Nightly News Roundup: 04.10.2012

Epic Mickey 2 and Resident Evil 6 Wii U news, 3DS headset rumored, and Nintendo partners with an unexpected source.

By Michael Contino. Posted 04/10/2012 20:44 1 Comment     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Epic Mickey 2 and Resident Evil 6 to be absent at Wii U launch

Disney’s sequel to 2010’s Epic Mickey will be coming to Wii this year but it will not be making an appearance on Wii U anytime soon. According to the game’s designer, Warren Spector, development on the sequel was too far along for developer Junction Point Studios to create a Wii U version. Spector spoke favorably of Wii U’s tablet controller, not ruling out an Epic Mickey game on Wii U, sometime in the future.

Resident Evil 6 is one game I was hoping Nintendo would announce to be a Wii U launch title, come E3. That will not be the case though. Capcom is currently focused on the upcoming release of this sequel on other consoles. GameCube was the platform of choice for Capcom in 2005 when Resident Evil 4 launched in North America and Japan. Resident Evil 5 never saw the light of day on Wii. Despite the apparent graphical capabilities of Wii U, for whatever reason, RE6 will not be coming to Wii U this year.

Sources: My Nintendo News (via Nintendo Power) and IGN

Official 3DS headset on the way?

The upcoming 3DS adventure, Heroes of Ruin, may be preceded by the release of an official headset for the handheld. The game debuts in two-and-a-half months with VOIP support, streamlining online communication. A headset would enhance the experience. Nearly five years have passed since Nintendo released the DS headset. As Nintendo draws closer and closer to better online connectivity with Nintendo Network, a 3DS headset seems likely.

Source: GoNintendo

To the Louvre!

The Big N has officially partnered with the Louvre museum in Paris, France, to provide visitors with the option of having a 3DS as their tour guide. Five thousand 3DSs have been sent over and are preloaded with unique content to help people who rent one at the museum, navigate through centuries of art. The service is very affordable and includes nearly three dozen hours of audio content. An interactive map feature is included.

Source: Pocket Gamer

One Response to “Nightly News Roundup: 04.10.2012”

  • 60 points
    Dustin Grissom says...

    I would love an official headset for 3DS. I doubt this would ever happen, but wouldn’t it be great for Nintendo to patch Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus with a voice chat option? One can dream..

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