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Are you getting the Wii U?
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Yes 9031 65.25%
No 1191 8.60%
Maybe 808 5.84%
I'm an idiot 460 3.32%
Waluigi 1603 11.58%
Waa 748 5.40%
Total: 13841 votes
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AngryCaterpillar
Feb 1, 2007

When will this hatred end?


Connect with Wii U goons: Nintendo Network ID thread, Wii U multiplayer and Miiverse thread

In this post: FAQ, Specs, OS, Online
In second post: Games







What is the Wii U?
The Wii U is Nintendo's next generation game console, the successor to the Wii. It was launched in November and December 2012. It comes in two different bundles. The recommended price is $299/$349 for North America, $349.95/$429.95 for Australia (no price set for Europe), and 26,260¥/31,500¥ in Japan. It supports full 1080p HD, has a new processor 20 times as powerful as the Wii, and includes the GamePad, a controller with both standard controls and a 6.2 inch touch screen as well as many other features (see under GamePad). Many games allow you to switch the gameplay to the second screen (see games list). Never have there been so many types of gameplay possible on one device. The Wii U is also backwards compatible with every Wii game and accessory (see Backwards compatibility under OS).

Can I play Wii games with the GamePad or Pro Controller, or view them on the GamePad screen?


No, the Wii U GamePad and Wii U Pro Controller won't work on Wii games, WiiWare or Wii Virtual Console titles, as the system enters a Wii mode to play Wii software. However, Wii U software can make use of Wii controllers.

What are the differences between the packages?
The system is available as a Basic package in white with 8GB storage and a Deluxe (or "Premium") package in black with 32GB storage.

The basic package includes
  • Wii U console
  • GamePad
  • HDMI cable
  • Console AC adapter
  • GamePad AC adapter
  • Wii sensor bar (not included in basic package in Europe or Japan, but it can be purchased separately in a pack with the Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk)

The Deluxe package includes everything in the Basic package, plus
  • Nintendo Land game disk
  • Access to Nintendo Network Premium, a reward scheme. Those who buy the Deluxe package will receive 10% back from the price of all eShop content in the form of points that can subsequently be put towards future online purchases. This lasts until the end of 2014. http://ddp.nintendo.com/
  • Charging cradle for GamePad
  • Vertical stand for console
  • Vertical stand for GamePad

A Deluxe bundle that includes the ZombiU game disk is also available.

Do all games that use remotes need Motion Plus?
No, Motion Plus is not mandatory. It just depends on the nature of the game.

Will the Motion Plus attachment for the remote work on Wii U games?
In games that were designed for Motion Plus, yes.

Is the internal hard drive replaceable?
No but you can expand your storage with any external hard drive up to 2TB.

Will it display Wii games at a higher resolution?
No, Wii compatibility works the same way as Gamecube compatibility on the Wii, in that the Wii U uses Wii hardware to run Wii games.

What is a Nintendo Network account?
It is a new account system made for the Wii U. It is a separate account to your Club Nintendo account, but the two can be linked for physical rewards on digital purchases. Note that the Wii did not have an account system. You use your NN account to buy things from the Wii U eShop, and connect with other Wii U owners.

Is it region locked?
Yes. Link

What extra controllers will I need?
Some games might require Wii Remotes for local multiplayer. Others however suport the Wii U Pro controller, which has the all the same inputs as PS3 and XBox 360 controllers (except triggers that are analogue) and is about the same price, so this is a viable alternative to Remotes.

I bought the deluxe Wii U bundle. Do I need to do anything special to activate the 10% back thing, when I buy games in the eShop?
No, all of your Wii U eShop purchases past and present will be counted and you will automatically receive 10% back in points that be redeemed for credit on the Wii U or 3DS eShop once you earn $5 worth. See https://p.nintendo.net/deluxe/ and https://p.nintendo.net/premium/

Can I transfer the content I downloaded on the Wii?
Yes. This is done with an SD card. WiiWare and Virtual Console games will be accessible through a Wii mode in the Wii U interface. You will also be able to transfer your game saves and Wii Shop Channel points, which can't be used on the eShop but can continue to be used in the Wii Shop Channel in Wii mode.

What do I need to know about transferring data?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaeYXkQX1Xc

The transfer process requires both consoles to be connected to the internet. You also need an SD card of at least 512MB. First you must access the Wii mode on the Wii U (yes, you need to already have the Wii U to start the process). Then download special software from the Wii Shop Channel on both consoles. Both consoles must be set to the same region. Changing to a different region on the Wii will erase your Shop points, so use them first if you do this. The process will transfer everything on the Wii's internal storage including Shop points except for most specialty channels, and the content will be deleted from the Wii. Games will be redownloaded on the Wii U. Multiple transfers are possible.

If you download your Virtual Console/Wiiware stuff to an SD Card, and transfer your data to your Wii U, you can still load all those games on your SD Card on your original Wii. If you decide to move stuff from your SD Card back onto your Wii after transferring, make sure you don't go to the Wii Shop Channel from your Wii, because then it will erase all the downloaded items.

Should I install the update first?
The update gives access to all the online features. However, if you choose not to install it first, it will download in the background while you play games.

The system update/system transfer is taking ages. Can I pull the plug?
Cutting the power during a system update, even an update of a specific app, can brick the console and is not recommended. Even if you lose your internet connection the update will resume, so it's better to just wait. Also, the system transfer will often stay at about 90% for a while, so don't turn off your console if this happens, you may lose data.

Will Wii Point Cards work in the Wii U shop?
Yes, the contemporary Nintendo cards are compatible with the Wii U, Wii, 3DS and DSi. However, the balance in your Wii U eShop account is different to the one in your Wii Shop Channel.

