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Nintendo and Old Navy Power-Up Black Friday Promotion

On November 23, 2012, Black Friday, Nintendo and Old Navy are teaming up for a special promotion for the Wii U. Visitors that line up early and purchase $40 worth of merchandise will be given a chance to receive a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Consumers may also receive a special game card in-store [...]

Lost Planet 3 may be coming to Wii U

A scan from the upcoming issue of GameInformer shows Lost Planet 3 set for Wii U release on a game preview. Capcom have yet to comment on this.

Nintendo World Store will be celebrating Wii U launch

There will be a midnight launch event at Nintendo World Store in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, starting at 6:00 PM on Saturday November 17th and going on all the way up to the Wii U’s launch at midnight. Reggie Fils-Aime will be there to welcome customers and present the first customer with a Wii U.

First look at the Wii U’s eShop

Nintendo’s Japanese website revealed the image above, which is a small look at the new eShop layout! Looks pretty great, doesn’t it?

Entire New Super Mario Bros. U world map revealed

As previously stated, New Super Mario Bros. U will contain a continuous world. A picture of the instruction manual for the game from 1up.com has revealed the world in its entirety, which you can see after the break.

Friend codes are banished, plus other Wii U online details!

From the Japanese Nintendo Direct, and North American video shortly after it, we received new details on the online functionality of the Wii U and its requirements: For functionality such as Miiverse, Wii U Video Chat, being able to play Wii games, and the eShop; you will have to download the day 1 update for [...]

Tomb Raider is not in development for Wii U at the moment

  The community & communication manager at Crystal Dynamics, Meagan Marie, said that: Tomb Raider is in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. No Wii U at this time! This means we can pretty much rule out this game as the Square Enix title to be ported to the Wii U, but [...]

Square Enix title to be ported to Wii U?

A post on NeoGaf claims that Straight Right, the developer porting Mass Effect 3 to the Wii U, are also working a on a Square Enix game to port for early next year. There is no confirmation on what the game might be, or if a port is even happening.

Wii U to be friendlier to indie developers than Wii

Martin Pichmair, the mind behind the indie game Chasing Aurora, expressed Nintendo’s increased support to indie developers from Wii to Wii U in a recent interview I can not talk about the new eShop in detail. What I do know is that Nintendo is doing everything to make this console much more open, social and indie-friendly [...]

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be playable at New York Comic Con

  Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, will be playable at the upcoming New York Comic Con as confirmed by Capcom. Although only the 3DS version will be playable, that version will work in conjunction with the Wii U’s.