Two Zelda Games, Mario, Mario Kart And Other Fan-Favourite Franchises Planned For Wii U | Australia

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Wii U Direct
Nintendo Games
New Nintendo Direct looks at
Nintendo’s vision for Wii U,
including launching Virtual Console
and how Miiverse
and second-screen gaming features
will continue to evolve.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata unleashed Wii U news
in an instalment of Nintendo Direct on 23.01.2013
as he outlined Nintendo's future plans for the console.
Iwata revealed how the Wii U launch line-up will be bolstered
by a long list of top game franchises headed for the new console.
These are games that long-time players and newcomers alike
will love to play, and everyone will be experiencing them in new ways,
thanks to the integrated second-screen experiences
enabled by the Wii U GamePad controller.
The many announcements included:
Game News
Two Zelda Games
Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda series,
revealed two entries in the series for Wii U.
Super Mario is on His Way
The Nintendo EAD Tokyo Software Development team
that created the Super Mario Galaxy games for Wii
and Super Mario 3D Land for Nintendo 3DS
is working on a new 3D Mario action game for Wii U.
The game is scheduled to be playable at this year's E3.
Racing Ahead!
Nintendo is also working on a new instalment
of the hit Mario Kart franchise.
This game is also planned to be playable at E3.
Yarn Yoshi
The team that created Kirby's Epic Yarn
is hard at work on the first console game
to feature Yoshi as the main character
since 1998's Yoshi's Story for Nintendo 64.
Takashi Tezuka, director of Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Story,
is supervising the development of the new game,
which is set in a fanciful world of yarn and textiles.
Wii Fit U Communities
New features coming to Wii Fit U include
letting players create user communities
on Miiverse from within the game.
Community members can discuss exercises, BMI or weight changes
and other health topics with other players
as a way to encourage one another
to reach their fitness goals.
Similar functionality for other games is also planned.
Pikmin 3 Photos
The upcoming Pikmin 3 game
includes a feature that lets players
use the Wii U GamePad as a camera
to share the same perspective as Pikmin
and take close-up pictures of landscapes and creatures
in the game and share them in Miiverse.
The Party Continues
A new instalment in the Wii Party franchise
is planned to launch this winter.
The game features various play styles,
including one that lets both players
compete head-to-head using just the Wii U GamePad.
RPG Mash-up
Nintendo has begun many collaborations
with outside development partners
to bring the best franchises
and experiences to Wii U.
In one such partnership,
Nintendo and Atlus
are working on a collaboration
that features the Fire Emblem and Shin-Megami Tensei franchises.
A video trailer for the game was shown in the Nintendo Direct.
A New Game from Monolith Soft
Tetsuya Takahashi and the team at Monolith Soft
that worked on Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii
are working on a new game.
A video trailer for the game was shown in the Nintendo Direct.
More on the Way
Iwata shared a new trailer for The Wonderful 101.
That game and GAME & WARIO are scheduled to launch in the first half of 2013.
Iwata also showed a new video for Bayonetta 2.
That game and the new Super Smash Bros. instalment are still on the way,
but will need more development time
before details can be revealed.
Virtual Console
Virtual Console for Wii U
An autumn system update will add
Virtual Console software to Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
The service will launch right after the autumn update
and will include a selection of NES and Super NES games,
with Game Boy Advance games to be added in the future.
In Australia, Nintendo eShop NES price on Wii U is now
$AU 6.50 / $NZ 8.50
and Nintendo eShop SNES price on Wii U is now
$AU 10.40 / $NZ 13.60.
People who have already purchased the Wii version
of a certain NES or Super NES Virtual Console game
and transferred it to their Wii U console
can buy the enhanced Wii U version of the same game for the reduced price of
$AU 1.30 / $NZ 1.70 for NES games and $AU 1.95 / $NZ 2.55 for Super NES games.
Classic Games for 30 cents!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the
release of the Famicom in Japan
(which was known as the NES in Australia),
Nintendo is making one NES or Super NES game
available each month now through to July at the anniversary price
of just $AU/NZ 0.30 cents.
Each game will be available at that price for 30 days,
and the first is the NES game Balloon Fight,
which is now available in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
Social and System Enhancements
Miiverse Expands to Smartphones
Starting this autumn, people will be able to browse Miiverse from
their smartphones.
Initially the experience will be browser-based,
but Nintendo plans to create a dedicated Miiverse app in the future.
System Updates
Two major updates are on the way,
one in the autumn and one in the winter.
The updates will introduce a wide range of functionality,
such as Virtual Console capabilities
and shortening the time it takes users to launch software
or return to the menu screen.
What is your favourite announcement out of this Nintendo Direct?
Are you looking forward to the Wii U Virtual Console Service?
Which old school games are you dying to play?
What are you looking forward to?
Shout it out in the comments section below.
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