Wii U Sales in UK Are Up 60% Over Last Year, Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Pre-Orders Higher Than X & Y

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Nintendo UK marketing boss Shelly Pearce revealed in an interview with MVCUK that the sales for the Wii U are up 60% in the UK over last year. Plus, Pearce revealed that the pre-orders for Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are doing really well. Here is what he said:

“Pre-orders for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are doing really well at the moment. It is pre-ordering more than X and Y, so we are quite optimistic about that one and that is a pattern we’re seeing globally.”

Official PR – Mega Steelix & Mega Glalie to Appear in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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The Pokémon Company International has revealed details on the powerful Mega-Evolved forms of Steelix and Glalie in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Steelix, the Steel- and Ground-type Pokémon who evolves from Onyx, can Mega Evolve into Mega Steelix, which raises its Defense stat greatly and gives it the Steel-type move, Iron Tail. Iron Tail is most destructive during a sandstorm, thanks to its Sand Force Ability, which increases the power of Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-type moves by 30% during the sandstorm weather condition.

Glalie, the Ice-type Pokémon, can Mega Evolve into Mega Glalie, raising its Speed and significantly raising its Attack and Special Attack. Upon Mega Evolving, it gains the Ability, Refrigerate, which makes Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves. It also gains the Ice-type move, Sheer Cold, which can knock a target out in one blow!

Trainers with the Special Demo Version of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire can catch Glalie and transfer them to the official launch version on November 21st using Pokémon Link.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U – October 20th Screenshots

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Pic of the day. Here’s the settings menu for Rules. Comical pictures appear on the left when you go through the options, so I’ll briefly introduce them.

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Going clockwise from the top-left corner, here are the pictures that appear for Rules, Time Limit, Custom Fighters, Stage Choice, Damage Ratio, and Handicap.

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In the Wii U version, you can customize additional rules from the beginning of the game. Here are the pictures displayed for Stock Time Limit, Team Attack, Pause Function, SD Penalty, Damage Display, and Score Display. You can almost hear Fox’s cry in the picture displayed for SD Penalty settings.

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Mad Men Football – Pre-Alpha Trailer

On this day in history, October 19, 1781, General Cornwallis surrendered nearly 8,000 British soldiers under his command to American (and French) forces at Yorktown, Virginia, effectively ending the American Revolution, though not officially ending it.*

Earlier this year, Mad Men Football (working title) was announced as being effectively in development for the Wii U, but not officially in development. Development started on Mad Men Football last year and development has continued since it was first announced, but there has been a BIG change to it during the development process after getting officially approved as a Wii U developer.

In early August, it was said of the game, “A fair warning would be, what the game was, is not what the game is becoming.” And, a post shortly after that one said, “What the prototype was, is not what the game is becoming!”

The difference between effectively developing the game before being an approved Wii U developer, and then becoming an officially approved Wii U developer is what resulted in the big change and the decisions leading to the change.

What is the big change that has happened to Mad Men Football since first announcing it, and getting approved as a Wii U developer? Watch the pre-alpha promotional screens trailer below from the current work-in-progress, for the first in-game look at George Washington and the big change in development to the game from what the prototype was last year and earlier this year!

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