5w ago - Today the XCM Team have unveiled a demo video below and details on their new MaxPlay Adapter for the Wii U console which allows gamers to play their Nintendo games inside the vehicle now.
To quote from their official page: MaxPlay Usage Manual Functions & Features:
Play Wii U games via Wii U gamepad controller in your car! Not only for playing the Wii U games in front of your TV, you are also able to play the Wii U games via Wii U gamepad controller by using the Maxplay adapter inside the vehicle, finally something entertaining in a car, it should be great news for passengers
The Maxplay adapter can be used for charging the Wii U gamepad controller. The Maxplay adapter also works as USB voltage output charger for charging most of the USB devices that get their power through USB (such as mobile phone, tablet, ipad etc)
Comes with Micro USB cable.
Input: DC 12V
Output: DC 5V 2A
DC 15V 5A
Warning: Risk of electric shock, do not open the device. Keep away from water and heat source.
36w ago - Today Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata confirmed Wii U specs (PDF) during a Japanese presentation alongside Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime discussing the Wii U retail bundles release date, pricing, specifications and launch software.
Below are the details and video, as follows:
The Nintendo Wii U will launch in the US on November 18, 2012 for $299.99 for the basic 8GB version and $349.99 for the deluxe 32GB version that comes complete with extra accessories and the Nintendo Land video game.
In Europe Nintendo's Wii U handheld will launch on November 30, and in Japan the Wii U will launch on December 8, 2012 costing 26,250 Yen for the basic model and 31,000 Yen for the premium model and will also have 8GB and 32GB capacity respectively.
This storage will be used for game saves, game data, and other content downloaded from the Nintendo Network. Wii U game discs will be 25GB each so by the looks of it game installs won't be possible, well not on launch at least. Both SKUs will include HDMI cables an AC adapters for the console and Wii U Gamepad. The Wii U measures 46 mm x 172 mm x 268.5 mm horizontally, it can also be placed vertically.
102w ago - Today Nintendo held their E3 2011 Press Conference and unveiled the upcoming Nintendo Wii U (Project Cafe) console alongside Wii U pictures, launch game details and video footage.
The Wii U controller includes everything from motion sensing to analogue sticks and a touch screen. Wii U will allow gamers to play either on their TV screen, on the controller.. or both.
According to the official site, confirmed Wii U titles include Assassin's Creed, Tekken, DIRT, Darksiders II, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ghost Recon Online, Metro: Last Night, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge and Batman.
To quote: Discover an exciting new way to enjoy home entertainment with Wii U, Nintendo's next home console. With a revolutionary new touch screen controller, precision motion controls, and full HD graphics, a whole new world of play styles and gaming possibilities is on the horizon. The time is...