Wii U release date set for US, Europe to trail behind – rumour

Monday, 13 August 2012 05:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Wii U release date has been set for the US, but other territories will have to wait, according to the latest industry and retail whispers.

GoNintendo received a tip off from a source claiming to be a GameStop employee, stating that the Wii U will arrive in the US during the week of Black Friday.

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, when US stores traditionally hold massive sales; if accurate, that would put the release in the fourth week of November.

Following Nintendo’s usual release pattern, the console would debut in Japan either a few months earlier or simultaneously, but CVG warns not to expect a European release until at least December. The site’s sources say manufacturing difficulties mean the console’s release in PAL territories will be pushed back to trail the US by at least a month.

Nintendo has given no official indication of when the Wii U will launch beyond a 2012 release window.


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  1. polygem

    i hope they will get the miiverse, unique gamertag thingy running before wiiu launches. it wont be fair if the japanese and us could snatch all the cool gamertags (or how you wanna call those in nintendoland).
    i hope that a 3ds owner can create an account for the nintendo network too before the wiiu launches…
    i cannot wait for the wiiu, the earlier the better, to me it all looks good, looks like a great new nintendo console to me. december would be totally fine for me too though.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. manamana

    They are promoting their console for almost two years now and they wont make it under the christmas tree in europe? If this is true I really don’t get what nintendo is after. They did it with the 3DS like Sony with the Vita. The masses are investing into christmas – beyond that its just silly to launch in january/february when all money is burned on other gadgets, imo.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    I realise they are a Japanese company and it would be suicidal to delay there but a little more recognition of the European market in terms of size and value would be appreciated. Sony are rubbish, Nintendo are rubbish. MS are the realistically the only ones putting in a bit of effort at making console and game releases as global as possible.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Da Man

    If Dreamcast came out in the proper countries ;) the same year it did in JP, I think it could’ve been a lot more successful..

    #4 3 years ago
  5. absolutezero

    Remember this thing will be region locked of course.

    So no importing either! Wait in line!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Clupula

    Still have not seen a single thing that appeals to me about this. Not a single thing.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    I just hope at release day, we will have available the black colour too, i do prefer that colour, but chances are pretty slim, i suppose.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. polygem

    @6: must not appeal to you, but for me pikmin 3 and nintendoland would be enough reason for day one purchase…then there´s new super mario u and zombi u (which will probably be the first zombi game ever that i can play with my girlfriend, because of that coop feature where your coop partner places the zombis with the stylus on the pad while you take them out on the telly with your pro controller, cool stuff), some third party games (i am not interested in the ones they announced this far though, despite rayman legends), and then i am sure nintendo held back a big title too…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. polygem

    Manu: they confirmed black and white as launch colours…i will get the black one too!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    #8 Yep those are may main picks too, but i will add P-100, scriblenauts and probably lego land, those also look good and chances are , they are available at the window launch.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. polygem

    yes P-100 for me too for sure as well as scribblenauts…

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Fin


    Didn’t we have this conversation somewhere else? Nintendo aren’t holding back anything, they would’ve announced it already if it was going to be ready for launch.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Da Man

    Trying to argue with Nintendo fans is like discussing things with O’Conner, regardless of more and more crazy apologetics and weirdo dreams it ‘ll still be the same old until the end of the world.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. ManuOtaku

    Well at least nintendo fans like nintendo for doing videogames, while others dont like sony or nintendo just for being japanese companies, yeah we are definetly the crazy weirdos ones till the end of the world

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Da Man

    I like Nintendo, and I liked Sony at one point in time.

