Mario Kart 8 – Wario’s Gold Mine comparison (Wii U vs. Wii)
Hori bringing out a Pikachu GameCube-like controller for Wii U/Wii
Hori previously announced red and green Super Mario Bros. controllers that are made with Smash Bros. Wii U in mind. A yellow, Pikachu-themed controller is also in the works.
The Pikachu controller plugs into a Wiimote like the Mario Bros. versions. It will be compatible with Smash Bros. Wii U and features the turbo function with three speed settings.
The controller goes on sale in Japan on December 20. Pricing is set at 3,434 yen.
Rodea: The Sky Soldier screenshots, more details
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Screenshots, Wii, Wii U | 7 Comments | 0 Likes
Famitsu brought us the surprising news yesterday that Rodea: The Sky Soldier is still in development. That’s despite the fact that the game was announced nearly four years ago. Rodea is still coming to 3DS, but it’s now heading to Wii U (the latter version also features the original Wii game that never released).
Earlier today, Famitsu posted an official about Rodea: The Sky Soldier. Along with several fresh screenshots, there are a few new details to read up on as well. You can find all of the latest content below.
– Begins on the floating continent of Garuda
– A curious girl named Ion discovers and reactivates Rodea in the ruins of Garuda
– Rodea is the legendary “Majin” machine soldier
– Was in a 1,000 year slumber
– Rodea lost his memory and is found with his right arm completely destroyed
– All that remains of his memory is a “fierce battle from the past” and “a girl with facial features similar to Ion”
– Rodea and Ion team up to fight against the machine empire of Naga
– Naga is approaching Garuda with the aim to capture the continent’s “Gravity Energy”
Best Buy’s Black Friday 2014 gaming deals
Best Buy has come forward with its lineup of deals for Black Friday 2014. You can get a look at the Nintendo-related offers below.
B2G1F ON ALL PRE-OWNED GAMES
3 For $33 On All Disney Infinity Single Figures
Save 15% On Nintendo eShop Cards
$359.97 – Wii U 32GB Console Super Mario 3D World and NintendoLand Bundle (Includes Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Smash Bros.)
$174.99 – 3DS XL with Mario Party: Island Tour Blue/Black
Wii U/Wii – Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack (Free Volcanic Eruptor With Purchase)
Wii U – Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Starter Pack
Wii U – Disney Infinity: Toy Box Starter Pack (2.0 Edition)
All of these prices are officially from Best Buy. It seems this is a preview, so we may not know of all sales at the moment.
Nintendo’s online store selling refurbished Wii Remote Plus controllers for $15
Nintendo sells lots of refurbished items on its store, ranging from consoles to controllers. That includes the Wii Remote Plus, which is available for only $15 (I assume you’ll need to throw in a bit more for shipping). You can check out the official product page here.
Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse was planned for Wii/3DS, but was cancelled
Activision and developer Heavy Iron Studios were once working on Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse for both Wii and 3DS. These two versions would have been very different, as they would have featured an isometric perspective.
Unseen 64 shares the following information:
GameStop ad (11/5 – 11/11)
Disney Planes Fire and Rescue launch trailer
Nordic Games acquires de Blob IP
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in DS, General Nintendo, News, Wii | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Nordic Games purchased a number of THQ IPs last year including Darksiders. Now you can add another franchise to the list: de Blob.
Nordic announced today that it successfully acquired de Blob from THQ. The company’s Reinhard Pollice said:
“de Blob is just a great and truly unique franchise. We are excited about what the future holds for this polychromatic extravaganza as the newest addition to our portfolio. We will evaluate opportunities with the existing games, as well as potential sequels.”
At least for the time being, it’s unclear how much Nordic paid to acquire the de Blob IP.
Images: Comparing Wii U and 3DS hardware sales to recent Nintendo systems
With Nintendo having released its latest financial results earlier today, one fan has created a couple of charts comparing Wii U and 3DS sales to some of the company’s more recent systems.
First, here’s a look at how the Wii U is stacking up against the Wii and GameCube:
And below is a look at 3DS sales compared to the DS and GBA: