Tag Archives: Wii U games

Splatoon Testfire event open to players who don’t own the game

Nintendo are going beyond the usual demo by letting Wii U owners play online for a hour a day over the course of a week in their upcoming Testfire Summer Camp event. By downloading the demo client for their Wii U, players will be able to enjoy 4vs4 matches of Turf War and get an extended look at the game which has proved a big hit on the Wii U, even more so as time goes by and more content has been added.  Continue reading Splatoon Testfire event open to players who don’t own the game

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Lego Dimensions Worlds Trailer will have you ready for these preorders

Want to see what worlds are waiting for you with Lego Dimensions and it’s many add-on packs? Then this is the trailer for you. If that whets your appetite, you’ll really want to check out the range of preorders listed below, which are much cheaper than their high street comparisons.

Find out why we’re so excited with this article: Lego Dimensions: how the magic of Lego could dethrone Skylanders.

Lego Dimensions story trailer makes it hard to resist

Parents, do not let your children see this trailer! There’s no way they’ll not want a piece of Lego Dimensions after seeing this. And how are you going to play it if you have to share with the little blighters?

Today’s trailer gives us the biggest look yet at the story for Lego Dimensions, the new name in the toys-to-life genre that we’re already trading in our Skylanders and Disney Infinity tat for. The mind-boggling mashup of characters and worlds including Batman, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future and The Wizard of Oz looks like the sort of toybox-inspired fun that’s going to be a blast to play. It’s not going to be cheap, but we’ve hunted down the best deals for preorders if you want to get involved at launch. You’ll save a small fortune compared to an impulse buy on the high street too. Continue reading Lego Dimensions story trailer makes it hard to resist

Lego Jurassic World trailer takes you for a tour while we dig up the best prices

The latest trailer for Lego Jurassic World ties in neatly with the new movie as it gives you a tour of the newly opened Jurassic World theme park. We’re sure the opening will run smoothly. No wait, little Lego people are running for their lives and I’m pretty sure I saw a Raptor doing a wheelie on a bike. Clear your backlog people, this game is going to have you glued to your seats until that Platinum Trophy pings. Enjoy the trailer and take a look at our roundup of the best preorder deals for every format below. Continue reading Lego Jurassic World trailer takes you for a tour while we dig up the best prices

Lego Dimensions and Christopher Lloyd threaten to destroy space time continuum

[UPDATE: We’ve just found some exceptionally cheap preorders for Lego Dimensions here.]

Great Scott, indeed! Today’s latest trailer shows Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd discovering the hidden portal delights of Lego Dimensions and we get another look at the mashup of famous characters threatening the space time continuum as multiple genres and licensed universes collide. Batman, Lord of the Rings (was that a Lego Balrog? OMFG!), Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future, Portal 2, Doctor Who, DC comics, The Simpsons and Jurassic World are all confirmed already.

With toys-to-life raking in some serious cash nowadays, we think this could well print money for Warner and Lego, and going by the success of The Lego Movie and Traveller’s Tales past lego games, this might just explode. Yes, parents, this is your worst nightmare fully realised.

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New Lego Jurassic World trailer inspired us to hunt down these cheap preorders

Today’s brand new Lego Jurassic World trailer is all sorts of awesome and the release date has finally been confirmed too. In fact, it’s less than a month away, so be sure to take advantage of our roundup of hot preorder deals across every format below if you want to play the game on June 12th. Naturally, you’ll want to take a look at that new trailer too, which features scenes from all four movies, along with footage of the various types of dinosaur you’ll get to play as.  Continue reading New Lego Jurassic World trailer inspired us to hunt down these cheap preorders

Mario Kart 200cc comparison trailer has all the speed

Mario Kart 8 has been feeling the need for speed for a while now. So we’re delighted to hear that Nintendo is bringing back the 200cc motors. This new comparison video shows how fast they are compared to the 150cc vehicles, which are currently the fastest rides in Mario Kart 8.

Yes, Nintendo. So much yes. The 150cc karts feel a little slow to be honest, but this injection of speed should see us knocking a third off our best lap times and we can’t wait for the new motors to land as a FREE update on April 23rd. On the same day a new paid DLC bundle will be available with two new characters and eight new tracks. Consider us tempted.

If you have any GameCube controllers you want to use on your Wii U for Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros, be sure to pick up this cheap Gamecube to Wii U controller adapter for £9.99. Check out the new trailer below. Continue reading Mario Kart 200cc comparison trailer has all the speed

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Review)

I should begin this review with a public warning announcement. This Walking Dead game has nothing to do with the multiple award-winning downloadable series The Walking Dead by Telltale Games. Whereas that game was based on the comics, this is based on the AMC TV series and is a first-person action game.

Seeing as the critically acclaimed one that features multiple story choices and plays more likeHeavy Rain than Dead Island has just been released at retail too (review incoming), we wouldn’t want you to pick this one up by mistake.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Axed on Wii U

Sega have just confirmed that the upcoming Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been cancelled despite it having been due in 2013’s first quarter. The company confirmed the news to Joystiq, but without giving a reason: “Sega can confirm that the Wii U SKU of Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer in development.”

