Archive | August 2013

Rayman Legends Wii U outsells other versions on Amazon UK

rayman amazon screenshotRayman legends, once a Wii U exclusive recently launched in Europe on every major platform excluding 3DS. Despite being a multiplatform game, Ubisoft previously explained that they believed the game would still sell well on Wii U and may even push system sales since the Wii U’s version remains the definitive Rayman legends experience. It appears that, if Amazon UK’s charts are a reasonable sample for all sales, that Ubisoft’s prediction was correct. Rayman legends on Wii U appears on Amazon UK’s best sellers list at number 18, and judging by the red arrow beside it, this is a decrease from a previously higher position. While this doesn’t tell us whether or not the game pushed console sales, it certainly confirms Rayman Legends as one of the fastest selling third party Wii U titles, which will of course please Ubisoft. The playstation 3 version, the second best selling, appears at the 53 spot at the same point in time, with the 360 version at 61. Hopefully this will confirm Ubisoft’s confidence in Wii U as a system worth continued support

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How to fix Wii U uplay online matchmaking issues

If you’ve owned any Ubisoft games for Wii U that have online functionality, you may have realised it is exceptionally difficult to find a multiplayer lobby. The issue is not so much to do with the small community, rather the issue is to do with matchmaking. According to some users, the issue is resolved if you enable the DMZ function on your internet router for the ip address your Wii U console is connected to. The method to do this may differ from router to router but here is a general list of instructions

1) Find the ip address your computer uses to connect to the internet. Add ten to the last figure and use the new number as the ip for your Wii U. Do this by manually changing your internet connection settings on your Wii U and inputing the ip address of your choice.

2) Access your router settings from your computer. This may be done in different ways. One way is to search for a web address or ip address physically written on your router. Enter it into your web browser and you should be able to login to your router settings from there. If you see an error when entering the ip address/web address then perform a soft reset on your router (usually by pressing a button on the hardware). Then retry entering the ip address physically written on your router into a web browser.

3) You may be required to login with a username and password, likely written on the router itself. Once you have done this, search for the DMZ settings and enable DMZ for the ip address that you inputting into your Wii U earlier.

 

I cannot guarantee this will fix your matchmaking issues but according to many reports on miiverse it has proven successful for others. Ubisoft shouldn’t leave it to this and hopefully they will fix their uplay service on Wii U when the install base increases.

Smash Bros for 3DS character outlines adjustable

The above image was posted onto miiverse by Masahiro Sakurai, director of Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. Along with the picture Sakurai explained that players can choose to thin or even remove the character outlines entirely. Here’s the quote:

Pic of the day. I guess we haven’t shown the Villager or the Wii Fit Trainer on the 3DS until now. By the way, their outlines can be made thinner or made to disappear completely.

Square releases new walkthough video for Deus Ex Human Revolution for Wii U

The above video shows an 8 minute walkthrough of Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s Cut. The video is not unlike the recent walkthrough video released by Ubisoft for the Wii U version of splinter cell blacklist. In this video the gamepad features for Deus Ex are shown as well as the revamped boss fights and miiverse features of the game.

Sonic Lost World runs in 60fps on Wii U

During the above video, the North American producer of Sonic Lost world talk a lot about the game and about 4 new levels shown in the brand new Gamescom demo for the game. Among the many features talked about, it’s mentioned that the game runs in 60 frames per second on Wii U, the 3DS version is not mentioned in this interview.

New Pokemon Wii U game teased at Pokemon Game Show

The above picture is from a mysterious video shown at the end of a Pokemon X and Y promotion video at the Pokemon Game Show in Japan. The video promoting X and Y ends and a very short clip of what seems to be a new Wii U pokemon game is shown at the end with no explanation as to what the clip is from. The game looks stunning graphically but the gameplay can only be guessed at. The picture may be showing a battle scene from a new game in the style of Pokemon Colosseum  or XD, or perhaps a game in the style of Pokemon Stadium or something entirely new such as a pokemon fighting game.

COD Ghosts Pre-order Bonus Confirmed for Wii U

ghosts official free fallThe official Call of Duty Ghosts pre-order page has finally updated with the listing for the Wii U version of the game. Many of you will be happy to see that unlike last year, the Wii U version of Call of Duty will reward those who pre-order with the bonus map “Free Fall.”

Batman Arkham Origins discounted on Amazon US

Amazon.com is listing the Wii U version of Batman Arkham Origins at a $10 discounted price compared to the PS3 and Xbox360 versions of the game. The PS3 and 360 version are listed for the standard $60 price whilst the Wii U version is asking only $50. This would be a great opportunity to pre order the game at a discount for those who feel the Wii U version doesn’t deserve the full $60 price tag due to the lack of the online features on that platform.

Cubemen 2 Wii U to feature cross platform play

The above trailer shows the newly announced Indi game for Wii U eshop, Cubemen 2. The game has been out for some time on Steam, IOS, Linux and other platforms and was today announced for Wii U during the Nintendo direct. The game is developed by 3 Sprockets and is published by “Nnooo” who saw potential for this game in the Wii U market. Here’s what the creative director at Nnooo had to say:

I’m really proud to be able to announce this, we’ve spent the last few months working with both Nintendo and 3 Sprockets, the game’s developer, to make this a reality. Cubemen 2 is an amazing game and a great fit for Nintendo players. We can’t wait to see how creative they are, whether in tactical multiplayer online or in the new levels they build.

Seon Rozenblum, the director at 3 Sprockets had this to say:

We’re excited to be working closely with Nnooo and Nintendo to bring a new dynamic to a Nintendo platform, we’re bringing the gaming community together, offering true cross-platform play and user generated content across multiple platforms and devices and we are ecstatic to be including the Wii U in our lineup for Cubemen 2.