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Wii News

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Did You Know Gaming? Explore Mario And Sonic’s Olympic Rivalry

Did You Know Gaming? has turned their attention to the rivalry between Mario and Sonic, which eventually led to the iconic characters competing in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. It was hoped that the sports crossover series would help heighten interest in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games with a younger demographic, and the first game went on to sell more than 7.09 million copies on ...

Digital Foundry On How Metroid Prime Redefined The First-Person Action Genre

Metroid Prime is still revered as a breakaway success for Retro Studios, a landmark accomplishment in successfully transitioning the series into the 3D realm – similar to what Nintendo had achieved with Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Digital Foundry’s John Linneman has examined how the celebrated GameCube classic had redefined the first-person action genre, af...

Just Dance 2017 Song List Revealed

Ubisoft has revealed the complete song list for Just Dance 2017, the latest iteration in the best-selling dance franchise that has celebrated sales that have surpassed more than 60 million copies worldwide. This boasts more than 40 hit tracks such as Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and “Cheap Thrills” by Sia ft. Sean Paul, as well as classics like Queen’s “Don’t S...

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick On How Wii Captivated The World

The Wii U may forever be remembered as Nintendo’s worst-selling console, but it will be hard to forget that, a generation before it, Wii had completely transformed the games industry. Activision CEO Bobby Kotick had the chance to reflect on products that he has had early access to, selecting those that have had the most impact on the world. After referencing the Macintosh and Toy Story, he s...

Ex-SCEA President Jack Tretton Praises Nintendo On How Wii Took The World By Storm

Former Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Jack Tretton has praised Nintendo for the major role that they played in rebuilding the games industry after it suffered the catastrophic North American crash in 1983. After the crash bankrupted several companies, the Nintendo Entertainment System had helped the industry to recover when it scored widespread success. Without that, Tretton...

Jimmy Fallon Takes On Stan Wawrinka At Wii Sports

Wii Sports is remembered as a game that broke down barriers, and, thanks in large part to the Wii Remote’s simplicity, demonstrated that anyone could play. That is, until now. On The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, the comedian was joined by US Open Men’s Singles champion Stan Wawrinka who was left completely dumbstruck by the Wii release. Whether it was part of the skit or not, th...

Nintendo Minute Picks Top Three Best Zelda Games

Nintendo Minute’s Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang turn their attention to The Legend of Zelda series this week, which continues to celebrate 30 years since Link’s first adventure launched in Japan. That sees Kit and Krysta each choose their top three games in the series – a number drawn from the almighty Triforce itself – which results in a conversation that surrounds The Legend ...

The Voice Warbles To Wii This Year

Bigben and Voxler have announced that they will release The Voice on Wii later this year. Developed under the official licence of the show and in collaboration with ITV, the game promises to help you rediscover the show’s unique atmosphere. Players will first try to make the judges turn in their famous red chairs before progressing to The Blind Auditions, The Battles, and The Live Show, chas...

Justin Bieber’s Sorry In Just Dance 2017 Demo

Ubisoft has released a free Just Dance 2017 demo on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U that will let players challenge themselves with a routine choreographed to Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” Alongside this news, three new songs have been added to the track list, in DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean,” Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/ Nae Nae),” and Shakira Ft. Wyclef J...

Ubisoft Confident Nintendo NX Will “Recapture” Wii Audience

Ubisoft became the first third-party publisher to openly share their early support for Nintendo NX this week, announcing that Just Dance 2017 would come to the new “dedicated game platform.” Ubisoft brought ZombiU, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Rayman Legends and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist to Wii U, but their support waned after the console’s sales faile...

No Female Link In The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has confirmed that there will be no Female Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In an interview with GameSpot, Aonuma was pointedly asked about the rumours that had swirled around players being provided a choice about the character’s gender. Aonuma acknowledged that he was aware of the rumour, adding: “So yes, there were rumor...

Just Dance 2017 Announced For Nintendo NX

Ubisoft has announced that Just Dance 2017 will see release on Nintendo NX, becoming the first third-party publisher to openly commit to the “dedicated game platform.” The dance sensation promises more than 40 new tracks, six game modes, and content that will be updated throughout the year. Players can continue to use the Just Dance Controller app, share snaps of their performances on ...

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