Wii U Nintendo Direct - live-streams/blog

- green checkmarks on Miiverse accounts mark them as official accounts, letting you know that the person posting is indeed a part of Nintendo or another corporation.
- In the #Miiverse Community of New Super Mario Bros. U you can now watch Super Play videos from the YouTube channel & share your thoughts
- Spring and summer Wii U system updates (two separate updates) will bring new features and improve loading times for launching games and getting back to the menu
- Wii U virtual console service launching right after Spring system update
- Full lineup won't be available at launch
- will launch with NES and SNES titles
- save a back-up of game progress, play off-TV on GamePad, access Miiverse communities
- GBA VC titles coming
- special pricing for those that have already purchased Wii Virtual Console games already
- NES for $5 to $6 bucks
- SNES for $8 or $9
- reduced price for those that already transferred from Wii to Wii U VC games. Prices will be $1 for NES and $1.50 for SNES
- Wii U virtual console trial campaign starts this month and runs until July.
- titles available before April will be available before the actual service starts
- 30 cents for trial campaign titles, stay at that price for 30 days
- demo titles: Demo titles: Balloon Fight, F.Emblem, Mother 2, Kirby's Adventure, S. Metroid, Yoshi, DK
- Balloon Fight available right after Nintendo Direct
- Pikmin 3 will have a feature to use the GamePad as a camera and make unique pics for Miiverse.
- Japan - Mother 2 Resurrection Festival, releasing in March.
- Create closed-user communities in #WiiFitU to discuss exercises, BMI or weight changes & encourage each other to achieve your fitness goals
- New Miiverse features this Spring: more official communities per title, usability improvements, ability to create user communities, filter function
- Miiverse on Smartphone this spring. Access through browser at first, app coming later.
- Nintendo TVii is coming to European countries. We have to be patient.
- no new Wii U titles from Nintendo in January or February
- steady string of games: Game and Wario, Wii Fit U, Lego City Undercover, The Wonderful 101

- Bayonetta 2 development going well

- New-style #IwataAsks will discuss game development studios' culture and philosophies. First up: Platinum Games - coming soon!
- plans for Iwata Asks on The Wonderful 101
- Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS screens at E3 this year. Development on track
- EAD Tokyo Team working on new 3D Mario action game for Wii U.
- Also working on Mario Kart for Wii U
- both to be shown in playable form at E3
- new party game from Wii Party creators due out this Summer. Game lets you play virtual board games. Use Wii U GamePad to shake virtual dice. Another mini-game uuses Wiimotes and GamePad to encourage communitcation between players. Some games will not use the TV screen, but will let two players play against each other on Wii U GamePad screen.
- Good Feel working on Yoshi game. Kirby Epic Yarn-style visuals.
- New game from Atlus. Shin Megami Tensei crossover with Fire Emblem

- The Legend of Zelda on Wii U confirmed. Aonuma working on new Wii U Zelda now. Driving theme behind development is to rethink the conventions of Zelda. This includes complete dungeons in certain order, play by yourself. Visuals to be different from what we saw in the E3 demo. Looking forward to revealing more. New Zelda game will take quite some time to complete.
- The Wind Waker being revamped for Wii U. Due out this Fall
- The Wind Waker for #WiiU brings HD graphics, Off-TV GamePad play, Miiverse & a tuned-up game experience!

- Nintendo/Monolith Soft new title features a character with a giant sword. Approaching giant dinosaur-like creatures. Involves robots that transform into vehicles that you can pilot around the world. Trailer ends with a giant red X.

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