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Wii U won't get Project Cars because it's too much for the hardware
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Sorry Wii U racing fans, you'll have to stick with Mario Kart for now.

IGN is reporting that Project CARS for the Wii U is cancelled.

Slightly Mad Studios boss Ian Bell put out a press release to explain:

Despite much perseverance on the Wii U version of Project CARS we will no longer be actively pursuing development on it as the quality does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title on this platform. We eagerly look forward to any announcement of further hardware from Nintendo but right now Project CARS is simply too much for Wii U despite our very best efforts. Apologies to our Nintendo fans out there that have been waiting for further news on this but have no desire to release a product that isn't at the very least comparable with our highest-rated versions on other platforms. We optimistically look forward therefore to what the future may hold.



In an interview with Nintendo Life Bell said it a little clearer.

"The official line is that we're awaiting an announcement from Nintendo on new hardware," he said. "As of now pCARS is simply too much for the Wii U."

Sounds like they, as well as many other third party developers, are waiting to see if the announced NX console will be able to better to handle modern standards.

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Via: Nintendo
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ROB, Duck Hunt, Mr Game and Watch, Falco, and the Mii Fighters have all been confirmed as upcoming Smash Bros Amiibo.  Additionally, Nintendo of Europe's official site slipped up and gave us a glimpse of new Mario Maker and Animal Crossing Amiibo that have yet to be announced.  

Back to official news, Nintendo announced Street Fighter's Ryu joining Smash Bros as a fighter, as well as Roy from Fire Emblem.  Ryu for either version of the game will run you $5.99, or get him for both versions for $6.99.  Included with that purchase is a new stage from Street Fighter, Suzaku Castle.  Roy is available for $3.99 for either version, or $4.99 for both Wii U and 3DS packaged together.  Both character DLCs plus the previously announced Lucas are available now (for $3.99/4.99).  Eventually, all Smash fighters will have corresponding Amiibos.

More paid DLC announced today includes new costume for the Mii fighters, and the Dreamland stage from N64.  If you want all of the DLC Nintendo announced today, it'll cost a total of $21.96 for either or $29.16 for a Wii U/3DS bundle.

There's also a new free Miiverse stage available today, and "Tourney mode," which will come out for free in August.  

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In a move that should surprise no one, Nintendo has announced a delay for the new Legend of Zelda title for Wii U.  The game was originally expected to be released some time this year, but the team behind it is no longer focusing on meeting that deadline in order to have the freedom to produce a better game.  Here's hoping it's worth the wait.

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The New 3DS has only been out since October in Japan (and November in Australia), but it's already shipped 1.84 million units, bringing the total for the 3DS family of handheld consoles up to 50.41 million units shipped.


1.91 million Wii Us were shipped between October and December of last year, bringing its total up to only 9.2 million units shipped (for context, Microsoft reported 6.6 million units shipped during the last quarter of 2014).

The weak value of the yen is giving a boost to Nintendo's income from overseas, so Nintendo is expecting a profit of 30 billion yen this year (up from a previously forecast 20 billion).

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If you found the current Wii backwards compatability on your Wii U cumbersome, now's your chance to get it on playing some Wii games more easily.  Nintendo is re-releasing the games above (and more in the future) in the eShop.  They'll be half off during the first week of their release.

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