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First Wii U DLC coming next month following system update

Nintendo reveal what's coming up on Wii U

The first downloadable content for Wii U games will become available in December after you perform a System Update.

That's the word from Nintendo America who have updated fans on their Wii U launch plans ahead of the release date this Sunday.

Nintendo said: "Downloadable content for select games, such as additional levels or maps, will roll out in December following a system update."

Of their own games, Nintendo have confirmed plans for New Super Mario Bros U DLC.

In other news, Nintendo also confirmed that Nintendo TVii won't be available at launch. The US-only application which works with existing cable and satellite channels is coming to the console in December.

Nintendo US boss Reggie Fils-Aime has been talking up the console ahead of the launch, saying: "Wii U is an 'everyday' connected device - offering a combination of games, entertainment, online connectivity and social activity that will make people want to interact with it daily," said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. "Never before have so many features been packed into one game console, at any price. Our substantial lineup of games offered at launch has something for everyone on your shopping list."

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  1. Cidiyance Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 17:07

    Well, I'm glad there's evidence of Blops 2 DLC on the system.

  2. Mr Roboto Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 17:45

    I can see 8GB wii u users needing an external storage device soon as surely the system operating system must allocate about 3GB for current and future firmware updates.

  3. Argenthor Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 18:00

    TVii is something which has been highlighted as one of the big features making it an entertainment system... but US only? So, what happens to those outside of america?

  4. Mr Roboto Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 18:09

    TVii is something which has been highlighted as one of the big features making it an entertainment system... but US only? So, what happens to those outside of america?


    Because Europe always gets shafted on these sort of things!

    The American market is always top priority with every launch event.

  5. shadowlugia101 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 18:30

    does anybody know if nintendo tvii will come to europe? if so does anybody the time in which it may arrive here?

  6. Komodo_Wolfgang Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 20:17

    TVii is something which has been highlighted as one of the big features making it an entertainment system... but US only? So, what happens to those outside of america?


    Because Europe always gets shafted on these sort of things!

    American is always top priority.

    Fixed it -_-; >.> damn america

  7. 5OUNDWAVE Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 20:29

    it's net-flix all over again

  8. NSMB23DS Saturday 17th Nov 2012 at 00:08

    The American market is always top priority with every launch event.


    ~cough~ Canada too ~cough~

  9. Pyron12 Sunday 18th Nov 2012 at 09:10

    Well, I'm glad there's evidence of Blops 2 DLC on the system.


    Which is always stuff ripped out from the main game before it's sold :evil:.

  10. goldeneye Sunday 18th Nov 2012 at 12:33

    I don't know if you need one in America, but here you need a TV license to recive any broadcasted content. It might be this need that's stopping us from getting TVii. Either that or there's some difference between American broadcasting and British broadcasting that means a hardware/sofware change. It doesn't really bother me that we're not getting it. It's not like I can't watch TV... on my TV normally. Plus if you don't have freeview you probably have digital/subscription anyway, making TVii a near-redundant feature in this country. There's also online services like iPlayer where you can watch live TV anyway, so it's not an inconvenience to lose TVii. I guess it's only useful for that situation where someone wants to watch something else. I'd be willing to bet that there'll be another iPlayer app for the WiiU at some point (if the Wii version doesn't work on it), if not a future release of TVii.

  11. alexanderK Tuesday 30th Apr 2013 at 14:50

    I don't know if you need one in America, but here you need a TV license to recive any broadcasted content. It might be this need that's stopping us from getting TVii. Either that or there's some difference between American broadcasting and British broadcasting that means a hardware/sofware change.

    This is not quite true, in the UK (not sure on rest of Europe) you need a TV license to receive televised broadcasts, however if you use app's like BBCi player you don't need a license for these, you could watch TV content without a license as long as you don't watch it while it's being shown on TV. So in theory you could have a TV which isn't connected to any televised signals, hook your laptop up to it with an HDMI cable and use internet to watch TV content without having to pay a license ;)

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