Nintendo of America has tweeted that Vs Excitebike will be available to download on the North American eShop tomorrow. The company thanked those who participated in Builders Week which saw players attempt challenges in a variety of games including Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars and Pushmo. Vs Excitebike contains remixed music, 2 player modes and also includes the ability to save created courses. It was originally released on the NES in 1988.
Nintendo of America has confirmed two of the games that will be available tomorrow as part of the eShop update in the United States. Yes, you will be able to get hold of the acclaimed on-rails shooter Sin & Punishment and Sin & Punishment 2. If you want to get the Nintendo 64 original then you will need to pay $11.99 but if you opt for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor then it’s $19.99.
Good news for Wii U gamers as Nintendo of America has confirmed that Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising is coming to the Virtual Console tomorrow. It should be part of the Nintendo Downloads that will go live tomorrow. It has been a long wait for North American consumers, but it is finally coming. You can watch a video review for Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, right here.
“The Black Hole Army comes storming back in this worthy successor to an award-winning strategy game. Rain destruction upon their foul legions by ordering your troops effectively and overpowering your enemies with new Super Commanding Officer Powers. Then, see how your tactics stack up to your friends’ in 4-player battles—all with one Wii U.”
“Take control of more units and battle on more maps than even the original Advance Wars had to offer. More terrain means more options, and more options means crazier creations. So employ every feature of the robust map designer to craft punishing maps, and then challenge the CPU or your friends on the battlefield. After a few battles, take your hard-earned points to the Battlemaps shop to purchase new maps, challenges, and Commanding Officers.”
Good news for Japanese action role-playing fans as Pandora’s Tower is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in North America tomorrow. The game will be part of tomorrow’s update and includes Wii U GamePad only support. Pandora’s Tower will set you back $20. If you are in Europe you can already download it.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board has rated two Virtual Console games this week for Wii U. Those two titles are Onimusha Tactics and Golden Sun: The Lost Age, both of which are reasonably well-regarded by gamers. There’s no word as to whether these are the two Virtual Console games for the Wii U this week in North America. Guess we shall have to wait until Thursday to find out.
Hidden in the recent Nintendo Europe press release was a notification that the original Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe. So if you don’t want to fork out for the New Nintendo 3DS version of the game then you can play the original in all its glory on Wii U.
Can’t make it to gamescom? Those at home can tune into a special Xenoblade Chronicles X Twitch.tv/twitch live stream broadcast on Saturday 8th August between 16.00 – 17.00 CEST to get a sneak peak at the game. In addition the original Wii classic Xenoblade Chronicles is to be made available on Nintendo eShop on Wii U right now! Those who purchase this game will be eligible for a £9.00 GBP discount on Xenoblade Chronicles X if they buy it on Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U console* within two weeks of the game’s launch in December.
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