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Smartphone link and user-generated content functions coming to Wii U Miiverse

Nintendo plans to launch two big system updates for the Wii U and add a range of new features to Miiverse. During its Nintendo Direct broadcast today, the format-holder outlined a range of new activity for the online service. Two significant system updates are due – one in spring to …

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Nintendo adding Twitter-style verified accounts to Wii U online service Miiverse

Nintendo today announced it will add verified accounts to its online Miiverse service to help single out brands, Nintendo VIPs and celebrities. Like the blue tick that celebrities and major brands have on social network Twitter, the Miiverse verified avatars will have a green tick to distinguish them from other …

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Nintendo apologises for lack of Wii U releases as it reveals two March release dates

The January and February release slate for Nintendo’s Wii U is pretty bare – but that changes in March. In today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast on Wii U, delivered online to gamers, company president Satoru Iwata outlined plans to beef up the online service and the release schedule – although the …

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Two Zelda games, 3D Mario and Mario Kart all due for Wii U

Well, of course they were coming out – but Nintendo has name-checked the lot, and a few will be playable at E3. In a Nintendo Direct broadcast online today Nintendo detailed a number of new games on the way for Wii U, including two Zelda games, a new 3D Mario …

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Nintendo Japan shake-up merges handheld and console hardware teams

3DS and Wii creator Nintendo will merge its handheld and console teams in Japan as part of what Japanese paper Nikkei calls major organisational changes. The move comes amid a fast-changing games hardware marketplace once ruled by Nintendo but now shared with a range of devices from both traditional competitors …

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Yoshi’s Land Wii U retail listings sprout up

The unannounced Yoshi’s Land title for Wii U has popped up once again, this time in a pair of retail listings. Polygon reports the Canadian online catalogues of Best Buy and Future Shop had listed the title (both pages have been pulled) with a pre-order price of $59.99 and an …

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Big three throw weight behind Gadget Show Live Christmas

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will exhibit at Gadget Show Live Christmas with their largest ever public showing since 2004. Each of the platform-holders have committed to large-scale stands at the event next month, with plans to build their biggest presence for a consumer event since the era of ECTS. Xbox, …

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Rumour: Wii U launch date set in US, delayed in Europe

A US launch date for the Wii U has been confirmed according to one report, while another has the console missing its launch window in Europe due to manufacturing issues. GoNintendo has passed on word from a supposed GameStop employee source that Nintendo’s upcoming hardware will arrive Stateside the week …

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E3 2012: Wii U to get ‘Pro Controller’ gamepad

Nintendo will introduce a core games controller for its new console, called the Wii U Pro Controller. And you might think it looks a bit familiar. While much of the message during a web broadcast from Nintendo was about the Wii U GamePad, the firm said it would be supporting …

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E3 2012: Wii U controller christened ‘Wii U GamePad’

Nintendo used a surprise pre-E3 video announcement to show off the final form of the Wii U controller today. A livestreamed but pre-recorded video demo from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explained that the touchscreen pad has a name: the Wii U GamePad the device As previously rumoured, the Wii U …

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