This week we’ve got a bunch of new content on the Nintendo eShop, with scheduled content headed our way. Two new games were released for the Wii U virtual console from the NES lineup: Xevious Solomon’s Key Additionally, it’s been announced that you’ll be able to download a demo for Resident Evil: Revelations on May 14th. Also, Chasing Aurora has been marked down by 50%, so if you haven’t picked up this fun multiplayer experience, now is the best time to do so. In other news, Mario & Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is now available in the 3DS eShop as well. local_offer Nintendo nintendo eshop Resident Evil: Revelations wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Nintendo was brainstorming about Switch when claudio garcia I can’t wait until they release Super Mario 64! Any news on that? Magnus Eriksson That would look great on the pad. Hope they will give it a small upfreshning like they did on DS, but it doesnt matter to much. Would be nice though. claudio garcia Is there any news on Super Mario 64. I can’t wait for that game. Ashley King Not yet. We’ll let you know when it’s available. D.M.T Let’s just hope that the new 3D Mario for Wii U is released in October or November instead of hoping that Nintendo gives us an N64 game on Wii U. juancamiloarq Both would be great and trust me, it’s happening. Elem187 I used my club Nintendo points for it last month 😀 … I would love to be able to play it on the gamepad. Chiwawa this might be a long shot, but I want twilight princess VC. Levi Johansen GameCube games should come to VC, not really a long shot. But how will the controllers work? there are no pressure sensitive triggers. Not all games need that, but Super Mario Sunshine does… 🙁 beerkin You can buy an adapter that lets you use your GameCube controller on Wii u. Magnus Eriksson Hmmm… not too keen on yet another controller. Ive got the pad, the pro controller, the wii mote plus w nunchucks, classic controller and the pro classic controller. Think that should be enough 😀 Levi Johansen Yeah, and the Original Classic Controller for the Wii has pressure sensitive triggers, but it doesn’t make sense that the Wii U should not have pressure sensitive triggers. For a next-gen console to be forced to use controllers of the last two generations to play some of it’s games is stupid. The Wii U Pro Controller should at least have pressure sensitive triggers, or better yet, it should have had the GameCube design – that’s the best controller ever in my opinion. D.M.T Nintendo will not put Twilight Princess on VC simply because that same game is also available for Wii. People who want the game can just buy it for Wii and play it on Wii U. That’s Nintendo’s mentality. Bob Wilkerson That is every console mentality. If the game will run natively on the system why make it a virtual console or ported game? Jon I doubt this game will come to the VC because you can already play twilight princess on the Wii U using the Wii version of it. Chiwawa good point. it would be cool though. I would LOVE to see TP in HD. 🙂 oh, and i’ve been wondering how sword slashing will be in zelda U. I mean, if you have the gamepad as the main controller, how are you suppost to slash your sword?? im pretty sure its gonna go back to button pressing. Jon well, if it is game pad or Wii remote (or a choice between the two), I am fine, just so long at you don’t use the touch screen… ha ha Chiwawa Im just really craving a zelda game. im so desperate, i’ll even play phantom hourglass. (it was a good game, but I didnt like it) zelda U is gonna be the bomb!! the current questions on my mind are: 1. what instrument does link have? 2. who will be his companion? (or should I say, hmmm, travel buddy) 3.and who will be the main villan? oh, and I hope the whole loftwing thing doesnt come back. I thought it seemed more legit for link to be riding a horse.. after typing all this, i’m sure youre probably like, ‘damn, this dude talks alot.’ but my the inner zelda fanboy wont shut the hell up…. XD A SNES Day Off With regards to the Virtual Console releases, I feel it’s pretty obvious that Nintendo will plug away more NES games than any other past system. As the SNES, N64 and GC continually offer more complex games, Nintendo will require more time to port these platforms over; the NES on the other hand represents an easier task. There’s also the challenge of scheduling releases. It’s easy to say “Where is [this], where is [that]??”, but Nintendo have to consider releasing these games in a manner that keeps the Virtual Console exciting each month. I would even bet that if GC games are eventually supported, it won’t reach more than a handful of titles. D.M.T I don’t know why the Virtual Console is such a big deal for most people. I know that those are classic Nintendo games but none of us bought a Wii U to play 20 year old games. I can understand why people who didnt grew up playing these old games want to play them on Wii