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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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time was known to be coming to Wii U Virtual Console — however, now we know the Nintendo DS RPG classic will be arriving this Thursday, July 16th in Europe. The price will match other Nintendo DS games that have been released for Wii U Virtual Console, specifically €9.99 / £8.99. Nintendo DS games have, of course, been available on Wii U Virtual Console since the April 1st Nintendo Direct. Partners in Time released in North America on Virtual Console on June 25, 2015.
Harvest Moon fans have reason to celebrate today as Natsume has confirmed that the Game Boy Advance title Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town will be heading to the Wii U Virtual Console later this year. For those not in the know, Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town is an improved version of the original Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town which arrived on the North American Wii U Virtual Console in June last year. This revised edition allows you to play as a female character. Here’s what the team at Natsume had to say.
Our First Wii U Virtual Console release – Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town! Karen, Popuri, Rick, Kai, and the entire cast are back in this classic title. Originally released in 2003, fans can dive into this classic right now on their Wii U! We’re also pleased to confirm that More Friends of Mineral Town will be appearing on the Wii U Virtual Console later this year.
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Rating boards are wonderful things. First we hear from the German one that LIMBO will be making its way to the Wii U, now we hear that the (arguably best) Mario Tennis from the Nintendo 64 will be showing up on Virtual Console. The rating (seen below) doesn’t confirm when the game will be coming exactly, however prior indications point to a release early next week.