Nightly News Roundup: 09.12.2012

Watch tomorrow’s Wii U event online, Rayman gets an awesome new trailer, and New Super Mario Bros. U to star a rather unlikely hero.

By Bradly Halestorm. Posted 09/12/2012 23:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Watch Nintendo of America’s Wii U Event Online

If you’re even the slightest fan of Nintendo, or just video games in general, then you’re probably already aware and anxiously awaiting the big Wii U event tomorrow. Fortunately, for those of you who can’t be in New York to see Reggie Fils-Aime’s mug in person, quell your fears in knowing that you’ll be able to watch the whole thing go down online. The event will be viewable on three websites: the official Wii U page, YouTube, and on the Wii U Facebook page. The extravaganza kicks off at 10am Eastern US, 3pm British time and 4pm central European time. Now that you’ve got the time and the place, you’ve got no reason to miss it!

Source: Nintendo

Rayman Legends Gets a Hilarious New Trailer

So, if you love the Big N and Rayman, then my guess is you’ve probably heard a little something about Ubisoft’s upcoming Wii U title, Rayman Legends. While the game is the follow-up to the fantastic Rayman Origins, the Wii U sequel looks to take the series one step forward with a slew of new additions not limited to the intuitive use of the Wii U GamePad. Nevertheless, some new footage was just released from our friends over at IGN, so be sure to whet your Rayman appetite by watching the video below.

Source: IGN

The Mario Roster Just Got a Little Bigger

Without a doubt, New Super Mario Bros. U is shaping up to be one of Wii U’s most anticipated launch titles. (Okay, okay, maybe it hasn’t been officially confirmed for launch yet, but you and I both know it’ll make release day.) While New Super Mario Bros. 2 has just recently hit store (and digital) shelves, Mario’s foray into the HD realm is looking to shake the formula up just a smidge. Naturally, I’m referencing the game’s playable characters.

Sure, in the Wii U outing you’ll be able to play as the typical mascots such as Mario, Luigi, and some of the Toads, but it will also allow you to take your Mii into the platforming fray. This sounds like a somewhat radical departure for the Mario series; after all, how will it look if Mario isn’t saving Peach, but rather the absurdly obtuse representation of myself by way of my Mii avatar? Well, Takashi Tezuka, Nintendo EAD, explained things like this:

“We did consider that when we looked at which characters we would use. We really came down on the side of using Mii characters rather than some of the characters you had mentioned. Through the technology of HD, you’re going to see more expression and emotion on the Mii character faces. Of course, we’re going to continue making Mario games, so you can maybe look forward to some of the things you were asking about in the future.”

Source: Nintendo Everything

One Response to “Nightly News Roundup: 09.12.2012”

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    M. Noah Ward says...

    I can’t believe Black Betty is in Rayman Legends. That game looks SOOO GOOD! (I also can’t believe I like Rayman so much now… all thanks to games I played on Nintendo machines!)

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