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"Most" Wii Games & Accessories Compatible With Wii U

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Matt Gardner
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"Most" Wii Games & Accessories Compatible With Wii U

...Wii Remote Plus Additional Set Available For Non-Wii Buyers

Don't throw away your Wii accessories yet folks!

Nintendo have announced that "nearly all Wii peripherals will be compatible with the Wii U console", so Wii owners won’t need to repurchase peripherals they already own.

However, if you never bought Nintendo's original vanilla box, but rather fancy this new one, Ninty have created a Wii Remote Plus Additional Set containing a Wii Remote Plus controller, Nunchuk and sensor bar. Most Wii download software is also compatible with Wii U, meaning previously purchased WiiWare and Virtual Console titles will be transferable to the Wii U console.

No word on exceptions just yet, mind.

Nintendo TVii Announced Stateside

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Jonathan Lester
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Nintendo, TVii, Wii U, Wii U Launch Details

Nintendo TVii Announced Stateside

While Satoru Shibata was busy revealing the likes of Bayonetta 2, Reggie Fils-Aime had a couple of nifty reveals of his own. The US Nintendo Direct presentation detailed a new Wii U feature that allows users to browse a number of television content providers on their TV or GamePad, and record their favourite shows. Impressively, it's a free service (excluding subscriptions to Netflix etc).

Surprise surprise, though, it hasn't been confirmed for Europe. If you want to torture yourself, hit the jump.

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Nintendo Announce Wii U Specs

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Backwards Compatibility, Nintendo, Specs, Wii U Launch Details

Nintendo Announce Wii U SpecsBackwards Compatibility With “Most” Wii Titles Thrown In

In a fairly jam-packed Nintendo Direct, the Big N detailed the technical side for its upcoming console, the Wii U. While the Basic and Premium packs will feature different sized internal flash storage, both versions will contain main memory that will be “20 times bigger than the Wii.” Get the full details after the jump.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Roars Onto Wii U & 3DS In March 2013

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Capcom, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Wii U, Wii U games, Wii U Launch Details

 

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Roars Onto Wii U & 3DS In March 2013

North America an Europe will be getting simultaneous release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and 3DS next March, with Capcom’s Ryozo Tsujimoto revealing that the game will support cros play of sorts across the two devices. Not only will Wii U and 3DS players be able to go hunting alongside one another, but it'll be possible to play at home on Wii U and continue the save file on the go with the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.

Thank god Kojima's "transfarring" phrase didn't catch on.

Bayonetta 2 & The Wonderful 101 Revealed As Wii U Exclusive

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bayonetta 2, Nintendo, Platinum Games, Project P-100, The Wonderful 101, Wii U, Wii U Launch Details

Bayonetta 2 & The Wonderful 101 Revealed As Wii U Exclusive

Platinum Brings The Games

Platinum Games are set to bring it to the Wii U in a seriously big way. Not only has the E3 surprise powerhouse Project P-100 been revealed as The Wonderful 101, but Bayonetta 2 has come out of nowhere as a Wii U exclusive.

As someone who rather likes Platinum Games, I'm more than a little excited about this. To say the least. I'd be more excited if we knew how much the Wii U will cost, mind, but here's what we know so far along with brand new trailers.

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Put This List Of Wii U Launch Window Titles In Your Face

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Launch window, Nintendo, Wii U, Wii U games, Wii U Launch Details

Put This List Of Wii U Launch Window Titles In Your FaceNintendo dropped a fat list of EU Wii U launch window titles during their Nintendo Direct presentation just a few minutes ago, and you can check out the entire list in all of its glory above.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is on there, as is Aliens: Colonial Marines, although it's important to note the phrase "launch window" as that'll cover a period up to Spring 2013.

Nintendo Detail Wii U EU Launch Bundles And Dates

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Games consoles, Nintendo, Wii U, Wii U Launch Details

Nintendo Detail Wii U EU Launch Bundles And Dates

...But No EU Pricing

Nintendo have announced that the Wii U will drop in Europe on November 30th, detailing the North American release date for November 18th.

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LIVE: Nintendo Direct Sees Wii U Dated And Priced For EU/NA

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Games consoles, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U, Wii U Launch Details

LIVE: Nintendo Direct Sees Wii U Dated And Priced For EU/NA

We had a slew of details from the Japanese video this morning as Nintendo detailed their Japanese release plans for the Wii U, and now at 3pm BST it'll be the West's turn.

North American fans can tune in here, but we've got the livestream for the European video right here onsite. This morning's figures put the price of the Premium console around the £250 mark, but as is so often the case, console lauches often completely ignore exchange rates, so figures crossed that number doesn't go much higher.

You'll be able to keep up with the news bulletins right here, and we'll be doing a PWNcast Extra to discuss the announcements to air later this week.

Hit the jump to watch the Nintendo Direct Wii U ppresentation...

Aliens: Colonial Marines Pre-Order Trailer Gets Toasty With Legends

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox Software, Sega, Trailers, Videos

SEGA have dropped a pre-order trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines that calls on players to follow in the footsteps of legends. Hudson Drake, Hicks, and Apone all get shoutouts, along with a little teaser for Ripley's flamethrower.

Aliens: Colonial Marines emerges next February on PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360.

