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Nintendo of Europe Wii U press event- live stream/blog


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Information will be added here below and updated as the presentation goes on:

-Two options: Basic and Premium
-Basic is White Wii U 8GB storage, white gamepad, HDMI cable
-Premium is Black 32 GB of storage, Nintendo Land software included
-Launches November 30th!
-Wii accessories will work with Wii U
-Starter accesory pack. Wii Remote Plus additonal set (Motion Plus controller, sensor bar, nunchuk)
-Wii U can show 720p and 1080 output
-No price right now. Check with retailer
-Moving on to software
Pikmin Adventure, Yoshi's Fruit Cart, Octopus Dance, revealed for Nintendo Land
Going over various modes in Metroid Blast and Zelda
-New Super Mario Bros. U launches November 30th!
-Challenge Mode confirmed, time attack, 1-Up challenge, Boost rush,
-Rayman Legends available November 30th!
-ZombiU confirmed at Wii U Launch! -
-You can leave messages via graffiti for your friends online with ZombiU
-When your friends become infected, their zombies will appear in your game!
-ZombiU limited Premium Black bundle was just confirmed for Launch Day.
-Mass Effect 3 available at launch!
-Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed!
-Bayonetta 2 confirmed as Wii Exclusive!
-Project P100 renamed The Wonderful 100
-Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate confirmed for Wii U.
-Launch Day games:
Fifa 13
Mass Effect 3
Nano Assault Hero
New Super Mario Bros. U
Nintendo Land
Rayman Legends
Trine 2
Toki Tori 2
ZombiU

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13 Sep 2012 11:11

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:Amazon.co.uk only has the white sku at £199 atm. Nothing on the Black sku yet. :cry:


Amazon has now removed the £199 Wii U white sku tag - leak?! :shock:
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13 Sep 2012 11:12

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:

Think you posted in the wrong thread bud [US thread is over that way >].

Also MH Tri: Ultimate [Wii U and 3DS] and Bayonetta 2 weren't known beforehand.

Oh, youre right :lol: . Guess I'll mov it over there.
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13 Sep 2012 11:14

Koopzilla wrote:It's a little more expensive than I hoped but not unreasonable, and at least it comes with NintendoLand. I'm excited. :D I wish they would have spent a little less time on the TV thing and Call of Duty and spent more time showing some good games. For instance, I would have liked to get a better look at Epic Mickey 2, since it's for WiiU now I guess. I was also hoping for something awesome that we didn't know about at the end but I guess they aren't into doing that anymore. I was hopeful maybe it was what Retro has been working on because he was saying something about seeing something special we didn't know anything about, but I guess that was Call of Duty :( (as if we didn't all know that was coming).


Think you posted in the wrong thread bud [US thread is over that way >].

Also MH Tri: Ultimate [Wii U and 3DS] and Bayonetta 2 weren't known beforehand.
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13 Sep 2012 11:20

@motherbra1n

MadWorld (Wii)
Infinite Space (DS)

And they used to be Clover Studio, who made the Viewtiful Joe games for Gamecube and DS.

And while they didn't port it themselves, Okami was a Clover Studio game, which was ported to Wii and got its little prequel for DS.
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13 Sep 2012 11:23

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:
Chosenoneknuckles wrote:Amazon.co.uk only has the white sku at £199 atm. Nothing on the Black sku yet. :cry:


Amazon has now removed the £199 Wii U white sku tag - leak?! :shock:


Shopto has both sku's up for £279 which they say is subject to change blah blah and blah.
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13 Sep 2012 11:31

Kam wrote:
Chosenoneknuckles wrote:
Chosenoneknuckles wrote:Amazon.co.uk only has the white sku at £199 atm. Nothing on the Black sku yet. :cry:


Amazon has now removed the £199 Wii U white sku tag - leak?! :shock:


Shopto has both sku's up for £279 which they say is subject to change blah blah and blah.


Wow.

This is only place on the ball today - game retailers would be first in straight after a Sony and MS new console conference like this. Not a Nintendo one, no. :roll:

I'll wait afew more hours to see if the rest catch up. And how much they undercut each other. 8)
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13 Sep 2012 11:34

Shopto has both sku's up for £279 which they say is subject to change blah blah and blah.[/quote]

Wow.

