Category Archives: Wii U

Nefarious, Platformer Where Players Are The Bad Guy Aims For Wii U Release


A new game from a group of independent artists and designers called Nefarious sees players assuming the role of the evil villain, appropriately named Crow. The objective of the game? Kidnap princesses, thwart the police and defeat the main hero. The game is every bit as comically nefarious as its name and the art-style and theme is so bewildering that it’s actually quite genius. The game is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter at the moment, and one of its main release platforms is the eighth gen’s most under-appreciated home console… no, I’m not talking about the Ouya; I’m talking about the Wii U. Continue reading

Bayonetta 2 Soundtrack Details Arrive With New Screenshots

Bayonetta 2 Wii U Screenshots

Nintendo and Platinum Games weren’t completely absent from pumping up and promoting games during this year’s GamesCom. Some new screenshots for the gun-vixen arrived along with some new details on the game’s soundtrack. There’s some good and bad news about the soundtrack: the good news is that it contains five audio CDs full of all the music from Bayonetta 2. The bad news is that there’s no word on whether or not the soundtrack collection will be available outside of Japan. Continue reading

Citizens Of Earth, Earthbound-Style RPG Priced And Delayed

Citizens of Earth

Sad news for gamers who have been desperately awaiting a follow-up RPG to the age-old Earthbound (better known as Mother to hardcore fans), as Atlus has announced that Citizens of Earth, the crowd-funded RPG that was picked up by the publisher, has been delayed. Luckily, the delay isn’t huge as it’s only been pushed back by a month from October, 2014 to November, 2014. Continue reading

NPD July 2014

Mario Kart 8 Sells 1 Million In America, PS4 Wins July While Xbox One Dies

Mario Kart 8

The NPD Group has released the figures for July and it’s not looking pretty for Microsoft and the Xbox camp, as last year’s parade of DRM tactics and anti-consumer policy antics have come back to bite Microsoft on the butt a lot larger and a lot harder than they may have anticipated. The July figures detail that the PS4 has sold the most SKUs in America for the seventh month in a row, while the Wii U is up 60% over the same period last year and the Xbox One… well, let’s just say that the Xbox One is comparable to the PS4 when it comes to sales in the same way that Cirio H. Santiago’s Wheels of Fire is comparable to George Miller’s The Road Warrior. Continue reading

Hyrule Warriors Wii U Trailer Features The Creepy Ghirahim

Hyrule Warriors - Ghirahim

A new trailer has surfaced for the currently-released-in-Japan Hyrule Warriors that features the creepy and dangerous Ghirahim. The trailer comes at a time when Nintendo and Koei Tecmo are still rolling through the hype-train procedures to keep Hyrule Warriors relevant and the marketing momentum intact for the game’s release in North America this September. Continue reading

Mario Kart 8 Video Offers Customization, Track Tips

Mario Kart 8

Nintendo released a new video for Mario Kart 8 offering gamers some hints and tips on customizing the karts to suit the needs of their play-style, including a look at how different parts are suitable for different kind of track conditions, as well as a few ideas on how to pick the right character for the right kind of race. While that all sounds informative and useful, I kind of regret having spent nearly five minutes watching a video that nearly could have been summed up in 15 seconds. Continue reading

Super World Karts Focuses On Split-Screen Racing, Stretch Goal Includes Wii U

Super World Karts

Super World Karts is an indie kart-racing game (we’re getting a few of these lately) and it takes a page out of the Apogee handbook by harnessing the old Mode 7 style gameplay like Super Mario Kart on the SNES or Wacky Wheels. The game is currently seeking money over on Kickstarter, as well as support on Steam’s Greenlight service. Most notably is that there’s a stretch goal for the Wii U, Xbox One and PS4. Continue reading

Hyrule Warriors Wii U Trailer Previews Zant’s Zany Attacks

Hyrule Warriors - Zant

Koei Tecmo and Nintendo have released a brand new trailer for Hyrule Warriors, this time previewing the attacks and special moves of the completely out-there character, Zant. This guy grows, shrinks and flops around the battlefield with a menagerie of moves that likes of which you probably haven’t seen exhibited by a fighter in a thousand-army hack-and-slash title before. Continue reading