Biker Bash in development for Wii U?

According to a PDF that was posted on NeoGaf, Slightly Mad Studios (Project Cars) are developing the game Biker Bash for the Wii U as well as other consoles. The PDF document describes the game as a:

bike racing game that combines classic gameplay from titles like Road Rash/MotorStorm with modern fighting mechanics from Street Fighter IV/Fight Night and drags it kicking and screaming into the 21st Century with next-gen graphics, gameplay, and social features… all at a downloadable price point.

The game will supposedly have local (split screen) and online multiplayer gameplay. There has been no official confirmation as of yet.

Nintendo to reveal price in September, says Analyst

An EEDAR analyst, Jesse Divnich, has told NowGamer that he expects Nintendo to release the details of the Wii U price in September.

I would expect Nintendo to make some form of an official announcement in September, likely around (but not at) the Tokyo Game Show.

Nintendo have been very silent about the price of the Wii U but recently Reggie Fils-Aime mentioned that consumers would be “pleasantly surprised” and that the Wii U price would represent “great value”.

Crytek are working with Nintendo

A few months ago Crytek’s director of creative development, Rasmus Hoejengaard, commented that he thought it was unlikely that Crysis 3 would be coming to the Wii U despite Crytek’s initial positive reactions to the console. However, in a recent interview producer Mike Read re-established hopes that the first person shooter could make its way to the Wii U.

I wouldn’t say there’s no chance, I wouldn’t say no chance. I mean the Wii U still doesn’t have any kind of release attached to it at this point. Who knows what the future will bring with it. I can definitely say that we are working with Nintendo, and that’s about all I can say on that front. I wouldn’t rule it out, but there has really been no official releases associated with the Wii U yet, and given that we’re releasing Crysis in an eight month time period in February of 2013, we can’t play off of what their schedules are. I wouldn’t rule it out, but you know, it is a possibility.

Would you like to see Crysis 3 on the Wii U?

“Something big” is coming from Two Tribes

We know that Two Tribes will be bringing the puzzle platformer, Toki Tori 2,  to the Wii U (hopefully) by launch but it seem like they might have something else up their sleeve too.

In a conversation on Twitter, Two Tribes wrote that they had “something big” Nintendo related that they aimed to show in the next few weeks.

Whether this is news relating to the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS or both is unknown at the moment.

Wii U games from third party developers at Gamescom

Although Nintendo won’t be attending Gamescom, multiple third party developers will be showing off various Wii U games at the event. It’s unknown what will be shown, but no doubt Ubisoft, with their massive Wii U support, will be in attendance.

Mighty Switch Force HD is coming to the Wii U

In an interview with the magazine Nintendo power, creative director of WayForward Matt Bozon, announced that Mighty Switch Force HD will be making its way to the Wii U’s download service.

The side-scrolling platformer will feature all new graphics and will use the Wii U’s GamePad screen as a map while showing the main action on the television screen. Bozon also confirmed that the game would be entirely playable on the GamePad.

The creative director explained that new features could also be coming to the game:

“We’re having a tough time putting our pencils down, so we may end up adding even more features before we’re done. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what’s possible before launch!”

News from Nintendo’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

Two days ago, Nintendo’s annual shareholder meeting took place, and one of the things announced was – an announcement yet to be made. According to Satoru Iwata, the Japanese Wii U plans will be unveiled this fall.

Furthermore, Iwata stated that while he doesn’t reject paid online services, the Wii U will have free services. This measure is supposed to lead to more hardware and software sales.

New Darksiders 2 trailer

There’s a new trailer for Darksiders 2 on the loose.

You can check it out after the break.

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[Video] Rayman Legends gameplay

Rayman Legends, which has already been leaked last month, was properly revealed at Ubisoft’s E3 conference. Legends will feature a new character controlled by the Wii U GamePad’s touchscreen, Murphy, and will support up to 5 players simultaneously. Furthermore, it will be released exclusively for Wii U.

Check out a gameplay video below; for those unable to watch the video, there are some screenshots taken directly from it.

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Project P-100 video from E3

We have some footage relating to P-100 straight from E3.

You can watch it after the break.

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