One year after launching Switch, Nintendo is enjoying its regained popularity. The console-handheld hybrid continues to fly off of shelves, and it's no doubt due to the incredible selection of games available--including the likes of Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, our (any many other websites') favorite game of 2017. Switch's popularity has also been bolstered by great ports of some of the most popular Wii U games. We've already got Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokken Tournament DX, and Bayonetta 2, but anyone familiar with the Wii U library knows that's merely scratching the surface of what's possible. A port of Super Smash Bros. feels like a guarantee--the sort of game that stirs up a lot of excitement and attention among Nintendo's player base. Looking beyond the obvious choice, however, Nintendo could give also give RPGs like Xenoblade Chronicles X and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE a second chance at success, as they would benefit greatly from being made … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch One Year Later: 5 Wii U Games That Deserve A Second Chance
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For a large proportion of the last year, the more hopeful hardcore have been operating under the belief that the Wii U is a completely different kind of console to the Wii. We've been working on the assumption, cultivated by Nintendo, that the Wii's successor would be much more similar in culture to the Nintendo machines of old. Goodbye casual party crap, hello AAA good-times. But the thing is, despite the extra horsepower, I don't think the two machines currently are too dissimilar if you look at their respective early game line-ups. In fact having played a bunch of the Wii U's early games, I've spotted quite a few parallels between the two. Some are obvious, some are slightly more abstract, but there are certain game types and demographic-baiters that blatantly crop up in both launch-window line-ups. So much so, that I decided to make a comparison feature out of them, so that I could answer the most important question here. Is the Wii U a real change for Nintendo, or an HD … [Read more...] about Wii U vs. Wii: Are their games REALLY that different? And if not, which one does them better?
Contributors: Polygon Staff Your search for the best Black Friday video game deals is over. We've been combing the internet all month looking for the best Black Friday deals. Whether you're looking for a PS4, Xbox One, Wii U or other Black Friday video game deals, we have you covered. If you're looking to check out Black Friday deals for Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, Newegg, Walmart or others, we've got those too. Check out all the deals we found below. … [Read more...] about Black Friday deals 2015: PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and more
Official Nintendo Magazine UK has been given exclusive access to the Wii U hardware as Nintendo gears up for the worldwide launch of its new machine. Editor-in-chief, Chandra Nair, is on hand to talk you through the ins and outs of the new machine, as well as answer that most important question: How big is the new base unit compared to a Wii? Find out right the answer to that (and more) right here: There are also some more pictures of the machine next to other Nintendo products over at Official Nintendo Magazine's website, so do head over and take a look. It's OK, we'll wait. … [Read more...] about Wii U size comparison video shows you every aspect of the new hardware
You've probably already seen the Wii U unboxing video from the most recent Nintendo Direct, but that wasn't the only snippet of audio/visual joy to come from the broadcast. Nintendo has also released this video which shows its US chief, Reggie Fils-Aime, and Nintendo's president, Satoru Iwata, engaging in conversation via Wii U Chat. We'll be honest: There's little information here we didn't already know (erm... the Home button on the GamePad flashes if an incoming call occurs while you're playing a game) but that's beside the point. We'd like to think all Reggie and Iwata's conversations are this endearing and that they always wave goodbye to each other when they're done. Favourite bit? [Excitedly] "This is in my office, right now!" "Oh... OK..." … [Read more...] about Wii U: Watching Reggie and Iwata talk over Wii U Chat makes everything seem right with the world