Are my Wii U eShop purchases tied to my Nintendo Network account?
Yes. Your purchases are all registered on your account, and from 2013 you will be able to make purchases from your PC and smartphone. It's just that you can only have your purchases downloadable on one console at a time. If your console is broken or stolen, you can get Nintendo to transfer your account to another console (although if it was stolen you need to prove it with a police report. No I'm serious). This may require sending the broken console to them.

What about my Wii downloads? Are they tied to my Nintendo Network ID?
Yes. Games for the Wii U Virtual Console can be purchased for a minimal price by people who own the same game in the Wii mode.

What controllers can I use for Xenoblade?
You can use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk or Wii Classic Controller.

Can it play GameCube discs?
No, nor can it use GC accessories.

If I want to play only on the GamePad screen, how close do I have to be to the console?
Generally, in the same room. Optimal performance is within 8 metres. Link.

What kind of sound can it output?
The Wii U only outputs LPCM multichannel audio. So if you want surround sound make sure your A/V receiver has HDMI in and can do HDMI LPCM 5.1 output. Dolby/DTS won't work.

What about its eShop?
The Wii U has its own eShop. All of Nintendo's games will be available on it, and all other publishers will have this option. Purchases are tied to an account, but it is not possible to play titles on another Wii U at this stage.

Will I need to use proprietary storage?
No, you can use any brand you want. USB drives up to 2TB are supported.

What connectivity does it have with the 3DS?
Miis can be transferred from a 3DS. You can't yet use your Nintendo Network ID on your 3DS or transfer eShop funds between the two, but it has been confirmed the 3DS will have the NN and Miiverse in the future. So far there aren't any games that allow the 3DS to be used as a controller for Wii U.

Is it 3D capable?
Yes. Assassin's Creed III has this feature.

DVD payback? Blu-ray playback?
No and no, however services such as Netflix and Hulu are available on the system.




The console





CPU: All new IBM POWER7-based multi-core microprocessor. the processor is a multi-core design manufactured at 45 nm with an eDRAM cache. Neither Nintendo nor IBM has revealed detailed specifications, such as the number of cores, clock rate, or cache sizes. References have been made to the chip containing "a lot" of eDRAM and "the same processor technology found in Watson".

GPU: Custom AMD Radeon High Definition GPU (GPGPU Support). The Wii U's final development kits are reported to use a custom AMD 7 Series GPU.

RAM: 2GB total; 1GB for games and 1GB for system software.

Storage: 8GB/32GB internal flash memory, expandable via SD memory cards and USB hard disk drives

Slot-loading optical disc drive compatible with 12 cm "proprietary high-density optical discs" (25 GB per layer) and 12 cm Wii optical discs

SD memory card slot (supports SDHC cards)

USB 2.0 ports (2 at front of console, 2 at rear)

Sensor Bar power port

"AV Multi Out" port

HDMI 1.4 out port

Link.

The GamePad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZvlpA7knsQ

Features
  • Direction pad
  • A, B, X and Y buttons
  • Start and Select buttons
  • L and R shoulder buttons
  • 2 clickable analogue sticks
  • ZL and ZR triggers (digital)
  • Rumble feedback
  • Home button
  • 6.2 inch resistive touch screen with built-in stylus
  • Microphone
  • Front camera
  • Wii remote sensor bar
  • Near Field Communication
  • TV Control button
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Speakers
  • Headphone/headset jack
  • Power button for console

In certain games you can play entirely on the controller's screen as long as you're close enough to the console (see games list). This feature will be accessed through the game's interface, as opposed to the OS. It also has a TV control button, which lets you use the pad as a TV remote. Up to two GamePads can be supported by the console, but Nintendo will not sell the GamePad separately until there are games that make use of this (http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/13/...-not-at-launch/). The GamePad can not be used to play Wii games, WiiWare, or Wii Virtual Console titles.


The Pro Controller


Not to be confused with the Wii Classic Controller or Wii Classic Controller Pro. The Wii U Pro Controller is a wireless accessory for those who prefer using this type of controller over the GamePad. It is available separately. It has all the same buttons as the GamePad, and up to 4 Pro Controllers are supported by the console. They use a regular USB cord to charge (one is included in the box). The Pro Controller can't be used to play Wii games, WiiWare or Wii Virtual Console titles.





First time set up and update
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR SYSTEM DURING FIRST UPDATE OR IT COULD BE BRICKED. Auto shutoff does not apply during the download of the update, no matter the setting. Apparently if you choose not to perform the update immediately, it will download in the background while you do other stuff. The update is about 1 GB, despite gossip that it is 5 GB.

Also note there have been some freezing problems with Nintendo Land that can be corrected by manually setting the game's language to English speakers only.

Users
The console supports up to 12 users, each of whom are represented by a Mii and can have their own game save data. They can all access the same purchased eShop content. Internet Browser bookmarks and play records are also be linked to individual users.

Auto shutoff
The console automatically turns off after one hour of inactivity by default, but this can be changed in Settings.

Storage
Games can not be installed on to SD cards. After formatting the internal memory, the cheapest Wii U will have 7.2GB of its 8GB capacity (or 29GB for the 32GB model) but the console requires 4.2GB itself. USB drives requiring USB 3.0 need a Y cable that uses two USB ports. Only one USB drive can be plugged in at a time, but a fix for this is being worked on. After a USB drive is formatted for use with Wii U, it can't be used on a PC.
Official storage FAQ

Miis
You can create Miis from the camera, import Miis from 3DS or Wii, and make QR Codes for them. There is a 3000 Mii limit on the console.

Downloads
The OS also features download management. You can program downloads to start at a certain time.