New Assassin's Creed III Vid Takes A Closer Look At Connor

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Assassin's Creed III, Trailers, Ubisoft, Videos

Wondering what will distinguish Connor from  Ezio? Well, wonder no more, friends! Ubisoft have released another video that takes an intimate look at Assassin's Creed III's half Mohawk-half British protagonist.

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Firaxis: "Accessible Doesn't Mean Compromised"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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2K Games, Firaxis Games, Games previews, Gamescom 2012, Interviews, Strategy games, Turn-based strategy games, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Firaxis: "Accessible Doesn't Mean Compromised"

Garth DeAngelis, the lead producer on XCOM: Enemy Unknown, has suggested that accessibility doesn't need to be "a bad word", suggesting that looking to widen the audience for your game and designing a hardcore experience are not two mutually exclusive goals.

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Earth Defence Force 4 Trailer & Details Escape Japan

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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D3 Publisher, Earth Defence Force 4, EDF! EDF!, trailer

Earth Defence Force 4 Trailer & Details Escape Japan

Famitsu has the latest on Earth Defence Force 4, which is set to follow in the schlocky stylings of its predecessor. Expect new classes, new bugs and big robots galore.

Better yet, we've got an official trailer after the break. You know the chant by now.

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Rise Of The Triad | £1.49 | GOG | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Apogee Software, FPS games, PC games, Retro games

Rise Of The Triad | £1.49 | GOG | PC

  • What: Rise Of The Triad
  • Where: GOG
  • Current Price: £1.49

Good Old Games are running a deal on... wouldn't you know it... a good old game. Specifically Rise Of The Triad, a truly fearsome shooter loved for its intricate level design and frankly ridiculous weaponry. A reboot is on the way soon, but for now, you could do a lot worse for less than the price of a bus ticket.

Iwata Reveals Wii U System Memory Specs

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Matt Gardner
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Games consoles, Nintendo Direct, Ninteno, Specs, Wii U, Wii U Launch Details

Iwata Reveals Wii U System Memory Specs

As well as revealing the Japannese release date and pricing, not to mention the price points for two of the first-party launch titles, Satoru Iwata also lifted the lid on a couple of system specs.

The Wii will come with 2GB of memory, 1GB for system memory plus 1GB for games. Moreover, the console will use its own optical disc format, with discs able to hold up to 25GB of data. The Wii U will sport a 22.5 MB/sec disc read rate.

Wii U SKUs To Release In Japan On December 8th

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Matt Gardner
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Games consoles, Japanese pricing, Next-gen, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U, Wii U Launch Details

Wii U SKUs To Release In Japan On December 8th

Nintendo have announced that the Wii  U will release in Japan on December 8th in two forms: Basic and Premium. The former will carry 8GB of storage space and come in trademark Wii albino white. The Premium SKU will come in at 32GB and arrive in a shadowy hue of black.

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The Secret World “Digging Deeper” Update Gets New Trailer

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Carl Phillips
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News
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EA, funcom, MMORPGs, PC games, The Secret World, Updates

The Secret World “Digging Deeper” Update Gets New Trailer

Goes Live Tomorrow

After delaying its deployment by 24 hours due to some last minute bugs being found, Funcom have released a new preview trailer for the tomorrow's update to The Secret World. Titled "Issue #2: Digging Deeper", the content patch adds new missions, shops at which more character customisation options will be available, and the addition of the first auxiliary weapon; the Rocket Launcher. See the trailer, with commentary by Lead Content Designer Joel Bylos, after the jump.

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Details Roll In For Insomniac’s Fuse

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Action Games, EA, Fuse, Insomniac Games, Overstrike

Details Roll In For Insomniac’s Fuse

Coming March 2013 For PS3 & Xbox 360

This morning’s news may have thrown a slight spanner into the works, but the planned reveal at 2pm today went on regardless, and we now know a little more about Insomniac’s next game. Although featuring a more “serious” visual design that was hinted at in the teaser video a few weeks back, reports are rolling in that the inventive weaponry is still there. Not only that, but some interesting twists on the co-op side of things have also come to light.

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Fall Of Cybertron Site Puts Transformers On Your Street

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Grimlock, High Moon Studios, Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron

Fall Of Cybertron Site Puts Transformers On Your Street

Grimlock King! (Of Your House)

Bored? Need a little diversion to brighten up your Wednesday? Want to see enormous robots battling outside your home or workplace? Well now you can, thanks to the magic of Google street view. Just head on over to the Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron site and pop in your postcode to witness Grimlock and Shockwave duke it out in front of your house.

Well, that was fun. Now get back to work.

Matt describes High Moon's recent effort as a "cracking game for the fans" in our 7/10 Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron Review.

Confirmed: Wii U Price & Release Date Will Be Revealed Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U

Confirmed: Wii U Price & Release Date Will Be Revealed Tomorrow

It's official: Nintendo will definitely be announcing the Wii U's launch date and RRP during two Nintendo Direct presentations tomorrow (Thursday September 13th).

“Good evening," Ninty president Satoru Iwata posted on Twitter (creakily translated by Google). "Than 16 hours on Thursday, 13 tomorrow, will be broadcast on the Internet “sale presentation on Wii U”. Happy to announce the price and release date and other information of body Wii U.”

As we previously reported, Nintendo will be livestreaming a European presentation at 15:00 GMT. It's likely that this afternoon's Apple conference will steal a fair bit of their thunder, mind...