A ton of new info was released recently for Nintendo’s colorful new shooter, Splatoon. Among that info is some details on the single player, a new multiplayer mode called Splat Zone, and details on ranked battles. There’s also a new trailer!
Have you ever wondered why the Wii U is priced the way it is? Well, Mr. Satoru Iwata sheds some light on this subject in a recent interview with Time. According to Mr. Iwata they were forced to sell the Wii U higher due to the exchange rate of the Yen to the Euro and the Dollar.
I think, to be honest, we were in a difficult situation. Because for the home console our biggest market opportunity was in the overseas markets in the U.S. and Europe, but because of the valuation of the yen and the exchange rates into dollars and euro, it made it a difficult proposition for us to capitalize on that, because of the cost that we were forced to sell the system at.
If the markets were stronger in North America and Europe at the time of the launch, we could have seen the system selling for cheaper then it is. The question is though, now that the markets are doing better then they were and with news of NX being revealed next year, will we see a price drop on Wii U soon?
We Wii U owners have had Trine 2: Director’s Cut since the Wii U launched but unfortunately have been missing the first game in the series. That changes tomorrow. Frozenbyte has announced that Trine: Enchanted Edition will be landing on Wii U in North America March 12th for $14.99. This means for all those holding off playing Trine 2 because you want to be able to play the original first, you’ll now have access to both games.
To add to this, Frozenbyte also announced that Trine 2: Director’s Cut will be on sale for $10, and Wii U owners who already own Trine 2 will be able to get Trine: Enchanted Edition for 20% off.
We’re extremely happy and excited to finally bring the origin story of the Trine series to Wii U. We’ve had a great reception with Trine 2: Director’s Cut ever since the launch of the console. To reward our loyal fans on Wii U, we came up with the Trine Series Fan Discount, a promotion that hopefully makes up for the delays we’ve had with the release!
The PS4 and PC already have the enhanced edition, so I think the discount is definitely a good gesture. Trine: Enchanted Edition is based in a fairytale-like world and is the origin story of Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief. Like Trine 2, it’s a physics-based puzzle-platformer and will feature three player local and online co-op.
A new open world game has emerged and it’s not what you think. Poncho is an open-world puzzle-platformer that puts you in a ruined post apocalyptic world where humanity is gone and robots roam free. I have to say, the game looks gorgeous and gameplay looks very fun. Poncho is being developed by a 3 man studio based out of the UK and after a failed kickstarter was saved thanks to a partnership with Rising Star Games. Poncho is announced for Steam, PS4, PSVita, and now Wii U and they’re aiming for a release later this year so definitely keep a lookout. Until then, check out the trailer below.
The new Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Direct has been translated in full and there’s a TON of information dropped in it. Definitely check it out if you haven’t already and for those who want to read a little, I’m going to try and break it down to the best of my abilities.
Are you interested in getting a Wii U? Want a good price? I got good news for you! Nintendo has more refurbished deluxe Wii U’s up in their online store. This time they come with Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for $225.
But wait! You already own a Wii U but you want to get some Wii U games on the cheap? Well Nintendo has you covered! Refurbished copies of Mario Kart 8, New Super Mario Bros U + New Super Luigi U, and Super Mario 3D World are all available as well for $33 each.
Interested in Rodea: the Sky Soldier? Wanted to play the original Wii version? NIS America has you covered. NIS America announced that Rodea: The Sky Soldier for Wii U will include the Wii version in the first-print run. This offer will be for both North America and Europe. The original Wii version is exclusive to the Wii U version and won’t be available on the 3DS. Rodea: The Sky Soldier will be releasing in Japan April 2nd and is scheduled for Q4 in North America and Europe.