Nintendo Network


The Wii U's online system.

Accounts
Users will have an account that requires a Nintendo Network ID, email address, password, gender, date of birth and location. Access to the network will be possible from all of Nintendo's hardware from now on, as well as devices such as smartphones and PCs. Iwata has said you can purchase something on your phone and remotely tell your Wii U to download it.
http://www.computerandvideogames.co...sing-in-future/

quote:

"Our goal is that, in the future, you will also be able to purchase games found in the Miiverse from that smartphone or tablet device and, by the time you arrive home, that game will already have arrived on your Wii U system through SpotPass," he said during a recent and revealing investor Q&A.

Friends
Friend codes are abolished. You can also friend anyone from their Miiverse profile. See the Nintendo Network ID thread for details.

Communication
The Nintendo Network will provide the means for users to chat via text, voice, and video.

Wii U Chat allows video chat using the GamePad's front camera. Participants can draw on the screen in these encounters. If you're busy playing a game and you receive a call, the home button flashes, and you can answer the call by bringing up the home menu. At the moment you have to quit your game before using Wii U Chat, but Iwata says they are working on a fix for this.

Personal text based messages can be sent to friends via MiiVerse.

Voice chat is not universal and is implemented on a game-by-game basis.



The 1GB of system memory means internet and MiiVerse browsing on the GamePad is possible while playing games.

The internet browser supports up to six tabs. Flash isn't supported.



The eShop is a download service where users can buy content from their console. All of Nintendo's Wii U games will be downloadable from the eShop as well as being available in physical copies, and this option is extended to all other developers.

Publishers will be allowed for themselves to determine prices and sales on their own software.

Content is priced in local currency instead of points.

The eShop includes trailers, demos and commercials.

Also supports Miiverse.

A Virtual Console for the Wii U eShop will be launched later. http://www.slashgear.com/nintendo-d...-play-14257022/


Backwards compatibility

The Wii U supports four Wii Remotes/Wii Remote Pluses/Wii U Pro Controllers, and one Wii Balance Board. It also supports the Motion Plus attachment for the original Wii Remote.

While you can't use Gamecube discs or accessories, Wii software is playable on the Wii U. Backwards compatibility works through the built-in Wii hardware, not software emulation. As such, it works the same way as the Wii and does not support the new controllers or additional storage. Transferring Wii software to the Wii U is done with an SD card. This process requires the transfer app to be downloaded on both the Wii and Wii U and the two consoles to be turned on and in range of each other. Everything can be transferred, including game saves and shop points (can only be used on the Wii Shop Channel). The Wii mode is accessed as an app within the Wii U OS. It is from there that you can access Wii software and the Wii Shop Channel. Note that the Wii Menu on Wii U does not have its own settings and uses the settings of the Wii U. Clicking the Wii Settings icon leads straight to Data Management. As such, the Nintendo USB Wi-Fi adapter will not work.

Wii U Virtual Console
The Wii U Virtual Console will feature NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Advance games. It will allow VC games to be played on the GamePad screen. http://www.slashgear.com/nintendo-d...-play-14257022/ Games will be released progressively as they have to be emulated for the new console.

If you own the VC game in Wii mode, you can buy it if it exists on the new Virtual Console for a minimal price.

During the first half of 2013, 6 games will be made available for one month each, to own, for a cost of 30 cents/euros/pounds each. These can be purchased by anyone for this price, not just those who bought them previously. The games are:

January: Balloon Fight
February: F-Zero
March: Punch-Out
April: Kirby's Adventure
May: Super Metorid
June: Yoshi/Mario and Yoshi
July: Donkey Kong

Multiplayer
Reggie said they're going to have a flexible online system that will give developers control (http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidew...s-aime-wii-u/4/).

quote:

We’ve seen what our competitors have done, and we’ve acknowledged that we need to do more online, starting with the launch of our eShop on Nintendo 3DS, and we’re going to continue to build our online capability. For Wii U, we’re going to take that one step further, and what we’re doing is creating a much more flexible system that will allow the best approaches by independent publishers to come to bear. So instead of a situation where a publisher has their own network and wants that to be the predominant platform, and having arguments with platform holders, we’re going to welcome that. We’re going to welcome that from the best and the brightest of the third party publishers.






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXfqtq_Yk0Y#t=45s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNeT99P-OUs

Miiverse is a social network powered by the Nintendo Network. It is the first thing you will see when you turn on the console. The service will later be available on the Nintendo 3DS as well as web-enabled mobile devices. Miiverse will allow users to seamlessly share achievements, comments, and hand written notes with other users. Miiverse forum posts are limited to 100 characters. Hand written notes and drawings are also allowed. Miiverse will be integrated into the system menu of the Wii U, but social interactions can also occur within supported games. Miiverse will be monitored through software as well as a human resource team in order to ensure that the content shared by users is approporiate and that no spoliers are shared. As such comments posted can take up to 30 minutes to appear on Miiverse.

Miis will interact at a nexus called Mii WaraWara, taken from the Japanese's "warawara" (the sound of things happening, in Japanese). Miis are shown clustered around various Wii U titles. This shows what games players are enjoying and what's popular. Nintendo has also showed Miis leaving in-game messages.

Even when the game isn't designed for online, the Miiverse can still connect consoles and players.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08O0G9CjcI8

A service that lets you search for shows, tells you on which services you can watch them, and then lets you watch them in that format. The program guide is personalised to each account registered on the system. You can set recordings, and view recommendations from friends or Nintendo TVii itself. It also allows your GamePad to function as a remote for your TV and DVR. Finally you can make comments on moments in shows and share them through social networks including MiiVerse.


