Showing posts with label Wii U. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wii U. Show all posts

Friday, February 23, 2018

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

Last year, Nintendo's open world action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released from Legend of Zelda series. The game was exclusively dropped on Nintendo Switch and Wii U, which ended up receiving critical acclaim as well as breaking Nintendo's sales records of the past by selling over six million copies. On Thursday night, the game won big time at the 21st DICE Awards.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

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The latest installment from Legend of Zelda franchise won prestigious awards like Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and Game of the Year at the event. Genyo Takeda, executive and designer of Nintendo received Lifetime Achievement Award at the same night for his contributions to gaming over the years.

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Genyo Takeda Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award

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Four other games that won the night from Nintendo in Handheld Game of the Year, Mobile Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design and Racing Game of the Year for Metroid: Samus Returns, Fire Emblem Heroes, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey respectively. With that, Nintendo takes eight trophies home from the 21st DICE Awards this year.

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DICE Award Winners 2018

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Battle royale sensation, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds becomes Action Game of the Year and gets another for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay. Styled in 1930's era of animation, run and gun indie title Cuphead from StudioMDHR gets award for Animation, Art Direction and Original Music Composition. Horizon Zero Dawn was picked for both Outstanding Achievement in Story and Outstanding Technical Achievement.

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Other achievements worth mentioning are FIFA 18 for Sports Game of the Year, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua for Outstanding Achievement in Character, Injustice 2 for Fighting Game of the Year and Nier: Automata for Role-Playing Game of the Year.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Game Rumored for Nintendo Switch!

Although there is no concrete evidence to back the news up and we better mark this as a rumor but apparently, Nintendo is working on a new title which might be a new Super Smash Bros. game. Most probably, the game will be a Nintendo Switch port of the fifth release of the series and one of the most popular; Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014).

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Super Smash Bros. Game Rumored for Nintendo Switch!

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Emily Rogers have recently revealed this news on ResetEra forums and she stated that a new Super Smash Bros. game is going to be announced soon and then it is coming this year. This particular game can either be a “full sequel“ or a “half-sequel“. It can also be a “deluxe definitive edition port” for all we know for now and it is headed to Nintendo Switch. Alongside the already existing content, the game will feature some re-worked and new ones too.

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Even though it doesn't fall into the same stereotype of every other fighting games out there, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. is undoubtedly one of the most popular of them all. The game was originally released for Nintendo 64 back in 1999. For the first time, the title assembled fan-favorite characters like Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mario, Link from Legend of Zelda, Pikachu from Pokemon and Yoshi from various Nintendo games. The game was a huge success overnight for bringing so many popular and iconic video game characters.

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Seeing this formula of success work, Nintendo then start dropping a Super Smash Bros. titles for every other consoles and with no exception, everyone of them was a hit! Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U was the last one of the franchise and it was released on 2014. Obviously, the gameplay mechanics was more improved than ever, a bigger roster, multiplayer mode and replay value earned it praise from players worldwide.

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Fan-Favorite Nintendo Characters

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Even though the source of this reported rumor is unofficial but the admins of ResetEra forums have a track record of having inside knowledge of many events of the industry in the past. Then again, it makes sense because Nintendo Switch has been an amazing success in the market and Super Smash Bros. has accomplishments like being the fast-selling Wii U game by beating Mario Kart 8 under its belt. So, making an enhanced Switch port for the game only makes sense.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Darksiders Remastered Still On for Wii U

With the ever-growing market competition of gaming consoles, Nintendo’s Wii U is getting their butt handed to them by Xbox and PlayStation for a long time. With that on their tail already, the news announcement of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild being the last game on Wii U really pretty much seals the deal for it. It is safe to assume that major developers are not going to spend their time making a Wii U version of their game anymore. However, there is still a bit of hope left for the console, which is coming in the form of Darksiders Warmastered Edition.

Darksiders Remastered for Wii U

THQ's third-person action-adventure game Darksiders (2010) became a major deal among the games when it came out and now, publisher THQ Nordic has officially confirmed that they are indeed developing a Wii U version of Darksiders Warmastered Edition, which will be available on the stores from May 23rd, 2017. So, that's only one more month worth of waiting and this Warmastered Edition for Wii U can be yours for only $19.99.

Running on 1080p display on 60 FPS, Darksiders Warmastered Edition has first landed on November 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo console however was lagged behind on their priority list and now that their turn has come, Wii U owners will have to suffice with 30 frames per second. The remaster of the sequel; Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition was developed by Gunfire Games and looks like, that may never see the light on Nintendo’s Wii U.