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Wii U News

Read the latest Wii U news and headlines from Nintendo Insider!

Rumour: Nintendo Preparing Link amiibo In Majora’s Mask, Skyward Sword And Twilight Princess Designs

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s datafiles recently leaked, which had inadvertently revealed the names of every enemy, NPC, weapon and more in Link’s open-air adventure. Many had chosen to, understandably, steer clear for fear of any spoilers, but Reddit user FlamingNinjaCat‘s curiosity has resulted in an interesting discovery. On the hunt for any amiibo information, the...

Nintendo eShop Update: 2nd March 2017 (Europe)

This week’s Nintendo eShop update for Europe marks the anticipated release of Link’s open-air adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That is accompanied by the game’s Expansion Pass, with the Fallout Battle Map Pack becoming available for Minecraft: Wii U Edition. Other new releases come in Ghost Blade HD on Wii U, while Nintendo 3DS welcomes Brave Dungeon and Parasc...

EDGE’s Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Review Scores A Perfect 10

With a week to go until The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches worldwide, EDGE has become the first publication to break cover with their review for Link’s open-air adventure. That sees the UK-based magazine award the Nintendo Switch and Wii U exclusive a perfect score on their 10-point scale, becoming the nineteenth game that the publication has awarded that score. In concluding t...

Here’s What The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild amiibo Unlock In-Game

We already know what the 30th anniversary series amiibo unlock in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but, with a week until launch, we can discover what the new Breath of the Wild series amiibo do. There aren’t any particular surprises, with each amiibo rewarding players with randomised ingredients, weapons, shields, horse-related items and parts, which are sure to be useful on Link...

Nintendo eShop Update: 23rd February 2017 (North America)

You can now celebrate seasonal festivals in Natsume’s Harvest Moon 64, which leads this week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America. The farming sim is joined on Wii U by MixedBag’s explorative forma.8, bullet-hell shoot ’em up Ghost Blade HD, puzzler Placards, and more. Nintendo eShop Sales Celebrate the upcoming launch of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight...

Harvest Moon 64 Leads 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Natsume has announced that Harvest Moon 64’s arrival on the Wii U Virtual Console service marks “the first in a series of surprises celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary.” Harvest Moon first saw release on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System across Japan in August 1996, and later went on to be localised for release in North America and Europe. However, Harvest Moon 6...

Loot Wear Offers The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Raglan This Month

Loot Crate is providing you with the chance to receive a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild raglan this month, with orders remaining open until 19th March 2017. The Loot Wear will be delivered between 20th – 30th March 2017 for anyone in North America, whereas those overseas should expect shipping and handling to take slightly longer. It is Loot Crate’s second product related to L...

Nintendo eShop Update: 23rd February 2017 (Europe)

Harvest Moon 64 arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console service in this week’s Nintendo eShop update for Europe. forma.8 from MixedBag also sees release on Wii U, as well as Vaccine and Wall Ball by RNC and RCMADIAX respectively. Nintendo 3DS is lighter on releases this week, only seeing Swapdoodle receive Add-On Content in Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda content. Special Offers (Wii U)...

iam8bit To Release Runbow Original Soundtrack On Vinyl

After 13AM Games’ fast-paced action party game proved to be a smash hit on Wii U, iam8bit has revealed plans to release the Runbow Original Soundtrack on vinyl as a limited run. That will see the Complete Soundtrack Collection (Vol. 1 & 2) soon housed across two Pink and Blue ‘ColourMaster’ LP vinyl records, letting Dan Rodrigues and Dave Proctor’s genre-bending music ...

Nintendo eShop Update: 16th February 2017 (North America)

Tank Troopers and Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber headline this week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America, which is otherwise packed with new downloadable software, limited-time discounts and 3DS HOME Menu themes. Nintendo eShop Sales Great deals this week include The Keep, Art of Balance TOUCH! and Soul Axiom, plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS...

Storytelling’s Importance In The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

As Game Informer’s March cover story, the magazine continues to deliver a month of exclusive content related to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Lucky enough to have had the chance to chat to The Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto and series producer Eiji Aonuma as part of that, the conversation for their latest content touches on the importance of storytelling to Link’s ...

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Expansion Pass Delivers Downloadable Content

Nintendo has announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass, which will deliver the first-ever downloadable content for a mainline game in the series. From launch, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for £17.99 (€19.99/$19.99), that will grant them access to two downloadable content packs when they become available later in the year. Once players have bought the Ex...

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