Don’t know what games to buy when you pick up your new Wii U console in November? Well here’s something that you may find helpful. This is a list (taken directly from Nintendo’s Wii U media briefing this morning) of all the Wii U games that are expected to release within the system’s launch window (November 18, 2012-March 2013):
-NBA 2k13 (2k Sports)
-Call of Duty: Black Ops II
-Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 (NA only)
-Rapala Pro Bass Fishing (NA only)
-Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Probably the biggest surprise this morning is that Nintendo managed to snatch up an exclusive title, the sequel to Platinum Games’ blockbuster action game, Bayonetta. However, don’t get too excited just yet. It appears the title will not release any time soon, as no release date was given nor was any actual gameplay footage shown. The only thing shown was a brief teaser trailer with the game’s official logo. One last tidbit is that the game will be published by Nintendo. Kudos to them! Check out the trailer below:
This morning Nintendo confirmed during their Wii U media briefing that New Super Mario Bros. U will be available at the system’s launch. In the meantime, here is the official boxart for the game:
Now gamers will be able to recognize it on store shelves and pick up a copy alongside their shiny Wii U come this November.
Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America got straight to the point this morning with the official release of the Wii U. That’s right folks, Wii U will hit North American store shelves on November 18, 2012, just in time for the holidays. Nintendo will offer two bundles at launch; a basic bundle and a deluxe bundle. Each bundle will cost $299.99 and $349.99 respectively. The following is included in each bundle:
Basic Bundle ($299.99):
-8 GB Memory
It was only a matter time before Nintendo would announce a new color addition to join the 3DS family. Well here it is, introducing midnight purple! Gamers can pick up this royal color themed 3DS on May 20th for $169.99. Check it out below:
That’s right folks; the fastest blue hedgehog in gaming is back for another lap in kart racing. This time around Sonic and the gang are no longer confined to solely racing on the track’s asphalt. All racers will now have access to transformable karts with the ability to travel on land, blast through bodies of water, and soar through the air. To celebrate this announcement Sega of America has this special trailer. Enjoy!
The North American audience will likely never match the outstanding success that the Monster Hunter franchise has achieved within Japan. However, there’s still a strong cult following here in NA, who are spending countless hours slaying prehistoric beasts. Capcom is well aware of this and has finally opened its mouth in regards to the future of the dino-hunting series in the Americas. During a live Q&A session, Capcom’s Christian Svennson discussed the possibility of Monster Hunter 3G hitting stateside. He had the following to say:
“I can’t tell you definitively yes or no at this point in time. The reality is, obviously we’ve not brought over Portable 3rd, we’ve not brought brought over Portable 3rd HD. At this point, we have not brought over Tri G on 3DS, so when I say this you may look at me as if I have three heads, but trust me, the future of Monster Hunter in the west is very bright. It’s just not clear yet.”
“You’re going to be okay. Just trust me. We need a little more time to make clear what the next phase is.”
I guess anxious hunters must remain patient just a little while longer. Hopefully Capcom will deliver the good news soon. For more information, check out the link below.
For those pokemaniacs with an English copy of either Pokemon White or Black, a new WiFi event has been announced! Beginning May 9th, players will be awarded the opportunity to receive their very own Darkrai, the mysterious legendary ghost Pokemon. In order to successfully acquire Darkrai, players must have a copy of either Pokemon White or Black and access to a wireless internet connection (assuming you already own a Nintendo DS).
For more Pokemon news and events, check back with us here at A-G.
Nintendo has recently secured three domain names that is sure to please anxious Nintendo fans. The following domain names are:
Nintendo has already confirmed that New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be hitting North America later this year. However, there is still no word on either Fire Emblem Awakening or Pokedex 3D Pro. Hopefully this is an early indication that both titles will be arriving stateside sometime this year.