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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WayFoward and Nintendo UK have announced on Facebook that the iconic Gameboy Colour game Shantae will be arriving on the European 3DS Virtual Console on July 18th. WayForward’s Matt Bozon recently said that the well regarded game would be coming on exactly the same day on the North American 3DS Virtual Console. Will you be purchasing Shantae next week?
Wayforward has confirmed that the critically acclaimed Shantae for the Gameboy Colour is coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in North America on July 18th. The game’s story focuses on a young “half-genie” by the name of Shantae. Having been appointed as the Guardian Genie of a small fishing town, Shantae’s life is fairly quiet. That quickly changes when a gang of pirates, led by the sinister Risky Boots, attacks the town and steals a prototype steam engine from the town’s resident Relic Hunter, Mimic.
The official Nintendo of America website states that Nintendo Entertainment System classic Metroid will be coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console next week.The first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates’ home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life forms known as Metroids. Metroid has all the high-tech weaponry, creepy tunnels and crawly alien creatures that anyone could ask for. With its deep and complex game play, excellent music and a rare sense of setting, it establishes a frightening ambience that will haunt and entertain you for a very long time. The game is supposedly due to be released on July 11th and will retail for $4.99.
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Nintendo of America has announced that Super Nintendo classic Pilotwings will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday. The game will be available to purchase for $7.99 and those of you that own the Wii Virtual Console version of the game, will be able to upgrade to the Wii U version with GamePad support for $1.50.
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.”