Here’s Some Footage Of The Gorgeous Fast Racing NEO For Wii U eShop

Shin’en has finally lifted the lid on Fast Racing NEO and given us some adrenaline fuelled footage to look at in 60fps. The company has confirmed that the game will arrive on the Wii U eShop this year and it’s certainly looking promising. Hopefully we will see more of Fast Racing NEO at this week’s Nintendo Digital Conference which takes place on Tuesday at 5pm BST.

Mother AKA “Earthbound Beginnings To Be Released On Virtual Console

Debuted to cheers from the audience, Nintendo just announced that the FamiCom version of Mother, fully translated, will be released for Virtual Console under a new title: Earthbound Beginnings.

Why the cheers and excitement? Mother has only previous been officially sold in Japan on Nintendo’s Family Computer and Game Boy Advance, with no release in the West (besides ROMS and emulators).

The game will be released exclusively on Wii U, starting tonight at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET / 2 AM BT.

Nintendo 3DS Smash Controller Compatibility App Arrives On eShop

Fans of the latest Super Smash Bros. may remember that you are able to use your Nintendo 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version as long as you own a copy of the game for 3DS.

However, along with the major Smash news today, Nintendo has stealthily released a $.99 app (titled “Smash Controller”) on the eShop that allows players without a Smash cartridge to use the 3DS in the Wii U version.

The app is available now, so make sure to pick it up if you don’t have enough controllers to fill your eight-player roster!

Pumped BMX 2 Coming To Wii U eShop

Looks like more mobile games are being ported over to the Wii U! Curve Digital has announced that the hit iOS and Android game Pumped BMX 2 is coming to Wii U as Pumped BMX +. Here’s the official overview:

Originally developed by one man studio Yeah Us!, Pumped BMX + sees players ride their way through increasingly challenging levels while pulling off crazy and impressive trick combinations. The game lets players choose their rider style and throw down their best stunts whilst racing through more than 500 challenges to reach the top of the leader boards.

Pumped BMX + features high definition graphics, an improved control scheme, a new fully licensed soundtrack, and authentic BMX tricks that can be combined for nearly unlimited trick combinations. Pumped BMX + will be out on the Wii U eShop later this year.

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Wondering which games you will be able to get your hands on this week via the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop in the United States? Well, Nintendo of America has you covered. You’ll be able to play Dr Mario: Miracle Cure on the Nintendo 3DS as that is due to be released today on the eShop and if you fancy Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is 50 percent off. Here’s all the games that are available for download this week on the eShop.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure – Nine out of 10 doctors agree … Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure won’t cure any real-life illnesses. But it is a really fun new puzzle game. Play classic style, Dr. Luigi style or, in Virus Buster mode, use new power-ups called Miracle Cures that will have you and your friends wiping out those pesky viruses.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • LEGO Jurassic World – Get ready for an adventure 65 million bricks in the making when the LEGO Jurassic World game arrives on Wii U and Nintendo 3DSon June 12. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town – A neglected farm has been passed down to you, and its fate now rests in your capable hands. Take over the reins of life, and create your own pastoral adventure. Plant and harvest crops, raise farm animals and start a family!

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Shantae Half Genie Hero’s E3 Trailer Revealed Early

Following the wave of good news, WayForward Games has released the E3 trailer for Shantae Half Genie Hero. The trailer below highlights Shantae’s hair-whipping gameplay, as she traverses numerous environments, takes down countless four enemies, and turns into a crab:

Shantae Half Genie Hero is the Kickstarted follow up to the Shantae series — it will be releasing on Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

Harvest Moon: Friends Of Mineral Town Coming To North American Virtual Console Tomorrow

If you have been sorely craving your Harvest Moon fix, Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town will be heading to Virtual Consoles in North America tomorrow.

The 2003 Game Boy Advance classic was previously rated by the ESRB this week, giving strong hints that the game would be available soon. According to Nintendo’s website, Friends of Mineral Town will be available for $6.99. For a brief overview of the game, check out the description below:

As a child, you spent a memorable summer on a farm in the country and experience a whole new world of excitement. Years have passed, and now the long-neglected farm that holds fond memories is yours! It is up to you to successfully rejuvenate the farm and build a life for yourself. The best part is that you can do it any way you want! Plant and harvest crops, raise farm animals, marry the woman of your dreams, and start a family! Take over the reins of life, and create your own pastoral adventure!