U but me personally i wouldn’t want to buy these old games again. I would use the Virtual Console to play old games I never played instead. A SNES Day Off That is your personal opinion, but there are many millions of people that did indeed grow up with these consoles and games. The NES was the first games console I owned and it’s difficult to describe just how amazing it felt. Since then, I owned each Nintendo console through to the Wii U and would happily pay for any games that actually meant something to me. Depending on your level of patience, many classic games actually have more replay value than those released today. D.M.T Don’t get me wrong, I grew up with these games. My first console was the SNES. I was 4 or 5 when my father bought it. It felt great and I had a lot of fun but I’ve decided to move on and play modern Nintendo games instead. Like i said, I would buy a few games from the VC but I won’t make a big deal out of it because I bought a Wii U for Wii U games. I even refuse to play Wii games on Wii U because I didnt buy a Wii U to play Wii games. That’s just how I feel. Bob Wilkerson D.M.T “none of us bought a Wii U to play 20 year old game” Actually the Virtual Console Service I enjoyed on the Wii IS one of the reasons I chose to get a Wii U. Maybe not the primary reason but a reason nonetheless. Classic games is very popular which is why I suspect Microsoft tried to copy it with their Gameroom on the 360. Also both Sony and Microsoft offer older games for download and to play. Magnus Eriksson Agree on this one. Virtual Console on a pad was a selling point for me. However, it didnt work out that way (not yet anyway). Bob Wilkerson Have some patience… It is coming. Would you expect Sony and Microsoft to port over their old games to their new console in an instant??? Since they are killing off backwards compatibility (or so it has been said) you have to use or buy one of their old consoles to play those older games. Also don’t expect either of them to discount a purchase you made in the past to make it work on their new system either. Magnus Eriksson I surely expect them to have way more games half year into the consoles lifetime. Bob Wilkerson Oh I agree… Nintendo should have had a top end title or two at launch at the very least. I like NintendoLand and SMB U but they are not top end titles. Lots of factors hurting Nintendo now and some of them are their fault and others are not. It doesn’t help that a big 3rd party like EA is snubbing Nintendo just because EA did not get their way with the origin network. This seems to be influencing other 3rd party developers as well. Magnus Eriksson See there, we do not disagree that much after all. Who would have thought so? 😀 Bob Wilkerson Well when you can make a logical argument instead of trying to cause a fight then yes I can agree or discuss like human beings. You just need to work on your logic and not be so selfish with your thinking. Most of your posts are all about you and if it is not your way you try and cause a fight. I would expect this from a child or young teenager but would hope a person of your age would be more mature than you have been on here. Magnus Eriksson Pft… I know more about logic than you my friend. You would be surprised. Bob Wilkerson I highly doubt that but you can make that claim.. I am comfortable with who I am and do not need to say that I am better than someone to make myself feel better about myself. Your “Pfft” response just further proves your low maturity level. Have a nice day. Magnus Eriksson But then you do the opposite of what you states here. Because you ARE calling people names, telling them who they are and things about their intellect etc (of course without knowing them). What you state above actually makes you a liar. 🙂 Elem187 “This week we’ve got a bunch of new content on the Nintendo eShop” OK so, so where is all this new content at??? 2 VC games? a demo next week? Perhaps you need to research what the word “bunch” means, because I don’t think it means what you think it means. i don’t like crapping on Nintendo, but they need to put more out per week than 2 VC titles. Ashley King Compared to weeks where nothing happens, it is a bunch. Cerus98 Time really doesn’t change the meaning. It’s a pretty misleading way to start an article. I was expecting 5 or 6 or perhaps even 10 or 12. Instead its a couple or a few if you count the demo. Definitely not a bunch. Potemkin Sadly this is not the only misleading article over here :P. Not trying to be a d*ck or anything, but I truly believe that constructive criticism is way better than pure *ss kissing. Although the second one does give an ego boost… Jonn McNally I’d say a bunch is at least 6. Should’ve said “several” instead. “This week we’ve got several new additions to the Nintendo eShop,” Magnus Eriksson At this speed (2 VC every week) it will only take about 200 weeks to rebuild what VC had in its Wii-library (80 weeks with Nintendo