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Nintendo Download: 9th May 2013 (Europe)

9th May 2013 (Europe)

Moving Minis, an adventurous starship, a commando, retro goodies and more

It may be a Bank Holiday in some parts, but the European Nintendo Download waits for no-one, with this week's update being a fairly meaty offering featuring every current platform. We have some high-profile arrivals on the 3DS eShop, an assortment of retro treats and even a...

News: Capcom Bringing More SNES Goodness To The Wii U Virtual Console

Capcom Bringing More SNES Goodness To The Wii U Virtual Console

More support incoming

Capcom was one of Nintendo's most valuable supporters in the days of the NES and SNES, and the company seems keen to relive those glory days now that the Wii U Virtual Console has launched. We already know that Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Street Fighter II are inbound, but over on Capcom's official forum, fans are chattering...

Review: Super Mario World (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Super Mario World (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Everybody wants to rule the World

Right from the six-note melody that opens the first stage, you can tell there's something special about Super Mario World. This is the Super Nintendo launch title that set the bar impossibly high for day-one releases, created the magic that games such as Super Mario 64, Sonic Adventure, and Luigi's Mansion have...

Review: Donkey Kong Jr. (Wii U eShop / NES)

Donkey Kong Jr. (Wii U eShop / NES)

Son of a Kong

We recently reported that a Mr. Mike Kasper set the new world record with his high score on an original Donkey Kong Jr. arcade cabinet. Now, all thanks to the recent official Wii U Virtual Console going live, Wii U owners can save their quarters and work on their Donkey Kong Jr. high scores right from the comfort of their own homes in...

News: Capcom Announces Two More Wii U Virtual Console Titles In May

Capcom Announces Two More Wii U Virtual Console Titles In May

"We have more titles in the pipeline"

As we already know, Mega Man is now available to download on the North American Wii U Virtual Console and Capcom has now announced on its blog that a couple more classic titles will also be making an entrance onto the service in the coming weeks. On 16th May Super Ghouls’n Ghosts will be available for...

Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2013 (North America)

2nd May 2013 (North America)

Retro goodies, discounts galore, rabbits, tanks and much more

It's that time again, North America, for more Nintendo Download goodies to grace your systems, with all but the Wii being treated to something new this week. There's a lot to get through, so let's not waste too much effort on this pre-amble. Wii U eShop: Kung Fu Rabbit (Neko...

Review: Excitebike (Wii U eShop / NES)

Excitebike (Wii U eShop / NES)

Excitement revisited

With all of the Excitebike-related titles to grace a Nintendo console over the past ten years, we’d be hard pressed to find any gamer that isn’t at least familiar with the brand. Numerous re-releases, a couple of spin-offs, a sequel, and a remake have garnered a mostly positive reception from critics and fans alike. So now...

News: Trio Of Kirby Games Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Trio Of Kirby Games Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Three Super Famicom classics incoming

Japanese Wii U owners are being treated to three Kirby titles in a single week. Some folks have all the luck, right? The games in question are all Super Famicom titles. Kirby’s Super Star Stacker (Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu), Kirby’s Dream Course (Kirby Bowl), and Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (Hoshi no Kirby 3) will...

News: Shigesato Itoi Says Mother 4 Would Be "Impossible"

Shigesato Itoi Says Mother 4 Would Be "Impossible"

Might as well be blunt about it

While EarthBound fans may be jubilant about the game making it to the Wii U Virtual Console, its creator, Shigesato Itoi, has taken to Twitter to announce there will be no future installments in the series. When asked by a fan on the social networking site if he would consider making Mother 4, his response was simple...

Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2013 (Europe)

2nd May 2013 (Europe)

Virtual Console goodies, discounts, a game developer's dream and more

So we're back to normal with our Monday morning Nintendo Download fix here in Europe. We're treated to a host of classics in the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles this week, along with a small batch of new portable offerings and some discounted pinball on both platforms. Let's get to...

News: Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Launches With 14 Titles Available To Download

Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Launches With 14 Titles Available To Download

Three more games to be released next week

The Wii U Virtual Console is now available in North America, with eight games available to download, and in Europe where there are seven titles to choose from. Japan's version of the download service has also launched and there are a total of 14 games already in the catalogue, with three more on the way...

Nintendo Download: 26th April - Virtual Console (North America)

26th April - Virtual Console (North America)

Retro goodies and virtual tours

We've now received the launch day details for the Wii U Virtual Console in your region, North America. As in Europe, those of you that have bought these titles before on the Wii Shop but want the improved Wii U versions can upgrade at a lower cost — a NES title you already bought on Wii will cost you just $1,...

Nintendo Download: 27th April - Virtual Console (Europe)

27th April - Virtual Console (Europe)

It's Virtual Console time, and Panorama View

We've already seen the launch lineup for the Virtual Console, but with today's system update going live we now have confirmation of the titles, and prices, that'll hit the European eShop. We expect the North American details to be largely the same and to arrive soon. A key fact for those of you that...

News: Mother 3 Fan Offers Nintendo Free Translation of the GBA Title

Mother 3 Fan Offers Nintendo Free Translation of the GBA Title

Nintendo's offered an olive branch, fans will help to get the whole tree

So, last week Nintendo announced that it was finally planning to release one of the most requested Virtual Console titles we've known of here at Nintendo Life; Earthbound is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. The fact that gamer reaction after its confirmation for the...

Rumour: Wii U System Update Could Go Live Tomorrow

Wii U System Update Could Go Live Tomorrow

Virtual Console looks set to open on Tuesday

The Wii U Virtual Console is scheduled to launch a day after the upcoming system update, which is set to go live at some point this week. Nintendo didn't give any specific date for the update, but it appears that it could be up and running as soon as Monday as the official website has already started...

News: EarthBound Delay May Not Have Been Caused By Music Licensing Issues After All

EarthBound Delay May Not Have Been Caused By Music Licensing Issues After All

The full soundtrack will be included

EarthBound will soon be making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console, which incidentally will be up and running next week after the upcoming system update. It seems to have taken an absolute age for Nintendo to release a downloadable version of the game and several rumours naturally cropped up as to why it's...