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Nintendo has yet to announce a release date for Earthbound in North America or Europe, but did say the game is definitely on its way to the Wii U Virtual Console this year. That process is progressing, with a listing on the Australian Classification system direct from Nintendo. Earthbound is rated ...

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The original Shantae is on its way to the 3DS Virtual Console at the end of June, developer Wayforward announced. This is the Game Boy Color version of Shantae first launched in 2002 and published by Capcom. Shantae will be available on 3DS eShops in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand...

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The Wii U Virtual Console launch list is slim and trim, largely mirroring the initial list of games we got earlier this month: Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong Jr., Excitebike, Ice Climbers, Kirby's Adventure, Punch Out, F-Zero and Super Mario World. A handful of these games were already available on the...

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A few months ago I opined that the Wii U's Virtual Console, with its limited launch lineup, limited platforms, and limited upgrades from the Wii Virtual Console, was less than ideal. A few things have changed since then: some of the games have launched (for 30 cents), we have a solid launch date fo...

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The Virtual Console will arrive for real on Wii U next week, a Nintendo Direct presentation revealed. The launch lineup includes Excitebike, Super Mario World, Mario Bros. Punch-Out, Super Metroid, Balloon Fight, and F-Zero, with GBA games and N64 games planned for the future. You might notice that...

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Earthbound (also known as Mother 2) will be available on the Wii U Virtual Console by year's end in North America and Europe. "We will announce the actual release date at a later time," said Nintnedo President Satoru Iwata during today's Nintendo Direct....

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Two Tribes has let its baby bird leave the nest; Toki Tori 2, the subject of a sudden delay last year, will be available today on the Wii U eShop. Meanwhile on 3DS, the biggest release is a game from 1987, the original Castlevania. It's out on the eShop just in time to be a few weeks late to promot...

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Mega Man 3 will launch on the 3DS Virtual Console next week, March 14 to be exact, according to a Capcom Unity update. What's more, Mega Man 4, 5 and 6 will launch in subsequent months. Capcom notes that by the time Mega Man 6 heads to the 3DS eShop, it will make digital versions of each game's sou...

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European Wii U owners get to play F-Zero at the same speed as North Americans - always handy with a racing game - when the SNES classic arrives on the Wii U's Virtual Console this week. The news of the 60Hz version coming to Europe follows the criticism Nintendo received last month for releasing a ...

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Finally, you can browse your neighborhood through the tiny window of your Wii U GamePad. Wii Street U is free on the Wii U eShop today for a limited time, enabling augmented reality Google Street View. Grab it now, because it seems unlikely you'd want to pay for it. Meanwhile on 3DS eShop: video ga...

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The 3DS eShop is crowded today! Ikachan launches today, as does the Virtual Console release of Ice Climber and a bunch of other things. There are even new downloadable Mario decoration sets for Sparkle Snapshots 3D, if you're feeling like a bit of photo festooning. And don't forget Fire Emblem: Awa...

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When you buy the Wii U version of a Virtual Console game – currently, Balloon Fight is the only one available – you get a new version of that game. That means GamePad controls, access to a Miiverse community, and the great customization options afforded to Wii U VC games. It also means ...

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Nintendo is apparently resurrecting the sl-sl-slowdown of retro 50Hz gaming on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe. As spotted by Eurogamer readers and confirmed by us, the European version of NES classic Balloon Fight runs at a refresh rate of 50Hz, as opposed to the regular 60Hz it runs at in ot...

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The new Brain Age: Concentration Training may make you feel terrible about math, or it may increase your brainpower. The only way to find out which of the two (or how much of each) is to get the demo, available on 3DS eShop today. Also on 3DS today is a surprise Virtual Console release, the Contra ...

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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. There's a lot about the Wii U Virtual Console that's encouraging. Starting it off – even before the official launch of the service – with a sale that gives users great games for 30 cents ...

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Though the Wii U's Virtual Console is far from perfect, the implementation of the actual games is nicely dense with features. I just downloaded Balloon Fight, and found a surprising amount of control customization available to me. By tapping the touch screen (ZL+ZR also worked), you can access the ...

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