Nintendo Everything: Wii U

Super Mario Maker trailer shows updated skinny Mario design

super-mario-maker-weird-mario Posted 2 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

When Super Mario Maker was unveiled at last year’s E3, we saw a strange-looking power-up known as the “Luigi Mushroom”. This took on a different appearance compared to the Super Mushroom that we’re used to. It’s taller and skinnier, which is how Mario transformed after coming into contact with it.

The latest Super Mario Maker trailer uploaded by Nintendo of Europe seems to show an updated design for Mario’s skinnier form. It’s only on screen for about a second or two, but you can view a screengrab above.

As a reminder, here’s what Mario looked like at last year’s E3 after touching the Luigi Mushroom:


Thanks to Yoosuf for the tip.


“Ship Love” is the winning level at Super Mario Maker’s “hackathon” Facebook event

super-mario-maker-ship-live Posted 3 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The Super Mario Maker “hackathon” event at Facebook concluded earlier today. The winning level? “Ship Love”.

This level will be available as a free download for Super Mario Maker players when the game launches on September 11. We don’t have a great look at the course yet, but an off-screen image was posted by Nintendo’s Kit Ellis on Twitter – see above.



Splatoon – points and rank not affected in Private Battle, can password protect lobbies

splatoon-private-battle Posted 12 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account has continued sharing tidbits about the game’s imminent update. This time around, we have more information about how Private Battle work.

When playing in Private Battle, your points total and rank will not be affected. Additionally, it’s possible to set a password so that you have more control over who enters the lobby.

Below is a translation of the latest tweets:


Another addition to the impending large update are “Private Matches”, a mode where you can enjoy free play online with your friends.

The number of players can be between 2 and 8, with the rules, stage, and team organisation being set as you like.

Be aware that you won’t receive any points for playing in a Private Match, victories and defeats won’t affect your skill level or rank.

You can also set a password, so you can be a little more careful about which friends can and can’t join.



Nintendo comments from the company’s latest financial results

nintendo-1 Posted 14 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

We’ve been posting bits and pieces from Nintendo’s latest financial results throughout the day, but we have one final excerpt to share. The company’s report includes some comments about its activities and sales during the last quarter, which we thought was worth sharing.

Here’s the full excerpt:

During the three months ended June 30, 2015, for Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, which were launched during the previous fiscal year as the newest members of the Nintendo 3DS family, continue to expand their sales, and the global sales of the Nintendo 3DS hardware reached 1.01 million units. As for the Nintendo 3DS software, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, which were released in June for Japan, got off to a good start, while titles such as GIRLS MODE 3 Kirakira☆Kode (translation of Japanese title) and Rhythm Tengoku (temp.) gained popularity among female consumers in Japan. In the overseas markets, with the contribution from the release of Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, which is the overseas version of popular games in Japan, the global sales of the Nintendo 3DS software reached 7.92 million units.

With respect to Wii U, Splatoon, which was released globally in May and gathered attention, marked 1.62 million units in sales and contributed to vitalizing the Wii U platform. The worldwide sales of the Wii U hardware and software were 0.47 million and 4.55 million units respectively.



Updated listing of Nintendo’s million seller titles

splatoon-inkbrush Posted 14 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

As part of its latest financial results, Nintendo has once again updated its listing of million seller titles. We have the included lineup for both Wii U and 3DS.

Here are the full listings from Nintendo’s site:

Wii U

– Mario Kart 8 – 5.43 million
– Nintendo Land – 4.88 million
– New Super Mario Bros. U – 4.84 million
– Super Mario 3D World – 4.30 million
– Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 3.83 million
– New Super Luigi U – 2.26 million
– Splatoon – 1.62 million
– The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – 1.57 million
– Wii Party U – 1.57 million


– Pokemon X/Y – 13.99 million
– Mario Kart 7 – 11.92 million
– Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 10.27 million
– Super Mario 3D Land – 10.10 million
– New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 9.30 million
– Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 9.17 million
– Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 7.04 million
– Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 4.54 million
– Tomodachi Life – 4.30 million
– The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – 3.77 million



Super Mario Maker – file size, controllers, save up to 120 courses

th_WiiU_SuperMarioMaker_illustration_05 (1) Posted 15 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The Japanese Super Mario Maker website contains a few additional details about the game.

First, when it comes to Super Mario Maker’s download, the file size will be 1.4 GB. Save files are 80 MB, and you can have one for each Wii U user.

Super Mario Maker will be compatible with a whole bunch of controllers. In addition to the GamePad, players can use the Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote, and Classic Controller.

One last interesting tidbit: it’s possible to save up to 120 courses in Super Mario Maker.