Wii Archive

Wii U eShop coinciding with launch of the console

Well, Nintendo has finally announced that, along with being able to import previous Wii eShop purchases, the Wii U eShop will be available with the launch of the console. Games already announced are BIT.TRIP Runner 2, Chasing Aurora, Cloudberry Kingdom, and 1000 Spikes. We also speculate that Gamecube games may be on the horizon for [...]

Virtual Console games will be transferable to Wii U

Do you guys have virtual console games on your Wii? Well, we have great news for you. In an interview with ABC News, Scott Moffitt, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo, said that in addition to Wii discs being backwards-compatible on the new Wii U, digital game collections purchased over the Wii [...]

Feature: Exploring JRPGs on the Wii U

Tucked away with my love letters to Nintendo have been my ruminations on the possibility of sequels to the JRPG games dubbed the ‘Operation Rainfall‘ three on the Wii U, and the prospect that the Wii U could be known as more of a JRPG heaven than the Wii was. As an fan of the [...]

Nintendo’s Wii U sales target is 10.5 million

Nintendo has set its combined sales targets for the Wii U and the Wii in the upcoming financial year and they are expecting to shift ten million Wii U and Wii units. Their software sales target for Wii U and Wii is 70 million units. To put that in perspective, 9.84m Wii consoles and 102m software [...]

Nintendo to celebrate Kirby’s anniversary with Wii collection

Our favourite pink blob is celebrating his 20th anniversary, and in celebration Nintendo are releasing a Kirby collection of classic titles to the Nintendo Wii. The ball of pink has been gracing Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy era, inhaling enemies and making us ‘coo’ at his cuteness. The Kirby collection is due to release [...]

Sonic is a “perfect fit” for Wii U, according to SEGA

SEGA’s Takashi Iizuka, who leads Sonic Team, thinks that Sonic and the Wii  U were meant to go together. He explains that the Wii “created that living room experience with families, and it had great success,” and that “adding the controller, and in a sense upgrading the Wii, [the Wii U] has got potential to [...]

Is Epic Mickey 2 coming to the Wii U?

The Twitter user @supererogatory claims to have heard that Junction Point are working on “implementing Wii U support for Epic Mickey 2“, the followup to 2010′s well-received Wii game. It’s currently unclear whether this refers to a discrete Wii U version of the game, or a singular Wii game that supports the Wii U’s tablet [...]

Rumour: Lady Gaga: The Experience in development for Wii U?

Gaming blog Dual Pixels has received word that Ubisoft are currently working on a new entry in the The Experience series starring Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga: The Experience is allegedly in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, and PlayStation Vita; and was scheduled for an E3 2012 reveal. The past two games in [...]

High Voltage is now a Wii U developer

High Voltage Software have added a Wii U logo to the bottom of their website, proving that they are now a licensed third-party developer for the console. While there is absolutely no proof to back it up, current speculation has it that they might have moved The Grinder - a project we’ve heard very little about [...]

Nintendo to rename the Wii U?

CVG have caught wind of a rather interesting rumour – and one that I personally hope is true. “Serious discussions” are apparently being held between Nintendo’s higher-ups over the Wii U’s name, debating whether it will be strong enough to differentiate the console from its predecessor. I don’t think anyone can blame Nintendo for wanting [...]