Good news for fans of Konami’s Super Nintendo classic Axelay as Nintendo of America has confirmed it’s coming to the Wii U Virtual Console this week. The game was originally released way back in 1992 and is a 2D scrolling shooter. If you’re not familiar with it then be sure to check out the video embedded above and the description listed below. It should be on the US Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday.
Mysterious aliens have invaded the earthlike planet of Corliss, slowly draining the planet’s resources. Take control of the prototype Axelay ship, and utilize its wide range of advanced weaponry to battle the enemy forces. Play through multiple stages of action ranging from other planets to space stations, all on your way to destroying the alien headquarters. Be careful not to be too distracted by the excellent graphics (including great scrolling effects) or rocking music, though; you’re Corliss’s last line of defense!
Nintendo has announced that trials of certain Virtual Console titles on Wii U will be unlockable via amiibo. The functionality, which will be available during the first half of this year, will enable users to tap the interactive figurines to the Wii U GamePad to gain limited access to select NES and SNES games. Tapping the same amiibo in succession will prompt several different scenes from that software to be changed in. This sequence could be compared to the action of swapping cartridges. Nintendo recently revealed that Link is the most popular amiibo in all regions except Australia.
You might have missed it when it was released, but Kirby’s Adventure is now heading to the Wii U eShop this week. If you did miss it then now’s the perfect opportunity for you to get acquainted with Kirby’s well-received Wii adventure. If you’re interested then the game will cost you €19.99 / £17.99.
Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee are ready to transform your living room into Dream Land once more in Kirby’s Adventure Wii! In this side-scrolling adventure game, you can play on your own or with up to three of your friends. Kirby, in his many guises, is in control of the infamous foursome – help him use his powerful Copy Ability to inhale, spit or transform as enemies rise to the challenge. Kicking off this action packed adventure, an alien spaceship has crash-landed, scattering pieces of the ship across the otherwise peaceful Popstar land. The alien is desperate to return to its home planet and so Kirby and his enemies decide to work together and help – starting out on a mission to find the missing chunks of the vessel which have been spread across the realm. Play on your own or recruit up to three friends who can join in the fun. Whether you all want to play as Kirby, each in a different colour, or mix things up by each taking a different character – Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee – you can all enjoy playing cooperatively to progress through the game by collecting Point Stars and Ability Stars. Don’t worry if you only meet up with your friends for a short while, anyone can join and leave the game at any time.
The iconic Shadow of the Ninja for the Nintendo Entertainment System will eventually be coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Natsume announced that the 2D action title will be arriving on the North American Virtual Console on January 29th. You can take a look at Shadow of the Ninja in the YouTube video embedded below.
Nintendo Europe has finally confirmed that Axelay and Demon’s Quest will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. It’s the first time that both rare titles have dropped on the Wii U Virtual Console. Both titles will retail for £5.49, so go and grab them.
Pilot the prototype Axelay ship against a mysterious alien armada intent on conquering the galaxy. Use your wide range of weaponry across vertical and horizontal scrolling stages – from planets of flame to sprawling space stations – on your way to destroying the aliens’ base. Axelay is renowned for its excellent arcade-style graphics, high quality sound, and intense yet rewarding gameplay developed by Konami’s masters of the shooter genre.
From a lowly enemy in the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series, to spin-off Gargoyle’s Quest, Firebrand the demon now finds himself fighting to restore peace in the demon realm. Firebrand must recover the six stones of the powerful Demon’s Crest before they fall into the claws of his nemesis Phalanx. As well as being able to breathe fire, and fly, Firebrand can transform into six unique guises with special abilities that will prove invaluable to his quest. With three different endings to discover, can you save the realms from total anarchy?
The other week brought great news as Duck Hunt will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on Christmas Day. Blogger NintenDaan couldn’t wait that long and downloaded the Wii U Virtual Console release on the Japanese Wii U eShop. As you can see not a whole lot has changed but it’s still an iconic release.
Some of you may wish to celebrate as Nintendo of America has confirmed that Fire Emblem for the GameBoy Advance will be available to download in the United States on the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow. You’ll be able to purchase Fire Emblem for $7.99 and the story of the acclaimed game is as follows.
After centuries of peace, smoldering rivalries threaten to set the world aflame in a blaze of battle! The drums of war beat, noble houses plot treason, and allies becomes enemies. As Lycia stands poised for war, a shadowy figure manipulates empires for his own ends. Lyn, Eliwood, and Hector are brave warriors that are prepared to fight back the forces that would destroy their homeland. Help them gather other heroes to fight beside them, taking care that they do not fall in battle; otherwise they are lost forever. Plan your strategy and command the field of war as you train and learn each unit’s strengths and weaknesses. Become a master tactician, and douse the embers of war before they burn the world to ash!