Virtual Console News


What We Need to Know About Nintendo Switch Virtual Console

By David Craddock, Jun 02, 2017 5:00pm PDT

Classic Game Selection will launch with Nintendo Switch Online in 2018. Where does Virtual Console fit into Nintendo's plans to support classic games?


Rumor: Nintendo Direct Coming on April 1: Who's the Fool?

By John Keefer, Mar 28, 2017 9:20am PDT

Take this with a grain of salt, not only because of the date, but because the source is 4chan.


"You deserved every ounce of shit you got for that article. This at least comes with a proper ..."

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Nintendo Switch's Virtual Console Not Available at Launch

By David Craddock, Feb 23, 2017 2:35pm PST

Nintendo promised to 'share more information in the future.'


The RetroBlox Console Offers Tons Of Options For Retro Gaming Enthusiasts

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 17, 2017 2:10pm PST

If you're interested in a one-stop-shop for all things retro, you'll want to investigate the RetroBlox Console. 


"Yeah I'm taking a "wait and see" approach. I'd be more excited if it supported handheld devices ..."

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Nintendo May Have Confirmed GameCube Coming to Switch Virtual Console

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 15, 2017 10:00am PST

In a round-about way, Nintendo might have just let the cat out of the bag about GameCube on the Nintendo Switch Virtual Console.


"That would seem counterproductive given the mobility of the Switch. But, not out of the ..."

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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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