Nintendo Direct 1/23/2013 News Blowout

Well, Nintendo just had their “Direct” this morning, all WiiU news. I, as well as many Nintendo fans, was thoroughly pleased with what was announce. Here is a rundown of what was shown:

Miiverse changes

Soon you will be able to create new communities in Miiverse and filter these communites. You will also be able to access your Miiverse account on smart phones soon as well. In the near future there will be an app for that.

Vitrtual Console coming to WiiU

Coming in April this year, Virtual Console on the WiiU. NES games price form 4-5 bucks and SNES from 8-9 bucks. If you already own these games then NES games will be 1 dollar and SNES will be 1.50. All these games will be playable on the Gamepad as well as the TV.

To celebrate the 30 yr anniversary of Famicom, Nintendo will be releasing 1 game a month on the Virtual Console at the discounted price of 30 cents. The games are:

  • January: Balloon Fight
  • February: F-Zero
  • March: Punch-Out Featuring Mr. Dream
  • April: Kirby’s Adventure
  • May: Super Metroid
  • June: Yoshi
  • July: Donkey Kong

WiiU Party

The highly anticipated sequel to one of the hottest Wii games is hitting shelves, WiiU Party. It looks alot like the demo they showed off at E3 in 2011. Baseball and dice… could be fun

Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei

Looks like an RPG of some sort that mixes these two universes. I am sure there are people who want some good ol’ RPG for their WiiU, well here it is folks

E3 2013 announcements

It was confirmed that at this upcoming E3 we will be seeing announcements for some really anticipated games: Mario 3D, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. All these for the WiiU console. The 3D Mario game is being developed by the same team that made the Mario Galaxy games and Mario 3D Land for the 3DS… Mario “U”niverse anyone?

Monolith Soft’s new RPG

Same gang that made Xenoblade Chronicles is making this one. Looks solid, great graphics. Perhaps a sequel to Xenoblade, but thats purely speculation…

New Yoshi Game

Yoshi: Epic Yarn??? This is a 2D platformer. Looks cool and fun.


Zelda News

There is a 3D Zelda game in the works. It was said to be “rethinking the conventions of Zelda” like: completing dungeouns in a specific order. This will be a game that goes into the early history of inspirations of Zelda. This game is still in the works and will take some time.

Just in case you are as impatient as I am, Nintendo will be releasing an HD remake of Wind Waker this fall on the WiiU. This game will include Gamepad features and Gamepad only play. Enjoy these pictures:

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You can watch it all in the video below

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