Nintendo hasn’t yet confirmed whether Nintendo GameCube games will become available on the Wii U Virtual Console. However, that doesn’t stop people from wishing to play those older titles on Nintendo’s latest console. For example, on the Facebook page of Precursor Games – the developer behind Shadow of the Eternals – a fan asked whether it’s possible for Nintendo GameCube-exclusive Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem to be released as a digital game on the Wii U. Precursor Games replied by saying that it will “definitely discuss” the suggestion.
Is there any chance that while in talks with Nintendo you can bring up a possible rerelease of the GameCube’s Eternal Darkeness as a Virtual Console release? It would allow hype to build on the game and allow people who had not played before to get into the series!
Precursor Games: We will definitely discuss that. Thanks for the suggestion!
King Boo, the main antagonist in the first Luigi’s Mansion on Nintendo GameCube, returns in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, which launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS on March 24th in North America. In the Luigi’s Mansion series, King Boo wears a more luxurious crown than the one he wears in Mario games. Also, in Luigi’s Mansion and its sequel, King Boo looks significantly creepier, as he should, and it’s easier to differentiate between him and a standard Boo. Compared to his appearance in the Luigi’s Mansion series, why do you think King Boo looks more ‘friendly’ in Mario games?
To view plenty more concept art for the upcoming action-adventure game, go here.
Yesterday, a Nintendo of America representative told Kotaku that a Virtual Console for Wii U is in the works. Although Wii Virtual Console games are not playable on the Wii U GamePad, the representative said Nintendo plans to make Wii U Virtual Console games playable solely on the new controller, which features a 6.2-inch touchscreen.
So far, we don’t know for sure whether Nintendo GameCube games will be purchasable from Wii U’s Virtual Console, but remember that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime previously said he’d love to see them on the new console.
“We do not have any specifics to share at this time. However, we are moving ahead with development of Virtual Console for Wii U, and we plan to make it so you can play it on the Wii U GamePad alone.”
In its very last issue, Nintendo Power has ranked its top 285 video games of all time. Of course, every single game on the list is on a Nintendo Platform, and ranked are numerous titles in the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda franchises.
Below is a list of the publication’s 10 best video games of all time… To view the complete list, go here.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
- Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
- Final Fantasy III (VI) (SNES)
- Super Mario World (SNES)
- Mega Man 2 (NES)
- Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
- Super Metroid (SNES)
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GameCube)
- Resident Evil 4 (GameCube)
Nintendo GameCube-exclusive Star Fox Adventures’ lead software engineer, Phil Tossell, says he understands why there was plenty of negative reactions surrounding developer Rare’s action-adventure game among fans of the Star Fox franchise.
Tossell says he knew the game had flaws, and he thinks that it borrowed too many elements from The Legend of Zelda, which supposedly made it less unique. Regardless of the amount of criticism the game received, Tossell says he’s extremely proud of what his team achieved with the final product.
While I don’t think Star Fox Adventures was the best title in the series, I enjoyed it quite a bit… What did you think of the game?
“I totally understand the reaction, because many of us on the team felt the same way. Personally, I knew the game had its flaws, but also it borrowed a little too heavily from Zelda, I think. It also felt a little too much like the Star Fox elements were tacked on – which of course they were! But saying all of that, I’m incredibly proud of what we achieved, especially given the amount of time and resources we had. I think some of the criticisms were unjustified and seemed to revolve around it not being a proper Star Fox game like all the others, rather than judging it on what it was. I’ve had plenty of people come up to me in subsequent years and say that they loved the game and didn’t understand why it received so much criticism.”
The forthcoming Wii Mini doesn’t include an SD card slot, unlike the original Wii and new Wii U. This means that transferring saves is not possible on the compact console; it cannot import or export saves. Also, unlike the six-year-old Wii, Wii Mini can’t connect to the internet and doesn’t play Nintendo GameCube games.The redesigned Wii console launches in Canada on December 7th and will cost $99.99.
Nintendo of Canada’s Matt Ryan also detailed the difference between the Wii Mini and Wii U markets this holiday season, “… they are two very different products for a different type of player. It really depends on the experience that players want and their preferred investment in their gaming console. If a player just wants to play Wii games, Wii mini is a great choice at a great price. If the player wants more from their system, Wii U is the latest innovation of fun from Nintendo.”
During this year’s VGAs, the video game of the decade will be named. Two Nintendo titles – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Wii Sports – made the nomination list, and it’s up to voters to crown the champion. Go here to vote for what you think is the best video game of the last ten years.
The 10 nominated titles for video game of the decade are listed below… Which is your favorite?
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
- Half-Life 2
- World of Warcraft
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Wii Sports
- Mass Effect 2
- Red Dead Redemption
- Batman: Arkham City