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  • Blog Post: Shadow Of The Ninja For NES Heading To Wii U And 3DS Virtual Console

    Natsume is bring the 1991 NES ninja platformer Shadow of the Ninja to 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console very soon. The game is somewhat reminiscent of Ninja Gaiden which released a few years prior. Here's Shadow of the Ninja's story as it appears during the attract screen: United States of America... More
  • Blog Post: Even Super Smash Bros. Creator Masahiro Sakurai Is Having Trouble Getting His Hands On Amiibos

    Masahiro Sakurai recently tweeted that during a lunch-break excursion for Amiibos, he wasn't able to find what he was looking for. 昼休みに新しいamiiboを買いに行ったところ、シーク、メタナイト、ルカリオ、ロゼッタが売り切れていて買えなかった。うーん。 — 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) January 23, 2015 The rough, google-assisted translation reads that Sakurai... More
  • Blog Post: NES Platformer Shmup S.C.A.T. Available Now On Wii U Virtual Console

    S.C.A.T., short for Special Cybernetic Attack Team, stars characters named Arnold and Sigourney as they try to fend off an alien invasion. Originally released in 1991, S.C.A.T. is a bit of a cross between Contra and R-Type – a combination that looks very strange, it turns out. In Japan the game... More
  • Blog Post: Punch-Out!! Takes A Swing At Wii U Today

    Last week, Nintendo announced that certain Wii titles will be updated and re-released to run on the Wii U natively. The first of those, Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released last week, also. The second title in the trio of announced games hits today. The Wii version of Punch-Out is available today for a... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Zelda Should Be Remade Next?

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D hasn't released quite yet, but it's never too early to start thinking about the future. To be clear, we are absolutely getting ahead of ourselves. Next month we get to replay Majora's Mask on 3DS, and pending any delays, we should have a brand-new... More
  • Blog Post: First 4 Figures Teases Zelda: The Wind Waker Series With Peek At Ganon

    First 4 Figures is preparing to launch a collection of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker figures, and it is teasing the line with a look at Ganon. Not much is known about the line like what figures will be created (other than Ganon), but pre-orders open up on January 20, which you will be able to do... More
  • Blog Post: Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight For NES Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Originally released in 1990, Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight has little to do with Street Fighter or Final Fight, but it's available now on Wii U. Here's the plot summary from the listing for the game on Nintendo's website : It has been 25 years since Ken left the glory days of his fighting... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Finished 2014 With Strongest Wii U Sales To Date

    In a press release, Nintendo said that December 2014 represented the best single month of sales for its Wii U console, no doubt driven by Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. While it didn't release specific sales figures, Wii U sales were up 29 percent over the same period in 2013. Wii U software sales... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Wii Games Should Get Digital Re-Releases For Wii U?

    This morning, Nintendo announced that some Wii titles will be given new digital re-releases . One of the first games announced is the hard to find Metroid Prime Trilogy. The Wii has a vast library with some unique titles. We’re wondering which games you would dive back into if they could be purchased... More
  • Blog Post: All Of The News From The First Nintendo Direct Of 2015

    The first Nintendo Direct of 2015 is in the books. During the 46-minute presentation, Nintendo showed off new information for several of its most popular franchises, in addition to some big news for Wii U, New 3DS XL, and Amiibo. Here is what Nintendo covered during its lengthy presentation. New Fire... More
  • Blog Post: Tekken Producer Announces Free-To-Download 'Project Treasure' For Wii U

    Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada appeared on today's Nintendo Direct stream to tease Bandai Namco's next project. The title, code-named Project Treasure, is a free-to-download Wii U game for four players. Beyond that, Harada kept the details close to himself. He didn't reveal anything about... More
  • Blog Post: Kirby And The Rainbow Curse Blown Back A Week

    Nintendo revealed a bit more about Kirby and the Rainbow Curse during its Nintendo Direct stream, including a new release date for the Wii U title. It's been pushed from its original February 13 date to February 20. During the presentation, Nintendo's Bill Trinen outlined how the pink puffball... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Shows Off Splatoon's Multiplayer Hub And Character Customization

    The unique paint-based shooter Splatoon was featured during this morning's Nintendo Direct conference. Nintendo talked about the hub that links the 4-on-4 multiplayer and single player modes. When you launch the game, you land in a plaza where you can communicate with other players. You can also... More
  • Blog Post: First Nintendo Direct Of 2015 Arrives On January 14

    Nintendo has announced that the first Direct presentation of 2015 will be held tomorrow morning, January 14. Those of you on the west coast are going to want to set an alarm. The event will start at 6 a.m. Pacific/9 a.m. Eastern. Contents will include upcoming titles for the Wii U and 3DS. We suspect... More
  • Blog Post: Mega Man Battle Network 2 Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The second part of the Mega Man Battle Network series is now available on the Wii U's Virtual Console. Part two joins Battle Network's first part , which released way back on July 31 of last year. For $7.99, you can pick up where the first game left off. Though Capcom has not revealed a date... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Soundtrack Offer Expiring Soon

    If you own the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. you can get a free soundtrack CDs, but you need to act fast. Right now, you can get a two SSM soundtrack CDs at Club Nintendo by registering both versions of the game on the site. There are two CDs featuring dozens of tracks from the game. The... More
  • Blog Post: Can’t Find An Official Wii U Gamecube Adapter For Smash Bros.? Now There’s A Knock-Off

    Evoking memories of the early days of the Wii, Nintendo has had a hard time keeping up with demand for some of its recent products. Yesterday, we wrote about the high prices of Amiibo figures on the gray market . Today, we look at another peripheral. The Gamecube controller adapter for the Wii U , usable... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire And Super Mario Advance 2 Available On Wii U

    The Pokémon Pinball sequel and Game Boy Advance Super Mario World port are now available on Wii U. Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire is the sequel to the Game Boy's Pokémon Pinball. Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 may have the world's most redundant name and contains... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Are you Most Looking Forward To In 2015?

    Is it a specific game? Consistent online connectivity? More Sequels? More innovative titles? After the last few days, more consistent online connectivity is certainly high on my list, but I am also looking forward to more innovative games – the kind of games that will sneak up on me and surprise... More
  • Blog Post: Download A Song From Xenoblade Chronicles X's Soundtrack

    RPG fans have been anxiously awaiting Xenoblade Chronicles X, a spiritual successor to the fantastic Xenoblade Chronicles. Unfortunately, the game has been largely under wraps outside of few trailers and a live demo at this past E3. But for those who want to get into the spirit of this grand sci-fi adventure... More
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