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.
If you’re looking to catch a bargain in the European eShop this week, Ubisoft’s summer sale might just catch your eye. From Thursday, August 14, Ubisoft titles such as Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag, along with Rayman Legends and the gorgeous Child of Light are reduced in price until August 28.
But if you’d rather wander in nostalgia zones, the Wii U Virtual Console promotion is still in effect. If you own NES Remix or its sequel, you can grab specific virtual titles at discounted prices such as: Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Balloon Fight.
Aside from sales and promotions, the only new titles to grace the eShop this week are Game Boy title Mega Man III for the virtual console and Me and My Pets 3D. You can check out the full list below, along with their normal and sale prices.
- Me and My Pets 3D – €29.99/£24.99
- Mega Man III (GB VC) – €3.99/£3.59
3DS Special Temporary Discount:
- Hotel Transylvania – €12.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99 / £17.99)
Wii U Special Temporary Discounts:
- Assassin’s Creed III – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
- Assassin’s Creed IV – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99 / £19.99)
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99 / £15.99)
- Rabbids Land – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
- Rayman Legends – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99/£23.99)
- The Smurfs 2 – €19.99/£15.99 until August 28 (usually €39.99/£31.99)
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99 / £19.99)
- ZombiU (Ubisoft) – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
- Just Dance 2014 – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99/£19.99)
- Child of Light – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €14.99/£11.99)
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – €8.99/£7.79 until August 21 (usually €14.99 / £12.99)
- Gravity Badgers – €3.49/£3.49 until August 28 (usually €4.99/£4.99)
Wii U Virtual Console Promotion (only if you own NES Remix 1 or 2)
All usually €4.99 / £3.49:
- Super Mario Bros. 3 – €3.49/£2.44 until August 21
- Donkey Kong 3 – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- Metroid – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- NES Open Tournament Golf – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- Balloon FIght – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- Pinball – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- Wrecking Crew – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
Classic Media, the publishing studio that has the rights to the original Turok franchise, says that if you want the Turok games from the N64 on the Wii U Virtual Console then be sure to let them know. Of course, if enough people make a fuss then they are bound to consider it. You can contact them here: email@example.com
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Nintendo Europe has submitted Golden Sun: Lost Age to the PEGI ratings board for the Wii U Virtual Console. The game was listed today by the company and was recently released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console. We also heard today that Mega Man 7 was also rated by the European ratings board for the Wii U Virtual Console.
Nintendo Europe tweeted this morning that Mega Man 5 & 6 plus Mega Man Battle network will be coming to the European Wii U Virtual Console on the 24th of July. Mega Man 5 & 6 were originally on the Nintendo Entertainment System, while Mega Man Battle Network made its debut on the Gameboy Advance.
SEGA has clarified an earlier statement from research and development producer Yosuke Okunari that said there were no plans for Wii U virtual console. Last week, Okunari responded to a fan over Twitter mentioning there were no plans to develop any Virtual Console games for the Wii U, but he failed to mention any specific details. In a recent statement to Eurogamer, SEGA has cleared up any subsequent confusion by announcing there are “no immediate plans” for Virtual Console game development, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility in the future.
“Sega would like to clarify a statement that was issued over Twitter. All options are currently on the table concerning development for the Wii U Virtual Console. Although there are no immediate plans, this does not negate the possibility and exploration of creating for this platform.”
SEGA’s CS Research and Development producer Yosuke Okunari has told a fan on Twitter that the company has no plans for the Wii U Virtual Console. Okunari wouldn’t specify why the company isn’t bringing their games to the console, but it could simply be down to sales.
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