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Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Fusion » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:28 pm

From Pokebeach, my usual info sites exploded with traffic while I was writing this.
http://pokebeach.com/2012/06/nintendo-details-wii-u-features

Main Info:
-Wii U planning began in 2008, unification is the goal of the system.
-"Wii U Game Pad" has been imporved greatly from the 2011 prototype, featuring actual sticks instead of nubs.
-Pad can detect distance from the TV to be used like one of those VR helmets you saw in cartoons about the future, as it can also detect what is on the screen in front of it.
-Pad can play the entire game itself as long as the system is on, the TV can be used for other things.
-All Wii controllers work with the Wii U. It was not mentioned if games will work too, but I'm guessing yes.
-A Wii U Pro controller was shown, but it probably isn't the final design as it appears to be a photoshopped 360 controller.
-Much more focus on Miis, with the ability to see them on the 3DS and your computer as well.
-A blue curtain that plays fanfare can be used to reveal something from the pad. I'm sure this will not be used in any immature ways.
-The system can support multiple pads.

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Marth8880 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:33 pm

Hmm, sounds interesting. I just hope the graphics don't end up being garbage again... :| Personally, I can't wait to hear info about the Xbox Phoenix. :o

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Teancum » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:52 pm

They really need real third party games this time around, and they need to be careful not to focus too much on gimmick controls. Motion and touch controls are great, but players will always be drawn back to a gamepad.

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:50 pm

Marth8880 wrote:Hmm, sounds interesting. I just hope the graphics don't end up being garbage again... :|

That won't be a problem. Click!
Also, there were a few other interesting rumors I saw, but they were only rumors. Unfortunately, I can't find my source, but they included achievements, screenshots, and the ability to watch your friends play online.

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Marth8880 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:00 pm

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Teancum » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:02 pm

Fluffy_the_ic wrote:
Marth8880 wrote:Hmm, sounds interesting. I just hope the graphics don't end up being garbage again... :|

That won't be a problem. Click!
Also, there were a few other interesting rumors I saw, but they were only rumors. Unfortunately, I can't find my source, but they included achievements, screenshots, and the ability to watch your friends play online.


I'll wait until E3 to judge graphics. Every tech demo I've ever seen for a console ends up being more than the actual final console can handle. And given that last year's Wii U third party games showcased were actually just recordings from current-gen consoles I'd rather wait and see.

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Moving_Target » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:29 am

I was really impressed with Nintendo's Pre E3 video. And the Wii U Pro looks like a 360 controller, but I think the 360 controller is one of the best controllers out there so I'm happy about it. Now I'm more excited for E3 to see what else they talk about hardware/OS wise and there will be alot of games.

IGN has a pretty good 84 Wii U rumors that can get you excited.

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Twilight_Warrior » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:37 pm

Nintendo Conference earlier today confirmed pricing and a release date

The Wii U will be available on November 18th and will be available in two options:

Option 1: $299.99
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Option 2: $349.99
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Also includes "Nintendo TVii" that supports all major cable companies in NA (yes, you need cable) which lets you watch and control your cable box and DVR on your Wii U console with extra information/control on the GamePad. It also has Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, and Netflix support, as well.
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Launch titles (NOTE: not game available right at launch. Release dates for these games are scheduled between November 18th and March 30th in NA):

505 Games
[*] Funky Barn

2K Sports
[*] NBA 2K13

Activision Publishing, Inc.
[*] 007 Legends
[*] Call of Duty: Black Ops II
[*] TRANSFORMERS PRIME
[*] Wipeout 3
[*] Skylanders Giants
[*] Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
[*] Rapala Pro Bass Fishing

Capcom
[*] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

D3Publisher
[*] Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
[*] Ben 10: Omniverse
[*] Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade

Disney Interactive
[*] Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Electronic Arts
[*] Mass Effect 3
[*] Madden NFL 13
[*] EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13

Frozenbyte
[*] Trine 2: Director’s Cut

Gaijin Games
[*] Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Majesco Entertainment
[*] Zumba Fitness Core

Maximum Games
[*] Jett Tailfin

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
[*] Tekken Tag Tournament 2
[*] Tank! Tank! Tank!

