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Rumour: Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother 3 This Year

Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother 3 This Year

UPDATE: More sources step foward

UPDATE: We've since had more confirmation from Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson, who has posted the following on Twitter. It seems that Emily wasn't the only person who knew about this, but she might have let the cat out of the bag prematurely: https://twitter.com/Doctor_Cupcakes/status/695051531800944640...

News: Mario Kart 64 on Wii U VC Doesn't Have Support for Ghost Data

Mario Kart 64 on Wii U VC Doesn't Have Support for Ghost Data

Controller Pak emulation seems to be the issue

Some of you from around the earlier days of the Nintendo 64 may remember the Controller Pak. This add-on slotted into the back of the controller and acted as a means of saving or transferring data between consoles. While it wasn't absolutely necessary in every N64 game, many used it to include features...

Talking Point: The Allure of the Virtual Console and How Nintendo Can Harness It

The Allure of the Virtual Console and How Nintendo Can Harness It

Alternative approaches can keep the concept alive

It's with some curiosity that we observe the continuing clamour and passion for the Virtual Console, a service that generates as much buzz as it often does criticism. The appetite among keen Nintendo fans for retro downloads seems to remain strong, especially when rare or previously untapped games...

News: The Japanese Release of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Will Have the e-Reader Levels

The Japanese Release of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Will Have the e-Reader Levels

Perhaps a sign of things to come?

The e-Reader was an interesting and quirky peripheral for the Game Boy Advance. It seems like it never quite reached its full potential, but the idea of scanning cards into games to get additional content was a fairly novel idea at the time. In a sense, it could even be viewed as DLC before the concept had really...

Video: Mother 3 Hits Japanese Virtual Console With Impressive Trailer In Tow

Mother 3 Hits Japanese Virtual Console With Impressive Trailer In Tow

Will we ever see this classic in the west?

The Game Boy Advance title Mother 3 hits the Japanese Virtual Console service today, and to mark the event Nintendo has released a surprisingly comprehensive trailer. Mother 3 is the sequel to EarthBound - which was known in Japan as Mother 2. Originally intended for release on the N64's 64DD drive, it...

News: Medabots: Metabee and Rokusho Arrive on the Wii U North American VC This Thursday

Medabots: Metabee and Rokusho Arrive on the Wii U North American VC This Thursday

Filling that robot combat gap in the library

Medabots is a series that never really caught on much in the West. Something of a 'me-too' Pokémon series, the franchise instead focuses on building robot warrior Medabots instead of training monsters. It has some interesting ideas, such as how individual robot parts have their own health gauges, but...

Video: Speedrunner Sets New World Record for Super Mario Bros.

Speedrunner Sets New World Record for Super Mario Bros.

Clocking in milliseconds quicker than the previous record

The competitive speedrunning scene makes you look at games you thought you were familiar with in a whole different light. It can be remarkable to see the kinds of exploits and techniques that certain people have discovered and employed in order to shave just a few more milliseconds off of...

News: Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on the 3DS Virtual Console

Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on the 3DS Virtual Console

No wonder the VC has been so quiet

When the 3DS Virtual Console was introduced, it brought with it the promise of giving classic portable games a new lease in life much the same as the Wii Virtual Console did for classic console games. While it had a pretty strong start, it's no secret that the 3DS Virtual Console has been lacking for quite some...

News: Natsume’s Pocky & Rocky With Becky Arrives On The Wii U Virtual Console Next Month

Natsume’s Pocky & Rocky With Becky Arrives On The Wii U Virtual Console Next Month

The popular Medabots titles are also on the way

Following the release of the Game Boy Advance title Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town on the North American Wii U Virtual Console, as well as Car Battler Joe, Natsume has announced Pocky & Rocky with Becky is locked in for an October release in both North America and Europe. The action...

Nintendo Download: 17th September (Europe)

17th September (Europe)

Year Walk! Mario vs. Donkey Kongs! Bowls of Tecmo!

Another week, another helping of digital delights from Nintendo. If you're in Europe and you want to know exactly what titles you can download to your Wii U and 3DS this week, then you've certainly come to the right place. Wii U eShop: Year Walk (Simogo, £6.29 / €6.99) - Grim tales, horrifying...

