Nintendo Wii U firmware updates, Nintendo Directs, oh my

It's a busy day here for me, but there's so much going on I just had to make a quick note.

Nintendo has released a big Wii U firmware update, with a lot of enhancements and changes to the system. One of the big things is off TV play while in Wii Mode, which adds the ability to send the video signal to the Gamepad when you're in Wii Mode.

Then, at 10AM ET there will be a Nintendo Direct. This will purportedly cover both 3DS and Wii U games that are upcoming. I'm hoping we hear more about X today, that game from Monolithsoft that looks to be a followup to Xenoblade Chronicles.

Oh, and the US government shut down today. All historical like.

Posted on October 1, 2013 and filed under News.