Links
Official site
Iwata Asks: Wii U
Youtube
Facebook

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Feb 1, 2007

When will this hatred end?



Ful list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wii_U_games

Games out now

Nintendo Land



Thread

Designed specifically as a showcase of the system's capabilities. A 12 minigame collection based on Nintendo franchises and set in a themepark. Included in the Deluxe console package and available separately. The minigames are The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, Metroid Blast, Pikmin Adventure, Mario Chase, Luigi's Ghost Mansion, Animal Crossing: Sweet Day, Takamaru's Ninja Castle, Donkey Kong's Crash Course, Captain Falcon's Twister Race, Balloon Trip Breeze, Yoshi's Fruit Cart and Octopus Dance. I mentioned this in the console setup, but note there have been some freezing problems with Nintendo Land that can be corrected by manually setting the game's language to English speakers only.
Play without the TV: Some minigames

Droid Washington posted:

Today I wanted to play Nintendo Land but had no access to the TV. As a result I have compiled a list of attractions playable without one, using only the gamepad.

Can play:
Octopus Dance: no music, only sound effects, otherwise perfectly playable.
Zelda Battle Quest: Perfectly as archer.
Pikmin Adventure: Perfectly as Olimar.
Metroid Blast: Perfectly in Assault Mission mode.
DKCC: Slightly zoomed in but perfectly playable.
Captain Falcon's Twister Race: Technically playable from a top-down view, at the end of the race it tells you to look at the TV to get through some menus. Just press A until you can use the gamepad again.
Balloon Trip Breeze: Technically playable but very difficult because it zooms in so much and it's difficult to determine what's ahead of you. Wouldn't recommend.

Cannot play:
Yoshi's Fruit Cart: requires you to look at the TV for vital information to draw your lines.
Ninja Castle: Gamepad is used to throw shurikens, TV is use to show you where to throw the shurikens.
Mario Chase (multiplayer only)
Luigi's Ghost Mansion (multiplayer)
Animal Crossing Sweet Day (multiplayer only)
Controller support: GamePad, Wii Remote (Motion Plus required for Metroid and Zelda) and Nunchuk
Download size: 3.2 GB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sawZZVrlsSo


New Super Mario Bros. U



NSMBU Thread
2D Super Mario game which supports up to five players. The player with the GamePad can create and remove platforms using the stylus. Note that the GamePad can only be used to control a character in singleplayer; a Wii Remote is required in multiplayer. Features a few different game modes that involve completing specific challenges. Set to receive DLC courses (Source).
Official site
Play without the TV: Yes.
Controller support: GamePad, Wii Remote
Download size: 1.7 GB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQHa4qindfE


New Super Luigi U

Can be purchased as download content for New Super Mario Bros. U for US$20 on June 20, and on disc for US$30 on August 25.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4c1Oeh24yk


Pikmin 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIIPkyWaiu0

Controller support: GamePad, Pro Controller, Wii Remote and Nunchuk


Call of Duty: Black Ops II



Interview. Thread.

Allows for 2 players to each have their own screen in local multiplayer. Can run at 1080p at 60 f/s. Also gives you the option to use the GamePad to edit your loadouts on the fly, and get a better look at the map.

Play without the TV: Yes
Controller support: GamePad, Pro Controller, Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Classic Controller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOKtO3LW1oI


ZombiU



Thread
Interview
Exclusive to Wii U.
Controller support: GamePad
Play without the TV: No

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dza-jS7B7VU


Little Inferno

A fireplace simulator with a story. Only on eShop. Set things on fire, unlock things. Set more things on fire. Little Inferno's sandbox gameplay focuses on incinerating various objects, such as toys, in a fireplace.
Controllers supported: Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote


Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth




Madden NFL 13



NA release 13th of November.
Play with TV off: Yes


Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7b5h7wthYE

Thread.
Play without the TV: Yes
Controller support: GamePad, Wii Remote and Nunchuk


NBA 2K13


Transformers Prime




Two Tribes Toki Tori 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXRDnRb9L0E

Sequel to a 2001 Game Boy Color game (which is available on the 3DS eShop).
Controller support: GamePad
Play with TV off: Yes


Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013



NA release 13th of November.


Game Party Champions

NA release 14th of November.
Controller support: GamePad


ESPN Sports Connection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wFI_cuxa2I

NA release 13th of November.


Skylanders Giants



Interview. Will have higher texture density and screen resolution than all other versions. http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012...denser-graphics
Play with TV off: Yes


TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition



This special edition includes costumes based on Nintendo characters.
Download size: 16.7 GB
Controller support: GamePad, Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Classic Controller
Play without the TV: Yes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlaHVYMJ2R0


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wkQGEpRgL0

A bundle with the Premium console will be released in Japan on the 8th of December 2012. It will be released in NA and Europe in March 2013 (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/31679). Features save data transferring and cross platform online multiplayer with the 3DS version.

Controller support: GamePad


TANK! TANK! TANK!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVdbXrn4Dew

November 2012.


LEGO City: Undercover



Open world Lego detective comedy. Exclusive to Wii U and 3DS. 3DS version coming holiday 2012 (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2011/110729e.pdf).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gElSSF5Jck8


WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YmbFIUF74c


Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/26/n...-wii-u-in-2013/
Play without the TV: Yes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eH3DmUgokk

New stuff includes:
  • PC-level graphics and assets, "best looking version of the game by far"
  • God Mode on your gamepad in two-player
  • Miiverse support tied to the Autolog
  • Off-TV Play
  • Support for Wiimote and Pro Controller
  • Actually made by Criterion instead of an outside porting dev


Resident Evil Revelaitons HD




Injustice: Gods Among Us
April 2013


Game & Wario

A reimagining of the WarioWare series.
Controller support: GamePad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6_5LZiSNIA


Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition



NA release 14th of November. Contains all DLC and new features exclusive to the Wii U. Also features graphical enhancements over other console versions.
Play without the TV: Yes
Controller support: GamePad
Oficial site

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRr6JG15RK4


Assassin's Creed III



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB2NveaeHNM

NA release 13th of November.
Play without the TV: Yes
Controller support: GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller
Download size: 17GB


FIFA 13

Interview.

