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News: Classic SNES RPG Breath Of Fire II Is Coming To The North American Wii U Virtual Console

Classic SNES RPG Breath Of Fire II Is Coming To The North American Wii U Virtual Console

A breath of fresh air

Capcom's classic 16-bit RPG Breath of Fire II is coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console "in the coming months". The news was broken on Capcom Unity, along with confirmation that UDON Entertainment is publishing a Breath of Fire Complete Works art book next year. The series is undergoing something of a revival of...

Nintendo Download: 1st August (North America)

1st August (North America)

Pikmin 3, a visit to Cloudberry Kingdom, retro Kirby and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week brings the long-awaited Pikmin 3 to stores. There's plenty more to consider, with new and old download-only options on the Wii U eShop, more retail goodies and a few diverse offerings on the 3DS eShop. Without further ado,...

News: Shigesato Itoi Elegantly Explains What EarthBound Means to Him

Shigesato Itoi Elegantly Explains What EarthBound Means to Him

"What is the video game, Earthbound?"

While we normally open any article with an introduction setting context, in this case we're going to keep it brief and say that Nintendo's Official EarthBound webpage has a wonderful piece of writing from the game's creator, Shigesato Itoi. It should be mandatory reading for fans of the game, and perhaps those...

Nintendo Download: 25th July (North America)

25th July (North America)

Kid Icarus, chain blasting, Picross puzzling and more

It's that time again, North America, and after releasing a long awaited cult classic last week, the Nintendo Download Update is fairly reserved this week. There are some goodies to enjoy, nevertheless, so let's get to the details. Wii U Virtual Console: Kid Icarus (Nintendo, $4.99) — Not...

News: EarthBound Translator Shares Insight Into Preparing a Cult Classic for the West

EarthBound Translator Shares Insight Into Preparing a Cult Classic for the West

"It’s really a glass half full kind of game"

With EarthBound's arrival on the Wii U Virtual Console last week, many gamers can finally gain an insight into why the SNES title has accumulated such a vocal fan-base, despite its modest Western sales — it didn't even reach Europe — when it was originally released. It's a game lauded for its...

News: South Park Creators Cite Earthbound as a Major Inspiration for Their Own Game

South Park Creators Cite Earthbound as a Major Inspiration for Their Own Game

Praise from all corners

South Park: The Stick of Truth is an RPG based on the adult cartoon series, and one that's had a troubled and challenging development history to date. It is coming, though, and is a project with the full involvement of series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. During a panel at Comic-Con, the two writers behind the...

Nintendo Download: 18th July (North America)

18th July (North America)

Earthbound at last, Friday monsters, Shantae and more

So, after a shock Earthbound reveal and Nintendo Direct Mini, here's your Nintendo Download update, North America. We have a good idea what many of you will be downloading right away, but there are some other tempting goodies on the way to both Wii U and 3DS, so let's get to it. Wii U Virtual...

Nintendo Download: 11th July (North America)

11th July (North America)

A long awaited Atlus sequel, retro goodies, Pinball Wars and more

Another week, another Nintendo Download update for you, North America. This week brings Atlus RPG fans a 3DS title that's been long craved, one of the most famous film franchises of all time finally gets its pinball fix on Wii U, and some retro goodies join movie licensed games on...

Rumour: Metroid Blasting Onto The Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Metroid Blasting Onto The Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Samus' first adventure gets listed on Nintendo's website

Super Metroid was made available to Wii U owners for a measly 30c/30p earlier in the year as part of the Famicom 30th Anniversary celebrations and many people snapped it up straight away. The Super Nintendo classic was the home console successor to the popular NES title Metroid, which looks...

Nintendo Download: 4th July (North America)

4th July (North America)

Retro flying and racing, plenty of discounts and more

It's that time again, North America, when fresh downloads appear on your Nintendo systems vying for your hard-earned funds. This week brings a mixture of the old, the new and the discounted on Wii U and 3DS, along with one or two relative unknowns. Let's get right to the details. Wii U Virtual...

Nintendo Download: 27th June (North America)

27th June (North America)

Sonic returns, urban style, shmup action, grooving and more

It's that time again, North America, when downloadable goodies arrive for your delight on Nintendo's systems. The 3DS shines with a variety of experiences this week, while the Wii U Virtual Console get an underwhelming retro release but a decent Virtual Console promotion; Wii and DSi are...

News: Pilotwings Soars Into The North American Wii U eShop This Thursday

Pilotwings Soars Into The North American Wii U eShop This Thursday

Nintendo's website lists the Wii U Virtual Console release

Pilotwings, the flight simulator that launched alongside the Super Nintendo way back when, looks set to be released on the North American Wii U Virtual Console as it's been listed on the official Nintendo website. The game sees you take to the skies using either a light plane, hang glider...

Nintendo Download: 27th June (Europe)

27th June (Europe)

Dillon returns, Mighty Switchin', Wario madness and much more

A day later than normal, we have the European download news to enjoy, and it's a packed lineup this week. We have various new and old goodies on Wii U and 3DS, even if the Wii and DSi miss out once again. Whatever your budget or favoured genre, you have decent odds of finding something...