News: Double Dose Of Sin & Punishment Arrives On North American Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

Double Dose Of Sin & Punishment Arrives On North American Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

Get ready for an intense, adrenaline-pumped thrill ride

If you happen to live in North America and are yet to experience Treasure’s brilliant Nintendo 64 title, Sin & Punishment, along with its sequel, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, on the Wii, then you’re in for a treat as of tomorrow – with both games releasing on the Wii U’s...

News: We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Faster As It Would Impact New Development, Says Iwata

We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Faster As It Would Impact New Development, Says Iwata

"Development of Virtual Console titles require detailed manual work"

The Virtual Console promised so much when it launched alongside the original Wii all those years ago. Indeed, on that particular console it became something of a goldmine of amazing retro titles, and when Nintendo announced that the service would carry over to the Wii U, many...

News: NES Sports Title Tecmo Bowl Rated By The Australian Classification Board

NES Sports Title Tecmo Bowl Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Marks the title's Virtual Console debut in PAL regions

The NFL arcade game originally developed by Tecmo in 1987 and ported to the NES in 1989 is expected to arrive soon on the Virtual Console in PAL regions after it was recently rated by the Australian Classification Board. This will be the first time Tecmo Bowl has been released in this region as...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Releases On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

New Super Mario Bros. Releases On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

Will be available for $9.99

After yesterday’s ESRB rating for the 2006 release, New Super Mario Bros., it was expected the title would launch soon on the North American eShop. It appear fans of the DS hit won’t have to wait much longer with Nintendo’s official game page revealing the now classic Mario adventure will be made available thi

News: New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

That'll be three New Super Mario Bros. games playable on Wii U

About a month ago, Nintendo finally got around to expanding its Virtual Console service by fulfilling its promise to add Nintendo DS games to the catalogue. The titles announced for the launch have all since released, but Nintendo has since remained silent on what we can expect to arrive...

News: Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U Virtual Console

Dr.Wily's least favourite time of year

Last month, Capcom announced that their "Mega May" event was back in full force for 2015, focused on bringing classic GBA Mega Man titles to the Wii U Virtual Console. Now that the month is here and we're already panicking about how fast time is slipping by, these weekly releases have launched into action, with...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Virtual Console Essential, But It Must Modernise

Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Virtual Console Essential, But It Must Modernise

Idealism should make way for realism

Technologically, the world is busier and noisier than it's ever been before. So many gadgets and screens demand our time and loyalty, from smart TVs with hundreds of channels and streaming apps, to smartphones and tablets and, of course, game systems. Those with a decent amount of spare cash that are anxious to...

Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to the Virtual Console?

Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to the Virtual Console?

Bundles, remixes, subscription services - what's next?

When the Wii launched it had plenty of exciting ideas that contributed to its extraordinary success. One service that appealed to older gamers and / or dedicated fans was the Virtual Console - while relatively niche services had offered older games for download in the past, this was a game...

News: ​Vote Now and Decide Which Classic Mega Man Title Will Kick Off Mega May in North America

​Vote Now and Decide Which Classic Mega Man Title Will Kick Off Mega May in North America

The choice is yours

If you'll remember back to this time last year, Capcom ran an event called "Mega May" in which at least one new Mega Man title was released on the Virtual Console each week. It was primarily focused on launching the remaining Game Boy Mega Man games as well as two from the GBC, though the Wii U didn't receive as much love...

News: Natsume Has Eight Game Boy Advance Titles Prepped For The Wii U Virtual Console

Natsume Has Eight Game Boy Advance Titles Prepped For The Wii U Virtual Console

Medabots! Medabots DX! Pocky & Rocky with Becky! More!

Publisher Natsume has eight GBA titles ready for launch on the Wii U Virtual Console, according to director of operations Graham Markay. Markay dropped the news during the latest Fragments of Silicon podcast, adding that the company had been planning its Virtual Console attack for quite some...

Video: WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

We check out Wario DS mayhem on the Wii U

The WarioWare series is an excellent detour into the absolutely mad world of Wario and his friends, so it's great to see this DS game released on Wii U Virtual Console. We thought we'd show you how great this game is via the medium of video. Watch and enjoy Like this video? Subscribe to our channel then!