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New Iwata Asks- Wii U: The Console

A new Iwata asks has been posted on Nintendo's official website. The feature delves into the history behind the concept of the Wii U and the impact of the second screen on the gamepad. You can read a part of the feature below.
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What is it about the Wii U hardware that you want people to pay attention to the most? Akagi-san would you start us off?

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Speaking from the standpoint of casing design, while the basic structure resembles the Wii, there are various differences that made things more convenient. For one thing, the SYNC Button19 is on the outside. We heard that a lot of customers had made inquiries about how to synchronize the Wii Remote, so I thought there was a merit to that. Also, the USB connectors, which are only on the backside of Wii, are in front as well, making it easier to connect USB peripherals from the front.

You can read the entire feature here.

Get Me Off the Moon doing a live interview with Morishita

The people over at Get Me Off the Moon (aka "100,000 Strong For Mega Man Legends 3") are conducting a live interview with musician Morishita. They had the following to say about the interview.
"We will be conducting a live interview with Reika Morishita this Sunday, October 14, at 9am EST to discuss her newly rearranged Legends songs! Things may be a bit slow, since we'll be assisted by a translator for communication with Morishita-San, but nonetheless, this is going to be something you won't want to miss!"

Thanks to rockman20xx for the tip!


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Nintendo confirms New Super Mario Bros. U will run in 1080p HD

It wasn't 100% confirmed until now, but according to Nintendo's official website for New Super Mario Bros. U the game will run in full 1080p high definition. The company confirms the news by saying on their site:

"Experience Mario like never beforeā€¦ in full 1080p HD, only on the Wii U console!"

Thanks to Kevin for the tip!



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BestBuy.ca lists Rayman Orgins 3DS release date

Best Buy's website is listing a release date for the 3DS version of Rayman Origins. According to the site, the game will hit store shelves on November 6th, 2012. Let's hope that the game will finally be released before the year's end.

Thanks to Marcel for the tip!



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Mario & Luigi's Plumbing Co.

Reader Zac has a very cool Mario Bros. inspired shirt that's featured on the site teesrping. You can pick up one of your own for $11 by clicking here.

Famitsu survey shows Japanese excitement for Wii U

A recent Famitsu survey of 1,000 gamers shows that there is a growing excitement for Nitendo's upcoming console. 45% of those surveyed said they plan on purchasing the Wii U on launch day. 37% said they plan on buying the console on a later date. The launch line up seems to be a big draw for the gamers. Most likely since New Super Mario Bros. U and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate are launch games for the system.


72% said they planned on buying the premium version of the Wii U. This is mostly due to the storage difference between the two systems, since the basic bundle only offers 8GB of storage compared to the 32 GB in the premium.

You can read more information from the survey by clicking here.

Game Informer- New Super Mario Bros. U trailer


Gameinformer has a new co op trailer for New Super Mario Bros. U at their website. You can check out the new trailer by clicking here.
Thanks to Jordan for the heads up!

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