NA release 13th of November.
Play with TV off: Yes

Mass Effect 3: Special Edition



Includes DLC from previous versions and a comic that explains the events of the previous two games.
Controller support: GamePad
Play with TV off: Yes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3upbaCnEEh0


Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Play with TV off: Yes


Rabbids Land



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blhfn-2ItQU

NA release 13th of November.
Controller support: GamePad, Wii Remote and Nunchuk
Play with TV off: Yes

Just Dance 4



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wumt7aF7P-4

NA release 13th of November.
Controller support: GamePad


Nano Assault Neo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QEFqno7UAk

Play without the TV: Yes
Controller support: GamePad


Scribblenauts Unlimited



Thread
Features new object editor. NA release 14th of November.
Controller support: GamePad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCVMgLgggM4


Trine 2: Director's Cut
eShop exclusive.
Play with TV off: Yes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBLLaPCRzfs



Disney Infinity


June 2013


Future games


Super Mario 3D World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwwjcfgTksU

December 2013. Sequel to Super Mario 3D Land for 3DS. 4 player simultaneous multiplayer. New cat suit powerup. Playable at E3 2013 and at select Best Buys.


Mario Kart 8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA6CAgv6p6g

Playable at E3 2013 and select Best Buys. Driving up walls. Waluigi.
Supported controllers: GamePad (control stick steering, motion steering or touch screen steering), Wii Wheel, Wii remote and nunchuk, Wii Classic Controller, Wii U Pro Controller


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DueE8vJXpo8

Music by original composer of DKC SNES games.



Sonic Lost Worlds


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-sIkDWfccU

2013. Nintendo exclusive.


Deux Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut




Call of Duty: Ghosts


Wii Party U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vToICWpIiQ8


Wii Fit U

Continuation of the Wii Fit series. Allows you to upload data from a pedometer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLWfy-Gc9Ok


Assassin's Creed IV




Watch Dogs




The Wonderful 101

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ueBmNNGus

Formerly Project P-100.
Controller support: GamePad


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZRTakeKTbw

2013. Includes faster sailing speed, Miiverse "letters in bottles" and updated Tingle Tuner. But not the cut dungeons. They were incorporated into other franchises.


Original The Legend of Zelda title

The Zelda team has mentioned a future Wii U installment in the series. It will challenge linear dungeon order and the one player restriction.


Yoshi platformer

By the same developers as Kirby's Epic Yarn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MzG6lDA1A0#t=1615s


Bayonetta 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dFfVBdRWmw

Another exclusive.


Super Smash Bros. game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvudMu-5kIU

2014. Also to be released on 3DS. Newcomers include Animal Crossing Villager, Wii Fit Trainer and Mega Man. Said not to increase the size of the roster from Brawl.


Untitled Monolith Soft RPG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APWTJMyM4qg

By the same team as Xenoblade. Source.


Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK5-EIzDtKo



Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist -- Blacklist Begins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdDJi7CnlFk


DiRT


Rayman Legends



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee8ncuYQ-pM

Exclusive to Wii U No longer exclusive. To be released launch day the first quarter of 2013 September 2013.
Controller support: GamePad, Wii Remote, Pro Controller


Dragon Quest X


Medium
Bloober Team


Project CARS
November 2013


Sacreligium
2013. Survival Horror. Developer: Reality Pump. Publisher: TopWare Interactive

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Judge Clayjar
Aug 5, 2007



But will it be better than the other next-gen consoles???

Chronojam
Feb 20, 2006

This is me on vacation in Amsterdam
Never be afraid of being yourself!

Might be worth mentioning that it's got wifi b/g/n so the connection should be faster versus the Wii if you've got a router supporting 802.11n

scary ghost dog posted:

But will it be better than the other next-gen consoles???

You could always wait two years to find out.

TunaSpleen
Jan 27, 2007

How do I say, "You're the grossest thing ever" without offending you?


Help me decide, goons: with preorders going fast, should I snatch up one or two more units so I can flip them on eBay after Black Friday for easy cash?

Sire Oblivion
Apr 22, 2008

Down the Rabbit Hole.


Has there been any information on how downloads from the Wii will be transferred over to the Wii U? Is it going to be something retarded like having to set up a transfer over WiFi with both consoles running at the same time?

Katana Gomai
Jan 14, 2007

"Thus," concluded Miyamoto, "you must give up everything you have to be my disciple."


Good poo poo, OP.

zenintrude
Apr 7, 2008



drat you Nintendo marketing...



BTW, although unconfirmed, its highly likely that both Assassin's Creed III and Arkham City will be launch titles... and is there a date for Lego City Undercover? It's Nintendo published and they were pimping it pretty hard at Thursday's conference.

Liku posted:

Has there been any information on how downloads from the Wii will be transferred over to the Wii U? Is it going to be something retarded like having to set up a transfer over WiFi with both consoles running at the same time?

They've been quoted as saying that it'll be similar to the DS/3DS transfer system, so... yes.

zenintrude fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2012 around 11:32

A Steampunk Gent
Oct 15, 2007

Damn! This sounds like a dialogue from our script!


