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!
Golden Sun fans can rejoice as Nintendo Europe has announced that Golden Sun: The Lost Age will be coming to the European Wii U Virtual Console this week. The RPG was released way back in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance and was developed by Camelot Software. If you’re not familiar with the game you can watch footage above.
Return to the world of Weyard, and see the other side of the story, in the sequel to the hit Game Boy Advance RPG. Golden Sun: The Lost Age follows Felix and his crew’s mission to restore Alchemy to the world; a potential catastrophe that the original game’s characters were trying to prevent. As a new band of adventurers, unleash new Summon spells and employ powerful Djinn elemental spirits. Plus – if you completed Golden Sun you can transfer data to the sequel via password to unlock items, stats and more!
Super Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai previously teased a new reveal trailer for a “secret” – but not so secret for many – character a few weeks ago. While we thought it may have popped up in the Smash Bros direct last month, Duck Hunt Dog was nowhere to be seen. However, he did make an appearance in the Nintendo Direct earlier today, with a neat Virtual Console announcement to go with it. In the video embedded above you’ll see Duck Hunt Dog snigger his way into the fighting roster.
For fans of the original Duck Hunt game for the NES, you’ll be able to grab it when it comes to the Wii U Virtual Console soon. No exact dates have been confirmed yet for its release, but we’ll keep our eyes on a special look-out for a future announcement.
Nintendo Europe has released a brand new trailer showcasing the magnificent Donkey Kong Country which will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday. We are still waiting to hear when Nintendo of America plans to release the series on the Virtual Console. All three SNES classics are coming to Europe this month.
If you’re looking to catch a bargain in the European eShop this week, Ubisoft’s summer sale might just catch your eye. From Thursday, August 14, Ubisoft titles such as Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag, along with Rayman Legends and the gorgeous Child of Light are reduced in price until August 28.
But if you’d rather wander in nostalgia zones, the Wii U Virtual Console promotion is still in effect. If you own NES Remix or its sequel, you can grab specific virtual titles at discounted prices such as: Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Balloon Fight.
Aside from sales and promotions, the only new titles to grace the eShop this week are Game Boy title Mega Man III for the virtual console and Me and My Pets 3D. You can check out the full list below, along with their normal and sale prices.
- Me and My Pets 3D – €29.99/£24.99
- Mega Man III (GB VC) – €3.99/£3.59
3DS Special Temporary Discount:
- Hotel Transylvania – €12.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99 / £17.99)
Wii U Special Temporary Discounts:
- Assassin’s Creed III – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
- Assassin’s Creed IV – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99 / £19.99)
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99 / £15.99)
- Rabbids Land – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
- Rayman Legends – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99/£23.99)
- The Smurfs 2 – €19.99/£15.99 until August 28 (usually €39.99/£31.99)
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99 / £19.99)
- ZombiU (Ubisoft) – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
- Just Dance 2014 – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99/£19.99)
- Child of Light – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €14.99/£11.99)
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – €8.99/£7.79 until August 21 (usually €14.99 / £12.99)
- Gravity Badgers – €3.49/£3.49 until August 28 (usually €4.99/£4.99)
Wii U Virtual Console Promotion (only if you own NES Remix 1 or 2)
All usually €4.99 / £3.49:
- Super Mario Bros. 3 – €3.49/£2.44 until August 21
- Donkey Kong 3 – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- Metroid – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- NES Open Tournament Golf – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- Balloon FIght – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- Pinball – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
- Wrecking Crew – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
Classic Media, the publishing studio that has the rights to the original Turok franchise, says that if you want the Turok games from the N64 on the Wii U Virtual Console then be sure to let them know. Of course, if enough people make a fuss then they are bound to consider it. You can contact them here: email@example.com
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