The retro gaming industry continues to explode.
Today, Nintendo released the fifth downloadable Wii game for Wii U in North America. It’s not what you might expect—the new release isn’t Mario, nor is it Zelda. It’s Pandora’s Tower, a niche action game published by XSEED and released here for the Wii in 2013, way toward the end of the console’s lifespan.
Thanks to the release of Rare Replay today, Xbox One owners will now be able to play seven Nintendo 64 classics on Microsoft’s console. Nintendo’s current console, the Wii U, only sells people the chance to play six.
Super Mario World, Sonic The Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, Banjo Kazooie — the number of platforming series and characters that rose to stardom in the '90s was notably the highest in gaming history. Truly a golden age. But for every new Mario game there was always a few lesser-known titles waiting in the wings. Those…
Nintendo's been quiet about when games from the Nintendo 64 might be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. But there's a new mention of "the future addition of titles from the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 systems" on the webpage for the console's eShop digital storefront. Hopefully, this means that titles from the…
It has long been a silly and antiquated tradition for video game fans to pledge allegiances to companies, or to declare that any one of those companies has "won" E3. Yet it's also inevitable that every single year at the Video Game Extravaganza in Los Angeles, one or two companies will have a stronger show than the…
Capcom's releasing fifteen of its classic games on Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles. That includes ten Mega Man games.
One of the coolest features of the Wii U gamepad is that allows for the possibility of playing DS games that require a touch screen. So now that Nintendo has released its first virtual console DS game, Brain Age, let’s see how it all works out.
Advance Wars fans, break out the champagne. The much-loved strategy game from Nintendo, along with fan-favorite Metroid, Yoshi and WarioWare titles, will be hitting the Wii U next month.
"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher." No. Let's not think of that. Ever.
Starting in April, Nintendo says they'll be releasing GBA games on the Wii U's Virtual Console. They announced the news in a Nintendo Direct today, mentioning names like Metroid Fusion and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga as some of the GBA games that we'll be able to buy and download this spring.
Nintendo's fighting on two fronts. The first, very real battleground they're waging war on is in retail, where their Wii U home console is struggling to build a user base. The second area of struggle has been in the hearts and minds of observers trying to decide how much faith to put into the company's foresight. The…
Last night was the night that Nintendo told investors—and the world—how they're going to meet the challenges they're facing.
Donkey Kong, Tecmo Bowl and Wario Land 3 are all headed to the 3DS's Virtual Console, Nintendo said today. Super Mario Bros. 3 is coming to Wii U VC later this year.
A brand-new Nintendo Direct broadcast—confirming the availability of Earthbound for the Wii U Virtual Console— just went up today. Watch the whole thing right here.
Surprise! Nintendo has just announced that Earthbound is out on the Wii U's Virtual Console today. It'll cost you $10.
Here's a mystery: why aren't the original Pokemon Red and Blue on the virtual console? People love those games, surely they'd throw money at them if they could. But judging from Game Freak's response to whether or not we could expect those games on the VC, people probably shouldn't get their hopes up—they're not…
Old school Legend of Zelda games Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be out on May 30th for the 3DS Virtual Console. The games will be $5.99 each but a special promotion will have them at $4.99 through June 20th.
The Wii U's Virtual Console is live, and we can prove it.
Just a heads up: the Wii U Virtual Console is now live in North America.