The offical Wii U Wiki News Blog, written by Wikidude1234.
Issue #1 (November 9th, 2012)
The Wii U is being released here in North America in, hmm... Nine more days, I believe. And... In a couple of weeks in Europe. Anyway, according to the Japanese Nintendo website, Nintendo has some new hardware for the Wii U entitled "Nintendo JOYSOUND", or somethin' like that. Turns out, this new hardware appears to actually be some kinda karaoke.
But let's be honest, folks. Karaoke is awesome. Even though I don't recall singing karaoke before, it's still nonetheless awesome... I think. Anyway, there is no confirmation that anything like this is coming to any other nations besides Japan, but it's still something worth talking about, am I right?
Who would've guessed that Nintendo's new home console would be perfect for karaoke?
Sing it, Asian dude!
Miis would be so much better if they could always dress up like this...
Back in 2011, at E3, "LEGO City Stories" was announced for the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. We oddly didn't hear anything about the 3DS version for months, even a year. Until... Just the other day, in the latest LEGO Club Magazine, there was a section all about LEGO City Undercover. Shockingly enough, there was something in the bottom corner that said, "Coming soon, only to the Wii U". ONLY to the Wii U? To me, that sounds like the 3DS port has sadly been now cancelled.
Reviews for New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land are here!
The GamesMaster Magazine reviews for Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U are finally here -- And do you remember when a bunch of people were just mocking Nintendo Land, horribly back at this E3? I bet you're surprised that Nintendo Land got a slightly higher score than New Super Mario Bros. U, if you were one of those people that mocked the game, huh? I too happened to mock the game when I first heard of it. Mostly for it being Nintendo's "grand finale" for E3 2012.
Okay, I'm getting off the topic, here. So, here's the reason why it got a slightly better score than New Super Mario Bros. U:
"Nintendo Land received a score of 86%, and was described as “some of the most innovative, raucous and party-fuelling fun we’ve ever had with a console,” and “an essential purchase for party lovers.” It might not be a title that a “hardcore” gamer will want to spend a lot of time with, but if you have friends and family to game with, you pretty much need it."
The way they make it sound, it sounds like it's certainly worth getting the Premium Package. Even though it's $50 more than the Basic Package. Now, let's get onto New Super Mario Bros. U's review:
"New Super Mario Bros. U received a lower, but respectable score of 82%. According to the review, there’s a surprising amount of innovation in the later levels, although it still sounds very much like what you’d expect from a New Super Mario Bros. title for the most part. Even so, you probably won’t be disappointed with the purchase unless you’re extremely weary of the series."
The two games got very good reviews, and both sound like ones that are at least worth trying out. In the month of December, we'll be able to hear Nintendo Power's reviews on some of these games, and all information about the reviews will be on this News Blog.
Some looks at the Mii Maker and the eShop for the Wii U!
Nintendo has oddly been hiding some of the features on the Wii U such as the Mii Maker and the eShop. But, considering the Wii U has finally been released in Japan, (I haven't checked, but I'm sure the thing is selling like hotcakes) we finally have a chance to see what the Mii Maker and the eShop look like on the Wii U.
First up, we have the new Mii Maker. According to the Japanese Nintendo Website:
"Mii made with "Mii Studio" will be able to store up to 3,000 maximum, and Mii came to play via the Internet, of course, such as, "Miiverse" and Mii that brought from the Wii and Nintendo 3DS you."
Yeah, sorry if that wasn't very clear, translating Japanese into English doesn't always come out right. But, if I'm reading this correctly, I think you will be able to store up to 3,000 Miis! Also, the Wii U Mii Maker will now have a Mii photo scanner thingy like they did on the 3DS. You remember that thing, don't you? That can easily screw up your Mii's face? (Well, at least mine)... Yeah, that thing. Overall, the Mii Maker looks like it's a whole lot better than the one on the Wii.
Next up, we have the eShop. The eShop has a lot of cool features. You wanna hear them? Of course you do, what kind of a News Blog would this be if I didn't tell you the information? I mean, seriously... Anyway, first up, (PREPARE FOR BAD TRANSLATIONS):
"You can buy additional content for games and software you have, the use of the online ticket services. You can use remain soft during play was interrupted."
"The "Nintendo e shop", you can enjoy high-definition image quality and HD video play when you know the image of video and TVCM promotion of the latest game software, actually played the game. You can also be in the GamePad, watch the video of your choice easily at hand also."
"We enjoy to download a free trial version of the game various software.
Please try before you buy, such as the software that was curious, if you play a variety of software, you might find one of your favorites."
"You can vote, such as "satisfaction" ★ perfect score of five, your rating for soft playing.
So you can also see a comment that was posted to the "Miiverse" and evaluation of the other players, to reference before purchasing."
Okay, enough of the translations. If you can understand all of the sentences said above, good for you. Let's just wait until there's some clear English descriptions of the sentences said above, shall we?
Even though that's all the Wii U news for now, I'll have more news coming as soon as possible. Or, as soon as I can find somewhat interesting things to write about. Also, whenever I get my hands on one of those sweet new launch titles, (or more importantly, the Wii U itself), expect some reviews for that.