Archive | January 2013

Wii U hard drive incompatibility fix

If you want to expand your Wii U’s memory but the Hard Drive you currently own isn’t being picked up by your Wii U (like mine did at first), there is a solution other than buying a Nintendo tested hard drive. You can purchase a USB Y cable such as the one shown in the picture which you can buy right here. Why this fixes the issue I’m not sure but I guess it has something to do with Nintendo’s recommendation that you purchase a hard drive that has its own external power source and the fact that these cables are specifically made to increase power and data connection between the hard drive and the connected device.

 

(Note: My first and only experience using this fix was to play “The Cave” demo directly from my hard drive. However I encountered frame rate drops and I’m not sure if this is because I was using a hard drive that wouldn’t normally be compatible with Wii U or if this is was simply a badly optimised game. If you also experienced frame drops in “The Cave”s demo please let me know in the comments)

Expect a Metroid and Metal Gear title soon for Wii U

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This is the same image that originally leaked the new Wii U Yoshi title that was announced at the recent Nintendo Direct. The same direct also announced a new Super Mario game to be showcased at E3 and other titles on the list have already been announced such as Resident Evil. So far, unless this has all been a huge co-incidence, it is safe to assume that the entire list is leaking new Wii U games soon to be announced. Perhaps Dragon Quest 10 indicates a close by western release of the game, Final Fantasy could easily be Straight Right’s Wii U project to be published by Square Enix and Metroid could very well be Retro’s new title which will most likely be revealed at E3 2013. ¬†At the end of the last Nintendo Direct, Mr Iwata assured us that more third party Wii U announcements were coming so expect these games (and hopefully more such as GTA V and Splinter Cell) to be announced soon.

Resident Evil Revelations coming to Wii U

The official nintendo magazine has revealed that Resident Evil Revelations, previously a Nintendo 3DS exclusive is being developed for Wii U. The remake will not only feature an HD makeover but also new enemies, a new difficulty and much more. More information will be released in the next edition of the ONM. The release date for RE Revelations on Wii U is the 24th of May in the UK.

Unepic on its way to Wii U eshop

Unepic, the indi game created by one man alone in the space of two years, has been approved by Nintendo for release on the Wii U eshop. The game’s official site¬†explains that while it’s too soon to predict, the game may release in May 2013.