Nintendo\’s \”Future Wii U Software & Services\” based Nintendo Direct is starting soon….
Iwata is discussing Miiverse and sharing tips and feelings
He is now talking about the high quality drawings.
Nintendo is adding a green check mark to Mii\’s to show that the Mii is an official Mii from various companies such as video game developers. You can now also view videos in Miiverse.
Since launch Nintendo have received a lot of requests about improvements to the wii U. There will be two updates, one in the spring and the summer. Software launch times and menu loading times will be improved.
Another request is Virtual Console, played on the GamePad. The service will launch after the spring system update! The entire Wii library won\’t be available, but NES and SNES titles will be available. You will be able to save backups of your games progress. Play off-TV and Miiverse support confirmed. GBA will also be available. There will be special prices available for aa title if you already bought it for the Wii.
£3.49 for NES, £5.49 for SNES, if you already bought £0.99 and £1.49
Virtual Console Trial Campaign. Famicom 30th anniversary, one title released a month. This will be offered to try and increase users for the VC. Low prices – 30p for 30 days!
Jan – Balloon Flight (available after Nintendo Direct)
Feb – F-Zero
March – Punch Out
April – Mother 2
May – Metroid
June – Kirbys Adventure
July – Donkey Kong
Pikmin 3, lets you use wii u gamepad as a camera, share these in Miiverse. Beautiful shots shown!
Wii Fit U let you use closed user communities. Similar to Mario Kart 7 on 3ds. Will be able to talk about weight changes and BMI with other players and you can encourage each other to reach your fitness goals.
Miiverse – more than one community per title. Improve usability, increasing filtering functions. Smart phone functionality will be live from Spring. To start with will be browser based but eventually will be an app. Will have to use your NNID. More information coming soon.
Nintendo TVii coming to Europe, will be available as soon as possible due to all the countries.
Time for games. Nintendo apologising for lack of Nintendo software, they want to keep their standard of quality which is why there is a drought in Jan and Feb. But this will be rectified from March onwards. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Lego City Undercover, Game & Wario, Wii Fit U, Pikmin 3 and The Wonderful 101.
New Wonderful 101 trailer shown. Game looking great! Colourful, frantic! American voice acting. Flying segments shown.
Bayonetta 2. The development of the title is going well, but its not the right timing to reveal it just yet. However, here is a video from Platinum games showing concept art.
Iwata Asks: Platinum games is coming soon, find out more about the development studio and the developers. Their philosophies about game design. There will be a seperate Iwata Asks: The Wonderful 1o1.
Smash Bros. Info/screens coming at E3.
EAD Tokyo is making a 3D Mario for Wii U. Mario Kart Wii U. Both playable at E3.
A new party Game from ND Cube (Wii Party). Various gameplay styles. Many different styles shown, some will only use Gamepad. Two players using one gamepad to play against each other. Fussball game shown, looks awesome!
Two more titles, which are surprises…
The team behind Kirby\’s Epic yarn. A Yoshi game in similar material effect. The last time Yoshi had his own game was Yoshi\’s Story for N64 in 1998. The HD looks beautiful.
New collaboration with Atlus and Intelligent Systems. A cross between Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. Index Corporation.
Zelda. Eiji Aonuma talking about Zelda. Wnats to talk about the game soon. Main mission is to rethink the conventions of Zelda. Completing dungeons in certain order and playing by yourself. Skyward Sword started this change. HD Wind Waker screens shown. Before Zelda Wii U. Wind Waker HD will come out to play in the meantime. Presume this is there way of saying the new Zelda wont arrive in three years as previously promised. OMFG – HD WIND WAKER IS BEAUTIFUL.
WW HD – Upgrade of the graphics. Play off-TV, miiverse, and tuning up of the overall game experience.
Monolithsoft. Beautiful game shown, looks a little like a HD xenoblade. Called X ?
Couldn\’t talk about 3DS, but there will be an opportunity soon. More about Wii U third party soon, exciting year ahead.