With E3 2013 less than a month away, the NCharged team is very excited to see what new games are announced. For Nintendo, the biggest focus at the expo will be the recently released Wii U. With that in mind, I’ve put together somewhat of a wish list of franchises we hope to end up seeing on Wii U. Check out the 5 franchises that we want to see on Wii U after the break! -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)
The announcement of Bayonetta 2 on Wii U was made quite a few months ago, and I think we’re all ready to see what Platinum’s new game looks like on the next-gen system. Yesterday, Nintendo said that they’re holding a Nintendo Direct broadcast on June 11th concentrated on the Wii U, so it would make sense to see this game show up at some point. My fingers are crossed for a 2013 release date, but depending on the game’s progress we may have to wait a bit longer.
I’m really eager to see what new gameplay mechanics Platinum Games have implemented, almost as much as I am to see Bayonetta’s new outfit (being the fashion aficionado I am). -Greg Boe (admin)
Editor’s note: The Mario Kart series has stayed pretty much the same over it’s lifetime. With that in mind, I’m not anticipating a whole lot from the upcoming Mario Kart for Wii U (a.k.a. Mario Kart 8). Conversely, if I WERE to expect a lot from the developers, these are a few things I would expect most.
Since the Wii U Practically plays like a giant DS, you can expect a map of the course on the GamePad screen and some motion controls thrown in as an option as well. Kart customization will probably provide more options, and an off-TV feature will definitely be available for single player. With the technology of the Wii U, DLC is now an option, so expect some new tracks and maybe even a few extra characters after the game’s launch. Imagine how cool it would be to have a track creator, and the ability to share your creations over the Nintendo Network. Goodness, that would be spectacular… Nintendo will give us more details on this game on the first day of E3 2013 (June 11th) and you can expect a holiday release date this year. During the week of E3, you’ll also be able to demo the game at select Best Buy retail store locations.
So while there probably won’t be any groundbreaking gameplay mechanics in store for the latest installment in the kart racing series, you can expect the fantastic quality that Nintendo never fails to deliver. -Greg Boe (admin)
This is a question Mario fans have been pondering since the start. The answer is quite simple. Find out after the break! (more…)
We heard a lot of talk when the Wii U first came out about how it would be Nintendo’s Hardcore console with loads of hardcore games. However, they’ve had some trouble with getting these promised games. Call of Duty has had sort of watered down games on Nintendo systems before, but that was expected as the controls were different from the PS3 and Xbox 360 that they were designed for. That should all be changing now that the Wii U gamepad and pro controller is available, offering a similar, if not improved, control system from these other consoles. This should bring us truly hardcore titles, and this is already occurring. We did see Black Ops 2 in the past and now we have gotten word that Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available on all home consoles, which should mean that it is also on the Wii U. -Ryan Baxter
Will you be looking for Ghosts on the Wii U? Let us know what you think about this title in the comments below!
Source: Nintendo Life
About a month ago, our bro site Gaming Charged wrote a spotlight on the indie game A.N.N.E, a futuristic adventure game inspired by the golden origins of gaming. As many of you know, Kickstarter deals have stretch goals that are above the money they need to create the title. In gaming, this is usually reaching to a new console that would otherwise be unreachable. However, there was a strange occurrence in the production of this game: even though they didn’t reach their Wii U stretch goal, they are still producing the game for the Nintendo console. That’s right, we’ll soon be using our touch pads to rescue our robot girlfriends! This speaks good things for the popularity of the new system, seeing as it would certainly be costly to produce for this system. What a sign of confidence the developer, Gamesbymo, is showing! -Ryan Baxter
Be sure to pick this game up when it comes around for the Wii U because it looks like it’s going to be great! Keep up with Nintendo Charged for the latest Gaming News, and check out Gaming Charged for regular updates on the Indie Gaming world!
Source: Nintendo Life
The Fire Emblem series has been around for a long time, but for a moment there, fears arose that the series was getting close to a grisly demise. There was so much fear in the production team at Nintendo that they had temporarily marked Awakening as the final episode in the series. However, there was a great occurrence that was able to turn the series around: the game was successful. Nintendo decided that they don’t want to quit a series that is capable of pulling in as much money as Awakening did and stuck with it! This is slightly reminiscent of how Final Fantasy came about in the way that a last hurrah can bring a company (or a series) back from the brink. -Ryan Baxter
Awakening is a testament to the redemption of series that should give hope to any struggling series! Stay tuned to hear about other stories of redemption!
Source: Nintendo Everything
Europe began a great movement of cutting prices with the Wii U, but that hasn’t been duplicated in the US besides special offers that ended fairly quickly. It seems that a price cut has finally come to the US, though, through the Target supermarket. This entails a price drop by 20% to only the basic model of the Wii U (the white one that only has 8GB) that drops the price from $299.99 to $239.99. This is great news to our North American audience that hasn’t been able to access the European deals that we’ve seen in past months. Even though it is not as great of a deal, it’s all we’ve got right now. -Ryan Baxter
If you’ve been looking for a good deal on a Wii U then this is your chance! Be sure to stay tuned to Nintendo Charged for the latest news on deals like this!
Source: Nintendo Life
Nintendo has already promised us new details on the upcoming Wii U lineup before E3 starts. Well, the company has confirmed this today by announcing a Nintendo Direct broadcast on June 11th before the show floor opens. Expect news on games like Sonic: Lost World, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, Zelda, and more during the live stream.