Over the weekend, Nintendo released an image with a Donkey Kong Jr. screenshot with the words “3 Days” underneath it. This lead people to assume that the Wii U Virtual Console would officially launch on Tuesday, April 23rd. However, that isn’t the case, as Nintendo today posted the above image onto its Facebook page, which makes it clear that rather than releasing the service, tomorrow the company will be revealing the full launch line up for the Wii U Virtual Console.
Nintendo of America has revealed via its official Facebook page that the Wii U Virtual Console will be officially launching on Wii U this Tuesday in North America. The Wii U system update is also due to be released next week and features a number of improvements. You can see all the Virtual Console titles that have been announced for North America below.
- Balloon Fight
- Donkey Kong Jr
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Ice Climber
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 1
- Wrecking Crew
- Yoshi’s Cookie
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Kirby Super Star
- Super Metroid
The team at the official Pokemon Facebook page are teasing that some Pikachu related information will be announced tomorrow. Most bets are on the limited edition Pikachu Nintendo 3DS console coming to North America. Nintendo of America teased the console in this commercial for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity on the Nintendo 3DS.
We’ve got some exciting news for Pikachu fans coming tomorrow! Stay tuned!
Last week, Nintendo promised that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge gamers can download two additional playable characters at no additional cost. Nintendo today announced, via its Facebook page, that Momiji from the Ninja Gaiden series is the first free downloadable character in the game and is now playable.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is exclusive to Wii U.
Nintendo offers you to take a quiz on the Club Nintendo Facebook page to find out which Nintendo character you represent. After answering the quiz’s five questions, based on your choices, you’ll be notified which character you are with an explanation. Based on my choices, I’m most like Princess Peach – my favorite playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee… What Nintendo character are you?
Take the quiz here.
The Pokémon Company today made a Twitter account and Facebook page. Like its Facebook page and follow its Twitter account ”to get the latest Pokémon news straight from the source.” Upcoming Pokémon games for Nintendo DS, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, will launch October 7th in North America, October 11th in Australia, and October 12th in Europe.
Satoru Iwata says that, with the Wii U, Nintendo is aiming to create a platform where video game players can share their experiences with each other. Although Facebook connects millions of people with different interests, some of which may be gaming related, the social network is not tailored for players – whereas Nintendo’s Miiverse will be particularly for gamers.
“Of course the Internet does provide a lot of that interaction, but it’s not built for that purpose. For example, Facebook is something that connects you socially with a lot of different folks, but that doesn’t guarantee that the people you are going to have interactions with via Facebook are interested in games. And what I’m saying is that I don’t believe that the life experiences that you have—and those might be with the people you are connected with on Facebook—are not equal to the gaming experiences you might have with a lot of different folks.”
“I feel that we need to create—or present—a gaming platform as the place to create that ‘social graph’ for folks who are in gaming circles, I guess. So that’s kind of the reason for creating Miiverse.”