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Nintendo Download: Metroid Prime: Hunters

When I heard there was going to be a Metroid game coming to Wii U I got pretty excited -- until I realized it was Metroid Prime Hunters, which is not great. So yeah, if you're down you can nab that by way of the Virtual Console, as wel...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: StarTropics

It's another quiet week for new releases, but the Wii U is staying relevant this week with the debut of both StarTropics games on the Virtual Console. It's also getting Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice, Rynn's Adventure: Trouble in th...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

Following up the release of the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition, console owners are also getting PixelJunk Monsters for the first time, as well as PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, and Chompy Chomp Chomp Par...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Meat Boy

Having run the Nintendo Download column every Thursday for the past several years, I always think about how they could have handled this generation differently. Imagine if there was an "all you can eat" Virtual Console service that undercut...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pocket Card Jockey

The Wii U is having a low key week with its eShop offerings, with a Style Savvy Virtual Console release, as well as Escape from Flare Industries, Midnight 2, PixelMaker, SpaceRoads, Sudoku and Permudoku, and The Beggar's Ride. Lots of ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Lost Reavers

It's wax on, wax off (mostly off, let's face it) for the eShop these days. The Wii U has a few big releases here and there, and the 3DS churns out the occasional great indie release. Today is more exciting than usual on the former, with Los...   read

 
 
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The Pokemon re-releases were downloaded 1.5 million times

We touched on Nintendo's financial results for the fiscal year ended March 2016, noting that profits fell 60.6 percent in part because of a "lack of major titles," but there was another breakout tidbit that caught my eye: the Pokémon...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade hits Wii U Virtual Console today

Xenoblade Chronicles is launching on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America today. The role-playing game, which completed a world tour in 2012 after its Japanese debut in 2010, will cost just $20 on the eShop -- which is a hell of a lot...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Star Fox Zero

The time has come for a new Star Fox game, and it's...pretty decent! Star Fox Zero makes its debut alongside of the Slippy and Grippy-fest that is Star Fox Guard. Also on Wii U is Blockara, Dreamals, and Pinball Arcade. On the 3DS we h...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Bravely Second: End Layer

Nintendo is having an indie kind of week on Wii U, with the release of Terraria and Dodge Club Party, both of which are available digitally on the eShop. There's also a Lost Reavers beta, Asdivine Hearts, Draw 2 Survive, Slot...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Game & Watch Gallery 4

Are you ready for another underwhelming week? C'mon, I know you're used to it. The Wii U is rather low key this week, with Game & Watch Gallery 4, Emojikara, Epic Dumpster Bear, and Super Robo Mouse. Nintendo tried to pad the announceme...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokken Tournament demo

It's a lull week for Nintendo Download. On Wii U you'll find a Pokken Tournament demo, which was previously available in Europe, as well as Lovely Planet, Mario Super Sluggers, 6-Hand Video Poker, Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors Legends

It's another big day for Nintendo. On the Wii U, we're getting Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut, as well as Infinity Runner. But the bigger news is that you can transfer over the characters and weapons from Hyrule Warriors Legends&...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokken Tournament

Nintendo's newest console is getting a massive addition to its library tomorrow in the form of Pokken Tournament -- a Japanese arcade game turned worldwide Wii U release. The HORI Pokken Tournament Pro Pad is out on the same ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

The Wii U eShop isn't as exciting as last week, but Star Ghost is arriving today, as is Mega Battle Network 6 (both versions), and Grumpy Reaper, Jewel Quest, and Rhapsody - Music & Radio. The 3DS is getting Fire Emblem Fates:...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

People might be sore at Nintendo for joining in on the remake/remaster trend this generation, but when it does it, it tends to do it right. Not only has it addressed some minor issues in Twilight Princess without altering the game's co...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow

The 3DS is king this week, but Wii U is getting a few new additions today. Nintendo's console is getting Medabots AX: Metabee and Rokusho, as well as 6180 the moon, Inside My Radio, Replay: VHS is not dead, Smart Adventures -...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Fire Emblem Fates

It's almost Fire Emblem day! But first, let's get the Wii U stuff out of the way first. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom, and Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones all hit the Wii U Vi...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

After almost two years of waiting, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is now available on the Wii U platform. Also on Wii U is Big Brain Academy, Kuru Kuru Kurrin, Polarium Advance, Cutie Clash, Cutie Pets Go Fishing, and Outside the Realm. The 3DS is...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

The Wii U is getting a few gems today, one of which takes the form of DLC. As far as full releases go, Shutshimi and Resident Evil Wii Edition are in, as are FreezeMe and Peg Solitaire. Super Smash Bros. is also getting ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance hits Wii U today via Virtual Console

The second game in the Final Fantasy Tactics family can now be found on the Wii U. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003, follows the journey of a boy named Marche after he and his hometown are ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Final Fantasy Explorers

If you're a Final Fantasy fan you're in luck this week. The Wii U is kicking things off with Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA VC), as well as Shadow Puppeteer, Joe's Diner, Level 22, and LEGO Marvel's Avengers, Mini-Games M...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Tactics

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is coming to Wii U Virtual Console (in Europe)

This Thursday, all o' yous who live in Europe will be able to play Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on the Wii U Virtual Console. While I infinitely prefer the tone of the original game on PlayStation, I have a few fond memories of playing thr...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

After weeks of dry spells other than some gem Virtual Console releases, it's finally time for a rocking Nintendo Download! On Wii U, fans are getting Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1, which is a nice change of pace from Nintendo's typical th...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 64 dashing to Wii U in Europe this week

Almost as quick as a speedy Super Mushroom, Mario Kart 64 will be zooming to Wii U's Virtual Console this week. In just three days, the racer from 1996 will be available to play on Nintendo's newest console, nearly 20 years after the g...   read

 
 
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