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Nintendo is launching a miniature NES this holiday

You know all of those knock-off NES replicas you've seen at random stores like Walmart for the last 10 years? Well they're oddly going to have some official competition this holiday season. Ninendo has announced today that it's launching a ...   read

 
 
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Mega Man X2

Mega Man X2 hits the Japanese Virtual Console next week

Mega Man X2, one of the greatest platformers ever (and where part of my handle "Magnalon," comes from in Magna Centipede!), will arrive on the New 3DS Virtual Console in Japan on July 20. Both of those qualifiers (read: New 3DS, Japan) make...   read

 
 
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Bonk, Adventure Island, R-Type all join the Wii U Virtual Console family

While the franchise has been in turmoil recently when it comes to publishing rights, R-Type is making a glorious return to the Virtual Console family this week on Wii U for $7.99. It is joined by New Adventure Island and Bonk's Ad...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

It's a dull, dull day overall for Nintendo fans, and it probably isn't going to get any brighter in coming weeks outside of indies -- at least as it relates to the Wii U. Today on the Wii U eShop you can find Baseball Simulator 1000, Flying...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Mario RPG

The Wii U only has a few releases this week but damn is one of them good. Super Mario RPG has hit the Virtual Console, and if you're on the fence, hit up our discussion. You can also find LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Prism Pets, ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE

It's a good day for JRPG fans. The Wii U is getting Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE, the newest game from Atlus, which should help tide you over for Persona 5. Other Wii U releases include Mighty No. 9, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Ga...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Rhythm Heaven Megamix

It's a port and Virtual Console heavy day for Nintendo's console, which isn't a terrible thing depending on your tastes. Today sees the release of Terraria, as well as Super Paper Mario, and Drill Dozer. The Wii U is also getting ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Kirby: Planet Robobot

Well, the Wii U seems to be winding down almost completely. This week the only big eShop addition is Wario: Master of Disguise as a Virtual Console release. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 and Olympia Rising also make an appearance....   read

 
 
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Mystical Ninja

An ode for The Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Very recently I talked about when Konami used to be a good, powerhouse of a developer that pumped out hit after hit. Now they make Pachinko machines with those licenses, but many moons ago, they released The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, th...   read

 
 
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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

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

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

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

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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