Dark Souls II Wii U petition nets 10,000 signatures

By: Eddie Makuch The online petition at Change.org calling on Namco Bandai to bring Dark Souls II to the Wii U is picking up steam. The petition today crossed 10,000 signatures, a marked improvement over the 3,000 it had earlier this week. The creator of the petition says the Wii U is a worthwhile platform for Dark Souls II for two main reasons. The first, he said, is that the Wii … Continue reading Dark Souls II Wii U petition nets 10,000 signatures

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Sega Targets Level-5 For Patent Infringement

By: Lauren Alessandra   (@fozzness) Some bad news for Level-5 fans as Sega is now attempting to sue the development company for using a patented in-game mechanic in their Inazuma Eleven series. According to Sega, Level-5’s extremely popular football/RPG hybrid title, used a gameplay mechanic which lets players move their characters using their stylus on the DS‘ touch screen. Sega’s overall objective is to halt the … Continue reading Sega Targets Level-5 For Patent Infringement

Wii U Sells 40,000 Units During UK Launch

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) It’s been reported that there were approximately 40,000 Wii U systems sold during the console’s launch weekend in the UK, making it near enough a sellout. It was initially suggested that Nintendo would only allow 25,000 unitsu to be sold during the UK launch, but this was raised to just above 40,000. Outside of the initial shipment, it’s been stated that … Continue reading Wii U Sells 40,000 Units During UK Launch

First Assassin’s Creed III DLC out now

By: Eddie Makuch The first Assassin’s Creed III expansion goes live today. Ubisoft has announced that The Hidden Secrets downloadable content is now available for Xbox 360 and PC Season Pass holders, with a release slated for tomorrow on PlayStation 3. Xbox 360 and PC gamers without a Season Pass can grab the content December 11, with PS3 owners able to jump in December 13. … Continue reading First Assassin’s Creed III DLC out now

Nintendo Wii U Launch Titles Fail To Impact UK Market

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Despite high expectations from Nintendo, all three of the Nintendo Wii U‘s main launch exclusives failed to sell enough to appear in the Top 10 of the UK all-formats sales charts. Nintendo Land managed to accrue the most sales following the console’s release on the 30th of November, allowing it to appear in 11th. This was to be expected, as it’s … Continue reading Nintendo Wii U Launch Titles Fail To Impact UK Market

Wii Mini Shown On Canadian Online Retailers

By: Melissa Evans   (@Fataleflare) Only 24 hours ago the Wii Mini was an unconfirmed console, but retailer postings and a few official photos have confirmed the rumor. The Wii Mini will be a smaller, downpriced version of Nintendo’s last-gen console. The listing for the system appeared on Best Buy’s Canada homepage hours after the unconfirmed report. Wii Mini will not have internet connectivity options nor will … Continue reading Wii Mini Shown On Canadian Online Retailers

Yoshi’s Land spotted for Wii U

By: Eddie Makuch Longtime Mario sidekick Yoshi is featured in Wii U launch game Nintendo Land, but he may be getting a game of his own. Listings at Best Buy and its subsidiary Future Shop for “Yoshi’s Land” have appeared and even revealed details about the unannounced game. The product description for Yoshi’s Land says players will see Yoshi as never before: in high definition. … Continue reading Yoshi’s Land spotted for Wii U

Wii Mini lacks Wi-Fi, GameCube support

By: Eddie Makuch [UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Nintendo confirmed the Wii Mini as a Canada-exclusive to be sold through the holiday season. No mention was made of a release in other territories. A landing page at the company’s website confirms the earlier reports. The Wii Mini cannot connect to the Internet or play GameCube games. The original story follows below. The evidence … Continue reading Wii Mini lacks Wi-Fi, GameCube support

Nintendo: Microsoft, Sony must react to us

By:  Eddie Makuch Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is not fearful that the Wii U will become irrelevant if Microsoft and Sony launch new consoles next year as is suspected. In fact, the executive said he believes Nintendo has set the innovation bar with its Wii U, and Microsoft and Sony cannot rely solely on more advanced technology if they wish to succeed. “In the end, … Continue reading Nintendo: Microsoft, Sony must react to us

No Metro: Last Light for the Wii U – Report

By: Laura Parker Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games has confirmed that it will not be bringing the sequel to Nintendo’s next-generation console due to technical limitations. Speaking to Now Gamer, 4A Games chief technical officer Oles Shishkovtsov told the publication that the Wii U has a “horrible, slow CPU“. His colleague Huw Beynon reiterated the sentiment, telling the publication there would not be a … Continue reading No Metro: Last Light for the Wii U – Report