Nintendo
[*] Nintendo Land
[*] New Super Mario Bros. U
[*] Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
[*] SiNG Party
[*] Lego City: Undercover
[*] Wii Fit U
[*] Game & Wario
[*] Pikmin 3
[*] The Wonderful 101

SEGA
[*] Aliens: Colonial Marines
[*] Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
[*] Shin’en
[*] Nano Assault Neo

Tecmo Koei America Corporation
[*] Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

THQ
[*] Darksiders II
[*] Wheel of Fortune
[*] Jeopardy!
[*] Two Tribes
[*] Toki Tori 2

Ubisoft
[*] Assassin’s Creed III
[*] Just Dance 4
[*] Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
[*] Rabbids Land
[*] Sports Connection
[*] Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
[*] ZombiU
[*] Rayman Legends

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
[*] Scribblenauts Unlimited
[*] Game Party Champions
[*] Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition


TW's Thoughts:
I've learned my lesson from the 3DS. I was intrigued by the concept of the Wii U, but looking at how few options it has at launch, I think I'll wait until something more revolutionary before dropping the big bucks. Like Smash Bros or Zelda. I will be keeping my eyes on the reviews on LEGO City and The Wonderful 101, though, those two piqued my interest (well, aside from ACIII and Batman, but I already own Batman and I already pre-ordered ACIII for Xbox, so really I just wanted to get those used later on just to see what's different).

If I were to purchase it, though, $50 for 4X the memory and a game to go with my new console? There's not really a decision to make, I'd get the "Deluxe" bundle.
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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Fusion » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:34 pm

Finally, they released the better color at launch.

At least I'll have a Mario game at launch. Seriously, Sunshine and Galaxy took way too long to be released.

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Ping » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:34 pm

007 Legends seems kind of interesting. The James Bond shooters that I've played so far are pretty decent, so I'll have to give that one a look.

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Teancum » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:14 am

Once again Nintendo is doing something in uncharted waters with their touchscreen controller. On that alone people will buy it. Only time will tell if it becomes a dust collector like the Wii. It'll be all about the games this time around, but they've gotta support all controller schemes (touchpad, pro controller, wiimote) since I don't want to have a bunch of each kind lying around when I want to play multiplayer games with friends.

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Twilight_Warrior » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:46 am

I've gone ahead and emboldened and italicized the games that will be available AT launch, but for conveniences sake, that list is:

Rayman Legends
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Assassin’s Creed III
ZombiU
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Rabbids Land
Just Dance 4
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
MADDEN NFL 13
NBA 2K13
TRANSFORMERS PRIME
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013
Game Party Champions
ESPN Sports Connection
Darksiders II
Nintendo Land
New Super Mario Bros. U

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Moving_Target » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:17 pm

I'm going to play the crap out of the F-zero Nintendoland attractive. The Pikmin one also, but mainly the F-zero so it tells Nintendo give me a NEW FZERO IN HD!

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Fusion » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:54 pm

I wonder what will come out first, a new F-Zero or Metroid Dread.

I mean, seriously Nintendo, it's been 10 years since Fusion came out and almost 8 since Zero Mission which was just a remake. We need a new 2D Metroid already. :P

And no, don't even think about "Other M 2: Electric Babyloo"

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby CressAlbane » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:13 pm

That game pad had better be light enough to hold easily for extended periods of time.

Also, I want to see Four Swords Adventures with the GBA now the Wii U tablet screen. :P

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:26 pm

Fusion wrote:And no, don't even think about "Other M 2: Electric Babyloo"

What about Other M 2: The Bloodshed?

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Re: Wii U Information from Nintendo Direct

Postby Ping » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:21 pm

Moving_Target wrote:I'm going to play the crap out of the F-zero Nintendoland attractive. The Pikmin one also, but mainly the F-zero so it tells Nintendo give me a NEW FZERO IN HD!

Hopefully it won't be criminally hard like the last one. The computer was a freaking cheater, especially in Story Mode.

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