We recently had multiple conferences regarding the Wii U. I’ve summarized all the things you need to know right here in this post!
- Wii U US launch-date is November 18th, two different models. Wii U North American Launch window games lineup.
Basic: 8GB storage, HDMI cable, GamePad 299.99
Deluxe: 32GB storage, HDMI cable, GamePad, Stands, Includes NintendoLand + Deluxe Digital Promotion 349.99
Wii U supports full HD 1080p, GPU is able to perform general computing tasks (GPGPU). Main mem: 1 GB. System: 1 GB. Total: 2GB.
Games use only 1 GB of main memory. System memory is for OS. Game discs 25 GB, up to 22.5 MB/s (megabytes per second).
16:03 The Wii U consumes up to 75 watts of electricity. Typical power usage is 45 watts.
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (otherwise known as Tri G) was announced for the Wii U and 3DS. It’s coming to the US this march and Europe sometime, the Wii U version has online but the 3DS version only features local-multiplayer. They feature the ability to transfer a save file between the 3DS and Wii U version of the game.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed for Wii U, exclusive features include the ability to use the GamePad as the game’s mini-map, to activate score streaks and to change your loadout mid-game. You could also use the GamePad as a second screen in two-player modes with one person playing on the TV and another on the GamePad. Off-TV play is also supported.
- Bayonetta 2 announced as a Wii U exclusive, published by Nintendo.
- Project P-100 now known as “The Wonderful 101”. Wii U exclusive.
- Nintendo TVii announced for Wii U, comes with the console, television functionality that allows you to search for content across Netflix, Hulu+, your cable television and more. Only supported in the US and Canada at the time.
- Xenoblade team creating new game for Wii U, is a new IP
- Wii to Wii U (VC, WiiWare, Mii) transfer details, keep old Wii console to wirelessly transfer content such as Miis, WiiWare and Virtual Console games to the Wii U. Wii content will not be playable on the GamePad.
- New Super Mario Bros. U trailer
- Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper Wii U Trailer.
- Nano Assault Neo announced for Wii U
- Disney Epic Mickey 2 confirmed for Wii U
- Transformers Prime announced for the Wii U
- New Super Mario Bros U Trailer
- Lego City Undercover (formerly Stories) new trailer, Wii U exclusive