This isn’t the first Wii U game to take a beating and this is where we’d usually once again comment on the struggling console. Not this time though, the last thing the Wii U is another underachieving game that will send gamers racing back to the stores clutching their receipts. Continue reading Aliens: Colonial Marines Axed on Wii U

Improved Boss Battles Explained for Deus EX: HR Director’s Cut on Wii U

The boss battles found in Deus Ex: Human Revolution were a major sore point for gamers playing through the otherwise excellent game on the PS3, 360 or PC platforms. Since hearing about the Wii U version a few days ago and the promises of improved boss battles, we’ve been intrigued to hear more. Prepare to be jealous if you don’t own a Wii U. Continue reading Improved Boss Battles Explained for Deus EX: HR Director’s Cut on Wii U

Lego City Undercover Trailer – The Wii U Saviour?

The latest trailer released for Lego City Undercover makes us want it even more. And with the Wii U losing so many exclusives recently, Nintendo will be desperate to keep hold of this one as the success of past Lego titles, could make this a bonafide system seller.

The video shows on foot and vehicular gameplay along with some very amusing story scenes. Players of Lego Batman 2 will be able to attest that Traveller’s Tales are very capable of writing funny scripts and this looks set to be even better. Bring on March 28th. Continue reading Lego City Undercover Trailer – The Wii U Saviour?

The Sunday Seven: 2013’s Most Wanted Games

We’re used to all the big games coming out in the months leading up to Christmas and this year is certainly no different. However, many of our most wanted titles slipped into the 2013. Many of them are coming out in the first quarter, essentially giving us Silly Season Part 2. We’re still trying to get this year’s line-up finished but next year looks set to be even busier. Hopefully, we’ll actually have something to play in the summer next year instead of everything bookending the release calendar.

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Rabbids Land Trailer Brings the Mental to the Wii U

Of course there’s a Rabbids game to go with the Wii U launch. The Rayman spin-offs were a huge success for Ubisoft on the original Wii and we imagine they’ll do well on Nintendo’s new console too with their demented selection of minigames. As much as we’d like to dismiss this as a kid’s game, it does look like a fun way to get to know your new console.

From what we can see in the trailer, you’ll be able to use the game pad (the one with the screen) and an original Wii motion controller to play these games and they’ll support up to four players. Parents are advised to hit the mute button though as the gibberish chatter from the Rabbids will drive you insane in minutes. Continue reading Rabbids Land Trailer Brings the Mental to the Wii U

Limb Lopping Returns to Ninja Gaiden on the Wii U

Have you been looking at the Wii U line-up and thinking there aren’t enough titles that let you hack people’s limbs off? Well, you might have a few issues, but at least Tecmo Koei want to indulge you, as Ninja Gaiden Sigma 3: Razor’s Edge brings back the butchery after the PS3/360 versions were criticised for toning down the violence. As well as being a bit rubbish.

Ryu will be getting a host of new weapons in the Wii U version including a heavy staff and a demented new fangled weapon that from what we can tell (it moves very fast) is something sharp and nasty on the end of a chain. Ayane makes an appearance too as an exclusive playable character with her own missions.

Despite the game being a launch title in the states, we won’t be seeing it until January 11th. Looks like we’ll have to settle for Zombi U for our launch day bloodletting. Check out the new trailer for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge after the break.

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Lego City Undercover Trailer: A Wii U System Seller?

Ever wondered how Traveller’s Tales would cope when tasked with making a Lego game that didn’t have a huge film license behind it? Better than ever it would seem. This cheesy cops and robbers caper borrows from classic crime movies and looks set to be packed with nods and references to San Francisco-based flicks and the Dirty Harry bit towards the end of the trailer is just one of numerous funny moments during the two-minute peak at the Wii U exclusive.

Characters are fully voiced, just as we recently saw in Lego Batman 2, which will allow for a proper story and will keep the laughs coming throughout. An early look at how the Game Pad will be used shows the player using the screen to scan the TV to look for heat signatures from hiding crims on a sunny rooftop.

Helicopters, ambulances and boats are shown off around the sun kissed city indicating a few extra Civil Servant duties may be on the cards. This might be the closest we get to a Lego GTA game, albeit on the right side of the law. Mind you, what’s that fella doing with a crow bar? Even Lego misbehaves at times it would seem.

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Trine 2: Director’s Cut Trailer Shows Wealth Of New Content For Wii U

We’re already getting used to seeing Wii U versions of existing games that chuck in the odd new mode or control scheme but this new trailer shows off loads of new environments for the upcoming Trine 2: Director’s Cut. We want it now.

The scenes shown in the trailer show desert sandworms, dragons and underground ruins, none of which were included in the original release. The graphics themselves are some of the best we’ve seen on the Wii U console too.

This is only a teaser trailer really, so we don’t get to see how the Wii U’s Game Pad will be used specifically in the game, but we imagine players controlling the wizard will be able to use it to move objects around with the touch-screen while the thief and knight characters are controlled with regular controllers.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition Trailer Showcases Nintendo Legends

The Wii U announcements are coming thick and fast now as momentum builds for the new console. This new trailer shows off various costume changes for the Tekken gang. So far, we’re seeing suits from the Mario, Zelda, Star Fox and Metroid games, with more to surely follow.

The trailer also shows a new Mushroom Battle mode where fighters grow or shrink depending on which power-up they get.

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