Category Archives: Wii U

Terraria Confirmed For Wii U and 3DS, More Details

Terraria OtherworldAfter months and months of piling evidence showing 505 Games side-scrolling sandbox Terraria coming to Wii U and 3DS we finally have confirmation. Today, in a blog post the developer officially confirmed the game’s existence and talked some of the details of what you can expect when the game comes to Nintendo platforms early next year.

The games will support multiplayer locally, much like the other console versions. On the Wii U you’ll be able to play with up to eight people. Four players can play together locally splitting the TV screen between them. Using the GamePad one player can have a screen all to themselves while the other three players share the TV screen. On the 3DS you can play up to four player ad hoc. There will be no download play. Each person will need their own copy of the game

There will be no voice chat on Wii U, but it will have Miiverse support.

The developers say that the dual screen functionality of those systems will allow the game to play closer to the PC version that other consoles allow. You will be able to use the touch screen for inventory management, housing management, map usage and anything else the developers feel they can fit on the bottom screen. They see a lot of potential with these versions of the game to make it the most unique Terraria experience to date.

One question that fans have is about the outfits that the Hero and Plumber characters in the game wear. The developers feel that those outfits, which in other versions of the game closely resemble Mario and Link could be changed if Nintendo feels that they’re infringing on their property, but 505 Games wants to work closely with Nintendo to ensure there is no problem with any of the content in the game.

Outside of that there’s not much else to share. We’ll have to wait until later for more details and an official release date. For now the release window is early 2016 for both systems. I am very excited for this release as I really enjoy Terraria and have thought the Wii U would make a perfect platform to release that game. We’ll keep you up to date on all the information about the game as we lead up to release next year.

Nintendo Download: Week of July 30th, 2015

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Xeodrifter hits the Wii U eShop this week. If you’ve already bought the 3DS version of the game you’ll get this one for free. If you pick this one up, you’ll get the 3DS version for free. Badland also hits the eShop this week. A few games, including Lego Batman 3, go on sale. Another Codename S.T.E.A.M. tournament starts.

Happy Birthday Kirby! In order to celebrate Kirby’s birthday three classic Kirby games go on sale, Kirby Squeak Squad (DS VC), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64) and Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii). All three of those games are available on the Wii U eShop.

Head past the break for everything that is available for download this week.

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Devil’s Third Video Interview Translated

Devils_Third_LogoDevil’s Third has had a very rough ride. It was initially announced back in 2010 for last-gen systems but had numerous things happen to it that would have killed off most games. Even after Nintendo stepped in to save the game, it was beginning to seem like us in North America weren’t going to get the game. Luckily, that wasn’t the case and we’ll still be getting the game.

Unfortunately though, most of the times when we saw the game, whether that be from developers or the media, we only saw the single player aspect. However, as we all know, the bulk of your playtime in a shooter is usually made up of the multiplayer mode. Luckily, a video interview with Tomonobu Itagaki has been recently been translated. In it, we learn more details on the games online. Go ahead an give it a watch.

Splatoon Adding Tons of Content in August

InklingPlayers have flocked to Splatoon, the new ink-based shooter from Nintendo, despite some people saying that it lacked a lot of content at launch. One curious omission was the ability to play specifically against friends in the online multiplayer modes. A new, rather sizeable update, coming to the game on August 5th will change that. Two new multiplayer modes, Squad Battle and Private Battle, will add matchmaking with friends to the list of options available to players. Squad Battle will let player participate in Ranked Battle rule sets with friends instead of being paired up with players randomly. Private Battle lets you customize battles for two to eight players, selecting favorite maps, modes and weapons. The host change choose any combination of players, teams don’t have to be matched evenly.

Alongside the two new modes the level cap for players will be raised from 20 to 50 and rank can be raised to S and S+.

40 new pieces of gear for players to customize their inkling will also be added and new weapons like the Slosher can be chosen. The Slosher is a bucket-like weapon that will let you throw large amounts of ink directly in front of you. There is also a new gatling-style weapon called the Splatling.

Nintendo says this is not the end of the content updates eithers. More content, both free and premium, will be added to the game over the Summer and Fall including another new Ranked Battle mode called Rainmaker. More details about the additional content will be announced later.

Nintendo Partners With Facebook For Super Mario Maker

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Nintendo recently put out a and quickly deleted a tweet stating that they’re partnering with Facebook for Super Mario Maker. In the tweet they stated that Facebook employees will build a stage and one of those levels be free to download after launch.

Well, the next day, Nintendo officially announced on their website about the partnership. Named Hackathon, employees of Facebook will create stages for Super Mario Maker and a panel of people Facebook and Nintendo will be judging. The best level will be playable when the game launches September 11th. Furthermore, Nintendo will be recording the whole event for a video series that they’ll put on their social media channels July 28th and 29th for fans to check out.

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Miiverse Update Dated; Draws Criticism

MiiverseLogoEarlier this month we learned that big changes were coming to the Miiverse. Now we have a release date for those changes. We’ll be seeing the Miiverse changes July 29th.

Unfortunately, like many things Nintendo announces, the community has been pretty split on what they think of the Miiverse changes. Some are excited for the new features and some don’t care either way, however, the majority of the comments on it are negative. In the same Miiverse post as the release date announcement, Tom posted some clarification of what they’re doing and why. Most of the comments don’t appear to be too receptive though with the limited posting being a repeated complaint.

How do you feel about the upcoming Miiverse changes?