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Thread: Nintendo Direct 4/17/13 Recap
04-17-2013, 06:56 AM #1
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Nintendo Direct 4/17/13 Recap
Skip to 17:30 for Wii U news.
System Update - 17:30 - The big Spring system updates announced months ago is finally here. The update will go live next week and will add many new features. The loading times will be greatly improved, you will be ably to transfer data from one USB to another, automatically download and install software updates in the background while playing the software, automatically receive software updates wiothout opening the software, download and install software while the Wii U is off, and when the Wii U is booting up, pressing the "B" button will take you straight to Wii mode.
New Super Luigi U - 8:30 - Wii U owners who purchase this downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U (a copy of the game is required) will get 82 updated stages and a new adventure featuring Luigi, who can jump higher than Mario, yet has trouble stopping after a dash. Many stages start with only 100 seconds on the timer, and quicker stages are populated with many obstacles. New Super Luigi U is scheduled to be released this summer during the Year of Luigi.
Virtual Console - 19:00 - The Virtual Console feature on the Wii U will be available the day after the software updates goes live. All games can be played in off-TV mode and each game will have its own Miiverse community. GBA and N64 games will be coming soon to the Virtual Console.
Wii U Panorama View - 20:00 - Similar to Wii Street U, Wii U Panorama View allows you to get a look at many famous places as if you are really there, being able to view the scene as a video in full 360 degrees. A free demo will be available on the eShop next week.
Pikmin 3 - 20:50 - In addition to new Rock Pikmin, the new game also introduces flying Winged Pikmin that follow the player and can carry items in the air. The game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Aug. 4.
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