Posts Tagged ‘Rumors’

New details about cancelled sequel to ZombiU surface [RUMOR]

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ZombiU is one of the most unique exclusives to ever grace a home console and for many, it became the primary reason to become an early adopter of the Wii U. Despite that, flagging sales of the Wii U led Ubisoft to consider the ZombiU experiment a failure, as the game didn’t sell quite as many copies as they hoped.

According to an insider close to the company, ZombiU 2 was briefly in development after the release of ZombiU in 2012. The team had around 5 to 10 members at the beginning of 2013 and it differed in scope to the first game. Here are the details we know about the now cancelled project.

  • ZombiU 2 was in development for a short period back in early 2013
  • Roughly 5-10 staffers worked on the project
  • The game never left pre-production
  • It didn’t take long for the game to be cancelled
  • Explore a “run-down, zombie apocalypse setting”
  • Would have featured co-op
  • One player would control the GamePad, while the other would use the Pro Controller
  • Players would get split up via multiple routes at points during the campaign
  • This co-op would be local only
  • More melee weapons were another desire of the team

The addition of co-op and the ability to explore a zombie-infested apocalyptic world is certainly interesting and we would have loved to see more from the team that put the first game together. Unfortunately we know how that went, especially with Ubisoft’s later releases on the Wii U.

Does the setup for ZombiU 2 interest you at all? Did you play the first game?

Source: Wii U Daily

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Grand Theft Auto V was prototyped for Wii U [RUMOR]

GTAV-Review-640x360According to a reliable source on Twitter, an early version of Grand Theft Auto V was prototyped on the Wii U. Of course, Rockstar Games never released a Wii U version of the game, but during the initial stages of development when the company was still figuring out which platforms to target, the Wii U was considered.

tamakiSeveral factors likely prevented Rockstar from releasing a Wii U copy of the game, including the low install base compared to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The game is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and it just became available on PC a few weeks ago, so it’s likely development was focused on bringing the game to the new generation of consoles, rather than porting the game to have backwards compatibility with the Wii U.

Would you have played the game if it was made available on Wii U?

Source: Wii U Daily

Amazon Spain lists Splatoon for a May 29 release date [RUMOR]

splat2A few days ago someone updated the Nintendo Europe press site to reflect several release dates for upcoming games. The information was quickly taken down as it was discovered and reported, but nevertheless the rumor was that Europe will be getting Splatoon on May 29. Amazon Spain is now listing Splatoon with that same release date. While this lends a bit of authenticity to the rumor, we’re still categorizing it as a rumor as we have heard nothing official from Nintendo about the release date in any region.

Yoshi’s Woolly World was also listed for a summer release date, which is also mimicked on the Amazon Spain website. Perhaps they’re simply updating their release dates in response to the original rumor.

Either way, we’ll have to wait until an official Nintendo Direct presentation is announced, but it’s pretty likely Splatoon won’t be released until the end of May anyway.

Source: Wii U Daily

Nintendo’s release schedule for Europe may have been leaked [RUMOR]

Screen-Shot-2014-06-10-at-9.19.45-AM-640x352Uh oh. Looks like we’ve had a minor slip of release dates in Europe, as someone has uploaded a set of release dates for various upcoming games to Nintendo Europe’s servers. According to the list that was uploaded, Europe will be getting Splatoon on May 29, while Yoshi’s Woolly World is listed as a June 26 title.

It should be noted that no official confirmation has been given for these dates, but they did appear on the official European press site before quickly being changed to be more generic. Splatoon is currently back listed as a May 2015 title instead of a specific date.

euro_nintendo_datesIf Nintendo is planning on doing a global launch of Splatoon and Yoshi’s Woolly World, these dates could end up being the official dates for the rest of the world as well. We’ll keep you updated, but expect a Nintendo Direct soon for each region to finally confirm when these games will be available in your specific area.

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Source: Wii U Daily

Iwata says the Zelda Netflix rumor is based on inaccurate information

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After last week’s announcement that it will embrace mobile gaming, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata conducted an interview with TIME where he discusses several aspects of the company’s business strategy. The second part of that interview went live today, where TIME discussed some of the recent rumors about projects coming from Nintendo.

One of the topics of discussion was whether or not the rumored Netflix Zelda project is actually real and if Nintendo will be lending the Legend of Zelda franchise to a company in order to produce a live-action series based on the lore of the series. According to Iwata, the rumors of that happening are based on incorrect information, but the way Iwata chooses to phrase that statement leaves us to believe something similar could be in the works.

Here’s what Iwata said when asked to comment on the rumors in the interview:

“As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.”

As of right now, Iwata isn’t doing much to dissuade the idea that there could be a television series based on the show. The only thing he’s dissuaded is that it might not be in partnership with Netflix.

What do you think?

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Source: Wii U Daily