This is only place on the ball today - game retailers would be first in straight after a Sony and MS new console conference like this. Not a Nintendo one, no. :roll:

I'll wait afew more hours to see if the rest catch up. And how much they undercut each other. 8)[/quote]

Yeah me to but their price promise is looking a bit tasty
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13 Sep 2012 11:36

Kam wrote:Yeah me to but their price promise is looking a bit tasty


I've never shopped with them myself - how good are they [good for getting stuff on launch day]?
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13 Sep 2012 11:41

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:
Kam wrote:Yeah me to but their price promise is looking a bit tasty


I've never shopped with them myself - how good are they [good for getting stuff on launch day]?


I shop with them a lot and usually get stuff the day before. Got my 3DS a day early from them too.
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13 Sep 2012 11:48

Kam wrote:
Chosenoneknuckles wrote:
Kam wrote:Yeah me to but their price promise is looking a bit tasty


I've never shopped with them myself - how good are they [good for getting stuff on launch day]?


I shop with them a lot and usually get stuff the day before. Got my 3DS a day early from them too.


... Oh boy. My credit card is about to burn;

Black sku [NL bundle]
NMSBU
ZombiU
Rayman Legends
Darksiders 2[:( ?]

With the last above [if not launch], Lego City: Undercover and S&ASRT for Christmas. :mrgreen:
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13 Sep 2012 11:54

I don't understand why Nintendo say's retailer have to set their own prices by law in Europe, but other Electronic manufactures don't adhere to this "law". For example, Apple sets the price in EU for their products, not the retailers.
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13 Sep 2012 11:54

32GB max=???

Seriously, my flash drive has more memory.

*waits for a 250 gb version of the WiiU before buying one* (just like I did with the PS3)
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13 Sep 2012 12:01

Johnknight1 wrote:32GB max=???

Seriously, my flash drive has more memory.

*waits for a 250 gb version of the WiiU before buying one* (just like I did with the PS3)

afaik you can expand the memory with USB Sticks or HDDs
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13 Sep 2012 12:03

OmicronTurtle wrote:I don't understand why Nintendo say's retailer have to set their own prices by law in Europe, but other Electronic manufactures don't adhere to this "law". For example, Apple sets the price in EU for their products, not the retailers.


This is what I've been wondering too [since Apple is the worst offender at overcharging too]. :?

Johnknight1 wrote:32GB max=???

Seriously, my flash drive has more memory.

*waits for a 250 gb version of the WiiU before buying one* (just like I did with the PS3)


Then use it. Not everyone will go full-on DD this gen either [not with global internet speeds being so unbalanced, people actually like physical stuff they actually own etc.], so why should they have to pay more [on top of the system]?

You have options here- and a large external HDD will be cheaper or match the difference between the basic White and Premium Black sku's anyway.
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13 Sep 2012 12:11

People will pay for that convenience. Nintendo is shooting themselves in the foot over their stinginess with storage space. And besides that, it could be another reason for the causal audience to decide not to download much software from Nintendo's online services.
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13 Sep 2012 12:22

Johnknight1 wrote:32GB max=???

Seriously, my flash drive has more memory.

*waits for a 250 gb version of the WiiU before buying one* (just like I did with the PS3)


Apparently its an ssd drive which are more expensive! It seem that nintendo were really trying to keep the cost down and the expensive game pad did not help.

Shopto now have the basic wii u at £247 and the premium at £279 8)
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13 Sep 2012 14:13

MoldyClay wrote:@motherbra1n

MadWorld (Wii)
Infinite Space (DS)

And they used to be Clover Studio, who made the Viewtiful Joe games for Gamecube and DS.

And while they didn't port it themselves, Okami was a Clover Studio game, which was ported to Wii and got its little prequel for DS.