TunaSpleen posted:

Help me decide, goons: with preorders going fast, should I snatch up one or two more units so I can flip them on eBay after Black Friday for easy cash?

Good custom title/post combo.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



TunaSpleen posted:

Help me decide, goons: with preorders going fast, should I snatch up one or two more units so I can flip them on eBay after Black Friday for easy cash?

There were a lot of people who thought they could do that with the PS3 and got burned.

I can promise you that there will be mountain of people doing that with the Wii U so you're going to have a flooded secondary market to go with the possibility that the Wii U will get off to a slow start (though I think that's unlikely). You've got a get rich quick scheme that's pretty obvious and that's going to reduce your return considerably.

Basically high effort, minimal reward with the added bonus that you're killing your soul a little bit by trying to exploit people.

THE AWESOME GHOST
Oct 21, 2005

THAT'S WHAT THE SONG WAS REALLY ABOUT


I have to say I didn't think Nintendo would sell me on this after the Wii but exclusive Platinum games, including an Exclusive Bayonetta 2? That's really unexpected and something that definitely changed my mind about the system.

On the other hand I'm worried that this will end up exactly like the Wii - a stopgap that will be largely ignored a couple of years after the new Sony/MS systems launch.

fivegears4reverse
Apr 4, 2007
I'll shill for anything if I like it enough!

I personally need more convincing. They can make all sorts of promises about how they're going to appeal to the "core gamer", and they've certainly gotten a couple surprise titles for the system. We'll see a year from now if they actually keep up the momentum they're trying to build.

Bland
Aug 31, 2008


Winner Of The TRP I dont actually remember the contest im pretty high right now here's your venkys tag




THE AWESOME GHOST posted:

I have to say I didn't think Nintendo would sell me on this after the Wii but exclusive Platinum games, including an Exclusive Bayonetta 2? That's really unexpected and something that definitely changed my mind about the system.

On the other hand I'm worried that this will end up exactly like the Wii - a stopgap that will be largely ignored a couple of years after the new Sony/MS systems launch.

The Wii was the last of those consoles to be released

zenintrude
Apr 7, 2008


THE AWESOME GHOST posted:

I have to say I didn't think Nintendo would sell me on this after the Wii but exclusive Platinum games, including an Exclusive Bayonetta 2? That's really unexpected and something that definitely changed my mind about the system.

On the other hand I'm worried that this will end up exactly like the Wii - a stopgap that will be largely ignored a couple of years after the new Sony/MS systems launch.

You are confusing the Wii with the Dreamcast.

chaos rhames
Feb 25, 2011

You cowards don't even smoke crack


Monster Hunter is going to own, everyone should get it.

TunaSpleen
Jan 27, 2007

How do I say, "You're the grossest thing ever" without offending you?


Random Stranger posted:

There were a lot of people who thought they could do that with the PS3 and got burned.

I can promise you that there will be mountain of people doing that with the Wii U so you're going to have a flooded secondary market to go with the possibility that the Wii U will get off to a slow start (though I think that's unlikely). You've got a get rich quick scheme that's pretty obvious and that's going to reduce your return considerably.

Basically high effort, minimal reward with the added bonus that you're killing your soul a little bit by trying to exploit people.

On the other hand, the basic units are the only ones left ($300 plus tax, so like $330) and they're still far more affordable than the $600 uber-PS3 was back in 2006. Slap on the popularity of the Wii--remember how many months it took to actually see one on store shelves for longer than 10 minutes?--I begin to think that even if I didn't make gobs of cash in competition with the more experienced eBay sharks, I could at least break even selling it last-minute to a mother on Craigslist that wants to save the concept of Santa for her kids. Feel-good story of the year aside, I spent the better part of this past year working at a tourist attraction taking heat from yuppie parents spoiling the crap out of their brats, so I wouldn't feel any remorse in denting the bank account of the highest bidder.

ThisIsACoolGuy
Nov 2, 2010

I disagree!


Great OP; though the games link at the bottom looks kind of cluttered.

Still on the fence about Rayman despite the news last night but can't decide

Psalmanazar posted:

Monster Hunter is going to own, everyone should get it.

If I can ask; what's the appeal to the series? Me and a friend tried the one on the wii and the intro turned the two of us off because the tutorial was boring as all hell. I feel like we missed something but just wanting to be sure.

Katana Gomai
Jan 14, 2007

"Thus," concluded Miyamoto, "you must give up everything you have to be my disciple."


I can't believe "the news" turned people into such absolute bitches on a whim. All they have said is that a portion of the game turns it into a sorta rhythm game which seems to make sense to me especially considering the levels mentioned are timed to fit a song anyways. The other option would be to have Rayman run on his own which means you could only interact by hitting a single button to jump/hit things and that would be...exactly the same. I like the idea of mixing up the game, when have people stopped enjoying things?

For the record, I've played the game as both Rayman and the-guy-who-controls-the-GamePad and it's fun both ways.

DrManiac
Feb 29, 2012


fivegears4reverse posted:

I personally need more convincing. They can make all sorts of promises about how they're going to appeal to the "core gamer", and they've certainly gotten a couple surprise titles for the system. We'll see a year from now if they actually keep up the momentum they're trying to build.




This is where I'm at too. The WiiU looks pretty cool, but I'm going to wait until a bunch of worthwhile poo poo I actually want to play is released. I refuse to have another console where I only buy games for it like 3 times a year.


ThisIsACoolGuy posted:


If I can ask; what's the appeal to the series? Me and a friend tried the one on the wii and the intro turned the two of us off because the tutorial was boring as all hell. I feel like we missed something but just wanting to be sure.



