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News: ESRB Rates Mega Man X2 for Virtual Console

ESRB Rates Mega Man X2 for Virtual Console

More love for Mega Man

With the re-release of Mega Man X on the Wii's Virtual Console back in April, it looks like the X series is set to return as a classification from the Entertainment Software Rating Board suggests, Tucked away within the ESRB website is a rating for Mega Man X2. Originally released on the SNES back in 1994, the action platformer was also made available on the GameCube as part..

News: It's OK Mega Man Fans, Dr Wily's Revenge is Imminent

It's OK Mega Man Fans, Dr Wily's Revenge is Imminent

Some light at the end of the tunnel

Disappointed that Mega Man Legends 3 is cancelled? You'll still get to try some Mega Man goodness on your 3DS this year at least, as the ESRB has rated Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge. While of course age ratings aren't cast-iron release confirmations — PEGI rated Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version after all —...

News: ESRB Rating Offers Intel on Aliens: Infestation

ESRB Rating Offers Intel on Aliens: Infestation

Genre among other things revealed

A recent Entertainment Software Rating Board classification has revealed further details regarding Aliens: Infestation for the DS ― the return of the sci-fi horror franchise by publisher SEGA. Developed by WayForward Technologies, the game will be a side-scrolling shooter with plenty of weapons in stock as...

News: Elite Forces: Unit 77 Getting a Re-Release on DSiWare

Elite Forces: Unit 77 Getting a Re-Release on DSiWare

Our intel from ESRB

According to a classification from the Entertainment Software Rating Board, Gammick Entertainment will be bringing an old retail release to one of Nintendo's download service. Elite Forces: Unit 77 was originally released in 2009 for the DS and it appears the publisher is hoping to bring the game to a wider audience by re-releasing it through the DSi Shop. Taken from the ESRB..

News: Tetris Gets an ESRB Rating for the 3DS

Tetris Gets an ESRB Rating for the 3DS

The blocks just keep on falling

Gamers still can't get enough of Tetris games. At least that's what Tetris Online seems to think, because a recent classification from the Entertainment Software Rating Board reveals we're in for more screen-filling tetromino fun that's as challenging as it is addictive. The ESRB rating shows that Tetris is coming to the 3DS by way of Tetris Online ― who also..

News: Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge Coming to 3DS VC

Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge Coming to 3DS VC

After 20 years, Wily's still got beef to settle

Looks like North America will be getting one of the Japanese eShop launch titles soon, according to an Entertainment Software Rating Board classification. A quick search on the ESRB website for Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge brings up a rating page that confirms the Game Boy classic is headed for North...

News: Double Bloob Now Bouncing on DSiWare Instead

Double Bloob Now Bouncing on DSiWare Instead

Nibris project lives on via Bloober Team

When Polish developer Nibris closed its doors and transformed itself into a coordinator of the European Games Centre, that was probably the final nail of many that were driven into the coffin belonging to the all-talk-no-walk Wii game Sadness. Ratings from the Entertainment Software Rating Board and Pan European Game Information, however, suggest we'll see..

News: Brunswick Pro Bowling Rolling Towards a 3DS Release

Brunswick Pro Bowling Rolling Towards a 3DS Release

Crave Entertainment is back with more tenpin action

The sense of depth provided by the 3DS might make it easier to manoeuvre around those tricky corners in racing games, but Crave Entertainment is hoping it will also make it easier to pick up those strikes and spares too. Brunswick Pro Bowling has been rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, making a North American release on the 3DS..

News: Chrono Trigger Rated, North American Release on the Cards

Chrono Trigger Rated, North American Release on the Cards

Square's classic looking to gain some new fans

Sixteen years after its original release, Chrono Trigger makes the jump from the past to the present, launching on the Virtual Console so that a new generation of gamers can enjoy the acclaimed role-playing game from the Super Nintendo era. With the game already available to download on the Japanese...

News: Infinite Dreams Sculpts Itself an ESRB Rating for Pottery Game

Infinite Dreams Sculpts Itself an ESRB Rating for Pottery Game

Let's Create! Pottery spinning its way to DSiWare

We all know there's hardly any simulation games about pottery, so it's about time someone did something about it, right? Right? Well, Infinite Dreams actually did do something to address that lacking genre last year when it released Let's Create! Pottery on the Apple App Store, and a recent Entertainment Software Rating Board classification has..

