The U.K.'s first TV spot for the Wii U has been banned by a regulatory agency for being misleading, reports Wii-Consoles.
The minute-long commercial, which you can view above, highlights the ability to take a Wii U game off the TV and play it entirely on the GamePad — New Super Mario Bros. U, in this case. The U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority, an independent watchdog group that maintains advertising regulations in the country, received a complaint about the ad that called it misleading: The complainant charged that the ad implies all Wii U games can be played on the GamePad alone, which is not the case; in fact, the majority of existing Wii U titles don't support the feature.
Nintendo of Europe's U.K. branch defended the ad to the Advertising Standards Authority. Nintendo...
Fans of New Super Mario Bros. U have a new way to unearth secrets and tips for the Wii U's Super Mario title.
Earlier this month, Nintendo launched a YouTube channel to "share exciting and helpful gameplay videos" from the game.
The channel currently includes 13 videos that guide players through ways to find 1-Ups, star coins and complete challenges.
Nintendo alerted gamer owners of the new YouTube channel through a Wii U message, saying that they will be "posting a wide variety of videos including gameplay tips, tricks, and Super Play videos showing unbelievable stunts and runthroughs."
Wii U owners can access the channel and watch the videos, through the console's internet browser.
The most magical element of Nintendo's new Wii U console is powered by a relatively mundane piece of technology.
Second-screen gaming, the ability to view full maps, menus or even play an entire game on the 6-inch screen built into the WIi U's GamePad, is made possible by a special form of Wi-Fi.
The technology, co-developed by Nintendo and wireless and broadband communications giant Broadcom, marries run-of-the-mill Wi-Fi with a powerful bit of proprietary software to create a two-way stream of low-latency, high-definition video and controls between the Wii U and its innovative GamePad.
That complex suite of software is designed to mitigate interference and deliver a smooth video signal and communication speeds, said Dino Bekis, senior director of wireless connectivity at Broadcom.
New footage released today for New Super Mario Bros. U shows the creature Nabbit in action, courtesy of Games Radar.
Players who catch Nabbit as he dashes through levels will receive the P-Acorn, an item that allows continuous flight without rest through levels. Catching Nabbit is the only way to snag a P-Acorn.
The trailer above also gives a quick look at the Challenge Mode and Coin Battle features.
New Super Mario Bros. U will release alongside the Wii U console on Nov. 18.