This week’s Nintendo Download is in for North America, and there’s just a plethora of Nintendo 3DS games waiting to be picked up from the eShop. First up is Mighty Switch Force! 2 - an action adventure title where your key weapon is a super-powered fire hose. Fans of Mighty Switch Force! may want to pick up the sequel at $5.99 and venture forth on your search and rescue missions.
But if you’re looking for a game that you can dip in and out of, why not try Big Bass Arcade: No Limit? Priced at $6.99 it’s something for the fishing enthusiasts, where you can reel in up to seven different species of fish in a series of tournaments and challenges. Go on, try and make a big splash.
North Americans this week get not one, but four titles on the 3DS Virtual Console. Has Sonic Lost World got you excited about playing the original SEGA title? If so, you can find our favourite blue hedgehog down in the eShop ready to whip through retro levels for $4.99. And if Sonic doesn’t take your fancy, you can always pick up these other SEGA classics: Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine at $2.99, Tetris-like Columns for $3.99, and RPG Shining Force: Sword of Hajya also for $3.99.
But if your Wii U needs a bit of love this week, you can always pick up Renegade Kid’s action-shooter platformer Mutant Mudds Deluxe. Priced at $9.99 you control Max in his 2D form through a variety of 12-bit action-packed levels. Let us know if you’ll be picking any of these titles up in the comment section below.
The original Shantae to be re-released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console has been pushed back for a month. According to WayForward’s creative director Matt Bozon, Shantae will not be gracing us with her vibrant purple hair on June 20 but sometime in July instead. Though a reason is yet to be given for the delay, we’re hoping it’s not too much of an issue, and the kinks can be sorted out quickly. Here’s what Bozon said over Twitter:
“Breaking news — Shantae Virtual Console release has been moved to July. We’ll post new details on the WayForward Blog when they arrive.”
This year’s E3 has led to a varied amount of questions, but this one has probably been in the minds (and hearts) of many Pokémon fans for years. Will Pokémon Red and Blue ever find their way onto the Virtual Console? Well, according to Game Freak it’s not about to happen in the near future. In a question and answer session today, the Pokémon developer responded as such:
“We’re always very careful—we believe that Pokémon is best on a handheld. If we were to put it on virtual console, on the home console, what would you do with the Pokémon you caught? It would be kind of stuck, was one of the concerns we’ve had.”
Strangely enough, Game Freak’s first thoughts were for the Wii U’s Virtual Console, and not with the 3DS’s – a much more logical choice, and one that houses the recently released The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. Do the old Pokémon games strike a nostalgic chord with you, and would you eventually like to see them on the 3DS Virtual Console? Let us know in the comments below.
Capcom has decided to announce that the beloved Mega Man 2-4 are now available to purchase on the Wii U Virtual Console right now. The Mega Man games are priced at the $4.99 and come with customized controls, Wii U GamePad support, save states, and also include their own Miiverse communities. Which Mega Man game will you be purchasing?
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Capcom has confirmed that the acclaimed Mega Man X will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday, May 30th in North America. The Super Nintendo classic will include off-TV play for those of you that like to just play using the GamePad. Will you be purchasing Mega Man X for the Wii U Virtual Console next week?
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Nintendo Europe has announced that two Kirby titles will be appearing on the Wii U Virtual Console this week. Kirby’s Dream Course puts a new spin on golf, with Kirby as the ball and enemies as obstacles! Conquer eight different courses packed with water, spikes, conveyor belts and trampolines. Roll Kirby to take out enemies, and then head for the hole that appears. Adjust the angle of movement, add spin and power, and also copy the powers of enemies; such as using a parasol to float, ice to freeze water or fire to burn bad guys! Kirby’s Dream Course also features a two-player mode to compete against a friend.
Kirby Super Star features not one, not two, but six games in one – plus extra modes and minigames – all starring the powerful pink hero with the ability to copy his enemies’ abilities. Each adventure has its own storyline, featuring Kirby battling against classic foes like Meta Knight and King Dedede, and unique gameplay; from platforming to treasure-hunting and even a space shoot ‘em up! A friend can also join in as Kirby’s helper, using their own copy abilities to attack enemies and come to Kirby’s aid.
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 is celebrating spring with a sale on classic favourites for Wii U. Starting today, save 50 percent on Super Mario Bros 2 when you buy the Wii U Virtual Console version of Super Mario World from the Nintendo eShop. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 23.
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.