Nintendo Europe tweeted this morning that Mega Man 5 & 6 plus Mega Man Battle network will be coming to the European Wii U Virtual Console on the 24th of July. Mega Man 5 & 6 were originally on the Nintendo Entertainment System, while Mega Man Battle Network made its debut on the Gameboy Advance.
SEGA has clarified an earlier statement from research and development producer Yosuke Okunari that said there were no plans for Wii U virtual console. Last week, Okunari responded to a fan over Twitter mentioning there were no plans to develop any Virtual Console games for the Wii U, but he failed to mention any specific details. In a recent statement to Eurogamer, SEGA has cleared up any subsequent confusion by announcing there are “no immediate plans” for Virtual Console game development, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility in the future.
“Sega would like to clarify a statement that was issued over Twitter. All options are currently on the table concerning development for the Wii U Virtual Console. Although there are no immediate plans, this does not negate the possibility and exploration of creating for this platform.”
SEGA’s CS Research and Development producer Yosuke Okunari has told a fan on Twitter that the company has no plans for the Wii U Virtual Console. Okunari wouldn’t specify why the company isn’t bringing their games to the console, but it could simply be down to sales.
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Fancy having a look at Metroid Zero Mission on the Wii U Virtual Console? Well Tilmen From Nintendomination has you covered. He’s recorded the first twenty six minutes of the Gameboy Advance adventure. The game was originally released in North America in 2004 and is an enhanced remake of the original Metroid game.
A number of you have emailed in to say that the official Wii U Virtual Console page mentions that Nintendo 64 games are on their way. The website doesn’t give a specific time frame regarding when we should expect them, but hopefully it’s soon.
Check back regularly for the latest releases, including the future addition of titles from the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 systems.
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Online gaming publication Joystiq has confirmed that both Lufia: The Legend Returns and Harvest Moon 2 for the Game Boy Colour will be heading to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Natsume told the site that Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to download both titles soon, but wouldn’t give a precise date. However, Natsume says that the Nintendo 64 farm-and-relationship simulator Harvest Moon 64 won’t be appearing on the Virtual Console.
Nintendo has announced that Brain Training is now a free download on the Wii U Virtual Console until July 3rd. The game was originally released on the Nintendo DS back in 2005 and sold an incredible 19 million copies worldwide. Nows the perfect time to get it.
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