Wii U Virtual Console News

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...

News: Believe, People - EarthBound Is Coming To The Virtual Console At Last

Believe, People - EarthBound Is Coming To The Virtual Console At Last

The wait is finally over

Nintendo fans have been clamouring for a Virtual Console release of the SNES RPG EarthBound ever since the Wii launched, but during today's Nintendo Direct the happy news was finally delivered: Shigesato Itoi's seminal title is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. Launched in Japan as Mother 2, a North American release...

Nintendo Download: 18th April 2013 (Europe)

18th April 2013 (Europe)

An awakening, various adventures, a Kung Fu rabbit and more

As it's a Monday, Nintendo of Europe once again gives gamers in the region something pleasing to get the week started. This time around we have new and old games for Wii U, 3DS and DSi, with some rather decent discounts being added to the 3DS eShop for good measure. Let's get right to it...

Nintendo Download: 11th April 2013 (North America)

11th April 2013 (North America)

A rolling ranger, brawling Gods, a pink ball's debut and more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week there's new content to choose from on Wii U, 3DS and DSi. In the coming week there'll be a couple of tasty retail downloads and a classic platformer that'll cost less than a chocolate bar, while today a rolling Ranger makes his...

News: New "Luigi Code" To Provide a Fresh Take on Virtual Console Classics

New "Luigi Code" To Provide a Fresh Take on Virtual Console Classics

Time to go green

Update: 2nd April - OK maybe this article is telling a few porky pies! Original Article: As the "Year of Luigi" gets into full swing, it appears that the younger member of the Mario Bros. is set to appear in a number of additional titles in the coming months, giving them his own twist in the process. We understand that there are...

News: Punch Out!! Available To Download on Wii U Now in North America

Punch Out!! Available To Download on Wii U Now in North America

Not picked up F-Zero yet? Hurry!

It feels like it was only yesterday when Nintendo announced it would be offering seven classic NES and SNES titles for the budget price of just 30c/30p as part of its celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Famicom. Since then we've had Balloon Fight and F-Zero made available for pennies, and now that time has...

Nintendo Download: 14th March 2013 (North America)

14th March 2013 (North America)

Hunting monsters, going to the City, throwing retro punches, being Mega and much more

It's Nintendo Download update time, North America, with so much packing the eShops and DSi store that we even had the information earlier than normal — all the more time to soak it up. Quite a few high profile retail downloads are joined by some demo action, a...

Nintendo Download: 21st February 2013 (North America)

21st February 2013 (North America)

F-Zero, demos to hunt, adventures, vikings and a famous green dinosaur

It's Thursday, and it's time for Nintendo Download news in North America. Continuing the recent trend also seen in Europe there are only offerings for Wii U and 3DS, with a variety of demos, download-only games and a retail release to test your resolve. Let's see what's on offer...

News: F-Zero Available To Download Now In North America

F-Zero Available To Download Now In North America

Speeding onto the Wii U eShop

Last month Nintendo announced that it would be running a special promotion that would see seven classic NES and SNES games made available to download for a measly 30c/30p. F-Zero is the second game released under the promotion, and we can now confirm that there's no need for North Americans to wait until tomorrow's...

Nintendo Download: 21st February 2013 (Europe)

21st February 2013 (Europe)

NightSky brings delight, F-Zero in 60 Hz, price cuts and monstrous demos

Nintendo's been keeping its download details for Europe under-wraps for a little longer this week, but now we know what delights are due to arrive. Both DSi and Wii are resting their weary circuits, with 3DS and Wii U stepping up with some enticing offers and big-time freebies;...

News: You Can't Use Your Wii Virtual Console Saves With the Wii U Virtual Console

You Can't Use Your Wii Virtual Console Saves With the Wii U Virtual Console

Quelle surprise!

Last week, Nintendo confirmed that the Wii U would be getting its very own Virtual Console service, allowing owners to play retro classics from yesteryear. If you're a longstanding Wii owner who likes to play NES, SNES and Mega Drive games, you may be wondering to yourself if all those hours of effort you put into The Legend of...

News: Nintendo Reveals Specific Dates For Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign

Nintendo Reveals Specific Dates For Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign

Each of the seven games dated

During last week's information-packed Wii U Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata revealed there would be a special promotion coming to the Wii U eShop to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Famicon - the Nintendo Entertainment System in the West - called the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign. The promotion will release a...

Nintendo Download: 24th January 2013 (North America)

24th January 2013 (North America)

Fighting with balloons and guns, cave exploration, getting funky and more

It's Nintendo download time, North America, and this week brings you various goodies for your latest systems. The Wii U eShop features a new downloadable title that you probably spotted two days ago, the first Virtual Console release — sort of — on the system, and 3DS has...

News: Wii U Virtual Console Games Support Wii Classic Controller And Pro Controller

Wii U Virtual Console Games Support Wii Classic Controller And Pro Controller

Also supports the use of two GamePads

Details of the Wii U Virtual Console were finally announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, revealing that it will be up and running after a system update in Spring. Games purchased from the Wii U Virtual Console will be playable on the GamePad and Pro Controller as well as the Wii Classic Controller. You...