The Wii U supports 2 GamePads at once

Nintendo has confirmed support for two Wii U GamePads. However, that also confirms that for multiplayer sessions with more than 2 players simultaneously, Wii U Pro Controllers (or Wii Motes) will most likely be required.

Wii U console and gamepad information

We now have a detailed look for the Wii U gamepad. Features include built in rumble, an infrared port, and detailed microphone and camera. This allows for various things such as video calls. You can also “click” the two analog sticks in for additional buttons. Also, it was announced that Wii U will have Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube available on the console.

List of 3rd-party games coming to Wii U

These 3rd-party games were announced to come to Wii U:

  • Darksiders II
  • Mass Effect 3
  • TANK! TANK! TANK!
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Trine 2: Directors Cut
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines

Besides those, there also are the games having been announced by Ubisoft in before:

  • Zombi U
  • Rayman Legends
  • Just Dance 4
  • Avengers: Battle for Earth
  • Rabbids Land
  • Your Shape
  • Sports Connection

UPDATE: The video with Ubisoft’s titles can be watched after the break, the video with the rest of the 3rd-party titles will soon follow
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New Super Mario Bros. U announcement

New Super Mario Bros. U, previously called New Super Mario Bros. Mii, shown at E3 has shown us a lot more about the game, including new powerups, abilities, and gameplay options. For starters, if four people are playing with Wiimotes, somebody with a Wii U gamepad can help them by creating blocks or doing other various things to aid in completing obstacles and getting a new highscore. Miiverse will be heavily implemented in the game, so you can show off records and chat in the midst of the game. You can also share screenshots ingame and show off you mood. Also making a return is Yoshi, with a few new abilities as well. When he hatches, you have to feed him to make him grow, much like Super Mario World for SNES.

We have a few screenshots and a trailer  for you after the break.

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Pikmin 3 Revealed


Pikmin 3 has been unveiled! We have new Pikmin, such as the rock Pikmin, more realistic effects, such as Pikmin finding natural things to build bridges with, and a beautiful HD display. You can play on the nun-chuck and Wiimote or simply by using the Wii U controller. We have the ability to use four leaders in the game as well. A new mode includes a a fruit collecting mode.

You can view screenshots and a video after the break.

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Nintendo’s Press Conference @ E3 2012

Wii U E3 Countdown

(want one of these countdowns for yourself?)

Nintendo’s E3 2012 press conference is just around the corner, and it is poised to host the Wii U’s greatest showing yet. Last year’s reveal was little more than a teaser – Nintendo are saving the goods for this year’s show, and you can bet it’s gonna be a rocking good one.

The conference is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time (that’s GMT-8 – convert it to your local time here, or just look up at the countdown timer above). As the web’s oldest Wii U blog and resource, Wii U Go will be bringing you all the latest news from the conference right as it happens.

Although we will be blogging throughout the conference, there’s nothing better than seeing the real thing, so the best place to watch it live is over at e3.nintendo.com.

After the conference ends, we’ll continue to bring you updates from other events like roundtables, interviews, and discoveries on the show floor. Subscribing to our newsletter, if you haven’t done so already, is the course of action I’d recommend to stay on top of it all.

See you soon!
~ Your Friends at Wii U Go

Introducing the Wii U Games Database

Wii U Games Database

Here’s what I’ve been working on for the past little while. Just in time for Nintendo’s E3 press conference, I’m proud to unveil our Wii U Games Database!

At the moment, it is little more than a list of Wii U games interconnected with all the articles, screenshots, and videos we’ve posted about them. But the core code powering the database is in place, and you can expect to see lots of changes and improvements to it over time.

If there is anything in particular you’d like to see from the database, feel free to sound off in the comments and I’ll see what I can do. If you notice a missing game, release date, or other piece of info, please let me know about it as well.

But even in its current state, it serves as a handy way to keep track of every single Wii U game in existence. Enjoy!

E3, here we come!

Good morning everybody. We hope you slept well and are ready for the big day! The Nintendo E3 conference begins at 9:00 AM PST and we’ll be bringing you articles as the news happens. Remember to tune in for the big show and we hope you guys enjoy the ride.

Every E3 attendant is a walking ad for the Wii U & 3DS

Image courtesy of our friends at Destructoid

Above is this year’s E3 press badge. As you can see, it features Nintendo-themed lanyards advertising the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Even the character Teddy from Persona is there.

I wonder how much money Nintendo paid to get this exclusive ad space. At any rate, it’s a humorous thought that every single E3 attendant this year is carrying the Nintendo love.

Info on the Wii U version of Project CARS is inbound

You may be familiar with Project CARS, the photorealistic racing simulator that is coming to several platforms, including the Wii U. I see a lot of you always get excited whenever I share new screenshots from the game, so you’ll be pleased to hear that the Wii U version of the game will have a presence at E3. Expect more details in the coming days!

If you haven’t been keeping up with Project CARS (or just want to feast your eyes on the gorgeous graphics), you can see everything we’ve published about it in the past here.