games only from NES, SNES and N64). That just breathtaking fast. Nintendo rocks! Squirrel09 two hundred weeks is 4 years… Magnus Eriksson Yup. And my comment was an example on irony. Bob Wilkerson Who is to say that some weeks will not have more?? The VC service on the Wii just launched and I, for one, do not expect Nintendo to devote all of it’s resources to porting over VC games when they are working on many new titles that will start coming out this summer and fall. Maybe once some of those are released they will come in bigger lots. Magnus Eriksson All their resources? Are you serious? This is not a very demanding task at all. Its a business decision, nothing else. This costs Nintendo basically nothing. If they wanted they could have fixed everything before launch, and you wouldnt notice it anywhere else. But they CHOOSED to do it this way, because this is the way they made money in the past. Thats the truth my friend. Bob Wilkerson Not a demanding task? Oh…are you a programmer? Do you make and port over video games to new consoles… I guess that makes you an expert. The games need to be recompiled to work with the Wii U OS and it’s features. This does take time and yes it may not be super demanding but I don’t expect it to be on top of their list, There is a cost involved and time. You apparently have no idea how software works. After all many people say that Nintendo putting out old games is stupid in the first place because they want new games so now people complain that they are not bringing the old games to the new Wii U OS fast enough?? Despite that the games you may have purchased on the Wii (if you had one) still work in the Wii Menu?? Magnus Eriksson Actually, all those games are already to be found on flash. This was made quite fast by people as a little hobby project. And you could look at Dolphin. Yes, I would definitly assert its not a very demanding task at all. And Nintendo had really good time to do this. But they chose to do it the way that have brought them money before. Bob Wilkerson yes look at Dolphin… I have the Dolphin emulator on my HTPC and most of the games are buggy and have glitches in audio, video and gameplay. Very few are categorized as perfect. I suppose you think all the games that have been ported over to an emulator or into flash on a computer happened overnight too right. I am not sure what you do for a living but it is quite obvious that you have no experience to make an assertion on what is and what is not a demanding task. It very well may be a low demand task but it still takes time and resources. You really come off like many of the spoiled teenagers that feel they are entitled to something and if they do not get it right away they throw hissy fits. Magnus Eriksson Yeah, yeah, yeah spoiled teen, idiot, retard etc… Is calling names to other people you dont know the only thing you can do? Wasnt you the guy that started to talk about my children on this page? Its a very disturbing thing to do. You know what that makes you come out as? You have to just accept the fact that there will allways be people that wont agree with you in everything. You should really learn to debate or disagreeing with them without start to call names, talk about their children and things like that. But I forgive you. Bob Wilkerson I said you are acting like one and yes if you have this attitude at home I do feel sorry for your children… You seem to have some inner anger…. I am hopeful that it is only on the internet where you can hide behind your computer and not in real life… You may be a great father but on here you come off as very immature and ACT like a spoiled brat. Magnus Eriksson No, really. Im a quite happy guy. Im only disappointed with how Nintendo have treated their own fanbase during the launch of Wii U and in the end of Wii’s lifespan. I think they have done som really stupid decisions, and continue to do so over and over again. I think it looks more like a really bad joke. And of course this makes you so mad that you cannot keep your temper and must start to call names. As you are interested in logic I tought I might aswell teach you some elementary logic. In logic this is called an argumentum ad hominem, its an example of failed argumentation (from a logical perspective) where you attack the man instead of what he says. What you also involve your self in on this page is argumentum ad hoc, that means you change the argument so it suits your cause. An example of this is stating both 1 and 2; 1. Wait until E3, then Nintendo will whoop your ass. 2. Nintendo wont go to E3, which is a great business decision. And what does old Aristotle teach us? You cannot both A and not A about at the same time at the same place… There you go, some logic. Bob Wilkerson You must have missed the part on where Nintendo WILL be at E3. Just no big on stage all talk presentation. Instead demos where current and upcoming games can be played and presented first hand. Sure there