    Not everything you read about people on the internet is true.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    #15 well you did say it on a previous topic, not so long ago.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Da Man

    I also said the same about yankees, so there.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    Ok, now on, i would not take you seriously ;)

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Da Man

    Do you know what I meant? That there’s no reason why someone can’t dislike a corporation.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OrbitMonkey

    Personally I’m waiting for an official nextbox announcement. Kicking around the idea of picking up a cheap 360… Again…

    #20 3 years ago
  21. ManuOtaku

    #19, to tell you the truth what i got from this, was that you make an statement and later you say thas not true, like with the dislike on Nintendo and Sony for being Japanese, and that not everything on the internet is true, really the reasons for dislike a corporation never was mentioned, at least you didnt stated back then the reasons, hence the not taking you seriously, for now on.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Da Man

    #21, I was saying how there’s no reason for me to justify distaste for a corporation, jap was put there for the effect.. you know like when you make fun of some jrpg and throw in bishounens…

    #22 3 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    #22 Ok, from my short and vivid experience on the internet, jokes are hard to recognize, therefore at least add a face next time,please, because if you backtrack i wont take you seriously, either way we got the same result.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Da Man

    Why, because people tend to take a word from a whole sentence in isolation? Okay.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. ManuOtaku

    “24, Well the word in your case was the whole sentence, japanese, therefore it was needed.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Da Man

    Well, no it wasn’t. How else ‘re you supposed to make fun of things. If I wanted to belittle Nokia I ‘d probably put some Syyymbiaan in there.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. ManuOtaku

    #26 because iam not seeing your face or emotions while you are talking or writing, how can i know is a joke if you dont say so in a way or the other?, the best way is adding a face or saying just joking.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Da Man

    Allright. I swear that from now on I will accompany every sarcastic sentence with an /s, and every ambiguous belittling with a wink smiley.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. polygem

    @12…yea sure you know it best of course. wasn´t that you too who said no wii games will be playable on the gamepad alone? well looks like this happens…why don´t we just wait and see? nintendo revealed a lot of stuff in their nintendo direct videos. i believe they are holding back something for a launch window release and it would make perfectly sense. you know better though, i know.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. polygem

    Da Man: it never has been the same old. nintendo ip games evolved so much more than any other franchise around. just take the classic super mario games, mario64, nsmb, paper mario, mario galaxy. kirby mass attack, epic yarn, return to dreamland. zelda link to the past, phantom hourglass, twilight princess, skyward sword to name just very very few. all these games play drastically different YET the same. you wont find that risky changes in a halo, cod, uncharted, killzone, ratchet+clank or fable game…i for one respect nintendo just because of that: taking very good care about their ip´s, being extremeley creative by finding new gameplay options and settings for them, risk something (cel shaded zelda game for example) and execute them all with an ultrapolished and great presentation. i really cannot see what´s bad about that. certainly it´s not same old. it never was.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. ManuOtaku

    #31 also lets not forget poly they do have new ips, just that gamers dont seem to recognize them like chibi robo or custom robo for example, both are recently new ips, but gamers forget about that, in the last decade they have 10 new ips, if i dont recall wrong, including games that only came out in japan, therefore is not that they dont do new ips, is that some gamers dont see it as much.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Da Man

    That wasn’t aimed at you, polygem.

    HR largely plays nothing like previous ones too.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    @31 I think most people’s problems are that the vast majority of those new IPs are barely games to begin it.

    Feel free to name 10 new IPs since the GameCube though. Because I can’t think of them.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    Sounds about right, not too sure why other regions won’t get systems. Maybe manufactering issues. Just need a price now. Guessing 300usd, hoping for 250usd w/nintendoland packed in.

    @Manu, I still play Chibi. Great game.

    10 out of 34 posts made by DM. You must be a huge Nintendo fan then ‘eh?

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Da Man

    Old man, please do count all the essays about the biz model, prices, same old games, ethics, online community and the rest all written by the same person, in most X360 /PS3 comment sections.

