This morning’s Nintendo Direct was mainly about Nintendo 3DS, but there were a few Wii U announcements thrown into the mix.
We also got some more news about Super Luigi U, the upcoming DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U which will star the more debonair of the brothers, Luigi. The game will feature a ton of new content, as outlined in Nintendo’s press release:
“Wii U owners who purchase this downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U (a copy of the game is required) will get 82 updated stages and a new adventure featuring Luigi, who can jump higher than Mario, yet has trouble stopping after a dash. Many stages start with only 100 seconds on the timer, and quicker stages are populated with many obstacles. New Super Luigi U is scheduled to be released this summer during the Year of Luigi.”
The new system update for Wii U is scheduled to roll out next week, and this video above from Nintendo shows how dramatically the loading speeds will be improved. The update will also add a feature that lets user boot the system into Wii mode by pressing B while powering on the Wii U console.
Nintendo also said that shortly after the system update, we can expect the eShop to be updated with a formal Virtual Console and the new Wii U Panorama View app. Wii owners who transferred Virtual Console games from Wii will be able to re-purchase those games with added Wii U features for a very reduced price.
The release date of Game & Wario was also announced. The game will be coming to Wii U retail and eShop this summer on June 23.
Source: Nintendo Direct, Press Release