are things that NIntendo has done wrong but you have spelled doom for the Wii U like many others. This has not been a perfect launch but I cannot think of many perfect launches from any console in the last 10 years or so. I guess I just have more patience and my life does not revolve around video games so if I have to wait a little while for some games to come and for some kinks to be worked out then such is life. It is not like the console is completely dead and non-operational. Magnus Eriksson Nope, I have not missed that Nintendo will have some stands at E3. But this is not the same as they have been doing for the last 20 years. What they do now is not compatible with the statement “Wait until E3, then Nintendo will whoop your ass”. Back to some education. What you did here is called a straw mans argument in logic. It means that you ascribe some sort of statement to me, as it was my statement, and then you refute it. But in reality you are not refuting anything Ive said, only things you say that I says. You do this quite often too. Bob Wilkerson So the only way to shine at E3 is to come up on stage and talk and talk and play some videos? Magnus Eriksson The reason they DONT do this at E3 2013 is because they know the WONT shine at all. But we will see who was right. E3 is not far away. If they wont get as much attention as the others, then they have failed. And then I was right. If this E3 turns out to be a smashing hit from Nintendo, overshadowing PS4 and XBox3. Then you was right. Nintendo had their chance to persuade potential buyers for two E3’s in a row, failing twice. I think they will fail this time too. WiiU will sell worse than GCN during its lifespan, thats my prediction. I think E3 is just a little more than being on stage, talk and play videos. Clearly Nintendo thought the same the last 20 years. Bob Wilkerson I guess only time will tell Cerus98 Do you work for them? No? Then shut up and stop talking about something you know nothing about. VC is a secondary feature. No intelligent company will devote more than a tiny handful of employees to work on it when they’re are dozens of Wii U games being worked on and those are far more important. They are a business and they are in it for money plain and simple. Does no one understand the actual costs of running a business or what? Manpower, equipment and software, electricity, plumbing and a thousand other behind the scene costs all add up. They didn’t CHOOSE (learn to spell) for it to cost them money to produce. Magnus Eriksson No, I wont shut up. I will continue to talk about whatever I want. You my friend should on the other hand avoid the internet if you have problems with the fact that many people there have other opinions than yours. Also your mom did a really bad job raising you. You shouldnt talk like that to people you dont know. anus slap dick bizzy gie CHOOSED Magnus Eriksson Yes thank you. Im not a native english speaker so I will make mistakes like that. Thank you for pointing that out. TCar Actually, it is because of the devs of older games. They can choose to either release it or not. Sometimes because the ownership changed hands and the new owners went out of business, they can’t release those games. Magnus Eriksson Thats actually a very good argument. I see your point. Chris Hamilton lol they don’t port the games, VC is a emulator and that means all the hard work is already done.licensing and compatibility issues should be their only obstacles now.I think its more of a business decision ,if they flood the market with cheap 1st party games the wiiu 3rd party games will have a harder time selling, and right now nintendo needs 3rd party games more than the extra cash that the VC titles bring in Bob Wilkerson It is an emulator but not a standard ones. Maybe “port” was not the correct term but they have to make some changes to the game ROM itself and I thought that would be pretty evident since the Wii U versions of the VC games are larger in size than the Wii versions of those same VC games and definitely large that the original. From what I see it looks like the upscaling to support the 1080P output is done on the back end and not through the emulator itself. Same with the button mappings which I believe can be set specific to each game unlike emulators where it is one mapping for all. Magnus Eriksson Yes! This! Sidney Majurie I think sarcasm is the word you’re looking for, not irony… Magnus Eriksson no really, irony works Morits Lian At least it’s 1,2 Wii libraries when 6 years have passed. Magnus Eriksson Haha! Thats true. Slowly we will get ther and somewhat beyond. When Nintendo releases their console “Wii U Mii Us Theem” in 2031 they will probably be ready for a full library launch. Cerus98 3 years and about 9 months to be more exact 😉 Magnus Eriksson WOW! You know to count AND to spell. You must be very intelligent. You just pretend to be stupid in your posts, you little rascal you. 