The official Nintendo UK product page has listed Dr. Mario as one of the games that is headed to the Wii U Virtual Console at some point in time. The product description says that it’s the US version of the game that’s headed to Europe, rather than the PAL version of the game.
At Mushroom Kingdom Hospital, nasty viruses are on the loose. It’s time to give them a dose of Mario’s medicine. In this classic puzzle game, you must eradicate all the viruses in the bottle by spinning and lining up the coloured vitamin capsules as they fall. The more lines of viruses you clear, the more points you rack up, scoring huge combos. But beware of side-effects: this game may be addictive!
Natsume Community Manager, CeeCee, has revealed that Nintendo is still working on bringing GameBoy Advance Virtual Console support to the Nintendo 3DS. CeeCee says that they can’t release the GBA titles that they wish to release until Nintendo makes it possible.
“No, Nintendo does not put recent console games on the 3DS eShop, and sadly that means we cannot either. The same goes with GBA (outside of the ambassador games) — though they’re working on this and we look forward to the day it’s possible. But until that day comes, we aren’t actively working on porting any specific GBA or GameCube games. We’re aware today that Nintendo has announced plans to launch DS games for the WiiU – it’s an exciting time, and we’ll be reviewing our DS catalogue for potential titles.”
Nintendo has announced that Nintendo DS software will be added to the future Virtual Console lineup for Wii U. Because the DS has a “very strong” library of games, Nintendo says it wants to make the dual-screen handheld’s titles playable on Wii U via the Wii U GamePad controller. The reveal was made during a corporate briefing today in Japan, where the firm also confirmed that Mario Kart 8 is scheduled to launch globally in May.
Mega Man X2 is now available on the US Wii U Virtual Console. The game costs a fortune if you purchase the cartridge version, so it’s certainly a welcome addition to the Virtual Console.The game sees you guide Mega Man X through eight stages in his search to destroy the remaining Mavericks, gain their powers and uncover the secret entity guiding them all. Also, pilot powerful new vehicles like the mobile attack cycle, and, with help from the good Dr. Light, discover incredible new abilities hidden in capsules buried throughout the world. Only then will X will be ready to face his destiny as a Maverick Hunter.
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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