Back in March, I decided to create a “This Week in Wii U” feature where I would write about the latest Wii U news on this blog once a week. But supreme laziness (and an occasional lack of news) got the better of me. We’re closing on E3 though, so I thought it appropriate to kick-start it again. If you’re interested in the Wii U, but haven’t been keeping up with Wii U Blog, check after the break to see the latest, most interesting news.
It seems like the Wii U is the final name of the console. The creation of an official Facebook page, release of a tweaked logo, and presence of the logo on a leaked photo of the controller seems to confirm it. I don’t think Nintendo would cement “Wii U” into people’s brains so much, only to force them to remember something else.
Gearbox, the developers of Aliens: Colonial Marines (which was confirmed for the Wii U a while ago), continue to praise the platform, saying (amongst other things) that:
…the Wii U is a powerful, powerful machine and it can do a lot of cool new things.
They’re shovelling a lot of glorious coal into the hype train for E3.
The predictions for E3 2012 have begun, and industry analyst Jesse Divnich was one of the first to share his expectations. He believes that:
- Retro Studios is working on Metroid Prime 4 for the Wii U.
- Pikmin 3 won’t be a day-one launch title.
- Rayman Legends will be playable during the show.
- The Wii U won’t up-scale Wii games to high-definition.
- Nintendo won’t change the name of the Wii U.
- Black Ops 2 won’t come to the Wii U.
- There will be news about the next Smash Bros. title.
Only time will tell, of course, but luckily, that time is less than seven days away. We’re closing in.
A mystery for the past year, however, is whether or not we’re able to use two tablet controllers with the Wii U at the same time. To me, it seems like it’s a done-deal. It’s something that has to happen. It’d be a huge over-sight if it’s not possible. At the very least, the rumors point in that direction.
And that’s the Wii U news for the time being. I suspect there’ll be a lot more stuff to read about in about seven days from now, so make sure you follow Wii U Blog for the latest news.