Weekly Warp-Up: This Is the End for the Wii U…

No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…

My friends, this is the end. Nintendo announced that they’re officially ending production of the Wii U in the very near future. Was Nintendo’s strange tablet controller a slow-burning secret success or a disaster from the very start? That question will probably be argued over and pondered until the real end of time, but for know, I think we can all agree that the Wii U was an extremely interesting experiment and it hosted some incredible games.

We’re also nearing the end of the year, and that means a few annual traditions are circling back around:

  • Black Friday is less than a week away and here’s a look at the game deals you’ll find at Toys R Us.
  • The 2016 Game Awards will be handed out in early December, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End leads the way with eight nominations.
  • Sony PlayStation Experience event will also be held in early December and they’ve announced which publishers and developers will be attending this year.

More news from the last seven days can be found after the break.

New Game Announcements

  • Mages of Mystralia will cast a spell on the PS4 (and maybe the Xbox One) in Spring 2017.
  • GamePump is a subscription service that will bring classic games to Steam starting in January 2017.

Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements

Other Game News

  • Battlefield 1 was the best-selling game of October 2016.
  • Overwatch is getting a “Free Weekend” until Monday.
  • Microsoft is repackaging backwards compatible Xbox 360 games in Xbox One cases.
  • Nintendo sold 262,961 NES Classic Edition consoles in Japan (and likely more than a million worldwide) at launch.

New Videos


  • Commercial director Simon McQuoid will probably direct the next Mortal Kombat movie.
  • Nintendo is taking Defenders of the Triforce, a Legend of Zelda Escape Room, on tour in 2017.
  • Dungeons & Dragons was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame for its “impact” on the video game industry.

Rumor Has It

New Release Round-Up

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned’s Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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