BINGO! Good thing I was out on band practice to ease my mood. I mean when I saw Bayonetta 2 I jumped for joy! Best news... That and the WiiU pack :)
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13 Sep 2012 14:25

Kam wrote:Shopto now have the basic wii u at £247 and the premium at £279 8)


I pre-ordered my Black Premium NL bundle [and Rayman, NMSBU, ZombiU] from there afew hours ago [just under £400, all in all]. :D 8)
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13 Sep 2012 15:04

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:
Kam wrote:Shopto now have the basic wii u at £247 and the premium at £279 8)


I pre-ordered my Black Premium NL bundle [and Rayman, NMSBU, ZombiU] from there afew hours ago [just under £400, all in all]. :D 8)


What price did you get the bundle for it is now £324 (premium + zombi u) and £296 (premium). Which is cheaper than everywhere else so i'll be using them again.
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13 Sep 2012 15:10

Kam wrote:
Chosenoneknuckles wrote:
Kam wrote:Shopto now have the basic wii u at £247 and the premium at £279 8)


I pre-ordered my Black Premium NL bundle [and Rayman, NMSBU, ZombiU] from there afew hours ago [just under £400, all in all]. :D 8)


What price did you get the bundle for it is now £324 (premium + zombi u) and £296 (premium). Which is cheaper than everywhere else so i'll be using them again.


I got the NL bundle at £279 [before the big rush, it looks like] - many thanks again for pointing them out to me man! :mrgreen: 8)
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13 Sep 2012 15:24

I got the NL bundle at £279 [before the big rush, it looks like] - many thanks again for pointing them out to me man! :mrgreen: 8)[/quote]

Cool i just missed it pressed the button and it said sorry all gone :( , but no worries still getting it at a reasonable price. You should add me to your friends list when you get yours come November.
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13 Sep 2012 15:36

Kam wrote:I got the NL bundle at £279 [before the big rush, it looks like] - many thanks again for pointing them out to me man! :mrgreen: 8)


Cool i just missed it pressed the button and it said sorry all gone :( , but no worries still getting it at a reasonable price. You should add me to your friends list when you get yours come November.[/quote]

They just cancelled the £279 orders. :(

Just gonna get the £297 one now [keeping the other 3 games orders]...

And yeah man, I'll add you as a GN friend now for reminder [less I forget by then]. :)
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13 Sep 2012 15:44

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:
Kam wrote:I got the NL bundle at £279 [before the big rush, it looks like] - many thanks again for pointing them out to me man! :mrgreen: 8)


Cool i just missed it pressed the button and it said sorry all gone :( , but no worries still getting it at a reasonable price. You should add me to your friends list when you get yours come November.


They just cancelled the £279 orders. :(

Just gonna get the £297 one now [keeping the other 3 games orders]...

And yeah man, I'll add you as a GN friend now for reminder [less I forget by then]. :)[/quote]

Damn that sucks. If you get the zombi u bundle it works out a little cheaper as your getting that game anyway.
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13 Sep 2012 15:51

hergipotter wrote:
Johnknight1 wrote:32GB max=???

Seriously, my flash drive has more memory.

*waits for a 250 gb version of the WiiU before buying one* (just like I did with the PS3)

afaik you can expand the memory with USB Sticks or HDDs

Yes, but with the 3DS, using SD cards (not produced by Nintendo) often did some weird stuff to your memory (and I don't want to waste my time if that happens).

Seriously, it won't kill Nintendo to release a 250 gb version for $450. I would buy it. 8 gb, 16 gb... heck, the my Xbox 360 has double that memory (it's not even an Xbox 360 Elite) and my PS3 has 10 times that memory. On top of that, if you download more than say 10 high-res HD 1080p graphic games on WiiWare or whatever, or you download like 100 songs for Rock Band, you may run out of memory. I don't know about you, but the idea of running out of memory for such games should be a thing of the past, especially wit h a console with less memory than my iPod.

This is the 8th generation of gaming Nintendo, not the 6th. Stop making excuses (both Nintendo and its' fanboys), and give us another version of the WiiU in the next year to year and a half. Because quite frankly, this is getting silly. I don't mind paying $100 to $150 for that, like I said. Give us better options Nintendo.
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13 Sep 2012 17:11

Johnknight1 wrote:Seriously, it won't kill Nintendo to release a 250 gb version for $450. I would buy it.

Dude, a Solid State Drive with 250GB capacity already costs around USD400 - 500!

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