Nintendo will discontinue a number of Wii channels and services in June, the company has announced.
Discontinued Wii channels include the Nintendo Channel, News Channel, Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes Channel and Mii Contest Channel.
The message boards will also be switched off, preventing Wii users from sending and receiving messages. The channels will be discontinued on June 28, although the Wii Shop will remain open.
“We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer.
“We apologise to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding.
“The above services will no longer be available even if they are started up from the Wii Menu. However, services other than those mentioned above, such as the Wii Shop Channel and ‘Today’s Accomplishments’ on the Wii Message Board, will remain available.”
Ubisoft earlier released a brand new trailer for the exclusive title for Wii U ZombiU. As you can see from this amazing trailer the game is looking to be a chart topper and we cant wait to get our hands on it. Enjoy!
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Nintendo have confirmed that the latest Pokemon titles will arrive in Europe on October 12th. This is following shortly after the North American release date of October 7th. The eShop title Pokemon Dream Radar will also become available on the same day.
Pokemon Black and White 2 released in Japan earlier this month and sold a combined total of over 1.5 million units. The sequels to Black and White are still set in the Unova region and take place two years after the original events.
Nintendo have announced that their new spin-off Pokemon Conquest will be released for DS on July 26th in the UK.
The Tecmo Koei developed title contains 200 different breeds of Pokemon, a brand new region entitled Ransei and 17 kingdoms. The game can also expect higher sales after the recent Japan launch of Pokemon Black and White 2, which saw the 3rd best opening for any game on the Nintendo DS platform in Japan, selling 1.6 million copies in two days.
Pokemon Black and White 2 releases in Autumn 2012 in Europe.
The Game Critics Awards results from E3 2012 have been released. The big winner of the expo in Los Angeles was Sony Computer Entertainment, snagging seven awards for their projects. All nominees for the awards must be playable at E3, however ‘Special Commendation’ awards can be given to the games that weren’t. The judges are comprised of a number of game websites and blogs and are unbiased. Check out the entire list below and let us know what you think on the decision!
- Best of Show – The Last of Us
- Best Original Game – The Last of Us
- Best Console Game – The Last of Us
- Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Sound Shapes
- Best PC Game – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Best Hardware/Peripheral – Wii U
- Best Action Game – Halo 4
- Best Action/Adventure Game – The Last of Us
- Best Role Playing Game – South Park: The Stick of Truth
- Best Fighting Game – Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Best Racing Game – Need for Speed Most Wanted
- Best Sports Game – FIFA Soccer 13
- Best Strategy Game – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Best Social/Casual Game – Dance Central 3
- Best Motion Simulation Game – Dance Central 3
- Best Online Multiplayer – Halo 4
- Best Downloadable Game – Unfinished Swan
- Special Commendations for Graphics – Star Wars 1313 & Watch Dogs
- Special Commendation for Sound – The Last of Us
- Special Commendation for Innovation – Watch Dogs
Today is the official release of Pokemon Black And White 2 in Japan, and with Nintendo very recently announcing their new 3DS XL console and the release of the highly anticipated WiiU coming up, the games they will provide for these devices are currently in the spotlight. Two days ago, Nintendo’s official YouTube posted a new trailer for their new DS title ‘Pokemon Black and White 2′. The trailer gives a short tour of the Unovia region and Aspertia City as well as featuring a teaser for the battle with new gym leader Roxie. Check the trailer out below, and if you’re a Pokemon fan, let us know your thoughts!
The currently expected European and North American release for the games is Q3 2012.
Nintendo have announced that in addition to the WiiU releasing at the end of this year, the new 3DS XL console will be hitting shelves shortly. With a European release date of July 28, the console is a little over a month from release and with a 46 percent increase in size, will they get an increase in profit?
The console will be released in white, red and black, and silver and black colour variants. The North American date is August 19 and will come in blue and red variants. The 3DS XL features larger screens, a bigger body, and longer battery life, along with a larger SD card. The console will last on its battery for between 3.5 and 6.5 hours while running 3DS software but can last up to 10 hours whilst running games on the device.
No UK/Europe pricing is available yet, but the North American version will sell for $199.99 and the Japanese version for 18,900 yen ($235).
The Wii U will be released just in time for Christmas, according to an Amazon Germany listing which is not surprising since there is always a hype at Christmas time for new technology.
Nintendo‘s new platform will reportedly launch on December 21, costing €399 which is approximately £322/$506. The same date is given for launch titles Zombi U and Rayman Legends, both of which are priced at €69.99 – approximately £56/$88.
The console has previously been rumored for a November release: firstly by Ubisoft at the E3 Gaming Expo, and secondly through a leaked Black Ops 2 listing but only time will tell. Since this has not been confirmed by Nintendo themselves expect this to change any time soon.
Senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key discussed how recently-announced technology from Microsoft and Sony could allow the game to be ported to additional platforms after it’s released on Wii U. According to Key, if the title does expand, it wouldn’t be any time soon.
“ZombiU at its core was designed to be a great Wii U game and in order to make that work on other platforms they would have to change a lot of what makes the game cool,” he said. “And I’m not saying that can’t be done, but not in the next six months, you know?”
Since ZombiU was one of the main trailer that literally took my breathe away, we are all hoping this will be the case.