Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has told investors that he would like to improve the Virtual Console lineup on both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. Iwata says that he doesn’t think they’ve taken full advantage of their extensive and critically acclaimed back catalogue and he hope’s the company can improve this going forward. What games would you like to see appear on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console?
“While Wii U and Nintendo 3DS already offer Virtual Console software, I feel that we have not been able to take full advantage of our assets yet, so we would like to enrich our Virtual Console lineup.”
Nintendo of America has confirmed that the highly regarded Super Mario Bros 3 is on its way to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console. The company has posted a listing for the 3DS and Wii U version on their official site. Nintendo has yet to announce a release date for the Virtual Console game, but hopefully we shouldn’t have to wait too long. Will you be downloading Super Mario Bros 3 on your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS console?
Wii U Daily reports that Nintendo will be bringing three Street Fighter 2 games to the Wii U Virtual Console next week. For a mere $8 each, gamers will have their choice of downloading Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, or Super Street Fighter 2, all of which were formerly released on the SNES in the 1990s.
Although Capcom announced yesterday that there are no plans to bring Ultra Street Fighter IV to the Wii U, Nintendo fans can Hadoken their way down memory lane with the retro titles until Capcom decides to bring one of the new and improved SF games to Wii U.
Following the announcement that Breath of Fire 6 will be coming to PC and mobile devices, Capcom has revealed that the Super Nintendo classic Breath of Fire II will be released on the Wii U Virtual Console in the coming months. GregaMan from Capcom has said that he hopes that fans will populate the Miiverse community when it launches.
EarthBound, the long-awaited SNES classic for the Wii U Virtual Console has claimed the number one spot in the Virtual Console charts in various regions including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Portugal. EarthBound is also selling well in the United States where it’s currently sitting behind Donkey Kong which costs 30 cents compared to EarthBound’s $10 price tag.
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The critically acclaimed Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System is coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console this week. The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in her evil plot to control all. Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them, and face Medusa in the final battle.
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WayFoward and Nintendo UK have announced on Facebook that the iconic Gameboy Colour game Shantae will be arriving on the European 3DS Virtual Console on July 18th. WayForward’s Matt Bozon recently said that the well regarded game would be coming on exactly the same day on the North American 3DS Virtual Console. Will you be purchasing Shantae next week?
Wayforward has confirmed that the critically acclaimed Shantae for the Gameboy Colour is coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in North America on July 18th. The game’s story focuses on a young “half-genie” by the name of Shantae. Having been appointed as the Guardian Genie of a small fishing town, Shantae’s life is fairly quiet. That quickly changes when a gang of pirates, led by the sinister Risky Boots, attacks the town and steals a prototype steam engine from the town’s resident Relic Hunter, Mimic.
The official Nintendo of America website states that Nintendo Entertainment System classic Metroid will be coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console next week.The first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates’ home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life forms known as Metroids. Metroid has all the high-tech weaponry, creepy tunnels and crawly alien creatures that anyone could ask for. With its deep and complex game play, excellent music and a rare sense of setting, it establishes a frightening ambience that will haunt and entertain you for a very long time. The game is supposedly due to be released on July 11th and will retail for $4.99.
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Nintendo of America has announced that Super Nintendo classic Pilotwings will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday. The game will be available to purchase for $7.99 and those of you that own the Wii Virtual Console version of the game, will be able to upgrade to the Wii U version with GamePad support for $1.50.