91 posts tagged wii u
Wii U Deluxe/Nintendo 3DS XL stand
I forgot where I saw this a while back, but if you need something to hold your Nintendo 3DS XL (since these models don’t come with a dock like the standard 3DSes), the Wii U GamePad stand that comes with the Deluxe set works perfect as a stand.
Just thought I’d drop this protip for those of you picking up the Pikachu 3DS XL tomorrow! And share a photo of my Cat XL.
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Dungeons & Dragons games collected on PSN/Xbox/Wii U
Yeah, another trailer, but I’m excited about this! I have not played these Dungeons & Dragons brawlers, because they were never in my local arcades and I don’t have the Japanese Saturn collection.
But I sure do like Capcom arcade brawlers of this era, and I’m a big George Kamitani/Vanillaware fan. Really looking forward to this on XBLA, PSN, or Wii U. I don’t really know or care which I’ll get it on. It’s coming out on all of them.
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WayForward is remaking the NES DuckTales game in HD for Wii U, PSN, and XBLA, with dat WayForward animation. So all that stuff about a new DuckTales game wasn’t just ducktales!
Now I’m curious if the guys working on Shovel Knight, the Mega Man/DuckTales-esque platformer (coming to Wii U) being kickstarted by Wayforward vets, had a hand in this official remake.
Grethe B spent 10 months putting together this incredible outfit modeled after Monster Hunter’s female Rathalos blademaster armor — she completed it just in time for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate’s release!
She says it’s a little hard to move in the outfit, but I’m amazed that she can move at all considering it’s hard to tell there’s even a person under all that armor. You can see photos of Grethe creating the outfit here.
Shigesato Itoi + Satoru Iwata
I know that a number of you have crushes on these middle-aged Japanese men, so I’m sure you’re squealing over this photo of them together, thumbs barely touching, two hearts becoming one.
Mother 2 releases on Japan’s Wii U Virtual Console this week, which means we get this great photo of Nintendo’s boss and Mother’s creator introducing a conversation between the two today (hoping for a translation soon).
“Ahh Ahh Can you hear me? This is Shigesato Itoi. Please give me something. Please give me Test Test”
“I’m about to eat a banana that’s been sitting in 50 degree celsius water for 15 minutes straight. ….Yum! Mother 2 is nice, but so is this banana.”
On a related note, awesome Japanese design site PingMag is back — here’s a great interview they had with Itoi about advertising and t-shirts from seven years ago.
Soon, we will hunt ultimate monsters (3)
So, are we doing this? Are we all going to get Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate next week and play online with each other? Or are we going to put it off, wait to hear how others handle the steep learning curve, decide it’s too late to buy it now, wistfully read tweets/forum posts of others’ MonHun exploits, and tell ourselves we’ll get the next one for sure?
Monster Hunter Beginner’s Guide
Monster Hunter fansite Culty took on a very important job: writing a guide to help Monster Hunter neophytes pick up the idiosyncratic series. The Monster Hunter Beginner’s Guide is available either as a $9 ebook or a $25 print edition, which includes a super cute Nyan Jirou print.
Culty is giving the book away along with copies of the game and a lot of other fun stuff, to one lucky person who signs up for the mailing list. If you want just a bit of it for free, check out a four-page preview. It’s just about armor!
I’m thinking about reading this before I get into Monhun (although I’m not going to be playing at launch, likely, just because I don’t have the time at the moment). Monster Hunter is kind of intimidating.
Metal Slime Keyboard!
Today has turned into an unintentional theme day on Tiny Cartridge, with the discovery of Hori’s Metal Slime version of its excellent Slime keyboard, complete with removable Slime figures on the buttons, and even a Liquid Metal Slime on the escape button … naturally.
Ostensibly, it’s for use with Dragon Quest X, and includes some in-game Metal Slime stuff, but who cares. It’s USB, it’ll work with things.
This is going to be released sometime in the spring for ¥4980 ($53), and judging by how quickly the last one sold out, I don’t have much time to think about it if I want to buy one of these. Is a novelty keyboard something I need at this point in my life…
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U will have off-TV play, cross-region online
I know both of these were sore points for Monster Hunter fans who were otherwise pleased with this anticipated title, but it’s great to hear that Capcom will address these issues with a post-launch patch hitting some time in April.
I presume quite a few people will skip out on the 3DS game after this news, though. If only that version had online, too!
Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien trailer
JC has already played a little of this, and he tells me the game is amazing. We won’t have to wait for long to find out if he’s a liar — Runner2 releases on Wii U’s eShop and Steam tomorrow! You can preview the game’s music, download its soundtrack, and put in a preorder for the PC version right here.
Stop it, Iwata. Stop being so adorable.
I don’t care if the Wii U never takes off, if Nintendo never returns to the financial glory it enjoyed during the Wii and DS era — the company can’t get rid of this man. The game (industry) needs him.
These pics come from the Nintendo president and CEO’s latest session of Iwata Asks for the Google-powered Wii Street U app coming to Wii U:
Kawai: It has fifteen cameras of five megapixels each, and if you put the images together into a panorama later, you get a Street View photo with 75 megapixels. … Would you like to try carrying it on your back?
Iwata: Huh? Can I? Okay, I’ll put it on. (laughs) (standing up) How much does this weigh?
Kawai: It’s about 40 pounds, so about 18 kilograms.
Iwata: If you’ll pardon me… Umph! …This is now “Iwata Carrys”. Like this?
What is this life. Here’s Wii Street U in action.
Arino plays Balloon Fight on Wii U Virtual Console
So was the Iwata Asks/Balloon Fight clip a secret teaser for the release of Balloon Fight on Wii U? That fateful meeting is mentioned early on in this special, and Iwata writes in with an objective for the Kacho.
In any case, the transition to HD allows Arino to… point out stains on the ceiling.
I wonder if Nintendo of America would ever consider putting together shows like this, with charismatic gentlemen playing all its Virtual Console games and cracking jokes? I wonder where you’d even find someone to volunteer for a project like that.