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Nintendo confirms Shovel Knight, Fast RMX for Switch eShop launch, but no Virtual Console yet

Nintendo has announced three more indie titles that will be launching on the Switch’s digital eShop on March 3rd, and that it will be home to over 60 ‘Nindie’ titles by the end of this year. Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and …

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Reports point to GameCube Virtual Console titles on Switch

Nintendo fans will be given the opportunity to re-buy their GameCube catalogue for the first time with Virtual Console emulation of the system on Switch. That’s according to Eurogamer, which says that GameCube support is already up and running on the new console with working versions of Super Mario Sunshine, …

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New 3DS gets SNES downloads and special edition console

Nintendo has confirmed the long-awaited arrival of SNES games on the 3DS Virtual Console. There’s a catch though – the downloads will only be available to those with the latest generation New 3DS and New 3DS XL. There’s no cross-buy support, either, so even if you’ve already purchased the games …

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Super Mario Galaxy rated for Wii U Virtual Console

A new ESRB listing indicates a Virtual Console release of the original Super Mario Galaxy is on the way. VG247 reports the new listing provides the expected E rating, with Wii U listed as its platform. While Super Mario Galaxy 2 received a Virtual Console release on Wii U outside …

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Mother released on Virtual Console in the West

The original game in the EarthBound series has been released digitally on the Wii U. Nintendo announced during the weekend’s Nintendo World Championships that the official English translation of NES title Mother is now available in the West for the first time under the name EarthBound Beginnings. The game was …

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Nintendo discontinuing Super Nintendo releases on Virtual Console

Nintendo is no longer interested in bringing SNES games to Wii U, according to virtual console developer and publisher Natsume. Engadget reports on a pair of responses to fans from Natsume’s US community manager that more than suggest the discontinuation of Super Nintendo games for the digital platform. "At this …

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Nintendo 64 and DS titles hit Wii U Virtual Console this month

Nintendo has begun rolling out Nintendo DS and Nintendo 64 titles on the Wii U Virtual Console, with the company announcing new arrivals throughout the month of April. The news was announced during the firm’s Nintendo Direct event this week. Starting today, Super Mario 64 and Yoshi’s Island DS will …

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Declining nostalgia, not price, is Nintendo’s biggest retro game problem, Adelman says

Few companies are as adept as Nintendo at selling you the same software over and over again, but Nintendo’s former indie boss has questioned how long this can continue for. On 3DS, for instance, NES games such as Donkey Kong, Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Ice …

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Duck Hunt aims sights on Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo has announced that NES light gun classic Duck Hunt is heading to Wii U’s Virtual Console. The game was originally released in Japan 1984 and featured as a launch title for the machine in both North America and Europe. Players will need a Wii Remote to use as the …

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