Nintendo Everything: Wii U

Update: Amazon down, GameStop up – Rodea: The Sky Soldier pre-orders open on Amazon

rodea-boxart-wii-u Posted 2 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Update (3/5/15): About a day after we posted about Amazon’s pre-orders, the listings were pulled. They’re not back up, so I can’t say for sure what’s going on.

You can at least pre-order from GameStop, as the retailer’s listings are now live. Wii U’s product page is here while the 3DS one is located here. First print copies of the Wii U version come with the Wii game, which was Yuji Naka’s original vision.

Pre-orders for Rodea: The Sky Soldier are now live on Amazon. You can reserve the Wii U version here and 3DS edition here (disregard the boxart on the page).

NIS America announced Rodea: The Sky Soldier for localization late last week. The game is launching this fall in both North America and Europe.


Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Presentation uses animation specifically for the video

xenoblade-chronicles-x Posted 8 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Today’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Twitter update was brief, and not overly interesting. However, director Koh Kojima did share a neat nugget regarding tomorrow’s Battle Presentation.

Kojima wrote:

Looking forward to tomorrow’s Battle Presentation! We’re actually animating Elma, Lyn, and Tatsu – who will be the presenters – specially and specifically for the video. We thought about this a lot, without meaning to; changing their positions around and so on.

Tomorrow’s Xenoblade Chronicles X presentation will take place at 8 AM ET / 5 AM PT. We’ll post a stream on the site before it goes live.



Harmonix explains why Rock Band 4 isn’t on Wii U

rock-band-4 Posted 9 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Harmonix finally announced Rock Band 4, a game that has long been rumored to be in development. Sadly though, today’s news came with a confirmation that the game won’t be either Wii U (and Wii, which had to have been expected at this point).

Harmonix explained in a forum post that this is because of “shifting production priorities and capabilities of the studio”. The company further added that the team “had to prioritize opportunities on other platforms with historically larger RB audiences.”

The full explanation is as follows:



Famitsu shares new details about Splatoon’s Hero Mode

splatoon Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

This week’s issue of Famitsu gives us yet another update on Splatoon. In the magazine’s latest article, Hero Mode (single-player) is expanded upon further.

We’ve gone ahead and translated the various tidbits from Famitsu’s article. There might be a detail here and there that was covered previously, but there’s a decent amount of new information.

Head past the break for the full breakdown.



First print copies of Rodea: The Sky Soldier for Wii U will come with the Wii game overseas

rodea-boxart-wii-u Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

NIS America has announced that all first print copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier for Wii U will include the Wii version, creator Yuji Naka’s original vision. The offer applies to both North America and Europe. Note that this is exclusive to the retail release, and once the first printing is finished, the Wii title will no longer be included.

Source: NIS America PR


Media Create sales (2/23 – 3/1)

japanese_flag Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

PS4 – 46,139
Vita – 23,619
New 3DS LL – 22,620
PS3 – 8,926
New 3DS – 8,515
Wii U – 6,606
3DS – 2,795
3DS LL – 2,666
Vita TV – 838
Xbox One – 703

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Vita – 35,203
PS4 – 24,737
New 3DS LL – 23,466
New 3DS – 8,657
Wii U – 6,070
PS3 – 5,810
3DS LL – 3,343
3DS – 2,707
Xbox One – 1,381
Vita TV – 731

And here are the software charts:

1. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes – 325,446 / NEW
2. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes – 269,303 / NEW
3. [3DS] Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – 39,751 / 341,997
4. [PSV] God Eater 2 Rage Burst – 37,650 / 271,829
5. [3DS] Youkai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 16,443 / 2,513,906
6. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 12,680 / 2,537,857
7. [PSV] Yuuki Yuuna Wa Yuusha de Aru: Jukai no Kioku – 10,622 / NEW
8. [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse – 8,249 / 81,087
9. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 8,159 / 2,165,812
10. [3DS] Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin – 7,631 / 42,869
11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 7,595 / 2,485,659
12. [PS4] God Eater 2 Rage Burst – 7,405 / 45,229
13. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers Dark Fate – 7,263 / NEW
14. [PSV] Parfait – 5,697 / NEW
15. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4-II – 5,008 / 58,518
16. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse – 4,995 / 59,438
17. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 4,936 / 597,730
18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 4,917 / 3,928,335
19. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 4,898 / 925,990
20. [PS4] The Order: 1886 – 4,840 / 29,863


Splatoon image (3/4/15)

Screen shot 2015-03-04 at 6.24.54 AM Posted 1 day ago
By (@KiraraKoneko)

Update: Translations:

In between judging turf battles, you can find Judd sleeping around the entrance to the tower in the Plaza.
Cats sleep so much that there’s a theory that their [Japanese] name derives from ‘sleeping child’.
They say that the older the cat, the more they sleep, but just how old is Judd?
He seems like he’s got a very relaxed way of sleeping.

One of our field researchers sent us a video of Judd sleeping.
Our image division has recently been focused on video, it seems.
It’s been bothering me for a while, but Judd has an oddly shaped tail.
Speaking of, I’ve heard that a cat’s tail will split in two as they get older and they will become a ghoul [specifically, a ‘youkai’ in Japanese].
You don’t think…

Today we find ourselves getting not only an image for Splatoon but another snippet from the game as well!

Source 1, Source 2