2013 Archive

Wii U NFC Coming This Year

The Wii U GamePad is capable of NFC (Near-field communication), which is the almost the same technology swipe-less credit card readers use. A prevalent example is the Skylanders game series franchise, in which a player can see an action figure come to life in the video game. This feature could unlock a whole new aspect

Iwata Apologizes for Lack of Wii U Game Releases in January and February

During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Satoru Iwata apologized to fans for a lack of Wii U titles in January and February. He said that Nintendo is trying hard to provide a great Wii U lineup, but that means that some games need more time to meet Nintendo’s quality standards. “Nintendo takes seriously its responsibility to

Check Out the Official Wii Fit U Box Art

Here’s a look at the official box art for Wii Fit U from Nintendo. Wii Fit U should arrive in the first half of this year. Interestingly, the game itself doesn’t appear to come bundled with the required Wii balance board, but maybe we’ll see some bundles later.  

Here’s the List of Wii U Games Coming Through Q1 2013

Here’s a list of the games known to be coming to the Wii U this year so far. Keep in mind that this list is still slightly unconfirmed, as we’re barely into the year.   Sing Party – Jan 18th Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – Jan 24th BIT.TRIP Runner 2 (eShop) – Q1 2013

Two Tribes: Toki Tori 2 To Be Released Before Spring

Not too long ago, Two Tribes announced that the release date of Toki Tori 2 would be delayed and the game would miss the planned release date of December 20th, 2012. Curious as to the game’s new rescheduled release date, we asked Two Tribes if they could tell us when Toki Tori 2 would be

Nintendo: This Year’s E3 Will Be “Great”

Nintendo is readying the Wii U for success this next year by promising the gaming market a great lineup of games. Along with heralding big first-party titles such as Pikmin 3, due to release early spring, Nintendo promises more games will be announced this year. Speaking with Official Nintendo Magazine, Nintendo UK’s head of consumer

Nintendo: Maintaining Momentum in Q1 is Our Main Focus

With the Wii U launch in the U.S. and U.K. past, Nintendo is already focusing on the holiday season, and even further into the future. Most notably, the first quarter of 2013, which worries many analysts. The Wii U may sell well during the holidays, but the next year could prove perilous for Nintendo.  

More Wii U Launch Window Surprises Coming, Says Reggie

According to Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, there’s still more Wii U surprises coming during the launch window. While most of the Wii U’s launch games are extensively detailed, many games that are to be released before March 2013 have yet to even be announced. “I think we will continue to surprise the

Rayman Legends Confirmed as a Playable Demo on Wii U eShop

Not long after Nintendo of Japan revealed through its website that the Wii U eShop would feature demos, Ubisoft confirmed that a Rayman Legends demo will be available on the Wii U eShop at launch. There’s no word on whether the demo will be different or the same as the demo already playable on many

Nintendo: Consumer Demand Proves the Wii U Price Point Is Right

Recently, many analysts have come to the conclusion that the Wii U’s price is to high. While the Wii U will have high sales during the holiday season, too high of a price point could cause stagnant sales for the Wii U in 2013. Scott Moffit is Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Marketing