Nintendo Everything: Wii

Lifetime sales for Nintendo platforms, top selling games on Wii U and 3DS

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Nintendo updated a couple of important listings in conjunction with today’s financial results. We now have the latest figures for lifetime Wii U, 3DS, Wii, and DS hardware sales. Additionally, Nintendo shared new listings of the best-selling games on Wii U and 3DS. All of that information can be found in the gallery below.

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Warren Spector on Epic Mickey – dark concept art, couldn’t show Mickey’s teeth, wanted a movie

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Epic Mickey director Warren Spector held a Reddit AMA a few days back. Spector shared plenty of insight about the original game and its sequel, and tackled some very interesting questions. He was asked about topics like Epic Mickey’s dark concept art that never seemed to be realized, how he tried pitching a film based on the series to Disney, and the one thing about Mickey he couldn’t show.

You can find a full roundup of Spector’s comments below. They’re certainly worth checking out!

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PSA World Tour Squash 2015 heading to Wii in Europe on May 22

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PSA World Tour Squash 2015 is coming to Wii. Yes, Wii. Not Wii U! The game is due out in Europe on May 22.

Here’s what the game offers:

Compete against the best players in the world including Nick Matthew, Amr Shabana, Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour and more!

Organise your own virtual tournaments in a host of iconic locations using the unique Offline Tournament Mode!

Play against the console, or 1 vs 1, or test your skills in Arcade Mode!

Challenge your friends to a single match or tournament in Multiplayer Mode using your favourite squash players!

Create your own players, improve your speed, power, fitness, tactics, and analyse your statistics!

All squash shots can be played using the Wii controller, including nicks, corkscrews, dives and many more!

Unlock advanced shots such as flat nicks, corkscrews, skid boasts and much more!

Fully localised in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

And here are a couple of videos:

So that’s PSA World Tour Squash 2015. Who would have thought that we’d be hearing about a brand new Wii game in this day and age?

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Xenoblade talk – cut ideas, Shulk in Smash Bros., New 3DS porting difficulties, and more

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Game Informer was able to conduct an interview with Monolith Soft’s Tetsuya Takahashi, Nintendo, and Monster Games about Xenoblade Chronicles. Takahashi was able to speak about the original game while discussing cut ideas like wanting to have the ability to fly. He also revealed Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai wanted Shulk in the Wii U/3DS games, and had the idea for the bathing suit skin. Other than that, there’s some Xenoblade Chronicles 3D-specific comments from Monster Games.

We’ve rounded up all of the various quotes below. For those that are interested, you can find Game Informer’s original article here.

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Xenoblade Chronicles Shulk concept art

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Over on Facebook, Nintendo added a few pieces of concept art for Xenoblade Chronicles’ Shulk. You can find the full set below, along with descriptions from Monolith Soft of the first four images.

Shulk is a composed, intellectual character, not the sort of person to let his emotions get the best of him. I chose an appearance and outfit that, by RPG hero standards, isn’t too aggressive.

The way that the design expresses details with textures and color shades within limited polygon resources.

It expresses Shulk as a character who isn’t a soldier, but a research and designer who works on weapons for Colony 9’s military and tools for its people.

There weren’t any major changes, just things like whether we should make the clothing red or blue.

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