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New Wii U bundles coming to Australia, but still no price drop

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Hoping for a Wii U price-drop before Christmas? Look elsewhere. Despite a US price drop in September, and a 200% increase in sales following, Nintendo Australia today announced it’ll instead be creating two new Wii U Basic Pack bundles to counter the likely holday battle from Sony and Microsoft. Starting November 14, any Wii U Basic Pack purchase can bring with it Just Dance 2014, Nintendo Land, a Wii Remote […]

First Look: Pikmin 3

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I was given the opportunity to play Pikmin 3 at PAX over the weekend and I was quite impressed. This was my first experience of playing a Pikmin game, not including Pikmin Adventure on Nintendo Land, and I am certain it will not be my last. To explain to all those out there who are not familiar with the game, it is set in a fictional universe based on the […]

First Look: Rayman Legends

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One of the games that I was most looking forward to spending more time playing at PAX was Rayman Legends. Having already played the exclusive Rayman Legends Challenge App on the Wii U, I was familiar with the way it works but still was amazed by how enjoyable it is to play, especially with 5 players. A simple explanation for those of who have not heard of it, Rayman Legends […]

Nintendo updates Wii U Miiverse – new communities, smartphone support

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Nintendo’s Miiverse – their equivalent of a social network on the Wii U – is to get a series of updates this year, according to Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata in today’s Nintendo Direct session about the newly released console. Some of the new features will be tied to specific games – both console and Virtual Console. For example, Wii Fit U will allow the creation of “closed communities” where users […]

Injustice: Gods Among Us Release Date and Collector’s Edition Announced

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Earlier today, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios revealed information about their upcoming fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, which includes its release date and details about its Collector’s Edition. Injustice: Gods Among Us features many beloved heroes and villains from the DC Universe, such as the Flash and the Joker, pitted against one another. Included within the Collector’s Edition of the game are an exclusive 25cm statue featuring the iconic  […]

Wii U goes on national tour: here’s where you can give one a go

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Just as Microsoft have done with the Surface, Nintendo is taking their new Wii U console to a number of metropolitan shopping areas in what they call Wii U Experience Stores. The pop-up shops will showcase the new console and a number of launch titles, such as a Mario game and Nintendo Land, and focus on the new Wii U GamePad controller, pictured above. As well as Wii U consoles, the 3DS will […]

Nintendo Australia reveals Wii U release and pricing – November 30 for $349.95

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Nintendo Australia has confirmed that the Wii U will be selling in Australia and New Zealand on the same date as the Europeans – November 30 – and several games that will launch at the same time as the console, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Mass Effect 3 – Special Edition ZombieU and RAAYMAN LEGENDS. Among other release day titles that will be out on launch day or by […]

Nintendo Wii U to come out in US on Nov 18, Europe on Nov 30

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Nintendo has revealed the release dates for the Wii U in North America and Europe, and like the Japan announcement, there will be two models – the Basic Set and the Deluxe Set. An Australian release date is expected to come out soon after the European Nintendo Direct. The Wii U will be heading to the United States on November 18, with the Basic Set to be priced a US$299 […]

Nintendo reveals Japanese details of the Wii U – launching Dec 8 for 26,250 yen

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Nintendo has revealed the Japanese release date and pricing; and also has revealed that the Wii U will come into two ‘sets’ – the Premium and the Basic set. The Wii U is to launch in Japan on December 8 with the starting price for the Basic set for 26,250 yen (or AU$322.20). The Basic Set comes in White, and will have 8GB of memory inside the body unit. The […]

Nintendo to announce new details on Wii U on September 14

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A new Nintendo Direct broadcast has been scheduled, and to happen the day after the Apple event on September 13, 3pm London time. Or for Australians, you will be able to stream it at midnight on September 14. The President of Nintendo of Europe, Satoru Shibata, will be conducting this broadcast; and Nintendo of Australia has said that Australasian-specific details will be released on the Australian website right after the […]

EA to announce more titles for Wii U “this summer”

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What potentially killed the Wii was the lack of third-party support for some of the major titles – Mass Effect 3, Skyrim and Assassin’s Creed are just some of the games that were made for other platforms, but not for the Wii. Well, for EA at least, that’s about to change with someone in the company hinting at a couple of new titles to be announced “this summer” (or, in […]

Nintendo reveals spec sheets, games for Wii U – and it might have a shot

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E3 2012: An AMD-Radeon high definition GPU, a new multi-core processor, wireless connectivity, HDMI output up to 1080p, and a list of third-party games – including Assassin’s Creed III, a “Armored Edition” of Batman: Arkham City and Mass Effect 3 – that finally sees the Wii brand now all grown up. Yes, we are talking about the Wii U. Nintendo showed off many ways of the GamePad. Yes, a gamepad […]


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