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Nintendo Download 13th June (Europe)
Animal Crossing arrives, along with Game Gear goodies and more
It's Monday, so it's time to see what we have lined up for this week's Nintendo Download update in Europe, minus any E3 surprises, of course. One of the year's most anticipated 3DS retail titles finally lands, along with the latest Famicom Anniversary Promotion game and a lot of Game...
Nintendo Download 6th June (North America)
A New Leaf is turned, Wii U goes retro, discounts and Neo Geo goodness
It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, with your goodies a little scaled back compared to the extravagances of last week. Alongside confirmation that there'll be extensive footage and coverage from the upcoming E3 Nintendo Direct on the eShop platforms, we have a...
News Club Nintendo's June Rewards Bring Out More Retro Goodies
Including one of the greatest platformers ever made
It's that time again, North America, when you're tempted to part with your hard-earned Nintendo coins in exchange for a free download game, and for Europeans to unite as one and say "why don't we get monthly game offers?" In any case, there are four new games to consider if you have a Wii U, Wii or...
Nintendo Download 6th June (Europe)
Spelunking, questing for jewels and discounts galore
It's the start of another week, which means it's time for those of us in Europe to dive into this week's Nintendo Download update. We have the most iconic puzzle game of all, as well as some alternative puzzling and strategy titles joining in. Only the Wii misses out this week, with its successor...
Nintendo Download 30th May (North America)
Legendary Zelda, Mega Man X, free Project X, Denpa Men (X?) and more
It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and this week we've got retro goodies for your newest console, some top-notch gaming for the 3DS and a lot of discounted dancing. Let's get right to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Mega Man X (Capcom, $7.99) — The first of the...
Nintendo Download 30th May (Europe)
Classic Zelda, the Denpa Men return, hyper speed and more
Due to a public Holiday in various countries, we didn't receive the Nintendo Download as early as normal. Thankfully we now have the translated line-up from Germany for your reading pleasure below. It's mostly about the Wii U and 3DS this week, with retro and new delights to enjoy, while the...
Weirdness A Wii U Gamer's Miiverse Journey Through Super Metroid
A long and confusing road
A little while ago we posed a question — is Super Metroid too taxing for today's gamers? This was based on the explosion of confused Miiverse posts once the title arrived for $0.30/€0.30/£0.30 on the Wii U eShop, as some gamers grappled with a retro title that resolutely refused to guide them through each step. One...
News EarthBound Listing Materializes on Amazon UK
You cannot grasp the true form of Amazon’s listing
We already know that the kooky SNES RPG EarthBound is making its long overdue appearance on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe and North America sometime this year. Then what’s up with this odd listing for the game on Amazon UK? It may just be a placeholder for a download code, but the £44.99...
Nintendo Download 23rd May (North America)
It's Kirby week, with some portable fun and reduced Denpa Men joining in
So it's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and what this week lacks in volume it makes up for with some quality and a lot of Kirby. Wii and DSi miss out, so you'll have to be rocking Nintendo's current hardware to enjoy some downloadable goodies. All of the...
Review Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Wii U eShop / SNES)
Bring fresh underwear
There’s a school of thought which argues that modern gamers have it too easy, and that this generation of players has grown soft thanks to the fact that developers are all too happy to provide helpful tutorials and short-cuts intended to reduce frustration. You only need to spend a few painful minutes in the company of Super...
Nintendo Download 23rd May (Europe)
Classic Kirby, battles, groovy rhythm, an X Zone demo and more
It's Monday, which isn't necessarily nice, but we have the Nintendo Download news for Europe, which is nice. Brightening up our early week blues is a fresh batch of goodies, and this week it's all about Nintendo's current generation of hardware; sorry, DSi and Wii fans. There are some...
Review Super Metroid (Wii U eShop / SNES)
It’s undeniable that 1994 was an extremely memorable year of videogame releases. Sonic 3, Earthworm Jim, Doom II, and the original Donkey Kong Country were just a few of the critically acclaimed games that had us chatting profusely on the playground. However, there was one game in particular that terrified and mesmerized us so...
News European Gamers Bemoan PAL Version of Super Metroid
Les Européens ne sont pas contents
As we're sure many of you are already aware, Super Metroid is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe for the low low price of 30c/30p, although both versions are not the same. While the North American edition is playable in full 60Hz as it was intended, European gamers have been...
