During Nintendo’s third quarter financial results briefing legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has spoken more about his upcoming Wii U game, Pikmin 3. He says that the HD graphics will play a big part in drawing consumers to the title and the map implemented into the game will also be fully displayed on the Wii U GamePad. Miyamoto also revealed that Off-TV Play will also be available for selection so players can have the chance to play the whole game straight from the Wii U GamePad.
“With regard to “Pikmin 3″ for Wii U, I don’t want to be misconceived, but the biggest draw of this game is the higher-resolution images through the high-definition graphics. You can even see Pikmin’s gestures with the graphics. We are not going to put asymmetric gameplay in a game if it is unnecessary. In this game, you can see the entire map on Wii U GamePad. The two screens of the TV and Wii U GamePad will let you see what you are doing at any time during your gameplay, which alone is a great evolution for a strategy game. As a side note, you can play this game only with Wii U GamePad. If it is hard to imagine what it will be like, maybe you can recall the visuals of the original “Pikmin” for Nintendo GameCube and imagine how you can play it with the smaller but more detailed screen in your hands. The two control sticks of Wii U GamePad will let you play this game more comfortably and, with a TV screen, the gyro sensor inside Wii Remote Plus will further help your gameplay. Wii U GamePad will give you style variations of playing this game and playing only with Wii U GamePad might be a good experience for you. I hope you will like this game.”
“You can play this game only with Wii U GamePad. If it is hard to imagine what it will be like, maybe you can recall the visuals of the original “Pikmin” for Nintendo GameCube and imagine how you can play it with the smaller but more detailed screen in your hands. The two control sticks of Wii U GamePad will let you play this game more comfortably and, with a TV screen, the gyro sensor inside Wii Remote Plus will further help your gameplay.”
Hey NintendoGlobe readers! 2012 was a massive year for Nintendo as our favourite gaming giant geared up for the launch of its brilliant new console, Wii U, which has started off excellently well. Plenty of worthwhile titles such as New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendo Land, Mario Party 9, New Super Mario Bros 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Pokemon Black and White 2, and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance allowed us to enjoy a full year of gaming on our Wii U, 3DS, and DS systems and we know that plenty more is in store next year!
Already confirmed titles to appear on 3DS in the first half of 2013 include Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf while a new Legend of Zelda title may appear by holiday season. Hotly anticipated Wii U titles include Pikmin 3, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate but expect countless more to be announced which should provide us with plenty of time to warrant our reasons for purchasing Nintendo’s new home console.
Nintendo 3DS XL has proved to be a much improved handheld over its little brother since it released in August providing consumers with the largest screens to have ever graced upon a Nintendo handheld which also provides a much greater gaming experience.
E3 2013 should be a much bigger spectacle for Nintendo this year as the focus will be emphasized on 3DS and Wii U games rather than the Wii U GamePad and console itself. There is every chance Nintendo may show off new Zelda and Mario Wii U titles but most likely Zelda 3DS will be revealed first. Some glimpses of Super Smash Bros 4 are on the cards as well as a trailer for Mario Kart Wii U so the expectations for E3 2013 will be quite high the closer we step towards the hallowed month of June.
What we do know is that Nintendo gaming looks to be very bright in 2013, the new announcements kept for the new year should turn out to be favorable for Nintendo, and I can’t wait to find out what’s in store for our Wii U and 3DS’ future! Thank you so much to all my followers who have joined me since I started NintendoGlobe one year and three months ago. You people are the reason I continue to write Nintendo news knowing it is being read every day and the support has been immense. I really look forward to providing even more professional news posts as I strive to become a successful writer and hopefully you will continue to enjoy reading my posts. Enjoy 2013 everyone!
It has been discovered that Wii U GamePads are surprisingly region locked meaning they are unable to be used in a separate region from your own. This also includes the lack of being able to utilize an imported GamePad. Nintendo seems to be cracking down on those wanting to ship consoles, games, and now controllers from different countries without any hint or reason why. Do you agree with Nintendo’s stance on region locking?
Nintendo has waved off the doom and gloom reception toward its new console Wii U by revealing that the much loved system has reached 1.8 million sales in only its first four weeks on retail shelves. This eclipses its HD rivals, PS3 and Xbox 360, combined with Xbox 360 only managing 940,000 consoles and Sony’s PS3 even less successful with a meagre 540,000 units sold during their first month on the market.
An even more exciting comparison is that Wii U’s predecessor, Wii, had a fantastic start selling 2.08 million units in its first month yet with a launch lineup nowhere near as exciting, Wii U has appealed to consumers excellently well. Do you think Wii U will be a Nintendo success?
Nintendo Japan has announced via a new segment of Nintendo Direct that Google will be bringing its Maps app to Wii U by the end of January. Google Maps will be available in panoramic view and may be downloaded free for a limited time from launch until the end of March. Do you like the idea of Google Maps on Wii U?
For the first time in Nintendo history Australia will be the second region in the world to receive one of its home consoles and what greater way to celebrate than with Wii U. Even better, the mega update needed to include Miiverse, eShop, Wii U Chat, and Internet Browser has just gone live around the nation and will be pleasing for those wanting to update straight after they grab their preorder at midnight. Only a few more hours to go until the launch of Wii U in Australia so make it a worthwhile party!
The free Wii U video application Nintendo TVii has been confirmed by Nintendo UK to be heading to Europe in selected regions throughout 2013. Originally planned for debut at Wii U’s launch in North America, the app will be starting up in December for the region and brings all your video services together for a more convenient video-streaming experience.
Gamexplain has recorded some footage of Wii U’s sleek home menu which may be accessed once you press the home button on your Wii U GamePad. You may view the video below!
Executive IGN editor Rich has revealed that Wii mode on a Wii U console is missing out on a few different things compared to its predecessor. Both the news and weather channels are gone but replacing them are a Wii U menu channel, and a Wii menu instruction channel. Also, the Wii U GamePad switches off while using Wii mode and the Wii U Pro Controller is not compatible.
Nintendo Japan has shared the above screenshot to give us a guesstimated idea on how Wii U’s Mii Studio will present itself. It looks as though Wii U’s Mii Studio will feature a much improved updated look yet, hopefully, gamers will have the availability to pick from even more facial features since the Wii’s and 3DS’ studio seemed to be slightly limited. It has also been confirmed that you will be able to take a picture of yourself with the GamePad and a Mii will be created identical to your snapshot. Do you like the look of Wii U’s Mii Studio?