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Castlevania classics join Wii U Virtual Console lineup this month

2002 Game Boy Advance release Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance will land on Wii U’s Virtual Console later this month, Nintendo has announced. VG247 reports The game will arrive as a digital download on the North American eShop on October 16th. Nintendo revealed late last month that both Castlevania: Dracula X …

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DS game Brain Training arrives on Wii U

Nintendo has released a DS game on the Wii U Virtual Console for the first time. Eurogamer reports that Brain Training is now available to Japanese Wii U owners who have updated their console to the latest firmware. It’s free, too, until June 30th. The two screens of the DS …

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Wii U Virtual Console adding Nintendo DS titles

Wii U’s Virtual Console library is set to grow a bit more robust, with Nintendo announcing plans to bring Nintendo DS games onto the service. The reveal was made by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during a financial results meeting that included news on several properties, such as Mario Kart 8. …

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Wii U Virtual Console hits North America, Europe launch imminent

Nintendo has announced the Wii U Virtual Console has launched in North America. Launch titles include a handful of NES games for $4.99 (Ice Climber, Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong Jr., Excitebike, Kirby’s Adventure, and Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream), and a couple of SNES games (Super Mario Bros. and F-Zero) for …

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Wii U Virtual Console hitting the UK tomorrow

Having gone live in the US earlier this week, UK Wii U owners will be able to access the console’s new Virtual Console hub as of tomorrow. Virtual Console allows console owners to download games from previous Nintendo systems and play them on their current machine. The UK line-up differs …

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Nintendo details Wii U Virtual Console US launch line-up

Eight games are available to buy now on the Wii U’s Virtual Console store in the US. Two of them are SNES titles – the seminal Super Mario World and racer F-Zero. The remaining six all stem from the NES era – Donkey Kong Jr, Excitebike, Ice Climber, Kirby’s Adventure, …

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Wii U Virtual Console not compatible with older saves

Save game data for games downloaded from the Wii’s Virtual Console will not be compatible with the upcoming Wii U versions. Nintendo announced last week that the upcoming Wii U Virtual Console will offer updated versions of previous titles that will offer off-TV GamePad support. That’s not a function available …

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Retro game catalogue Virtual Console coming to Wii U

Nintendo plans to introduce a massive catalogue of retro game downloads to the Wii U, starting with a special offer on cheap classic titles. The spring software update for the Wii U will add Virtual Console software to Nintendo eShop, with a selection of NES and Super NES games, with …

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30p game offer leads Nintendo’s retro download service campaign

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the NES console, Nintendo will sell a bunch of games for 30p each starting this month. Although the anniversary promo is designed to acknowledge the firm’s 30 years of hardware heritage, the low cost will help attract more to Nintendo’s sometimes nascent download offer. …

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Wii U Virtual Console is coming, promises GamePad play

Nintendo has said that development of the Wii U version of the Virtual Console is ongoing – and furthermore, it promises GamePad compatibility. Wii U’s current Virtual Console functionality is limited. Owners cannot purchase content from the eShop but are able to transfer games they previously downloaded on their Wii …

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