Apple Just Announced Its Own Wii, Almost A Decade After Nintendo

Unless you happen to live under a rock, you will no doubt have been aware that yesterday Apple held one of its special events in which it announced several new products.

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Art: Controller Evolution Photo Series Hammers Home The Nintendo Factor – Nintendo Life

A visual record of how Nintendo has pushed the industry forward Nintendo has been responsible for some major innovations when it comes to controllers — the NES D-pad, the N64 analogue stick, the Wii Remote — and Spanish artist Javier Laspiur has put together a photographic whistle-stop tour of t

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Nintendo Details Console Sales From NES To Wii U In Handy Infographic

With the publication of Nintendo’s 2013-14 financial results, the company has posted a handy infographic detailing each console generation’s life-to-date sales.

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Nintendo Gives Wii Remote Plus Controller the Royal Treatment

Nintendo hereby announces a new Wii Remote Plus controller styled in the royal fashion of Princess Peach. The pink controller features many touches that pay homage to the Mushroom Kingdom’s most powerful heroine, who recently starred in the Super Mario 3D World game for the Wii U console.

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Vooks Game of the Year 2012: New Super Mario Bros. U – Wii U and Nintendo News from Vooks

Written by: VOOK | January 1, 2013

You’ve stuck with us for the past few days, working through all the other awards and now it’s time reveal the big winner, well you already know because it’s in the title but, yes, New Super Mario Bros. U is the Vooks Game of the Year for 2012.

We’ve said in our review, in our latest podcast and when it won the best Wii U game award we said it then, but New Super Mario Bros. U is the the 2D Mario title we’ve been craving for some time. It’s ticks all the right boxes, has the right mix of new and old and it’s polished. Oh so polished. Not to mention it looks gorgeous in high definition. If you’re not convinced this is the winner then check out our review.

Our runners up though deserve some respect though and they are Kid Icarus: Uprising in second and in third place place it’s a tie between ZombiU and Pokemon Black 2 and White 2. If you’re after the pure numbers though, here’s the top ten.

  • New Super Mario Bros. U – 16.18%
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising – 13.24%
  • Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 – 10.29%
  • TIE Zombi U – 10.29%
  • TIE Nintendo Land – 5.39%
  • Assassin’s Creed III – 4.9%
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – 3.92%
  • TIE Paper Mario Sticker Star – 2.94%
  • TIE Mass Effect 3: Special Edition – 2.94%
  • TIE New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 2.94%

via Vooks Game of the Year 2012: New Super Mario Bros. U – Wii U and Nintendo News from Vooks.

Vooks GOTY 2012: Best Wii Game Winner Revealed – Wii and Nintendo News from Vooks

Written by: VOOK | December 26, 2012

The Wii might not have had one of the biggest years ever but what for it lacked in quantity it made up for quality.

That quality culminated in a little title called The Last Story, a game that at one point was at risk of never coming out of Japan. The Last Story is the best Wii game of 2012 as voted by you.

Here’s what we said about it in our review;

The Last Story is an incredibly well put together RPG that manages to marry everything that makes both western and Japanese RPGs great. Similarly, it provides a very focused and concentrated journey for the player to get through and doesn’t attempt to bog itself down by offering a large and empty landscape just because it’s an RPG. If this is the future of the genre, I couldn’t quite say how I would feel, but with a bit more fine tuning to make the game a bit more difficult and extending the length just a tad with some more optional content, then I’m all in. The more people who play this, the better; this might be the Japanese RPG that wins over the haters of the genre.

Here’s how the Wii results turned out;

  • The Last Story – 39.41%
  • Rhythm Heaven Fever – 14.71%
  • Mario Party 9 – 13.53%
  • Pandora’s Tower – 9.41%
  • Project Zero 2: Wii Edition – 5.29%

via Vooks GOTY 2012: Best Wii Game Winner Revealed – Wii and Nintendo News from Vooks.

IGN’s Best Nintendo Home Console Game Of 2012 Is A Wii Game

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xenoblade_chronicles_wallpaperThe fantastic Wii-exclusive from developer Monolith Soft, Xenoblade Chronicles, is IGN‘s choice for best Wii U/Wii game of 2012. The action role-playing game released 2010 in Japan, 2011 in Europe, and 2012 in North America.

Other nominees for IGN’s best Nintendo home console game of 2012 include Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and The Last Story.

While the Wii U had a few rather impressive launch titles (most notably New Super Mario Bros. U), it was actually the Wii and one of its very last pieces of software that stole the show in 2012. What Xenoblade Chronicles accomplished with the limited hardware at hand was an absolutely stunning achievement, providing a deep and engrossing RPG experience for a system that was severely lacking in the genre during its six year tenure. From the touching story to…

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The Last Story For Wii Is Xseed Games’ Most Successful Title Ever

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Nintendo published developer Mistwalker’s Wii exclusive, The Last Story, in Japan and Europe. But in North America, Xseed Games is the action role-playing game’s publisher, which makes it a third-party game for the six-year-old Wii.

Xseed Games has announced that The Last Story is its most successful title to date. To celebrate, the publisher is selling The Last Story as a standalone game package for a suggested retail price of $29.99 in select retailers across North America.

XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, is pleased to celebrate the success of its hit action RPG, The Last Story, by announcing that it is releasing an all-new standalone version of the Wii™ exclusive, which started shipping today to select retailers throughout North America at an MSRP of $29.99. In addition to this new standalone game package, any remaining copies of the premium launch units at retailers, which included a bonus 44-page softcover…

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‘LEGO Lord of the Rings’ preview: The most ambitious LEGO game yet – Gaming News – Digital Spy

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'LEGO Lord of the Rings' preview: The most ambitious LEGO game yet - Gaming News - Digital Spy

LEGO Lord of the Rings is the latest in the best-selling LEGO games based on much-loved movie and comic franchises. Not only does it give J. R. R. Tolkien’s story a LEGO twist, but it recreates it with an open-world fleshed out with side-quests and collectables.

Coming hot off LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Travellers Tales is employing the use of an open-world to give LEGO Lord of the Rings a more epic sense of scale than previous LEGO games, one that aims to live up to the breadth of the films and books.

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