Ubisoft Says Child Of Light Was Influenced By Miyazaki Films

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Child of Light creative director Patrick Plourde has explained that Ubisoft’s stunning side-scrolling RPG Child of Light was influenced in no small part by acclaimed Hayao Miyazaki movies. Child of Light is coming to a number of platforms including Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and is due for release sometime in 2014.

“Miyazaki movies are a great reference for me because they primarily have female main characters, and at the same time, I feel they are loved by gamers. You can watch Iron Man and My Neighbor Totoro in the same weekend and it’s not considered weird. In fact, you would be considered a film aficionado. So why wouldn’t a gamer, somebody that likes games, be interested in playing different experiences? One type of experience doesn’t replace another, they complete each other. We will see if Child of Light will be well received, and I hope it will be, but…

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The Fall Is Officially Coming To Wii U After Meeting Kickstarter Goals

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Although Over The Moon’s alien world Metroid/Limbo mash-up The Fall has yet to meet its projected Wii U goal on Kickstarter, the company has announced that they have become an official Nintendo developer, and will therefore be bringing the title to Wii U regardless. The Fall has surpassed its main goal with over $21K funded out of only $17K necessary to meet it. The Wii U goal was originally set at $29K before the company made its latest announcement.

In The Fall, players take control of a high-tech suit that is activated to transport an unconscious human traveler away from a hostile alien environment. The black and white silhouetted levels and mysterious narrative are reminiscent of the popular indie game Limbo. Kickstarter projects for Nintendo consoles have been popping up frequently lately, especially with the new Unity system making it easier for developers to port games to Wii U.

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Amazon: Official Wii U High Capacity-Battery Is Coming To Europe On October 4th

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Popular online retailer Amazon says that the Wii U High Capacity-Battery and the Wii Remote Fast Charging-Cradle are both coming to Europe on October 4th. The Wii U battery pack should substantially improve the battery life for the Wii U GamePad which has come under fire for running out of juice too quickly. Will you be picking up the Wii U High Capacity-Battery and the Wii Remote Fast Charging-Cradle? €29.99 / €39.99

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Mario & Sonic At The Sochi 2014 Winter Games Coming November 8th On Wii U eShop

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Nintendo has revealed via the Wii U eShop that Mario & Sonic At The Sochi 2014 Winter Games will be available to purchase on the eShop on November 8th. The game will have 16 events and utilises both the Wii Motion Plus controller and the Wii U GamePad. Some of the events will use both controllers, such as the Biathlon, which uses the Wii Remote for skiing and the Wii U GamePad for sniping targets.

Update: Nintendo of America says the notification was a mistake and that they will confirm a release date for the game in the future.

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Launch Trailer

Must admit, I really wasn’t all that excited when Nintendo announced this remake, but the trailer has reminded me of how much fun this was to play so I may just have to reindulge and give it another play.

Original Wii Sports Coming To Wii U In HD With Online Multiplayer

This has me surprisingly excited.

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The five beloved sports from the original Wii Sports – bowling, tennis, baseball, boxing and golf – are making a dramatic and competitive return on Wii U. The games are being released individually as downloads in the Nintendo eShop featuring HD graphics, enhanced controls via Wii MotionPlus technology, as well as a much-requested online multiplayer versus mode, so users with broadband Internet access can face off against competitors online. And that’s where the “Club” part of Wii Sports Club comes into play. Players will be registered to state or regional clubs and will be able to chat with one another via Miiverse during matches. People will be able to play casually against members of their own club, or take on members of rival clubs to increase their club rankings.

Tennis and Bowling will be the first two sports available in the Nintendo eShop on Nov. 7, with Boxing, Baseball and Golf scheduled to launch…

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Nintendo Is Offering Wii U Owners A Chance To Download Full Version Of Wii Fit U For Free

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Nintendo is offering Wii U owners a chance to download a full version of Wii Fit U for free. Starting Nov. 1, Wii U owners can download a complete version of the game and get a head start on their New Year’s fitness goals by trying out all the activities found in the game for a full month – at no cost. All users need is a Wii Balance Board and a Wii U system with a broadband Internet connection. Consumers can keep their trial copies of Wii Fit U at no additional cost by simply purchasing and syncing a Fit Meter to the game. Nintendo announced the special offer along with a number of items related to active gaming during a Nintendo Direct video.

“Wii Fit U is all about ‘fun fitness’ for everyone in the family,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “With this special offer, Nintendo is making it…

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The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Review Round-Up

Sooo looking forward to this 🙂

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wind_waker_hd_zelda_wallpaperReviews of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD are starting to pour in. The game, which is a high-definition remake of Nintendo GamCube title The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, has already received critical acclaim from a number of critics. Read excerpts from some of the published reviews of the game below:

Eurogamer: “Just like its young hero, The Wind Waker is crisp and energetic, spirited and soulful, just a little bit wayward – and it hasn’t aged a day.” 10/10

IGN: “If you’ve never braved this amazing seafaring adventure, the Wii U version offers the definitive way to experience a charming story that’s both charming and elegant.” 9.8/10

NowGamer: “Wind Waker HD brings with it a selection of improvements and tweaks to make it a prettier, more enjoyable game that newcomers and fans – even the most diehard – will find appealing.” 9.0/10

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Iizuka Says They Tried To Get The Same Feel For Wii U And 3DS Versions Of Sonic Lost World

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Sonic producer Takashi Iizuka has explained that Sonic Team have tried their hardest to get the same feel for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of Sonic Lost World. Iizuka says that it wasn’t an easy task for the development team, but they kept cutting things back on the Nintendo 3DS to get that particular version looking like the Wii U. Iizuka says their main aim was to make consumers unable to tell which version is which.

 “In Colours and Generations the focus was a side-scrolling game. If you look at Lost World, the main concept is a cylindrical world, so it didn’t make sense to do a side view. The 3DS’s extra power makes it the sort of place 3D can be used really well. Even though it’s power powerful than a DS, it still has its limits. It wasn’t easy to get the same levels, but we kept cutting…

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Aonuma Says Zelda 3DS Introduces Gameplay That Never Existed In Previous Zelda Games

Can’t wait for this!!!

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The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds introduces brand new gameplay that haven’t been seen in previous Zelda titles. Aonuma explained that players who have become used to the series and who are expecting things to work a certain way will probably be very surprised. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is due out on Nintendo 3DS in November.

“Using the 3D effect on Nintendo 3DS and making the two-dimensional A Link To The Past playable in 3D was kind of an assignment that Mr Miyamoto had given me after the release of Nintendo 3DS.”

“However, I wanted to do more than just that. My main reason for wanting to do it was because this game is perfect for the part where Link turns into a drawing and moves along the walls.”

“The 3D effects are this…

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