The iconic Shadow of the Ninja for the Nintendo Entertainment System will eventually be coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Natsume announced that the 2D action title will be arriving on the North American Virtual Console on January 29th. You can take a look at Shadow of the Ninja in the YouTube video embedded below.
Nintendo Europe has finally confirmed that Axelay and Demon’s Quest will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. It’s the first time that both rare titles have dropped on the Wii U Virtual Console. Both titles will retail for £5.49, so go and grab them.
Pilot the prototype Axelay ship against a mysterious alien armada intent on conquering the galaxy. Use your wide range of weaponry across vertical and horizontal scrolling stages – from planets of flame to sprawling space stations – on your way to destroying the aliens’ base. Axelay is renowned for its excellent arcade-style graphics, high quality sound, and intense yet rewarding gameplay developed by Konami’s masters of the shooter genre.
From a lowly enemy in the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series, to spin-off Gargoyle’s Quest, Firebrand the demon now finds himself fighting to restore peace in the demon realm. Firebrand must recover the six stones of the powerful Demon’s Crest before they fall into the claws of his nemesis Phalanx. As well as being able to breathe fire, and fly, Firebrand can transform into six unique guises with special abilities that will prove invaluable to his quest. With three different endings to discover, can you save the realms from total anarchy?
The other week brought great news as Duck Hunt will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on Christmas Day. Blogger NintenDaan couldn’t wait that long and downloaded the Wii U Virtual Console release on the Japanese Wii U eShop. As you can see not a whole lot has changed but it’s still an iconic release.
Some of you may wish to celebrate as Nintendo of America has confirmed that Fire Emblem for the GameBoy Advance will be available to download in the United States on the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow. You’ll be able to purchase Fire Emblem for $7.99 and the story of the acclaimed game is as follows.
After centuries of peace, smoldering rivalries threaten to set the world aflame in a blaze of battle! The drums of war beat, noble houses plot treason, and allies becomes enemies. As Lycia stands poised for war, a shadowy figure manipulates empires for his own ends. Lyn, Eliwood, and Hector are brave warriors that are prepared to fight back the forces that would destroy their homeland. Help them gather other heroes to fight beside them, taking care that they do not fall in battle; otherwise they are lost forever. Plan your strategy and command the field of war as you train and learn each unit’s strengths and weaknesses. Become a master tactician, and douse the embers of war before they burn the world to ash!
Golden Sun fans can rejoice as Nintendo Europe has announced that Golden Sun: The Lost Age will be coming to the European Wii U Virtual Console this week. The RPG was released way back in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance and was developed by Camelot Software. If you’re not familiar with the game you can watch footage above.
Return to the world of Weyard, and see the other side of the story, in the sequel to the hit Game Boy Advance RPG. Golden Sun: The Lost Age follows Felix and his crew’s mission to restore Alchemy to the world; a potential catastrophe that the original game’s characters were trying to prevent. As a new band of adventurers, unleash new Summon spells and employ powerful Djinn elemental spirits. Plus – if you completed Golden Sun you can transfer data to the sequel via password to unlock items, stats and more!
Super Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai previously teased a new reveal trailer for a “secret” – but not so secret for many – character a few weeks ago. While we thought it may have popped up in the Smash Bros direct last month, Duck Hunt Dog was nowhere to be seen. However, he did make an appearance in the Nintendo Direct earlier today, with a neat Virtual Console announcement to go with it. In the video embedded above you’ll see Duck Hunt Dog snigger his way into the fighting roster.
For fans of the original Duck Hunt game for the NES, you’ll be able to grab it when it comes to the Wii U Virtual Console soon. No exact dates have been confirmed yet for its release, but we’ll keep our eyes on a special look-out for a future announcement.
Nintendo Europe has released a brand new trailer showcasing the magnificent Donkey Kong Country which will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday. We are still waiting to hear when Nintendo of America plans to release the series on the Virtual Console. All three SNES classics are coming to Europe this month.