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News: Nintendo's Upcoming U.S. Release Schedule Gets Updated

Nintendo's Upcoming U.S. Release Schedule Gets Updated

Metroid: Other M and Sin & Punishment: Star Successor get pushed back

Summer is slowly on its way and with it, brings the annual wave of big releases. Sadly though, the pace at which the tip of this wave is arriving is rubbing off on some highly anticipated games. Nintendo has just informed us that whilst some titles have been marked with release dates for the first time, some titles have also been..

News: Magic Obelisk Raises Up on December 28th

Magic Obelisk Raises Up on December 28th

Just 500 Points for GameArts' latest

A couple of months ago we brought you First Impressions of a cute and very cool WiiWare title called Shadow Walker, but at the time there was uncertainty of whether it would reach Western shores. Well, thanks to the latest press release from GameArts, we can confirm it's heading to the US On December 28th, under the name The Magic Obelisk. Priced at just 500..

News: Stop Stress This Monday

Stop Stress This Monday

Ease yourself into your week with Abylight's latest

We've just received an email from Abylight to let us know that their upcoming stress-a-thon, Stop Stress: A Day of Fury, is confirmed for release on the US WiiWare service on Monday, for a grand total of 800 Nintendo Points. Telling the story of a man who seems to have the most uncontrollable rage, Stop Stress lets you use the Wii Remote to take..

News: USA VC Update: Super Punch-Out!!

USA VC Update: Super Punch-Out!!

It's catchup week again, as today's new VC release is Super Punch-Out!!, which was recently released in Europe.

Super Punch-Out!! once again puts you in the shoes of Little Mac (Which has finally been confirmed in today's press release - Nintendo previously never said who this boxer was!) as he fights through four increasingly difficult boxing circuits, taking on a total of 16 opponents on his..

News: Kimi to Boku to Ritai Coming To US WiiWare

Kimi to Boku to Ritai Coming To US WiiWare

It seems Kenji Eno's Japanese WiiWare title Kimi to Boku to Ritai will indeed see a release on the US WiiWare service and possibly on the European WiiWare service as well.

The recent release of Kenji Eno's first WiiWare title Kimi to Boku to Ritai on the Japanese WiiWare service has stirred up quite a bit of anticipation for a possible release of the game outside of Japan. Thanks to a recent 1UP..

News: USA VC Update: Bomberman '94 and Detana!! Twinbee

USA VC Update: Bomberman '94 and Detana!! Twinbee

As was pretty much already confirmed by Hudson Entertainment, today's VC update brings a duo of well-loved PC Engine imports.

Naturally, both of these games cost 700 Wii Points because of import costs! Bomberman '94 is, naturally, the sequel to Bomberman '93. Aside from having quite impressive graphics and sound, the game mostly just expands on what was already there - There's a new story mode and..

News: Bomberman '94 & Detana!! Twinbee Coming To US Virtual Console On Monday

Bomberman '94 & Detana!! Twinbee Coming To US Virtual Console On Monday

According to Hudson Entertainment's Virtual Console website, two of Hudson's more popular import PC Engine titles, Bomberman '94 and Detana!! Twinbee, are headed to the North American Virtual Console this coming Monday, March 23.

Both titles were never previously released in North America, which explains their 700 Wii Point price tag, but both are well worth a look. We will have full reviews of..

News: USA VC Update: Summer Games II

USA VC Update: Summer Games II

It seems the three Commodore 64 games a few weeks ago were just to celebrate the US launch of the system. This week doesn't bring another three, or even two - Just one!

Summer Games II is part of Epyx's "Games" series, which consists of classics such as Winter Games, California Games and World Games. Just like in Europe, Commodore has...

News: USA VC Update: Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

USA VC Update: Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

It's back to Sega games this week, it seems. Today's new game is the second game in the Alex Kidd series.

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars was the beginning of a steep slope downhill for Sega's original mascot. The first Alex Kidd game was fairly good (We gave it a 7/10), but for the second game Sega made a massive mistake - They basically completely changed the gameplay! Instead of featuring special..

News: USA VC Update: Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen

USA VC Update: Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen

You're in for a treat today - Another Square Enix classic will be available in the Wii Shop. Some might say it's one of their best games, but what is definitely a fact is that it's one of the rarest SNES games - Only about 25000 copies were released in the US, meaning the VC version will be much cheaper than actually finding the game.

Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen is the first game in..

News: USA VC Update: Commodore 64 Launches With Three Games

USA VC Update: Commodore 64 Launches With Three Games

As many guessed from the hints in last week's press release, the Commodore 64 has joined the North American Virtual Console today. With it come three games - An action game, a fighter, and a racer, so there's got to be at least something for a lot of people. All C64 games cost 500 Wii Points, just like in Europe.

The Last Ninja is the first game in the Last Ninja series. As Armakuni, the last..

News: USA VC Update: Life Force

USA VC Update: Life Force

Good news for shoot 'em up fans - Arguably the best shmup on the NES is available today!

Life Force is a spin-off of the Gradius series. You once again control Vic Viper (Or Lord British) as you make your way through numerous stages to beat the aliens again. The main difference between Life Force and the Gradius games is the level layout - Gradius always has horizontal levels, but Life Force has..

News: USA VC Update: Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS

USA VC Update: Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS

Instead of ClayFighter, today sees the VC release of another Capcom classic. It's not that surprising though, because Capcom hinted that it would be released not too long ago!

Mercs, now renamed Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS, as promised by Capcom, is an overhead run and gun game for the Genesis. You can pick one of a number of characters as you run through jungles, villages, mountains and enemy..

News: USA VC Update: Sonic Chaos

USA VC Update: Sonic Chaos

The streak of high-profile releases for the US continues - As Sonic 3 wasn't remade for the Master System, Sega has decided it's time to release the other Sonic games for the system.

Sonic Chaos is the third Master System Sonic game. The Chaos Emeralds have been stolen yet again, so Sonic and Tails will have to travel through six zones to get them...

News: USA VC Update: Wonder Boy in Monster Land

USA VC Update: Wonder Boy in Monster Land

Today's US VC update isn't very surprising. This week's new game was released in Europe last Friday.

Wonder Boy in Monster Land is the second game in the Wonder Boy series and the first to introduce more RPG elements. Unlike later games however, it still clearly has some features from the original game, such as the fact it's rock-hard! If you don't count imports and different versions of games..

News: USA VC Update: MUSHA

USA VC Update: MUSHA

Nintendo's streak of good VC games continues this week with a fantastic Genesis shoot 'em up! It's also a super-rare game, so for people who've been longing to play the game this will be a much cheaper option than hunting down a cartridge.

MUSHA is the US title for Musha Aleste, which is, as you can obviously tell from the title, part of the Aleste...

News: USA VC Update: Castlevania III

USA VC Update: Castlevania III

Nintendo of America continues their one-VC-game-a-week strategy, releasing just one new VC game once again this week. Thankfully it's yet another good one!

You might remember Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse being released in Europe on Halloween, which was quite obviously a perfect date. Strangely enough it just didn't get released in the US for over 2 months, but now it's finally here! Konami..

News: USA VC Update: Kirby's Dream Land 3

USA VC Update: Kirby's Dream Land 3

Nintendo of America has released one Virtual Console game and two WiiWare games every single week for the past two months - You thought they couldn't sink any lower? Guess again, because this week it's one VC game and one WiiWare game! Much like last week, the VC game is a good one, but that doesn't really make up for anything!

Kirby's Dream Land 3 for the SNES is the final Kirby's Dream Land game..

News: USA VC Update: StarTropics II

USA VC Update: StarTropics II

What better way than to close the year with another Nintendo-developed game? Sure, it's just one game yet again, but at least it's another good one.

Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II is, naturally, the sequel to StarTropics. As you might have guessed from the title, the villain from the first game, Zoda, is back - He is trying to steal the Tetrads, ancient puzzle blocks (Yes, they're Tetris blocks),..

News: USA VC Update: Phantasy Star IV

USA VC Update: Phantasy Star IV

You won't believe it - A lot of people were probably expecting multiple games this week because of the holidays, but Nintendo of America has decided to continue the trend once more, releasing just one new game again! This time, it's an amazing classic RPG.

Phantasy Star IV is the final title in the "main" Phantasy Star storyline. After the somewhat subpar Phantasy Star III Sega decided to..