trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

Wii U Spring Update Detailed

/ Apr 18th, 2013 No Comments

Wii U
Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo revealed upcoming plans for Wii U during Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct, including details on next week’s spring update.

The Wii U Spring Update is set to arrive next week. The update includes the official arrival of the Wii U Virtual Console. Nintendo is aiming to improve the long load times and other complaints about the console’s firmware.

In addition, players will be able to continue gaming with data transfers between USB drives and software downloading taking place in the background. Gamers will also be able to download and install updates automatically, without running the specific software. Downloads and installs can also be completed while the Wii U is powered down. Holding B at startup will bring players directly to Wii mode as part of the update.

The Panorama View of the GamePad is also set to arrive with the update. The view allows players to get a 360-degree view of the game world using the unique controller while playing compatible games.

Also included in the spring update is the Wii U Virtual Console. The Virtual Console offers classic titles from the NES and SNES for a fee. Games expected to be available at launch include Super Mario World, Super Metroid and Punch-Out. A few games were already introduced to the Virtual Console as an early preview. Nintendo announced cult classic Earthbound will be available on the Virtual Console sometime this year.

The previously announced New Super Luigi U DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U will release this summer. It is expected to arrive in June in Japan but no specific U.S. release date was announced. Nintendo revealed Luigi will be able to jump higher than his more popular brother. The DLC will also include shorter stages featuring a 100-second timer.

Additionally, Nintendo announced Pikmin 3 will release on Wii U Aug. 4, delayed from its original release window.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
Ryan Bloom
Ryan Bloom

Latest posts by Ryan Bloom (see all)

tags: , , , , , ,

Related Posts

Occulus Rift Prototype

New Occulus Rift Prototype Announced

Sep 20th, 2014No Comments

Dying Light

Dying Light Released Date Pushed Up

Sep 18th, 2014No Comments

Assassin's Creed Unity

5 Cool Details from the Assassin’s Creed Unity Co-op Trailer

Sep 17th, 2014No Comments

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

New Releases: Week of 9/14

Sep 14th, 2014No Comments

Top Articles

Moto 360 Smartwatch Review Sep 18th, 2014 at 9:00

Destiny (PS4) Review Sep 16th, 2014 at 6:00

HooToo TripMate Elite Review Sep 15th, 2014 at 9:32

Blue Estate (PS4) Review Sep 11th, 2014 at 10:00

HyperDimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (PS Vita) Review Sep 10th, 2014 at 9:00

Hatoful Boyfriend (PC) Review Sep 9th, 2014 at 9:00

OlliOlli (PS4) Review Sep 5th, 2014 at 9:00

Velocity 2X (PS4) Review Sep 4th, 2014 at 9:00

Madden 15 (PS4) Review Sep 3rd, 2014 at 8:00

Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition (PS4) Review Sep 2nd, 2014 at 9:00