Virtual Console News


Cybernator coming to Wii U Virtual Console today

By Robert Workman, Aug 07, 2014 8:00am PDT

One of Konami's sleeper SNES hits will make its digital debut.


"It's part of the same series. They were all a called "Assault Suit something or another" in Japan."

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Mega Man, Wario Land games highlight Nintendo downloads

By Robert Workman, May 08, 2014 10:30am PDT

Several classic releases and sales highlight this week's Nintendo eShop downloads.


Wii U Gameboy Advance Virtual Console line-up announced

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2014 6:30am PDT

Nintendo has detailed its April plans for bringing Gameboy Advance games to Wii U's Virtual Console. It features eight games in all throughout the month.


"But SMB3 is already on 3DS Virtual Console, is it Europe only?"

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Nintendo DS games coming to Wii U Virtual Console

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2014 6:20am PST

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata says that DS games will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console, as part of a company effort to "focus on enriching the value of the GamePad to give momentum to Wii U this year."


"If even just half of my predictions come to fruition I will be a very happy camper, If they are ..."

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Mighty Bomb Jack and Life Force headline this week's eShop update

By Steve Tyminski, Jan 24, 2014 4:30pm PST

Every Thursday, Nintendo offers new digital content for Wii U and 3DS through its eShop.


"Shin Megami Tensei 4 is taking forever to arrive to Europe. All the while in the mean time USA ..."

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Nintendo registers new trademark for downloadable Eternal Darkness

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 29, 2013 9:00am PDT

Nintendo has filed a new trademark for Eternal Darkness, the classic Gamecube horror game.


"Yeah, too bad those are the only three games you would see on the service. I'm a Nintendo ..."

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PSA: Earthbound now available for Wii U eShop

By Steve Watts, Jul 18, 2013 8:30am PDT

Classic Super Nintendo RPG Earthbound is available on the Wii U eShop today, for $9.99.


"Ah, looks like they added this funky double strike render mode since the last time I worked with ..."

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Mega Man X blasts onto Wii U Virtual Console May 30

By Ozzie Mejia, May 28, 2013 11:00am PDT

Mega Man X is coming to Wii U's Virtual Console on May 30, with full Game Pad support for X's first adventure.


"I'm kinda pissed that they turned their attention to starting over on Wii U before even ..."

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Super Mario Bros 2 on Wii U Virtual Console this week

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2013 4:15pm PDT

Super Mario Bros 2 is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday for $4.99, Nintendo has announced.


Virtual Console now available on Wii U

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 12:30pm PDT

By "imminent," Nintendo of America really meant it. Virtual Console is now available on Wii U.


"I just hope this means that SNES games start to become available for the 3DS, too. Is there any ..."

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Earthbound coming to Wii U Virtual Console this year

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2013 7:45am PDT

Earthbound is coming to Virtual Console this year, Nintendo has announced.


"the NGC wasn't exceptionally successful and they rebounded with (I believe) the second best ..."

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Nintendo reveals Virtual Console sale dates

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST

Nintendo has outlined the dates for its Virtual Console promotion, which offers a series of seven games for 30 cents apiece in preparation for the Wii U functionality.


"He said it's BULLSHIT. I mean, hey, you spend 9.99 and get the same old shit with no upgrades ..."

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Wii U Virtual Console announced, adds GBA games

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 23, 2013 6:40am PST

So you've got yourself a shiny new Wii U, but you're longing for old games to play. Fear not, gentle player, Nintendo announced this morning that the Wii U's Virtual Console is on its way soon. Old games sold on the Wii U will come jazzed up with game saves, Miiverse Communi...


"thanks but no thanks Nintendo, its over between us. You're not the same anymore, you're too ..."

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Super Street Fighter II taking fight online on Virtual Console

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 14, 2011 5:30am PST

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers is coming to Wii's Virtual Console, Capcom has announced. Yes, again. This time, though, it'll be the Genesis edition, and will come complete with online multiplayer.


"Actually, the most bad ass port of the game arrived on the PC-Engine."

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3DS Ambassador game features detailed

By Steve Watts, Aug 12, 2011 9:00am PDT

Nintendo has detailed the features that will be included in the initial "priority delivery" versions of the NES games on September 1, along with new features to be added with an update, and GBA functionality.


"I bet the GBA games are basically running natively on the 3DS CPU. The GBA had an ARM7 CPU and ..."

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