News: Cricket Challenge ESRB Rating Bowls WiiWare a Googly

Cricket Challenge ESRB Rating Bowls WiiWare a Googly

That's a cricket term

North American cricket fans frustrated at being unable to purchase Ashes Cricket 2009 on their side of the pond should stay tuned to the Wii Shop Channel in the coming months, as the ESRB has just rated Cricket Challenge. Gameshastra's leather-on-willow title will be the first dedicated representation of the sport to make it across the Atlantic, and although it's not the..

News: ESRB Rating Outs Mega Man 5 for Virtual Console

ESRB Rating Outs Mega Man 5 for Virtual Console

Charge your Mega Buster

You can't stop the Blue Bomber's exploits on Virtual Console, as ESRB has rated Mega Man 5 for North America. Interestingly there's no PEGI rating for the game yet, indicating this may be one of the few Virtual Consoles titles to hit North America before Europe. The ESRB makes what was once the pinnacle of intense blasting action sound as exciting as a trip to the cracker..

News: Square Enix Brings More SNES Goodies to Virtual Console

Square Enix Brings More SNES Goodies to Virtual Console

Anyone order some Lufia or Final Fantasy III?

The Virtual Console news just keeps on coming! This time, two different sources have each revealed one new upcoming Square Enix-published game for Virtual Console. Coming straight from Nintendo of Europe's site is Final Fantasy III, which will be released on VC in Europe next week. Better known as number VI, like the other two numbered Final Fantasy..

News: Scratch That, There's Three Adventure Island Games Coming to Virtual Console

Scratch That, There's Three Adventure Island Games Coming to Virtual Console

Hudson's going all out

A few days ago we spotted a rating for Super Adventure Island on the OFLC, but now yet another game in the series has been rated for the Virtual Console, although this time it's by the ESRB instead of the OFLC. It might be easy to miss on the ESRB site, as it's not a "new" rating, but if you search for Super Adventure Island II, you will find that the game's old..

News: BurgerTime HD Gets a Taste of Being a Multi-Platform Game

BurgerTime HD Gets a Taste of Being a Multi-Platform Game

MonkeyPaw Games' retro title rated by the ESRB

Our Ante Up: Texas Hold'em review showed that a game doesn't need to be flashy in order to be successful, and publisher MonkeyPaw Games has had its upcoming title rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board; a retro title that's sure to follow in the same vein. A recent ESRB rating of BurgerTime HD reveals that the old arcade game ― later ported..

News: Bomberman Hero Gets Rated for Virtual Console

Bomberman Hero Gets Rated for Virtual Console

Good old ESRB

Remember that old Nintendo 64 romp Bomberman Hero? If you never got to play it, you soon might, as the ESRB has rated the game for Virtual Console. Bomberman Hero is most notable for being a completely single-player Bomberman adventure, forgoing the series' famous multiplayer options in favour of a solo quest based largely on the plot of Star Wars. Naturally the ESRB rating doesn't..

News: Space Ace ESRB Prepped to Enter the DSiWare Dimension

Space Ace ESRB Prepped to Enter the DSiWare Dimension

More nostalgic cartoon action on the way for portable players

Don Bluth's Laserdisc classic Space Ace has been given the official ESRB treatment, which means that fans of full motion video arcade gaming will be able to play it on the DSi consoles in the not-too-distant future. We've already seen the likeable Dragon's Lair on DSiWare, and a trilogy of Don Bluth's titles (including Space Ace) is..

News: My Planetarium Gazes Out Into the Expanding WiiWare Library

My Planetarium Gazes Out Into the Expanding WiiWare Library

Hudson's galactic follow-up to its My Aquarium series

Hudson's been releasing some fairly decent and relaxing simulations on the WiiWare service lately. The developer has more than likely extracted all it can from the aquarium route, at least for the time being, however – and an ESRB rating has revealed a new direction that's a lot more cosmic in nature. My Planetarium is a virtual simulation..