Gaming site Nintendo Everything has revealed that the major update for Wii U which installs Miiverse, the Internet Browser, Wii mode, and Wii U Chat isn’t exactly the only update that needs to be downloaded. Multiple Wii U launch titles have been confirmed to need updating and this all needs to occur before you may even start playing. You can check out the list of Wii U games which need updating so far below.
- ZombiU: No update initially, but today I had to do an update that took about 2 minutes.
- Nintendo Land: Had to do two updates yesterday, one taking about 5 minutes and one about 8.
- New Super Mario Bros. U: Had to do an update once, took about 8 minutes.
- Sonic & SEGA Racing Time: One update, took about 6 minutes.
- Black Ops 2: Just the one update so far, taking about 8-10 minutes.
Masahiro Sakurai has admitted in an interview with Nintendo Power that he may need to change his approach toward the next Super Smash Bros title which has been announced for Wii U and 3DS. He says quantity as in adding more characters will not be enough as game balance may take a hit for the worse while a directional change would be a much better option. Read the Nintendo Power interview here.
“It isn’t a matter of ‘if the next game has 50 characters, that’ll be enough.’ There is a certain charm to games that have huge casts of playable characters, but they tend to have issues with game balance and it becomes very difficult to fine-tune each character and have them all feel distinctive…. In terms of quantity, we’ve probably already reached the limit of what’s feasible. I think a change of direction may be what’s needed.”
With only a few weeks to go until the release of Mario Tennis Open, our acquaintances at Nintendo Everything have listed the full character roster for the upcoming 3DS game. Who are you looking forward to playing as?
- Mario, All-Around
- Luigi, All-Around
- Peach, Technique
- Daisy, Technique
- Yoshi, Speed
- Bowser, Power
- Donkey Kong, Power
- Diddy Kong, Speed
- Wario, Power
- Waluigi, Defense
- Bowser Jr, Tricky
- Boo, Tricky
- Baby Mario, Speed
- Baby Peach, Tricky
- Luma, Technique
- Dry Bowser, Defense