Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Wii U

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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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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Upcoming Wii U RPG Alphadia Genesis detailed, screens released

Alphadia Genesis (Wii U) Cast Detail - Screenshot 1

Natsume has detailed the cast from their upcoming Wii U role-playing game, Alphadia Genesis. This entry marks the series debut in North American, and is currently available for Android and iOS, and to get everyone up to speed, a detailed list of the primary players has been released along with some screenshots of everyone in action. The storyline picks up 15 years after the end of the Energi Wars, a series of battles that saw the introduction of clones as weapons, as the two belligerents, Augustine and Archleign, continue to work together for peace.

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E3 2014: Atlus – Trailer bonanza feat. Abyss Odyssey, Persona Q, etc.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released trailers for all of their upcoming titles: Abyss Odyssey, Citizens of Earth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Check them out below!

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One Piece Unlimited World Red dated for July 8, screens released

One Piece Unlimited World Red (3DS, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

One Piece fans will be able to set out with their favorite characters on July 8 with the launch of One Piece Unlimited World Red. In addition to the launch date, Bandai Namco also revealed more details about the previously announced Battle Coliseum Mode. The battle mode will feature 20 characters, including the Straw-Hat crew, Boa Hancock, “Flame Fist” Ace D. Portgas, and Fujitora, as well as others that were previously limited to quests, such as Jimbei. A new batch of screenshots showing the characters squaring off in the new mode was also released.

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

Ubisoft’s JRPG-inspired Child of Light launches for console, PC

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has launched their download-only role-playing game Child of Light. A reimagining of fairytales styled after classic watercolor art, Child of Light is Ubisoft Montreal’s take on traditional Japanese RPGs, with players taking on the role of the young princess Aurora in her quest to win back the heavens from the Queen of Night. In a twist on the formula, platforming has been added alongside a traditional turn-based combat system.

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Watch Dogs multiplayed detailed, demonstrated in new trailer

Ubisoft has released a new multiplayer-focused trailer for their upcoming open-world action title Watch Dogs. The nine-minute-plus video features more on three multiplayer modes, ctOS – Mobile Companion App, Competitive Decryption Combat, and Online Hacking Contracts. A multiplayer hack is shown from two perspectives, the player being hacked, who must find the person responsible, and the hacker, who has to hide out and make a safe getaway. The mobile app allows players with the app to use their mobile device to control all hackable devices within the game world to stop another player who attempts to avoid the obstacles while driving around in-game. The final segment features two teams squaring off to secure a file.

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Bandai Namco announces Grid Autosport, Tales of Hearts R, more

Tales of Hearts R (PS Vita)

Bandai Namco has announced a slew of new titles across all platforms. Some of the highlights include the development of Grid Autosport for 360, PC, and PS3, the localization of both Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment and Tales of Hearts R for PS Vita, and details about Tales of Xillia 2’s $130 Collector’s Edition. Additional info about each of those, and more, can be found below. We’ve also posted some new screenshots from the free-to-play PSN release Ace Combat Infinity, the PC version of Dark Souls II, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle for PS3.

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