Nintendo Download 16th May (North America)
Super inexpensive Metroid, scares, soldiers, retro classics and more
It's that time, North America, and you've undoubtedly got a particularly meaty lineup this week. All three Virtual Console services have new content, and the region gets a special retro Mario offer on the Wii U. There's also a stone-cold classic for 30 cents, along with quite a few...
Nintendo Download 16th May (Europe)
Spooky starships, retro classics, free scares, juicy discounts and more
It's a dreary Monday morning but fear not, Europe, Nintendo Download salvation is at hand. We now know what treats are coming this week and, we hope you'll agree, it's a pretty strong lineup. Only Wii misses out, and there are new, old and discounted offerings to chew over;...
News Eternal Darkness Will "Definitely" Be Discussed For The Wii U, Say Precursor Games
Let's not get our hopes up
We reported last week that Shadow of the Eternals - the "spiritual successor" to GameCube spook-'em-up title Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem - would make its way to the Wii U next year should its crowdfunding campaign prove to be a success. We know developer
News Super Mario Bros. 2 Hitting The North American Wii U Virtual Console Next Week
Time to take on Wart once more
The Wii U Virtual Console launched a couple of weeks back with SNES classic Super Mario World being available from the off, and it seems we won't have to wait much longer for another dose of Mario as Super Mario Bros. 2 is on its way to the North American eShop. Released back in 1988 on the NES, Super Mario Bros. 2...
Nintendo Download 9th May 2013 (North America)
Mario and DK team up, X-rated speed, game development dreams and more
It's that time again, North America, when your Nintendo systems are updated with new downloadable delights to sample. The humble Wii is the only platform to miss out, and overall you have Virtual Console titles to consider, a retail demo and some fresh games to contemplate. Let's...
News Club Nintendo Refunds Coins To Wii U Owners Who Picked Up Super Metroid
It'll be 30c on the Wii U Virtual Console soon
For many Nintendo fans racking up reward coins - or stars in Europe - has been part of their gaming lives for a while now. The idea is people can use their Coins to purchase Nintendo goodies and sometimes the rewards catalogue even features a few games for people to pick up. The North American Club...
Talking Point The Wii U Virtual Console Has Started, But Not With a Bang
Oh for the days of that Revolution reveal
The Wii U Virtual Console is well and truly up and running, which its greatest supporters will say is a more-than-welcome boost of old-school goodies to fill out the Wii U lineup, and the greatest cynics may say it's another example of Nintendo mastering the art of selling very old rope. Based on the...
Review Mario's Super Picross (Wii U eShop / SNES)
The in-game tutorial, the greatest puzzle
The early batch of Wii U Virtual Console games have followed a bit of a trend, in that they serve up familiar retro goodies with a few Wii U specific extras. For Europeans there's been the extra treat of getting these classics in their 60Hz variety, but in the case of Mario's Super Picross the treat is...
Nintendo Download 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
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 / SNES)
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)
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
"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)
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)
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
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"
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...
News New Wii U Virtual Console Titles Confirmed By Nintendo UK
Zelda: LttP, Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter II all incoming
Nintendo UK has released a trailer which shows forthcoming Wii U Virtual Console releases, hinting that we can expect some more retro goodness very soon. The service launched last week in Europe, and has so far been graced with a pretty meagre selection of titles. The new trailer...
Nintendo Download 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
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...
Talking Point The Importance of the Virtual Console
Old games seem to sell
The start of a new console generation is always problematic for fans of older titles, as with each passing system backward compatibility becomes an increasing issue, and older titles risk being lost to the ages due to damage. Nintendo’s recent policy has been one of allowing backward compatibility for the previous generation...
Nintendo Download 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, while...
Nintendo Download 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 have...
News Wii U Virtual Console Launch Lineup Is Revealed
Eight titles available at launch
Nintendo has revealed via its Wii U Facebook account the launch lineup for the Wii U Virtual Console. The initial batch of games will be: Punch-Out!! Balloon Fight Kirby's Adventure
News 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
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
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 been...
News Shigesato Itoi Thanks EarthBound Fans For Their Support
"Thank you for all the requests. They made me very happy."
One of the most popular announcements that took place during the recent Nintendo Direct was the confirmation that EarthBound would be making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console. Fans of the game - known as Mother 2 in Japan - have been clamoring at Nintendo to release a downloadable...
News 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)
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)
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
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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;...