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Are Nintendo developing a Wii U game no one expects?

According to a NeoGAF user called “Shikamaru Ninja”, one of the first-party games being in development for Wii U might be something we didn’t think of yet. He claims it’s something that has already been mentioned in speculative discussions, and further emphasizes it’s “[not] Mario or Zelda or Pokemon related”, while assuming it probably won’t sell [...]

NetherRealm reveals “Injustice: Gods Among Us” for Wii U

NetherRealm, makers of the Mortal Kombat franchise, announced a game called Injustice: Gods Among Us, which will be a fighting game “featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons,” having “a deep, original story,” and “incredible battles set in the DC Comics Universe”. Along with the announcement, a trailer as well as a video [...]

Crytek have no planned Wii U games yet

In an interview with German news website Golem.de, Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, talked about new games and the next generation of consoles. The Wii U got mentioned as well: IGM: Sony’s Playstation Vita has launched in February, Nintendo’s Wii U is supposed to follow towards the end of the year. What does Crytek plan [...]

Havok: Wii U will do things that no other platform can.

Dave Gargan, Havok’s VP of Engineering, told the world a bit about the Wii U implementation of their famous engine, which Nintendo are making available to all Wii U developers free of charge. From the sound of it, I honestly don’t think we have anything to worry about, horsepower-wise. The platform has its own unique features, and [...]

Unreal Engine 4 “unconfirmed” for Wii U

The above tweet from Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley suggests that the Wii U will only support Unreal Engine 3. This has been going around the Internet as “confirmation” that Unreal Engine 4 support is out of the question. However, it should be noted that Unreal Engine 4 has not actually been confirmed for any platforms other [...]

The Wii U is a “powerful, powerful machine”.

While Nintendo have all developers locked down under NDA agreements until next Tuesday, Gearbox’s Brian Burleson has stated that “[the] Wii U is a powerful, powerful machine”. Rumours we’ve been hearing over the past year or so have placed the Wii U’s power everywhere from less powerful than the PlayStation 3 to six times mightier [...]

The final Wii U dev kits are out

Nintendo have sent out the fifth and final version of the Wii U development kit to third-party developers, according to an insider at NeoGAF. We don’t really have any further details beyond this, but it does mean that the hardware is finally locked in and developers are now working with the complete power and feature [...]

Bink Video is available on Wii U

Bink is a popular codec that is most commonly used to encode pre-rendered sequences in video games. It’s well known among developers for its efficient compression and high quality videos at all kinds of resolutions, and has been used in the industry for years. Chances are, you’ve played more than a few games that rely [...]

Why Baldur’s Gate is unlikely to hit the Wii U

I remember quite fondly those days when I was a wee child, my eyes brimming with tears at the difficulty of Baldur’s Gate. However, any hopes for a Wii U version of the newly announced Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition that’s making its way to the iPad have seemingly been dashed. On Twitter, creative director of Overhaul Games, [...]

Nintendo to provide free middleware to Wii U developers

One very interesting bit of news that has been floating around is that Nintendo have struck deals with Havok and Autodesk that will allow them to provide free copies of these companies’ so-called “middleware” – special software that stands between game developers and the hardware, which automates many complex development tasks. The package includes Havok’s [...]