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Danbo
11-11-2012, 11:19 AM
I wanted to make this a central thread for Pre-Launch related news for the Wii U. There has been a lot of information released in the last 24 hours I think will be relevant to us. Feel free to contribute!

I will try to update this thread daily and will keep it as a sticky until at least Nov. 18th. Hopefully this will lead all MPs to make an educated purchase. Happy Gaming!


Wii U can shut down on its own. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/09/wii-u-can-shut-down-on-its-own/)

Activision Says There’s One Next-Gen Console Coming Next Year To Challenge Wii U Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/09/activision-says-theres-one-next-gen-console-coming-next-year-to-challenge-wii-u/)

Wii U Gamepad also a universal remote! Source (http://http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/the-wii-u-gamepad-is-also-a-nifty-universal-tv-remote/)

Wii U Gamepad has a "mystery" connector. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/wii-u-gamepad-has-a-mystery-connector/)

XBLA team working on building the Wii U eShop. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/some-of-the-xbla-team-have-been-working-on-building-the-wii-u-eshop)

Nuketown 2025 no longer coming to Black Ops 2 @ Wii U?!?! Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/nuketown-2025-no-longer-coming-to-wii-u-version-of-black-ops-2)

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed trailer. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/sonic-all-stars-racing-transformed-wii-u-trailer)

Reggie to appear on Fallon Friday Nov. 16th. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/reggie-to-appear-on-jimmy-fallon-on-friday)

Amazon has already shipped Wii U version of Black Ops 2 to consumers. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/amazon-already-shipping-pre-ordered-wii-u-games/)

Downloaded Wii U software cannot be saved to SD card. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/downloaded-wii-u-software-cant-be-saved-to-sd-card/)

Wii U Black Friday deal! Must see! Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/11/buy-one-wii-u-game-get-another-40-off-toys-r-us-black-friday-deal/)

Super Mario Bros. U will NOT support Nunchuk setup. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/11/new-super-mario-bros-u-doesnt-support-wii-nunchuk-controller/)

Ubisoft wants their games on Wii U eShop ASAP! Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/11/ubisoft-wants-their-wii-u-games-on-eshop-asap/)

Sensor Bar Optional for Wii U Setup. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/12/sensor-bar-optional-for-setting-up-wii-u/)

Wii U Won't Include Trophies or Achievements Source (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/11/wii_u_wont_include_trophies_or_achievements)

Ubisoft CEO not happy with Wii U price tag. Source (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-11-12-ubisoft-ceo-would-like-lower-price-on-wii-u)

Can't use Wii U video chat In-Game Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/12/you-cant-use-wii-u-video-chat-while-playing-a-game/)

Wii U allows you to post Screenshots of the games you're playing. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/12/wii-u-allows-you-to-screenshots-of-the-game-youre-playing/)

Wii U has the second most Launch titles from all consoles. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/13/wii-u-has-the-second-most-retail-launch-titles-of-any-video-game-system/)

ONM Lists sevent things that would make Smash Bros. for Wii U better than it was on the Wii. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/13/onm-lists-seven-things-that-would-make-super-smash-bros-for-wii-u-beat-brawl/)

List of Off-TV play games Source (http://www.giantbomb.com/off-tv-play/92-7482/)

Parental Controls | USB Storage Data | BC | Nintendo Network Premium Source (http://m.neogaf.com/showpost.php?p=44326228&postcount=85)

Wii U Video Apps Delayed Source (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/11/16/wii-u-video-apps-delayed) http://www.videogamemm.com/forums/images/smilies/angrysun.gif

Mutt
11-11-2012, 12:08 PM
I wanted to make this a central thread for Pre-Launch related news for the Wii U. There has been a lot of information released in the last 24 hours I think will be relevant to us. Feel free to contribute!

I will try to update this thread daily and will keep it as a sticky until at least Nov. 18th. Hopefully this will lead all MPs to make an educated purchase. Happy Gaming!


Wii U can shut down on its own. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/09/wii-u-can-shut-down-on-its-own/)

Activision Says There’s One Next-Gen Console Coming Next Year To Challenge Wii U Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/09/activision-says-theres-one-next-gen-console-coming-next-year-to-challenge-wii-u/)

Wii U Gamepad also a universal remote! Source (http://http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/the-wii-u-gamepad-is-also-a-nifty-universal-tv-remote/)

Wii U Gamepad has a "mystery" connector. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/wii-u-gamepad-has-a-mystery-connector/)

XBLA team working on building the Wii U eShop. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/some-of-the-xbla-team-have-been-working-on-building-the-wii-u-eshop)

Nuketown 2025 no longer coming to Black Ops 2 @ Wii U?!?! Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/nuketown-2025-no-longer-coming-to-wii-u-version-of-black-ops-2)

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed trailer. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/sonic-all-stars-racing-transformed-wii-u-trailer)

Reggie to appear on Fallon Friday Nov. 16th. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/reggie-to-appear-on-jimmy-fallon-on-friday)

Amazon has already shipped Wii U version of Black Ops 2 to consumers. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/amazon-already-shipping-pre-ordered-wii-u-games/)

Downloaded Wii U software cannot be saved to SD card. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/10/downloaded-wii-u-software-cant-be-saved-to-sd-card/)

Wii U Black Friday deal! Must see! Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/11/buy-one-wii-u-game-get-another-40-off-toys-r-us-black-friday-deal/)

Super Mario Bros. U will NOT support Nunchuk setup. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/11/new-super-mario-bros-u-doesnt-support-wii-nunchuk-controller/)

Ubisoft wants their games on Wii U eShop ASAP! Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/11/ubisoft-wants-their-wii-u-games-on-eshop-asap/)

Thanks for the thread Danbo! Good stuff.