    You really are a hypocrite. A proper one.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. polygem

    i love this nintendo discussions dressed in this beautiful yellow nsmb2 advertisment dress ;)

    by the way, vg247: i really do aprecciate that all the ads here are videogame related. that´s what pisses me off about the ads on XBL: mc donalds, cars, terrible “artists”…if they would only advertise gaming related stuff on xbl i probably wouldn´t mind that much, but the way it is now is really agressive and i hate it.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. stretch215

    This new Mario game looks pretty bad. 2d Mario with HD polish? No thanks, played it already. Then it was called super Mario bros. 3.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. ManuOtaku

    #33 Ireland games like, Baten kaitos, chibi robo, custom robo, batallion wars,disaster day of crisis, dynamic blade ( Zangeki No Reginleiv),giftopia, captain rainbow, xenoblade, luigis mansion, pikmin, etc those in the top on mind that are from the past decade therefore like i said they made new ips, just that some gamers have selected memory for nintendo related things.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. DrDamn

    It’s hard to have memories of IP which never made it out of Japan :)
    Zangeki No Reginleiv, Giftpia, Captain Rainbow for example.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. ManuOtaku

    #39 i agree but that doesnt change the fact they do made them, at least seven of them were realease globally, therefore i think as few as they are, they made new ips, against the common notion that they dont.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. OlderGamer

    “all written by the same person, in most X360 /PS3 comment sections.

    You really are a hypocrite. A proper one.”

    I would be a hypocrite if I posted there and didn’t play on those systems. And then I pointed out that you were near 1/3rd of the posts in a thread regaurding a system that you don’t play. That would make me a hypocrite man.

    Last nights game sesion we spent on xb360 playing Rockband 3 of all things.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Da Man

    Really? You mean like all the Halo/CoD/Gears/whatnot ones? I see you regularly play them…

    You’re a hypocrite for continously, regularly criticizing franchises and systems you spend little to no time on and pointing fingers when it comes to Nintendo.

    What exactly does me having some offtopic discussion which didn’t even contain anything N related has to do with anything? Last I checked you ‘ve discussed unrelated topics everywhere around here.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. OlderGamer

    lol DM my xb360 GT is AnOlderGamer, go look at my Halo and Gears Achivies. I have tried CoD here and there, but play BF instead. Check those achivies too.

    Your not going to find perfect achivie scores, but more then enough to see I actualy put time into the very same titles you think I don’t.

    Enjoying Mario doesn’t mean I did also spend some time with Marcus and Dom or Master Chief. I really loved both Gears one and Halo one, for example. But looking at Gears 4 and Halo 4, I am a bit tired of em.

    DM, you honestly have zero clue about me as a gamer or as a person.

    Do me a favor, just go look up my GT. Look at the games and scores I have played. And lets leave it at that.


    Ima stick this here rather then create another post:

    Halo3 I got 1305 achivie pnts. In Gears one I finished the campaign, have the merc achieve to prove it (I am not very good, but I played it thru). I don’t play online very much, here and there. Also I have 32K+ GS, not 38K I don’t pay much attention to it. Was just using it to prove a point, that I play a hella lot more in terms of game diversity then your giving me credit for.

    :End Edit.

    No need to derail another thread. And that is why i called out your posting in this thread to begin with, you were 1/3rd of the posts for a system and company that you hate. Obviously trying to start shit and derail the thing. So lets cool it, ‘eh?

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Da Man

    omg wtf lol Old man, you have 6k kills in H3 having started in 2007. And a whopping 200 kills in Reach…


    you honestly have zero clue about me as a gamer or as a person.
    Well put…

    Yes, let’s leave it at that, since I was just chatting with a person about anunrelated topic.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Gekidami

    You’re confusing IP’s Nintendo own with ones they just published. You’re also ignoring the “Since the GameCube” part, because most of what you listed are from the NGC days.
    Also the first Custom Robo came out on N64.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. ManuOtaku

    #45 Well i put custom robo because i did put IPs since the past decade, instead than since the gamecube, and well it was from 1999 so well it was almost done on the last decade for one year, my bad.

    Well baten kaitos and xenoblade were published by nintendo and done by monolith, but since they became part of nintendo thats why i put them, and either way this games are only found on nintendo systems, it doesnt matter if are not IPs directly from them, they are only found on nintendo systems, that works almost as new IPs from them.

    #46 3 years ago

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  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

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  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

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  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

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  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

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  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

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  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

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  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

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  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

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  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

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  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

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  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]