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PSA: Earthbound Out Now On Wii U eShop

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Earthbound, eShop, JRPG, Square Enix, trailer, Virtual Console, Wii U games

Classic JRPG Earthbound has, at long last, finally been re-released. Despite being a seminal and quirky masterpiece that's still considered to be one of the best JRPGs ever made, its limited European SNES release meant that few gamers ever managed to play it. Now we can, and should. The eShop version includes the original game with off-TV play and other enhancements, costing £6.99.

Right. It's time to go delete some ROMs.

Wii U Virtual Console Deploys Tomorrow

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Virtual Console, Wii U

Wii U Virtual Console Deploys Tomorrow

The Wii U virtual console will roll out in the UK from tomorrow, offering a selection of classic retro titles with off-TV functionality and MiiVerse support. We've got the full list of games and pricing after the break.

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Wii U Spring System Update & Virtual Console Out Next Week

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Update, Virtual Console, Wii U

Wii U Spring System Update & Virtual Console Out Next Week

The long-awaited Wii U system update designed to improve menu load times and stability will deploy next week, Nintendo confirmed today. This new firmware update will also add automatic software updates, background downloading while the system's turned off and the ability to copy data between two USB drives. Wii U owners can also press B during startup to to boot directly into the Wii emulator. It'll likely roll out on Thursday.

The Wii U Virtual console will launch the following day, featuring a selection of classic games that take advantage of off-TV play and separate MiiVerse communities.

Mother 2: Earthbound Coming To Wii U Virtual Console

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Earthbound, JPRG, Virtual Console, Wii U games

Mother 2: Earthbound Coming To Wii U Virtual Console

I just felt a great disturbance in the force, as if a million translated ROMs cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Nintendo has announced that Mother 2: Earthbound will finally make a downloadable appearance on the European Wii U eShop, meaning that our days of having to sift through eBay or relying on emulators will finally be at an end. Erm, I mean, what?

Earthbound is generally considered to be one of the finest JRPGs ever made, featuring an irreverent storyline and quirky combat mechanics. We couldn't be more excited about this. Release date is currently TBA, but it will launch before year's end.

60 Hz F-Zero Arriving On The Virtual Console

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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F-Zero, Nintendo, NTSC vs. PAL, Retro, SNES, Virtual Console, Wii U games

60 Hz F-Zero Arriving On The Virtual Console

Nintendo released the futuristic SNES racing classic F-Zero onto the European Wii U Virtual Console today. However, instead of getting the slower 50 Hz version as before, we're the downnloadable version will be the 60 Hz NTSC version.

We PAL gamers are used to getting the short straw, but after complaints surrounding the 50 HZ EU release of Balloon Fight on the Virtual Console, Nintendo announced that the version of F-Zero on the Wii U eShop "is a release of the US-NTSC version of the game running at 60Hz."

For a limited time, it'll only cost you 30p too!

Wii U Virtual Console & OS Improvements Coming This Spring

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
NES games, Nintendo, SNES games, Virtual Console, Wii U

Wii U Virtual Console & OS Improvements Coming This Spring

NES Promotion Announced

Ninty President Satoru Iwata revealed that the Wii U's Virtual Console will deploy alongside a speed-boosting system update this Spring.

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