Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Wii U

Swords & Soldiers II grabs its banners, marches onto eShop for Wii U

Swords and Soldiers 2 (Wii U) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ronimo has returned with a new 2D side-scrolling strategy game for Wii U, Swords & Soldiers II. As Viking Chieftain Redbeard, players will embark on a 15-mission campaign alongside Kebab salesman Al’Yucaneet to the Netherworld in order to conquer the residing demonic hordes. Three factions in total are playable: Demons, Persians, and Vikings. In addition to the story is a local multiplayer mode, score-based challenges, and skirmishes. Off-TV play is also supported with the GamePad.

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Project Cars entire vehicle launch, on-disc and DLC, list released

Project Cars (PC, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Car List Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has released the full list of vehicles slated to be available at launch for Project Cars. The game will include a wide variety of rides across several different types, from Karts to US Trans-Am and Supercars. The full list of the 70-plus roster is available below.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Wii U, Xbox One News

Deep Silver to publish physical, digital versions of Mighty No. 9

Mighty No 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Deep Silver Announcement - Screenshot 1

Comcept is teaming up with Deep Silver to bring the side-scrolling, Keiji Inafune-helmed action platformer Mighty No. to stores and online on September 15. Physical versions will be available for PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One, while Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 will be digital only. Digital versions for 3DS and PS Vita will launch at a later date. Deep Silver is also providing several localized versions with subtitles, in addition to English, French, and Japanese voice-over support. To learn more about the partnership, head over to the PS Blog, where Deep Silver reps are currently taking questions.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to Zen’s pinball lines

Avengers Age of Ultron (Android, iOS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zen Studios is continuing their line of Marvel-themed tables with the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The table will be available across Zen’s titles on PC, console, and mobile platforms (Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2, and Marvel Pinball) on April 21. The table will have modes for each member of the team, including Captain America and Thor, with a battle between Iron Man and Ultron and a first-person shooting mini-game for Hawkeye.

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Rodea the Sky Soldier release date, Wii and Wii U bundle detailed

Rodea the Sky Soldier (3DS, WiiU) Announcement - Screenshot 7

NIS has revealed that the upcoming Yuji Naka- and Zin Hasegawa-developed action title Rodea the Sky Soldier will be hitting store shelves on September 22. In addition to the 3DS and Wii U versions, all of the first-print copies of the Wii U version will also come packed with the Wii version of the game in North America and Europe. For those who haven’t upgraded to the Wii U, the early prints will be the only way to snag a copy of the Wii version.

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3DS, Wii News, Wii U

QuakeCon 2015 registration open for Round 3, BYOC seat + Swag

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The third round of registration for QuakeCon 2015 is now open at registration.quakecon.org. The BYOC Select-a-Seat + Swag Pack is limited to 500 and will set you back $170. In addition to a guaranteed reserved seat in the Bring Your Own Computer area, the pack also includes four t-shirts, a lanyard, a hoodie, and a branded 4400 mAh power bank. Full details on the remaining packages are available below.

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Nintendo to get into mobile market, partners with DeNA

Nintendo (Company) DeNA Partnership Announcement - Header

It seems as though Nintendo will be getting into the ‘smart devices’ market. According to a recent announcement, Nintendo and DeNA have formed an alliance that will see the two assisting one another in upcoming ventures, with Nintendo acquiring 10% of DeNA and DeNA 1.24% of Nintendo. The partnership will involve “leveraging the strength of Nintendo’s intellectual property (IP) and game development skills in combination with DeNA’s world-class expertise in mobile games, both companies will develop and operate new game apps based on Nintendo’s IP, including its iconic game characters, for smart devices.” The plans are open for “all Nintendo IP,” and a membership service is also slated to launch next fall, which will span 3DS, PC, Wii U, and smart devices.

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3DS, Android, Apple Handheld, PC News, Wii U

Citizens of Earth now available online for console and PC

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

The Vice President of the World is setting out to quell the rioting masses today in Citizens of Earth. After returning home for a vacation after a rough election, he awakens to find that a large part of the world has gone mad. Players must help the VP gather 40 different types of citizens around him to shield him from the unwieldy hordes as he undertakes his quest to find out what’s going on in this (goofy) retro-style RPG.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U

Citizens of Earth going live on Jan. 20, plus new screens, discounts

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released some new screenshots from their upcoming retro-styled role-playing game Citizens of Earth. Set to launch on January 20, the game puts players in the role of Vice President of Earth and tasks them with drumming up support amongst the populace to help him investigate the reason behind why so people have gone crazy, and to protect him in the process. The studio also sent word that there will be several discounts during launch week, with Steam, PSN (for PS Plus members), and eShop all offering 20% off.

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Aiden isn’t finished yet, Watch Dogs heading to Wii U this November

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U) Wii U Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Wii U owners will be able to hack their way around Chicago—and into some explosive chaos—this November in Watch Dogs. Beginning on November 18, gamers will get the chance to don their GamePads in a quest for revenge as hacker turned vigilante Aiden Pearce. The Wii U version will support Off-TV Play, allowing for gaming sessions to move between TV and GamePad, and add an interactive map of the city on the GamePad whenever played on a TV.

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