Review: Need for Speed: Most Wanted U (Wii U)

PictureDeveloper: Criterion Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Review Platform: Wii U
Release Date: 22/03/13
Also Available on: PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360
Genre: Racing
Players: 1-6
Price: £44.99
PEGI: 7

Review

Criterion’s reboot of Need for Speed: Most Wanted was a very different beast to its 2005 namesake. There were key similarities, of course – you race against progressively faster cars, evade the cops, and move up the city’s blacklist of Most Wanted racers – but that’s about as far as it went. With Most Wanted U, Criterion’s taken the time to understand Nintendo’s latest system, and rebuilt last year’s fantastic racer with Wii U in mind. Continue reading

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Video: FIFA 13 (Wii U) – Two-player Quick Match footage

In our penultimate Wii U demo video – until more are added to the eShop, of course – we show off some of FIFA 13′s local multiplayer gameplay, and prove just how terrible we are at sports games!

Between tomorrow’s upload of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed footage and the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate demo, feel free to let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see on our YouTube channel via our contact form, or the comments section below.

News: EA won’t publish Crysis 3 on Wii U, despite developer interest

crysis_3EA was one of – if not the – first big-name publisher to announce its support for Nintendo’s then-upcoming Wii U, back at E3 2011. Since then, however, a lot has changed; including Nintendo’s negligence of Origin as a part of the Wii U’s online infrastructure, despite heavy pressure from EA. Continue reading

News: EA hoping for success with Mass Effect 3 and FIFA 13 on Wii U

The Wii U is finally set to launch in just a matter of days, with a plethora of third-party titles contributing to what’s hopefully a strong launch for Nintendo’s debut HD console. One of these publishers is EA, which is bringing two of its biggest franchises to the system on launch day – FIFA, and Mass Effect. Continue reading

News: Mass Effect 3 Developer Discusses Wii U Development

Just look at those graphics.

Last month we reported that the Wii U‘s port of Mass Effect 3 is not being handled by its original developer, BioWare, but instead by the long-running studio behind uncountable movie tie-ins from the past decade: Tantalus Media. However, it now seems that the port is primarily under the hand of Tantalus’ sister company, Straight Right – a studio with notably less experience; having only developed the iOS version of Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed in its year-long lifespan. Continue reading

News: New Mass Effect 3 Wii U Information Revealed

Mass Effect 3, confirmed for Wii U during Nintendo’s E3 presentation earlier this year, will release alongside the new console as one of three EA-published titles confirmed to be available at launch thus far.

It was confirmed by BioWare during EA’s Summer Showcase that the Wii U version will be more than a simple port, with new control methods to support the GamePad, the Extended Cut downloadable content available on-disc, as well as an interactive story mode which allows Nintendo-exclusive gamers to catch up with the series’ history as it moves onto a Nintendo platform for the first time.

Are you looking forward to playing the Mass Effect series on Nintendo’s forthcoming system? If you’ve already played the game on another format, will the extra features lure you into playing the game again?

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