I didn't know XBLA team was working on eShop.

Nuketown 2025 would be disappointing. I can't believe we're 7 days away from launch and neither parties can confirm.

Ubisoft is a stretch. Didn't Reggie say that all Wii U games will be available for digital download in the eShop the day it is released? That means first & third party?

Mutt
11-11-2012, 12:12 PM
Thanks for the thread Danbo! Good stuff.

I didn't know XBLA team was working on eShop.

Nuketown 2025 would be disappointing. I can't believe we're 7 days away from launch and neither parties can confirm.

Ubisoft is a stretch. Didn't Reggie say that all Wii U games will be available for digital download in the eShop the day it is released? That means first & third party?

I'll post a better source but this makes more sense. All first party will be available day 1 online. Third party it's their choice to put it in the eShop.

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29312278/wii-u-eshop-questions

Danbo
11-11-2012, 12:20 PM
Feel free to update sources as you see fit. I don't necessarily dig in to stuff :) DLC isn't my cup of tea...

Mutt
11-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Feel free to update sources as you see fit. I don't necessarily dig in to stuff :) DLC isn't my cup of tea...

Thanks but my plates full, I'll let you handle this thread. I was correct.


Nintendo has said that its first-party Wii U games will be available both at retail and as downloads in the Wii U eShop. Third-party title availability will be determined by each publisher, with Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition being the first third-party game confirmed for downloadable release.

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=497321

Danbo
11-11-2012, 12:44 PM
Furthermore:


Polygon.com:

While Nintendo still hasn't fully detailed the workings of the Wii U's online network and store, speaking with Polygon earlier this week, the president of Ubisoft said his company plans to support both.

The Nintendo Network, first revealed by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata days ago, will support third-party networks.

Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot said that the company's goal is to have their Uplay online service on Wii U sometime after launch.

"We hope to have a good connection with their systems because Nintendo has been very open to us and allowed us to use our systems to communicate with our customers," Guillemot said.

Uplay is Ubisoft's digital distribution, multiplayer and achievement tracking system tied to all of the publisher's games.

Guillemot said they hope that Wii U gamers will be able to play Ubisoft's games and then use the service to see all the achievements they've earned and what other Ubisoft games they play, across all systems.

Currently, Ubisoft has eight titles already lined up for the Wii U including ZombiU, Assassin's Creed 3 and Rayman Legends.

In the interview Guillemot also said that Ubisoft will likely start selling their full, retail games as downloadable titles in the Wii U's eShop as soon as Nintendo supports the option.

"It's a good system," he said. "As soon as it's possible, we will do it. "

Guillemot said the the ability to purchase a full retail game without leaving your home may not be a perfect match for everyone, but that it's something some people are asking for.

In April, Iwata announced that Nintendo would in August begin selling full retail release games as both packaged games at retail stores and as digital downloads in the Nintendo eShop. He said at the time that a "majority" of future Nintendo-published Wii U and 3DS games would be sold the same way.

But the details of what will be available for purchase on the Wii U's eShop at launch remains a mystery. A bulk of the Wii U's online support will come to the console in a launch day patch, Nintendo has said.

Ubisoft officials are also in discussions with retailers about selling download codes for full retail games in physical stores as well.

"It's something we are discussing with the different retailers because we think sometimes when people go to the shop they want to get information on what game to buy and also how to play it and so on," he said. "So the retailers are really bringing something that can help them sell the right games so they have a good experience."

Source (http://www.polygon.com/2012/11/9/3623034/ubisofts-wii-u-plans-include-uplay-support-selling-full-retail-games)

Mutt
11-11-2012, 01:00 PM
I get it. It's disappointing. I was expecting that 3rd party games would be available for purchase on day 1. I was contemplating on buying BO2 online and just storing it on the console instead of switching out discs.


According to the recent Nintendo Direct they've made it so that you can tie your Nintendo Network account to third-party online accounts, and from that point on all your signing in is done through Nintendo Network.

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=499219

Danbo
11-12-2012, 09:40 AM
bump: Sensor bar optional for setting up Wii U.

Mutt
11-12-2012, 03:54 PM
bump: Sensor bar optional for setting up Wii U.

Hey I'm glad that it's somewhat gone! I'm assuming that people that are playing the multiplayer Nintendo Land games will still need it though. Those that are using the Wii remotes.

Danbo
11-13-2012, 10:44 AM
Bump:

Can't use Wii U video chat In-Game Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/12/you-cant-use-wii-u-video-chat-while-playing-a-game/)

Wii U allows you to post Screenshots of the games you're playing. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/12/wii-u-allows-you-to-screenshots-of-the-game-youre-playing/)

Wii U has the second most Launch titles from all consoles. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/13/wii-u-has-the-second-most-retail-launch-titles-of-any-video-game-system/)

Danbo
11-13-2012, 02:22 PM
ONM Lists sevent things that would make Smash Bros. for Wii U better than it was on the Wii. Source (http://mynintendonews.com/2012/11/13/onm-lists-seven-things-that-would-make-super-smash-bros-for-wii-u-beat-brawl/)

Mutt
11-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Thanks for the updates Danbo!


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