😀 Cerus98 *Yaaaawn* I’m sorry, was that supposed to be an insult or something? You and Knowledge should hook up, you’re both about as funny as prostate cancer and have half the intelligence of a mentally disabled squirrel. Magnus Eriksson No, not at all. You just surprised me with your wisdom. Let me follow you. Can I call you master? wiiucompl I wrote earlier, the number of games on the Wii U is pretty good. http://wiiu.com.pl/2013/04/statystycznie-wii-u-nie-wypada-tak-zle-jesli-chodzi-o-liczbe-gier/ Nintendo knows that now – when the Wii U is still fresh on the market – Wii U owners are pleased with each successive title. Good, that it will be another good demo for testing. Brandon Betlej We get all of this??? No way omg I cant believe it now my wii u can come out and have a reason to collect dust. Thanks Nintendo! ! They should of just waited till this year to realease wii u… since you know thats kind of when games actually come out. Magnus Eriksson HAHAHA! Nice! They got PAC-MAN to a fair price. You can get it for only 5$. And Ice Climber, great game. But to be fair. Super Mario World is perhaps the best title out on the Wii U. That includes also the games thats not VC. Sidney Majurie Woke up on the wrong side of the bed this a.m. eh? I don’t get you guys wanting everything at once. You think Nintendo wants to flood the dowloadable games market with nostalgia on Wii U when there are a ton of NEW games coming from indie devs? 3rd Party devs already complain that they can’t compete on Ninty systems with Ninty first party. Is impatience a character trait of Millenials? Must be the defect of growing up with internet and cell phones… Sheesh. Agent721 Good point on the indy releases, that hadnt crossed my mind. Michael Collins Well, I don’t know why Nintendo didn’t just release Earthbound when they finally bought the VC to the Wii U. I mean I have nothing against deep cuts from Nintendo’s yesteryears, but how about some games people have actually been demanding. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Wii U and want to see it succeed. However, in a year that saw a slew of the Wii U launch titles delayed or outright cancelled, it stinks that Nintendo is going so slow with their VC games. TCar That’s all up to the devs. Some of the old VC games can’t be put on because of business transactions over the years. Ducktales, the original NES version, was slated to get put up but because of the ownership of the games changed hands, they were unable to do so. Michael Collins I understand that 3rd party VC games need to be approved and licensed by their parent company. If not, then I am sure we would have some Killer Instinct games on the VC. Nintendo announced Earthbound for the VC before the actual VC was released on the Wii U. Who here doesn’t think that Nintendo missed a huge opportunity to push the coming VC, on the Wii U, by not releasing that bad boy as a launch VC game? Yes, I also agree that Nintendo shouldn’t flood the mark with VC games. However, they could have given us a couple of gems to tide us over. TCar There are so many things they could have done but unfortunately, we don’t get to know the reasons, most the time, for the direction they end up going. Michael Collins I am sure Big N is going to horde all of their games and unleash them all from August till December. What better way to combat PS4 and Nextbox than with a slew of awesome new games and a cheaper system to play them on. However, it doesn’t make up for the fact that I am slumming it now, as an early adopter. I feel like a depraved crack head just looking/begging for that next hit. Sidney Majurie Yeah, I could agree with the stuff about Earthbound and you’re right as I don’t think Nintendo had a plan B for the circumstances of game delays they didn’t foresee. I don’t mind there are eight games, just wish the games were from eight different consoles. If you’re new to VC and didn’t have it for Wii then Wii U VC is nothing exciting yet. But if you have VC, you can still play those games on your Wii U (I do), just without Miiverse support… YET. The alternative could be what PS4 is doing. No backwards compatibility and no digital PSN games transfer. Releasing 10 games a week means 10 Miiverse message boards a week and photo posting that their servers have to deal with. That’s a pretty decent amount of resources for a service they don’t charge for. They want to make money like you want to play the games and we’ll get them as Nintendo can handle the output. And again, I think they don’t want to drown out the NEW games from indie developers on eShop. Having too many options gets you a King of the Hill service like Apple Store where only the top games get noticed and everything else gets buried in the pile. Nintendo wants to make sure their partners games get the exposure they deserve so all parties can benefit… including us gamers 😀 Guest Elem….I commend you for giving me the best laugh of my day so far. I don’t really understand what