Nightly News Roundup: 10.12.2012

Finish off the week with some new Wii U trailers!

By Kyle England. Posted 10/12/2012 17:15 1 Comment     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

New Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate trailer from New York Comic Con shows off new features

This brand-spanking new Monster Hunter footage features hunting and monsters! Capcom shows off the new 3DS and Wii U title with some really cool monster fighting and some tidbits about some really cool game features. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will allow players to share save data between the portable and console versions, which means you’ll be able to keep hunting on the same save file whether you’re at home with the Wii U or on the go with the 3DS! Also shown was cross-platform multiplayer between the two systems, which means you can team up with your friends no matter which version of the game they own. The concept seems very similar to the Cross-Play initiative with certain PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games. It’s unclear whether the cross-platform multiplayer functionality will be compatible using online play so far. Check out the trailer and marvel at the lovely armor and fearsome monsters.

New ZombiU trailer takes us into the Tower of London

Ubisoft has shown off some more footage of ZombiU featuring a look into a looted and overrun Tower of London. The trailer shows the player using the Wii U GamePad as the scope of a sniper rifle to pick off some zombies before crawling into the tower. Some details about the plot are revealed via radio transmissions as well. One man talks about how humanity is doomed, and another woman talks about alchemy and magic, mentioning that some may have known there would be zombie outbreak, albeit not one so brutal. Who are these people who have discovered so-called “secret knowledge” she refers to? A group that will be the ultimate villain of ZombiU? Check out the new zombie-tastic trailer below.

Nintendo UK’s new Marketing Director talks about the company’s new approach to the internet and the Wii U ad campaign

Shelly Pearce, Nintendo’s recently appointed Marketing Director in the UK, spoke with MCV about how Nintendo is planning to communicate with players and raise hype for Wii U. Pearce said she knows that Nintendo has had some missteps with an online presence before, but with Wii U and beyond this will be a thing of the past. Pearce mentioned how in the past months Nintendo has become very open with fans with its Nintendo Direct conferences and presence on Facebook and Twitter. “The community angle is to talk to core Nintendo fans, who we know have been following us for many years and probably could have done more with in the past – which is something we are now addressing,” she said.

Nintendo is undaunted when faced with the rising success of smartphones and tablets in the gaming world, with Pearce commenting that “Nintendo makes dedicated video games consoles. Other devices out there aren’t games devices. And we believe in our products, that’s the key thing. We have absolute confidence in how we can deliver. We know people enjoy the hardware we make and the games we produce – those two working together is what Nintendo is all about.” She says that this year is the perfect time to launch a console, as gamers are hungry for something new. Nintendo is planning to raise mass awareness of the Wii U through television commercials and a more focused online campaign. Catch the full interview at the link below.

Source: MCV

One Response to “Nightly News Roundup: 10.12.2012”

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    I think monster hunter looks good, i like the colors and the monster designs, i have high hopes for ZombiiU, the lighting in this game is awesome, and the gamepad integration is amazing.

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