Nintendo of America has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle titles will be coming to the North American Virtual Console on May 30th. Both games in the Zelda Oracle series can purchased for less than $10 for 3 weeks after they launch.
Nintendo of America has confirmed that the classic Super Mario Bros 2 will be heading to the Wii U Virtual Console next week. The iconic 1988 NES platformer will arrive on the Virtual Console on May 16th. Super Mario Bros 2 will set you back $4.99, which is clearly money well spent. Will you be purchasing the game from the Wii U eShop?
Wayforward has announced via its official blog that Shantae, the Game Boy Colour game, is heading to the Nintendo 3DS eShop at the end of June. Shantae for Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console has been confirmed for North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Hopefully we should get a firm release date fairly soon.
Good news everyone! Shantae for Virtual Console has been confirmed for North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Look for Shantae on the Nintendo 3DS eShop at the tail end of June, just in time for your summer road trip. We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.
Brelston, a Capcom employee, has announced via the official Capcom Unity blog that the developer has a number of 16-bit titles planned for release on the Wii U Virtual Console. Some of these game have already been announced such as Mega Man and Super Ghouls’n and Ghosts. Brelston hints that they have more surprises to come and will issue release dates in the not too distant future. Here’s what he had to say.
Many of the listed games (and others) are indeed coming, but we’re working with Nintendo on the actual release dates and other details. We should have an official release schedule soon – but yes, Wii U is about to get a dose of 16-bit Capcom love :)
Capcom has announced via the Capcom Unity blog that Super Ghouls’n Ghosts and Ghosts’n Goblins will be released on the Wii U Virtual Console this month. Super Ghouls’n Ghosts will arrive on May 16th and Ghosts’n Goblins will be released May 30th. Capcom also announced that it has more classic games in the works for the Wii U Virtual Console. The company released Mega Man on the service today.
Nintendo of Japan has announced that the original Mario Bros will be coming to the Japanese Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console next week. The classic title will be released on May 8th for 500 yen. The arcade game was published and developed by Nintendo in 1983 and appeared on a number of formats including Atari and Commodore.
After the Wii U Virtual Console was released in Europe and North America last week, Nintendo UK has released a trailer which has hinted at many more NES and SNES titles to appear in the coming months.
Adding to the line-up soon will be titles such as Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Street Fighter II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – good news for those who want to play through it again before the sequel hits consoles. There is also an option to save and load restore points, so you don’t have to do it all over again. Will you be picking up any of these titles?
Nintendo Force magazine writer Emily Rogers says that the Virtual Console of both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will eventually have some compatibility. Supposedly, in the future, consumers who own a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will be able to play their purchased Virtual Console titles on either of the two platforms. However, according to Rogers, there are noticeable restrictions, which are listed below.
- Not every Virtual Console game will allow this.
- A Virtual Console game would have to release on both Wii U Virtual Console and Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console for this to work.
- You have to pay a discount price to transfer a Wii U Virtual Console game to Nintendo 3DS. It would be just like how you pay a discount price to play a Wii Virtual Console game on Wii U.
The Wii U Virtual Console officially launched yesterday and, so far, includes only NES and Super NES games. Nintendo promises that, in the future, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 titles will be added to the service. When they are released on Wii U, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Advance games will feature off-TV play, which means you’ll be able to play them on your GamePad controller – without the need for a TV screen. Let’s hope Nintendo confirms that Nintendo GameCube games will also be added to the Wii U Virtual Console.