Nintendo is doing with their VC games. Hell, most of them are already out on the Wii. Why are they being so stingy with releasing them. I mean we already get every game delayed or cancelled, can’t they at least bog us down with lots of old VC titles???? Michael Collins Elem….I commend you for giving me the best laugh of my day so far. I don’t really understand what Nintendo is doing with their VC games. Hell, most of them are already out on the Wii. Why are they being so stingy with releasing them. I mean we already get every game delayed or cancelled, can’t they at least bog us down with lots of old VC titles???? Cesar Barroso 2 per week = 8 per month, 8 per month = 96 per year i don’t see any problem, I will probably buy 20. Fred The only problem is that most of them don’t interest me so it’d be nice if there was a shorter time between VC games I want to buy Cesar Barroso well, you want Nintendo to call you to see what are the ones you want so they can have them one after the other on the VC? you are asking for things that don’t make any sense. Fred If my understanding is correct then they do make sense. If my understanding is wrong maybe they don’t make sense. It’s my understanding that the Virtual Console is just an emulator that runs the old ROMS. If that’s the case they should be able to release every single NES and SNES game today because they’ve already got the working emulator. I understand that they’re probably working on the N64, GBA, and hopefully Gamecube emulators right now so they can’t release those games yet. I also understand why they want to space it out a little, but it would be nice for a few more games every week. If I’m wrong and they are porting each and every game then I’ll just have to be patient. Levi Johansen That will be my first Resident Evil game. Should I pick up Resident Evil 4 for Wii also, is it worth it or should I just focus ahead? I guess the demo will answer that… Highrevz resident evil 4 is better then 5 and 6 in my opinion,however 1,2,3,0 and code veronica x are the better then 4.i have only played revelations demo on the 3ds so would be unfair to compare it. Magnus Eriksson You must pick it up of course! RE4 is one of the best games out there for Wii. Amazingly good, also the multiplay part was fun. Levi Johansen I didn’t know there was any multiplayer in RE4, I’ll definetly pick that up with my next paycheck, and of course the new Resident Evil upon release. Magnus Eriksson Du kan nog hitta den till en billig peng på Gamestop vid Gunerius om du bor i Oslo. Hundra spänn eller nått sånt. Jag tror tyvärr att jag blandar här förresten, flerspelardelen var ingen flerspelardel men en “skjut så många du klarar”-del. Var iallafall väldigt roligt (kult). Du kan gläda dig i allafall. beerkin Flippin a schlemmy kasay duum weeedzen skannaner…… jjmesa14 Yay! Solomon’s Key made it to Wii U Virtual Console really fast. I’m suprised that Nintendo put this game out before their popular first party games, Mario Bros., Zelda, and NES Metroid. For anyone who hasn’t played Solomon’s Key it’s a worthy pickup. Noel Canales Yeah i used to have it on the nes way back in the day. i still remember the music and the little faries. addtictive. Magnus Eriksson Yeah, its really surprising move. Why do Nintendo release the things that dont sell well at a very slow pace? I wonder? Could it be that they know that this way they will also sell more from the crap (like Xevious, a game that even sucked back then), and that their best titles will sell anyway? Or would that imply that Nintendo is greedy? Ducked I would buy Revelations but I just beat the 3DS version last month. Nintendofreak jill <3 Jim Wanstall I would seriously like to see GameCube games come to the virtual console , Metriod prime series , tons of nintendo titles , MK Double dash , Mario Sunshine , all of which would work beautifully on the Wii U , C’mon Nintendo make it happen 🙂 Magnus Eriksson Agree, that would be awesome. They could make it to a retro-heaven console. I would like that. Much better to fil up the space with old good quality titles than tons of showelware. Would be a good strategy now when they have trouble woth both 3rd party and Indies. enigmaxtreme How bout some Saturn and Dreamcast love!!!! Leorio Nintendo really really REALLY needs to step up their downloads lol 2 VC games a week!? Seriously? It’s bad enough they’re so damn expensive.. but at least give us a damn selection. We have a lack of new games the least they could do is give us a library of old games for now. Agent721 I used to play Solomons key as a kid in jr. high with my buds. I remember it being hard, which says a lot, considering how hard games were back then! That is a game I havent thought about in years. enigmaxtreme The last RE game to appear on a Nintendo home console was Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition. No 5 or 6 so when it comes to Nintendo Home Consoles Resident Evll is still looking good.