Nightly News Roundup: 09.26.2012

Complete US Wii U launch line-up revealed, and 3DS now blocks 95% of all flash cards.

By Katharine Byrne. Posted 09/26/2012 23:45 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Complete US Wii U launch line-up revealed

Listen up, folks, because Nintendo of America have just finalised Wii U’s North American launch line-up. Here they are in full:

Launch Day (November 18th 2012):

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Darksiders II
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • FIFA 13
  • Game Party Champions
  • Just Dance 4
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Nintendo Land
  • Rabbids Land
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • SiNG Party
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  • Transformers Prime
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  • Wipeout 3
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU

You’ll also have these games by the end of November:

  • Chasing Aurora
  • Cloudberry Kingdom
  • Little Inferno
  • Madden NFL 13
  • Mighty Switch Force HD
  • Nano Assault Neo
  • Tank! Tank! Tank!
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut

And here’s the rest of the launch window line-up that will run until March 2013:

  • 007 Legends
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Ben 10 Omniverse
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
  • Funky Barn
  • Game & Wario
  • Jeopardy!
  • LEGO City: Undercover
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth
  • Mass Effect 3
  • NBA 2K13
  • Pikmin 3
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rise Of The Guardians: The Video Game
  • Runner 2: Future Legend Of Rhythm Alien
  • Wheel Of Fortune
  • Wii Fit U
  • The Wonderful 101

Happy with the results? We certainly are! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Latest 3DS system update cracks down on flash cards

Last week, you may have noticed that your 3DS required a system update. What you probably didn’t realise, however, was that it marked a major victory for Nintendo in the endless battle against video game piracy and the dreaded flash card cartridges people use to play pirated software on their system.

Most system updates have included some sort of anti-piracy measure in the past, but flash card manufacturers have almost always found a way to bypass these restrictions so their cards will work again. This time, however, is different, as according to the makers of the SuperCard, one of the more popular flash cards:

“The 3DS system has been updated to 4.4.0-10x. Official information indicates improved security. We researched immediately and found out that the 3DS system update detects save IC on the PCB. On the current market, most cards are without save IC, so are blocked now. This is a hardware defect, software can not solve it. So 95% of the cards in the world have been blocked.”

Now if that’s not a slap in the face to illegal cartridge manufacturers then I don’t know what is. Well done, Nintendo.

Source: Nintendo Gamer.

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