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Activision confirm no plans for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on Wii U

Well, colour us disappointed. It’s to be expected after missing out on last year’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but Activision have confirmed that “there’s no version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Nintendo Wii U planned.” In a new post on the Activision Games Blog, the publisher confirms that Beenox and Mercenary Technology are working to bring Treyarch’s ...

German retailer leaks Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Starter Set

German retailer Saturn look to have inadvertently leaked the Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Starter Set, ahead of any official reveal by Disney Interactive Studios. Taking inspiration from Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Starter Set will contain Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano figures, the Infinity Base, a Star Wars Play Set piece, and a web code to redeem the digital v...

Wii U purchasers name “Fun-Factor” as why they bought Nintendo’s console

Nielsen have shared a report in which they have investigated consumer adoption of the eighth console generation, polling an undisclosed number that have upgraded to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U. Notably 86 percent of those that bought a Wii U had previously owned a Wii, compared to 76 percent transitioning from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, and 66 percent from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4. Asked as...

THQ’s cancelled Marvel’s The Avengers game uncovered

THQ were once developing a first-person co-op beat ’em up for release alongside 2012 blockbuster Marvel’s The Avengers, as extensively uncovered by Unseen64. With THQ Studio Australia fronting development, pre-production began on the project in August 2010 – being destined for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and eventually ported to Wii U. Initially planned as a third-person action a...

Ubisoft reveal why The Crew isn’t releasing on Wii U

Believed to be only seeing release on current-gen consoles and PC, Ubisoft surprised the world this week by announcing that their ambitious racer The Crew is also in development for Xbox 360. That immediately struck up questions over why it wasn’t speeding toward PlayStation 3, and, from our own Nintendo perspective, Wii U as well. That largely falls down to the Xbox 360’s technical in...

Sucker Punch’s inFAMOUS series was originally like Animal Crossing

Sucker Punch’s original concepts for their PlayStation-exclusive inFAMOUS series actually drew from the core ideas that surround Nintendo’s own Animal Crossing, now in the most unlikely of comparisons. That’s according to studio co-founder Chris Zimmerman, who discussed that they had experimented and created prototypes around such an idea before switching to what the series has b...

Analysts blame Sony for Nintendo’s lack of third-party support

ACE Securities, a Japanese investment and market analysis firm, has blamed Sony for Nintendo’s lack of success in securing third-party support on Wii U. Their report, written in response to Nintendo’s revised financial forecast, indicated what the firm expected president Satoru Iwata to discuss during their corporate management policy briefing being held later this week, with those bei...

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag multiplayer features trailer drops in

Whilst we’re still itching to use our Hidden Blades as we wait for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’s delayed Wii U release date to dawn, Ubisoft have treated us to a trailer that explores the game’s multiplayer features. Lead game designer for the multiplayer portion, Tim Brown, talks us through modes, perks, and abilities – a new addition being Time Phase, which slows...

Call of Duty: Ghosts review round-up

As Call of Duty time sweeps the globe, reviews have begun to drop in for Infinity Ward’s latest contribution to Activision’s long-running blockbuster franchise. Those interested to see what critics say can catch them all below, and if there are any that we’ve missed feel free to add them to the comments. * CVG – 7/10 * Destructoid – 5/10 * Digital Spy – 4/5 * ED...

Batman: Arkham Origins launch trailer disrupts Christmas

Europe may now have to wait a few more weeks for Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U, but with other console versions releasing tomorrow Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have unleashed the launch trailer upon the world. Outlining the “Personal Mission” that Bruce Wayne finds himself propelled upon, showing how one Christmas Eve is soon ruined due to the emerging threat of a group of ...

Ubisoft disappointed with Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Rayman Legends sales

Ubisoft have shared their disappointment with how Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Rayman Legends sales have performed since they respectively launched. Having amended their 2013 fiscal year sales forecast, largely in part to the Watch_Dogs delay, exchange rate fluctuation and lower than expected sales were also cited. That’s seen them drop their $1.94 billion income figure to $1.38 billion, a s...

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero seeks Kickstarter funding

Having recently delivered DuckTales: Remastered, WayForward have announced that they are seeking to self-publish Shantae: Half-Genie Hero through securing necessary funds on Kickstarter. The latest entry within their Shantae series, the game’s events will follow on from Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse which is set to release for Nintendo 3DS later in the year. Now in full 1080p HD, WayF...

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