It’s been a long time coming, but WayForward’s Shantae is finally hitting the 3DS Virtual Console… Next month. The official release date is June 20th for North America. With Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse coming to the Nintendo eShop later this year, this is the perfect game to start with. -Greg Boe (admin)
Source: Nintendo 3DS Blog
May 20, 2013
We here at WarioWare, Inc., are working with our fearless leader, Wario, to create his new Wii U game, Game & Wario – a game that can only be described as incredible, amazing, stupendous … and a bunch of other adjectives! To help Wario achieve his dream of funding this awesome game by his target launch date of June 23, he has created his own special crowdsourcing site called Crowdfarter.com. Here, visitors “donate coins” to the game by “liking” the site and daily updates from Wario via Facebook or by tweeting them to the masses on Twitter. Wario is so excited about bringing his genius vision to reality that he can hardly contain himself.
“Game & Wario is an entertaining collection of uproarious games that uses the Wii U GamePad controller in unique and hilarious ways,” said Wario, CEO of WarioWare, Inc., and all-around amazing guy. “WAHAHAHAHA! THAT WAS MY IMPRESSION OF A SUPER-SERIOUS GUY IN A SUIT!GAME & WARIO IS THE BEST GAME IN THE HISTORY OF TIME! IT’S THE YEAR OF WARIO! WAHAHAHAHA!”
Fans can visit Crowdfarter.com and show their support today. In addition to the immense satisfaction one will get from supporting an incredible game that will make all Wii U users of the world howl with laughter and weep with delight, participating in the Crowdfarter.com campaign offers visitors a whole lot of great rewards. As fans continue to show support, stretch goals will be unlocked, offering fun rewards such as an exclusive video, wallpaper and even a ringtone with Wario’s melodious voice.
In addition, Wario himself is going to take time out of his busy schedule to visit Crowdfarter.com and post daily executive updates. These updates will range from not-so-helpful tips from Wario to exclusive assets from Game & Wario. Wario’s executive updates are guaranteed to make everyone’s day a gas. Be a part of gaming history! Check out Crowdfarter.com today!
Anybody who has played the Mass Effect series will tell you that you need to play the first two games before the third one. If you had the two previous adventures behind you, you could transfer the decisions made to the latest installment. This definitely makes for a more immersive experience, but isn’t at all necessary. Mass Effect 3: Special Edition recently launched on Wii U, and since the last two games weren’t even released on the platform, Nintendo fans will have no other choice than to start with this one.
Fortunately, the developers of the Special Edition didn’t leave it up to newcomers to figure out what the hell is going on. Upon starting a new game, you’ll have the option to view the Interactive Comic and make all the key decisions from the previous two games. It runs a bit long, but it’s crucial if you want to learn more about Commander Shepard’s past, along with the characters you’ll meet again in your current adventures.
In the end, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition is the best possible version of last year’s RPG, and has the best features as well. My favorite is definitely the GamePad-only feature, which lets you play the entire game only on the Wii U GamePad (duh). This game may cost you quite a bit, compared to the Mass Effect Trilogy, which runs for about the same price, but if you own a Wii U, it’s still worth the dough.
Have you played Mass Effect 3 on Wii U? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments! -Greg Boe (admin)
Recently, we’ve been talking about various statements of hate directed at the Wii U. Through the darkness and the mud-throwing, a shred of light comes through the crack. Ubisoft, the big-time hardcore game producer, has let the world know that they still hold faith in the new Nintendo system. Apparently, their hope is not placed so much in the system itself, but rather in the company that created it. This is reasonable as Nintendo is such a wonderful and inventive company that has always made the most of what they have. This writer thinks that Nintendo will certainly soar above the next generation of gaming systems. -Ryan Baxter
Do you agree with Ubisoft’s faith in Nintendo or do you side with the opposing haters? Let us know in the comments!
Source: My Nintendo News
Over the past few days, we’ve been posting about the three new Sonic the Hedgehog games that will be the co-operative effort of Nintendo and Sega. Sonic games have been available on many non-Nintendo systems in the past, and the Sonic ’06 title wasn’t even available on Nintendo systems. Well, the next three titles will be Nintendo exclusive, only featured on the Wii U and 3DS which are, according to a Sega Spokesperson, “ideal platforms to to showcase the evolution of the Sonic brand.” This writer has a feeling that our true blue hero has a lacking fanbase on the Sony and Microsoft systems that are intended for hardcore gamers. -Ryan Baxter
What do you think about these games being Nintendo exclusive? Are you happy to have something to yourself to taunt your friends or do you wish your could share the experience with your hardcore friends? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments below!
Source: My Nintendo News
There’s been a lot of unbacked hate around the Wii U in the media lately and the latest comes from an EA Senior Engineer. Apparently, he believes that
“the Wii U is crap, it’s less powerful than the Xbox 360, it has a weird tablet and a poor online store.”
This is an interesting statement that is very strong. The Wii U is the first of the next-generation and it is has no competition on the market today. Also, we have to remember that this console is a Japanese made console, while the PS3 and Xbox 360 are American consoles. These countries have different focuses and the Wii U is very good at what it does, even if the graphics aren’t quite what is expected from the next-generation. There is no reason to single out the system for its “power” or criticize a “weird tablet” or a “poor online store” simply because its different from the other consoles currently on the market. Perhaps this image will change soon. -Ryan Baxter
What do you think about the Wii U and EA’s comment? Do you think the Wii U will ever alter its public image? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: My Nintendo News
Sports games are sometimes the only experiences of sports that gamers have and the only experiences of games that the athletically inclined have. This includes the NFL (American Football), NHL (Hockey) and FIFA (Non-American Football) titles. Well, it seems the title FIFA will not be on the Wii U this year. In a comment made by EA, which is available below, they let us know the reasoning behind this move is the sad sales of FIFA 2013 on the Wii U platform. After all, why would they pile a bunch of money into an expensive game that they can’t sell? -Ryan Baxter
“Six months ago FIFA 13 was a launch title on Wii U. Although the game featured FIFA’s award-winning HD gameplay and innovative new ways to play, the commercial results were disappointing. We have decided not to develop FIFA 14 on Wii U.”
We will certainly miss this series on the Wii U and we also hope it fares well on its other platforms! Stay tuned to NCharged for the latest Nintendo News and check out Gaming Charged to see how games such as FIFA 2014 do in general!
Source: My Nintendo News
Usually, Nintendo focuses on only the attending audience at E3. This year, the company is teaming up with retail store Best Buy to demo unreleased Nintendo Wii U games during the week of E3. The demos will be available at over 100 Best Buy locations in North America.