Nightly News Roundup: 05.07.2012

25 possible Wii U launch titles and Nintendo reveals two patents for some snazzy new technology.

By Bradly Halestorm. Posted 05/07/2012 17:10 1 Comment     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Blockbuster UK leaks potential Wii U launch lineup

It appears Lady Luck is on our side today as Blockbuster UK has leaked 25 potential Wii U launch titles scheduled to hit store shelves this fall. On the list were some titles already announced, or at least speculated, however, a hefty portion consisted of games that had not garnered much attention at all. That being said, let’s just cut to the chase so you can feast your eyes on the catalog in question.

  • Just Dance 4
  • Killer Freaks from Outer Space
  • Marvel Super Heroes
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Monsters Party
  • New Super Mario Brothers Mii
  • Ninja Gaiden 3
  • Rabbids Party Land
  • Pikmin
  • Raving Rabbids
  • Rayman Legends
  • Shield Pose
  • Splinter Cell 6
  • Sports Connection
  • Tekken
  • Your Shape 2013
  • Zombie
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Darksiders 2
  • Dirt 3
  • Formula 1 All Stars
  • Game Party
  • Ghost Recon Online

Since the story originally broke, a Blockbuster employee has spoken up and stated the lineup is purely speculation on the end of their sales team, and that the titles in the image are simply in the system as “placeholders.” …Right.

Wii U Launch Lineup as Indicated by Blockbuster UK

Source: GoNintendo

Nintendo patent to help lost tourists via a DS

Ever wish your DS would double as that helpful tour-guide who points out all the best locations and information when taking a little trip to your favorite far-away spot on the globe? Well, wish no more, as a newly published Nintendo patent unveils technology that could very well do just that! The mastermind behind the coveted Zelda franchise, Shigeru Miyamoto appears to be busy these days creating a concept that will help direct and rescue confused tourists.

This technology aims to assist lost travelers by beaming their location information through an overhead grid of infrared transmitters to a mobile device, which conveniently enough is portrayed as a DS Lite in the image. From there, the DS passes this information to a server that lights up floor displays with maps and directions, allowing the weary traveler to pick the route to their intended destination, all the while reading up on tantalizing tourism facts.

For this technology to work, Nintendo would need to pick out the more prominent tourist attractions in various cities and install some fancy IR blasters. Though, I don’t see them doing this any time soon, it’s still rather fascinating that this technology was patented in the first place.

Nintendo Position Patent

Source: Engadget 

Another Nintendo patent makes its way to the interwebs

Though the details aren’t as abundant as the aforementioned DS technology, it seems that Nintendo has let loose another patent, this time in the form of a stylus and power brick design for the upcoming Wii U console. That’s about all we know so far, however, the image seen below is certainly interesting in that the stylus looks to be a larger replica of the already existing DS pen.

Wii U Patent Stylus and Power BrickSource: NeoGAF

That’s all the news for today, have something to say about the potential Wii U line-up? Looking forward to getting intentionally lost with your DS? Let us know in the comments below!


One Response to “Nightly News Roundup: 05.07.2012”

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    Looks like miyamoto is spreading his talent into another areas, first was the louvre thing ( it was the louvre im not sure?), and now this. Looks like miyamoto is thinking how to present and interact with media in open spaces, maybe the wiiu controler is a pillar of this new aproach to media?

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