Wiikey, a group that was behind the first ever mod chip for Nintendo Wii, now claims to have hacked Wii U making it able to play pirated games. Their website states that they have reversed Wii U’s disk encryption, file system, drive authentication and “everything else need for this next generation K3y.” Calling it the WiikeU, the group describes it as the first region-free optical drive emulator for Nintendo Wii U. Despite their boasting, Wiikey is yet to provide evidence of any sort that substantiates their claims.
On the other hand, Nintendo has issued a statement that it is aware of the group’s attempt though it is fairly certain that the Wii U’s anti-piracy systems are still secure. The company says it has no reports of unauthorized applications or pirated Wii U games being playable with the console in Wii U mode. Even if WiikeU is released at some point in time, Nintendo can plug it by simply releasing a software update. For now the group hasn’t said anything about a release, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this to see how it all plays out.