Pretty much getting materials to get better stuff to fight monsters better. I like the idea of Monster Hunter, but I can't play it either beacuse the combat is too clunky and slow. Phantasy Star Portable, Gods Eater Burst, and Ragnarok Odyssey can scratch that itch with a better combat system.

DrManiac fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2012 around 12:55

zenintrude
Apr 7, 2008


ThisIsACoolGuy posted:

If I can ask; what's the appeal to the series? Me and a friend tried the one on the wii and the intro turned the two of us off because the tutorial was boring as all hell. I feel like we missed something but just wanting to be sure.

I'm with you, so don't think you're alone. My friends and I bought the PS2 original thinking it would be a good follow-up to PSO and what we were greeted with was a slow, lumbering slog that never seemed to get any better.

I have fingers crossed that Sega comes to their senses and releases PSO2 on Wii U.

zonar
Jan 4, 2012

That was a BAD business decision!


Much like the 3DS, I'm reading over all of this and feeling underwhelmed. I'll probably end up passing on the Wii U until the price plummets, I think; I've only really used the Wii recently for JRPGs/Resident Evil 4, and most of the appeal in the future will come from the backlog of games that I missed. I'm sure the Wii U will be much the same.

chaos rhames
Feb 25, 2011

You cowards don't even smoke crack


ThisIsACoolGuy posted:

Great OP; though the games link at the bottom looks kind of cluttered.

Still on the fence about Rayman despite the news last night but can't decide


If I can ask; what's the appeal to the series? Me and a friend tried the one on the wii and the intro turned the two of us off because the tutorial was boring as all hell. I feel like we missed something but just wanting to be sure.

It's a bit of a slow start but it's fun as gently caress once you start fighting proper monsters.

Almost Smart
Sep 14, 2001

so your telling me you wasn't drunk or fucked up in anyway. when you had sex with me and that monkey

I've never actually watched that NSMB trailer before. Having the ability to make platforms where and whenever you want kind of violates the spirit of the game, doesn't it?


TunaSpleen posted:

Help me decide, goons: with preorders going fast, should I snatch up one or two more units so I can flip them on eBay after Black Friday for easy cash?

You should clean out your bank account preordering those bastards and then hit up your parents and grandparents for more. Just check out the mad money being made, bro:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...8&condition=all

Who cares if it makes you an immoral shithead? MONEY.

PlushCow
Oct 19, 2005

The cow eats the grass


ThisIsACoolGuy posted:

Great OP; though the games link at the bottom looks kind of cluttered.

Still on the fence about Rayman despite the news last night but can't decide


If I can ask; what's the appeal to the series? Me and a friend tried the one on the wii and the intro turned the two of us off because the tutorial was boring as all hell. I feel like we missed something but just wanting to be sure.

As DrManiac said, getting better equipment to fight monsters better is part of it, if you've never enjoyed that feeling of upgrading in games like Diablo, other RPGs or any MMO then monster hunter isnt for you.

The combat can be really clunky and the game really hard, where you'll just get your rear end kicked over and over again and wonder why the hell you are still playing this game and why can't you just kill this stupid beast, and to paraphrase some goon in the Monster Hunter thread long ago, eventually, suddenly, it clicks into place and it's like the Matrix and you're The One and you see the pattern and you're dodging attacks and striking hard and you don't know why you thought it was so difficult in the first place and you're elated at the feeling of awesomeness at your abilities as this monster you've spent hours trying to kill is now your bitch. It's a great feeling of accomplishment.

The big downside is that it usually takes a long time to get to that point, too long I think. That's probably why it's hard to get new people into the game, but if you can play with friends that makes it so much better.

I'm probably going to wait until next holiday season to pick up a WiiU (if im strong!) and Monster Hunter is definitely a buy for me, an RPG from Monolith Soft, and hopefully big-name 1st party titles announced at E3.

notZaar
Jan 7, 2004



Almost Smart posted:

I've never actually watched that NSMB trailer before. Having the ability to make platforms where and whenever you want kind of violates the spirit of the game, doesn't it?


You should clean out your bank account preordering those bastards and then hit up your parents and grandparents for more. Just check out the mad money being made, bro:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...8&condition=all

Who cares if it makes you an immoral shithead? MONEY.

There's nothing immoral about milking impatient idiots out of their money. Unless those are just parents trying to get their kids to stop crying about the Latest Gadget. Then you should feel bad.

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



Almost Smart posted:

You should clean out your bank account preordering those bastards and then hit up your parents and grandparents for more. Just check out the mad money being made, bro:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...8&condition=all

Who cares if it makes you an immoral shithead? MONEY.

And hey, it's not like he's going to be abusing other human beings. They're just "yuppie parents spoiling the crap out of their brats".

TunaSpleen has already made up his mind and is looking for someone to pat him on the back and tell him what a clever fellow he is for coming up with this scheme.

It does bring up an interesting question, though. How many systems do you guys think the scalpers have preordered? I wouldn't be shocked if half the preorders are going to people intending to resell them. That's about the percentage of PS3's that went that way when everyone thought it was going to balloon the way the PS2 did.

limaCAT
Dec 22, 2007

Game currently not available on


TunaSpleen posted:

Help me decide, goons: with preorders going fast, should I snatch up one or two more units so I can flip them on eBay after Black Friday for easy cash?

You should buy another one just to make a video with two girls with red and green bikinis and fake moustaches to break it down with giant sledgehammers, with the mario music playing in background. You'll be able to monetize from the advertisements on the youtube video.

