

Weather Conditions Will Affect Your Battles in "Xenoblade Chronicles X" For Wii U

Monolith Soft has confirmed that the weather will affect in-game battles in "Xenoblade Chronicles X." They have also released some new footage that help showcase the game's day and night sequences. It had already been confirmed that certain monsters would only appear during certain times of day. Now, it also appears that certain monsters will only come out during certain weather conditions. Here is what Monolith Soft had to say about it:

“The idea of having a different monsters appear in the fields at day and night was already a feature in Xenoblade Chronicles. In Xenoblade Chronicles X, we have also made it so that weather affects the battles.” 
“It isn’t just a visual effect, but is fully featured in battle tactics. Tuning the weather change cycle was fairly hard work, though…”