Rayman Legends – Castle Rock Footage

Rayman Legends looks to be one of the Wii U’s most impressive titles and will hopefully become one of its best as well. Every time I see new footage starring the limbless hero I fall in love and cannot wait to play it later this year. Check out this new Castle Rock footage from the game and let me know what you guys think. The Wii U is set to have its full reveal this Thursday and you can bet your bottom dollar we will be here to cover it.

Enjoy the footage.

All New Super Mario Bros U Screens

Here are some beautiful, new Super Mario Bros U screens for your viewing pleasure. Super Mario Bros U is set to be features in the upcoming issue of Game Informer magazine and should hit store shelves very soon. Although I would’ve LOVED to see Super Mario Galaxy 3, every time I see new info on Super Mario Bros U, I get more and more excited.

Check out the screens and let me know what you think.

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Game Informer October Cover Revealed: New Super Mario Bros U

The October issue of Game Informer magazine is set to feature Nintendo Wii U’s 2D Mario adventure, New Super Mario Bros U. The magazine says that it has been 16 years since their cover story has focused on one of Mario’s adventures and I cannot wait to read the issue.

Let me know what you guys think about the cover.

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Michael Pachter Just Doesn’t “Get it” When it Comes to Nintendo and Wii U

I originally was going to stay far away from industry analyst Michael Pachter and his Nintendo bashings but I just had to say something. Here is a recent quote from Mr. Pachter regarding Nintendo found in this month’s EGM:

“Nintendo is partying like it’s 1985. Their strategy is ‘We got lucky with the Wii, so if we just try something different, we’ll get lucky again. In their vocabulary, the word ‘lucky’ doesn’t exist-substitute ‘brilliant.’ Unfortunately I don’t think it [the Wii U] looks brilliant.”

He has basically stated that Nintendo just doesn’t “get it” with their next home console Wii U. Well, in sharp contrast, I believe that it is Michael Pachter who just doesn’t “get it” when it comes to Nintendo and the Wii U.

Now I am fully aware that Michael Pachter is now making his living on his Nintendo tirades but I think it’s getting a little out of hand. I know it’s kind of his M.O. by now, but come on…. I wonder what exactly this analyst wants Nintendo to do? Does he want to company to go the way of Microsoft or Sony and just come out with another system that is simply “bigger and better” in terms of raw power? Is he insisting that Nintendo should stop trying to innovate the video game market?

Well Mr. Pachter; I don’t think that it’s Nintendo not “getting it”…. I don’t think you are quite getting it when it comes to Nintendo. Nintendo seems to be more interested in making a game machine appeal to the widest audience possible and we are quickly approaching a time where raw horsepower is simply not going to matter. Video games already look spectacular and a faster, more powerful machine will soon be a thing of the past. I am not saying that home consoles are not going to evolve in terms of graphics and hardware but we are getting very close to photo-realism in video games that innovation will be all that’s left to help differentiate you from the competition. Heck even Sony and Microsoft know this and have answered with peripherals of their own (Kinect, Wonderbook and PS Move).

All I am trying to say is that Nintendo has been in this business for way too long not to understand its customer.  Sure they need to “win back” a majority of the hard core but with the upcoming release of the Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo is poised to have major 3rd party support while maintaining their family friendly console and is more interested in putting smiles on people’s faces rather than blowing the socks off the competition in terms of horse-power.

This month is going to be VERY interesting and I am eager to hear more about Nintendo and the Wii U.  Pach-Attack…You should already know what to expect with Nintendo.  They are a company that marches to the beat of their own drum and have innovated for many years.  The Wii U gamepad seems to be an amazing fit for video games and Nintendo is betting on it being the next big thing.

We know it has become second nature for you to bash them but it’s time to get off your soap box and wait and see what the big N is bringing to the party this year.

As always, thanks for reading. Let me know what you think in the comment section.

Collection of Wii U Box Arts

Here is a full collection of the Wii U box arts for your viewing pleasure. Companies have been slowly showing their hand with Nintendo’s next home console so I thought I’d put together all the box arts for the titles in one place for everyone.

What is your favorite box art? I have to say that Rayman Legends looks mighty fine!!

Check them out below:

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Scribblenauts Unlimited – Object Editor Trailer

I am really thinking about picking this one up when the WiiU is launched. Every time I see/read something about Scribblenauts Unlimited, I get more excited for the game. I love the art style that this game brings and think that my kids may enjoy it as well.

Does anyone plan on picking up Scribblenauts Unlimited?

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Wii U’s American Launch Date and Price to be Revealed on September 13

Nintendo is holding a major Wii U press event in New York City on September 13, hosted by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. An invitation sent to select media outlets today promised a day that will let us learn “more about how the Wii U will change the future of gaming and entertainment.”

I am fully expecting this to be “the big one” in terms of launch details for the Nintendo WiiU and we will be here to report everything. September 13th is only a few weeks away and I am VERY eager to hear all the details about Nintendo’s next home console.

What do you guys think?

Pikmin 3 – Boss Battle Footage

Here is a brand new video starring the upcoming Pikmin 3 for Wii U. Pikmin 3 looks gorgeous and I am thrilled that the series is making a comeback. The Wii U seems like a perfect fit for the franchise and if they make good use of the Wii U gamepad, this could be the biggest selling game in the series…. Not to mention Pikmin 3 looks stunning in full HD.

Enjoy the footage everyone.

Custom Faceplates for WiiU Gamepad

While perusing the internet, I came across this on Amazon. It appears as though Nintendo will be releasing licensed faceplates for their upcoming home consoles WiiU gamepad. As of right now nothing has been confirmed but this does seem pretty legit. If this is true, not only is this a nifty addition and will allow gamers to fully customize their Gamepads, it should make Nintendo a boatload of money as these faceplates probably cost next to nothing to make.

More as it develops.