And why bother buying two systems? Buy one, the one you will break down, and with the proceeds buy a new supercomputer that will eventually upscale the WiiU games via Dolphin at 4K resolution.

e:
I think Deadpool was confirmed coming to WiiU, even if when first announced at Comicon there was some sort of mediatic tug of war regarding an eventual WiiU release.

http://wiiu-gamers.com/games/deadpo...rmed-for-wii-u/

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StabMasterArson
May 31, 2011

your my realest friend

This'll be another great console with fantastic, varied games with lots of choice between them with new great games coming out all the time, not unlike the 3DS and the Wii!

Fish Fry Andy
Aug 4, 2010



I will buy this to play the Monolith Soft RPG. After a price drop. Or just borrow someone's.

limaCAT
Dec 22, 2007

Game currently not available on


StabMasterArson posted:

This'll be another great console with fantastic, varied games with lots of choice between them with new great games coming out all the time, not unlike the 3DS and the Wii!

You know, it's not illegal to own different consoles.

Falls Down Stairs
Nov 2, 2008

IT KEEPS HAPPENING


This is a startlingly good looking launch line-up. I likely won't buy a Wii U at launch (I never do for new consoles) but if I did I don't think I'd quite be aching for games to play on it, which is a little surprising.

zenintrude
Apr 7, 2008


Falls Down Stairs posted:

This is a startlingly good looking launch line-up. I likely won't buy a Wii U at launch (I never do for new consoles) but if I did I don't think I'd quite be aching for games to play on it, which is a little surprising.

It's the best launch since the Dreamcast, a console which also launched before its competition to tentative fanfare based on its predecessor's (be them real or merely perceived) failings.



I adore the Dreamcast and I'm already liking what I'm seeing from the Wii U... damnit Nintendo, do not repeat history for me!

vvv I know full well that I'm being silly! Still sad about DC, though vvv

zenintrude fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2012 around 14:56

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

A homeless person was out on the street, looked up at me and said, "Draft Manziel." Just like that.

And that convinced me, that the Cleveland Browns' fans wanted Manziel.

zenintrude posted:

It's the best launch since the Dreamcast, a console which also launched before its competition to tentative fanfare based on its predecessor's (be them real or merely perceived) failings.



I adore the Dreamcast and I'm already liking what I'm seeing from the Wii U... damnit Nintendo, do not repeat history for me!

This is almost as silly as "[2001 era] Microsoft has introduced a product, therefore it must dominate just like Windows did!"

SyRauk
Jun 21, 2007

The Persian Menace

The deluxe version is completely sold out everywhere. This is my punishment for not keeping up with anything. Maybe they'll have more when Christmas rolls around?

Katana Gomai
Jan 14, 2007

"Thus," concluded Miyamoto, "you must give up everything you have to be my disciple."


SyRauk posted:

The deluxe version is completely sold out everywhere. This is my punishment for not keeping up with anything. Maybe they'll have more when Christmas rolls around?

Come to Germany, all our stores still have preorders wide open. Of course you'll end up paying 30% for the same product but that's ok because you also won't have TVii!

MykonosFan
Sep 9, 2012

Hows my homies training
going? Whaa? Hey! What
are you doing Ronald?



Hey OP. Great thread, but since you mentioned the amount of playstyle options available with the Wii U, you may want to include that Wii Balance Boards will work with the Wii U. Pretty sure that was confirmed the other day. Probably doesn't matter to too many people, but I haven't really seen anyone mention it since then...so it may answer at least a few people's questions at some point.

EDIT: Thinking of it, that was probably covered by "every Wii game and accessory"...ah well.

MykonosFan fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2012 around 18:17

HJE-Cobra
Jul 15, 2007

Bear Witness

I have an online preorder, but the other day, I went to preorder the system in-person at a Gamestop instead, and they were out of the Deluxe package. They said I could still order the Regular package, but forget that, Deluxe or nothing.

I guess I'll stick with my online preorder, but I hope I actually get the thing when I'm supposed to.

SubNat
Nov 27, 2008

I wish I was more Moomin-minded...


So, any chance that it will be possible to purchase games online and download them to this thing? The expandable via an external HDD kinda makes it lean that way, but it would be their first console to do so, right?

Checking the Wiiware and DSiware stuff, it's either classic / emulator games, or smaller independent titles there, and DLC on the DSi.

e: Netflix did announce that it's coming to Norway soonish, so maybe there's hope for atleast a stunted TVii once the WiiU releases over here.

e2: VVV How did I not notice that, that's great though. Hoping for plenty of sales.

SubNat fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2012 around 15:20

zenintrude
Apr 7, 2008


SubNat posted:

So, any chance that it will be possible to purchase games online and download them to this thing? The expandable via an external HDD kinda makes it lean that way, but it would be their first console to do so, right?

Checking the Wiiware and DSiware stuff, it's either classic / emulator games, or smaller independent titles there, and DLC on the DSi.

The OP provided a nice FAQ which has the answer to this question...

quote:

What about its eShop?
The Wii U will have its own eShop. All of Nintendo's games will be available on it, and all other publishers will have this option. Details about account systems are still unknown.

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ThisIsACoolGuy
Nov 2, 2010

I disagree!


Katana Gomai posted:

I can't believe "the news" turned people into such absolute bitches on a whim. All they have said is that a portion of the game turns it into a sorta rhythm game which seems to make sense to me especially considering the levels mentioned are timed to fit a song anyways. The other option would be to have Rayman run on his own which means you could only interact by hitting a single button to jump/hit things and that would be...exactly the same. I like the idea of mixing up the game, when have people stopped enjoying things?

For the record, I've played the game as both Rayman and the-guy-who-controls-the-GamePad and it's fun both ways.

It's not just the rhythm levels though.

Which still sucks regardless because the tricky chase levels in the previous game were loving amazing and a ton of fun.

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