Friday, May 24, 2013
Now that Microsoft has announced its new system, sales for the Wii U have gone up...way up. In fact, Amazon UK recently announced that sales for the Wii U have jumped 875 percent since Microsoft announced the Xbox One. Probably not the reaction Microsoft was hoping for.
Before the Xbox One was announced, the Wii U was ranked 390th on the Amazon UK sales chart. Now, it's ranked 40th. This is a very impressive jump. Apparently, people wanted to wait and see what the other consoles had to offer. Now that people have seen what Microsoft has planned for next generation, the backwards compatible Wii U is looking pretty good. This goes double since Mario Kart, a new 3D Mario and Super Smash Bros are just about to be shown off at E3.
Even EA now says that they are still making games for the Wii U. Kind of a different story than when they said they had no games in the pipeline for the Wii U. To bad EA managed to piss off just about every Nintendo fan they could. Can't wait to see how their next game sells on the system. I mean, you don't just "become" the worst company, you have to "earn" it, and EA has always done a great job with that.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Nintendo of America has just announced another global Nintendo Direct. This broadcast will provide us with new information about up coming Wii U games. It will be streamed on the Nintendo Direct website HERE on June 11th at 10 a.m. ET. If you miss it don't worry, we will have a full recap right here on Nintendo Frontier.
It now seems that Amazon UK has listed Earthbound for the Wii U. According to this popular online retailer, the game will cost £44.99. We don't know if this game would be a release of the entire Mother series on the Wii U or if it would just be an HD remake of Earthbound. Since they are already releasing Earthbound on the Wii U Virtual Console, it would seem a lot more likely that this would be a release of all three Mother games on one disc in HD. You can view the listing HERE
Is this something that you would buy? Would you buy it if it was just an HD remake of Earthbound (Mother 2)?
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Yesterday, Microsoft announced their next console which will be called the Xbox One. Unfortunately, the response for this system was less than positive. In fact, Nintendo and Sony stock actually went up after Microsoft showed off their new system.
However, if you missed the conference, fear not. I have found a short YouTube video that can quickly recap the show for you. Enjoy :)
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil Revelations will have paid DLC. Unfortunately, this will not include new stages. It will, however, include new playable characters and weapons. Below is a list of the DLC that has been confirmed for the Wii U, the price and the date when it will be released.
June 4th - Two weapon packs will be released. They will be called the Resistance Set and the Enhancement Set. Each set will include six custom parts to help boost your arsenal. These sets will be sold for $1.99 each.
June 11th - Two new characters will be available for download in Raid mode. The two new characters will be Rachel Ooze and Lady Hunk. Each character will cost $2.99 each.
June 18th - Three new guns will be available for Jill, Parker and Jessica. Each gun will cost you $0.99
The developer behind the eShop game Gunman Clive, Bertil Horberg, has announced that he is working on another title for the 3DS eShop. Although Gunman Clive was released on the 3DS eShop, Android Market and iOS, Mr Horberg said that the 3DS version of the game outsold all other versions combined. Due to this, he is looking forward to working on another 3DS game.
So far, he has not announced what the name of this new game is going to be. However, he did say that the game is an action adventure game that has been heavily inspired by the Legend of Zelda series. In fact, he pointed out that The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was a huge inspiration for this new game.
Bertil Horberg said:
"It’s still very early in development and a lot of the design isn’t finalized, but it’s very heavily inspired by the early Zelda games; it uses a topdown perspective with 3D graphics and it’s for the 3DS. The artstyle is fairly different from the new Zelda but has some influences from [A Link to the Past] as well, so yes I think comparisons will certainly be made [to A Link to the Past 2].
I think most players realize that my resources are rather more limited though and I wouldn’t presume to be in direct competition with Nintendo. I just hope people will be up for a bit more old-school action adventure gameplay regardless."