Nintendo Everything: Wii U

Cancelled ZombiU 2 would have introduced co-op

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By (@NE_Brian)

In a recent podcast, Unseen64’s Liam Robertson (known for digging up information on canned games) revealed that ZombiU 2 was in development for a short period back in early 2013. A team of roughly 5-10 staffers worked on the project, which never left pre-production. Robertson said that it likely didn’t take long “before Ubisoft put their foot down” and cancelled plans for the game.

Robertson has seen one image from ZombiU 2 that offered a similar aesthetic as its predecessor. That means players would have been exploring a “run-down, zombie apocalypse setting” once again – hardly surprising!



[Just a Chat] Zelda Wii U delay, Iwata comments, Splatoon update, Smash Bros.

JAC Zelda Delay Posted 8 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

I had a set plan in place for this week’s Just a Chat, but everything changed when Nintendo announced a delay for Zelda Wii U. That’s the big story for this week’s discussion. Still, Daan and I get around to some other topics as well, including tidbits from Satoru Iwata, Splatoon, and Smash Bros.


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Japan’s best-selling games of February 2015

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The latest issue of Famitsu has shared a listing of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan for the month of February 2015. You can check out the full results below.

1. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – 328,123 (311,521 physical, 16,602 digital)
2. [PSV] God Eater 2 Rage Burst – 239,340 – (221,076 physical, 18,264 digital)
3. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 93,933 (91,629 physical, 2,304 digital)
4. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse – 71,203 (67,270 physical, 3,933 digital)
5. [3DS] Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker – 68,314 (67,101 physical, 1,213 digital)
6. [PS4] Far Cry 4 – 64,181 (57,508 physical, 6,673 digital)
7. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4-II – 58,075 (55,661 physical, 2,414 digital)
8. [PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse – 54,685 (44,642 physical, 10,043 digital)
9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 46,199 (44,657 physical, 1,542 digital)
10. [PS3] Far Cry 4 – 45,763 (44,571 physical, 1,192 digital)
11. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria – 43,170 – (43,170 physical, N/A digital)
12. [PS4] God Eater 2 Rage Burst – 38,583 (31,823 physical, 6,760 digital)
13. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 35,307 (34,142 physical, 1,165 digital)
14. [PSP] Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Tag Force Special – 34,296 (N/A physical, 34,296 digital)
15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 32,994 (N/A physical, 32,994 digital)
16. [3DS] The Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin – 32,650 (30,116 physical, 2,534 digital)
17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 31,597 (30,231 physical, 1,366 digital)
18. [WIU] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – 30,411 (29,303 physical, 1,108 digital)
19. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II – 29,967 (27,062 physical, 2,905 digital)
20. [PS4] The Order: 1886 – 29,657 (26,288 physical, 3,369 digital)
21. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4-II – 29,231 (25,369 physical, 3,862 digital)
22. [3DS] Lost Heroes 2 – 28,589 (27,930 physical, 659 digital)
23. [3DS] Yowamushi Pedal: Ashita he no High Cadence – 23,486 (23,040 physical, 446 digital)
24. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 22,809 (21,858 physical, 951 digital)
25. [PS4] Dead or Alive 5: Last Round – 22,687 (18,336 physical, 4,351 digital)
26. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2 – 20,598 (19,760 physical, 838 digital)
27. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 20,090 (18,878 physical, 1,212 digital)
28. [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition – 18,330 (N/A physical, 18,330 digital)
29. [PS3] Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin – 18,126 (16,719 physical, 1,407 digital)
30. [3DS] BoxBoy! – 17,468 (3,300 physical, 14,168 digital)

Note that these sales are based on data between January 26 and February 22.


Super Booty Diver heading to the Wii U eShop this summer

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By (@NE_Brian)

Xavier Orion Games has announced a retro-inspired project for Wii U titled “Super Booty Diver”. The game will be out on the eShop (and a couple of other platforms) this summer for $4.99.

Super Booty Diver is all about adventuring underwater while monitoring your air levels and acquiring currency known as “booty”. There will be shooting mechanics with limited ammo, 50 levels, and puzzle-like Boss Battles. Off-TV play will be supported, and Super Booty Diver sports a chiptune soundtrack.



Nintendo shares statement on Zelda Wii U delay, will focus on 2015 games at E3

Zelda Wii U Posted 22 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Yesterday, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma shared news that the series’ new entry on Wii U has been delayed. IGN managed to get a comment out of Nintendo, and while it’s mostly rehash, it’s somewhat interesting.

Here’s the full statement:

As Mr. Aonuma announced, The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U is no longer targeted as a 2015 release. Rather than sticking to a specific schedule, the team wants to make this the most complete and the best game it can possibly be. The new launch timing has not yet been determined. Because we’d like to focus on developing the game, we aren’t planning on showing it at this year’s E3, where we will be highlighting games launching in 2015. We will let you know when we’re ready to share more specifics.

The last part of that statement is pretty noteworthy! Nintendo’s E3 2015 lineup is focusing on titles coming out this year, so we may not see much of what’s in store for 2016.



Zelda Wii U won’t be shown at E3

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By (@NE_Brian)

The hits just keep on coming! After finding out that Zelda Wii U has been delayed and is now expected in 2016 instead, we have confirmation that the title will be skipping E3.

Series producer Eiji Aonuma wrote on Miiverse:

As I said in the video, we would like to take this time so we can bring you a very special experience, by making the ultimate Zelda game. Since we’d like to focus on developing the game we’ve decided to not show the game at this year’s E3.

Thank you for your continued support, and I hope you’ll look forward to the game!

Darn you, Aonuma! You know how to break my heart, don’t you?!



Zelda Wii U delayed to 2016

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By (@NE_Brian)

A new video message from Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma reveals that the title is no longer expected in 2015, as was originally announced.

“As I have watched our development progress, I have come to think that rather than work with meeting a specific schedule as our main objective, and releasing a game that reflects only what we can create within that scheduled time, I feel strongly that our focus should be to bring all of these ideas to life in a way that will make Zelda on Wii U the best game it can possibly be,” Aonuma explained. “So I must apologize to all of you who were expecting the game by year’s end, but we are no longer making a 2015 release our number one priority. Instead, our priority is to make it the ultimate and most complete Zelda game.”

You can watch the video in full below.