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Assassin’s Creed 3 will feature online multiplayer, co-op, and DLC

Assassin’s Creed 3 will offer much more than a single-player experience, with the game’s listing on Xbox.com touting online multiplayer and co-op modes for 2-8 players as well as DLC. These additions have not been explicitly confirmed for the Wii U version of the game, but there is no reason to believe they won’t make [...]

Dragon Quest X to feature taking and sharing of screenshots

A new feature of the upcoming Dragon Quest X Online for the Wii and Wii U will be the ability to take in-game screenshots and share them with friends. Using the “photo machine” feature of the game, players will be able to take screenshots while playing which can then be uploaded to a special website to [...]

Square Enix planning for Dragon Quest X’s future

Dragon Quest X Online for the Wii still has some months before its release, with the Wii U version further away still, but Square Enix is already preparing for the future. Dragon Quest X Online‘s producer, Yosuke Saito,  is recruiting staff for the “second package” of the game. The new team will work on the expanding [...]

Multiplayer is “a big deal” for Aliens: Colonial Marines

Randy Pitchford, the CEO of Gearbox Software – who are currently developing Aliens: Colonial Marines - spoke on the studio’s approach to the game’s multiplayer modes in an interview with the official PlayStation Blog, explaining that it’s a major focal point of the game’s development. Multiplayer is a big deal for us. It’s getting a huge [...]

Nintendo Network to feature competitions and user communication

Iwata revealed that they’re going to focus on establishing Nintendo Network not only as a service for playing online, but also for communicating with other users and holding competitions. Unlike Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which has been focused upon specific functionalities and concepts, we are aiming to establish a platform where various services available through the [...]

Nintendo Network will feature personal accounts on the Wii U

One of the great many criticisms that have been levied against the Wii, DS, and 3DS is the complete lack of online user accounts. This meant that all of a game’s records and multiplayer data (not to mention digital purchases) were tied to the console – family members sharing one system would be forced to [...]

The Wii U might have full, downloadable retail games

Downloadable retail games have been gaining popularity in recent years, with services like Steam, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network offering the ability to get your hands on a new title without ever leaving your home. According to Iwata, such a distribution channel has already been implemented in the 3DS and will also be part of [...]

Rumour: Nintendo Network to rival Xbox Live & PlayStation Network?

Following yesterday’s reveal of Nintendo Network, some alleged details about the service have surfaced. Now, I say “alleged” because they come from an anonymous, unverifiable source. The rumour claims that Nintendo Network will be right on par with Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, if not rival it. Apparently, it “will include many new features that [...]

Nintendo’s new online service is called ‘Nintendo Network’

The above image of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy‘s boxart has been making rounds around the Internet today, as it depicts a new, unfamiliar Nintendo Network logo. As shown in Mario Kart 7, Nintendo Network is the new online service Nintendo introduced to succeed the oft-criticized Nintendo WiFi Connection – or at the very least, it’s a great re-branding of [...]

FarSight Studios have a Wii U dev kit; will be there at launch

FarSight Studios, a developer specializing in accurate pinball simulations, revealed on their Facebook page that they have a Wii U dev kit on hand and fully intend to have a game ready for the launch of the Wii U’s digital distribution platform. The relevant quip: Quick Nintendo update: We have dev equipment for the Wii-U [...]