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Mario Kart 8 getting a spiky blue limited edition in Europe

Nintendo of Europe announced a limited edition Mario Kart 8 is coming to the continent, and it includes a spiky blue collector's model that you probably shouldn't chuck at friends, even if you really want first place. Europeans can shell out for it when the racer launches on May 30, while Nintendo...

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Wii U Virtual Console gets first Game Boy Advance games in April

GBA games are coming to the WII U Virtual Console this spring, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed during today's Nintendo Direct livestream event. Metroid: Fusion, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 will be the first GBA games to grace the Virtual Console....

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Mighty Bomb Jack leaps to Wii U Virtual Console this week

An unexpected blast from the past hits the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday in the form of NES cult classic Mighty Bomb Jack. Originally based on an arcade game of the same title, Mighty Bomb Jack is a relatively standard NES-era platformer. The game's protagonist uses the titular bombs as his...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Gradius, Chibi-Robo Photo Finder

Let's face it, the eShop is easing out of holiday hibernation. Just four new releases this week, and that's if you count a demo of 2D platformer Jump Trials Supreme. That said, 3DS owners can augment their household reality with Chibi-Robo Photo Finder, while Wii U types can augment any...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Bravely Default demo, Mega Man X2

This week's eShop content will look largely familiar to those who follow these posts on a regular basis. Some of this week's offerings have already been live on their respective eShops in between the holidays. Save for Mega Man X2 on the Wii U Virtual Console and a demo for upcoming 3DS RPG...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Castlevania, Streets of Rage 3D, Knytt Underground

Sega continues doing what Nintendoes this week, releasing updated 3DS versions of two more of its classics, namely Streets of Rage and Shinobi 3. In addition to these reworked Genesis games, the 3DS Virtual Console library expands with the weird urban track and field game, Crash n' the Boys: Street...

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Mega Man X, Game Boy Mega Man $2 each on eShop through Wednesday

Starting today and ending December 18, players can pick up downloadable copies of Capcom's landmark SNES platformer Mega Man X and bite-sized Game Boy series entry Mega Man for $2 each from Nintendo's eShop. The sale discounts the Wii U Virtual Console version of Mega Man X (regularly $7.99) and...

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Wii U Virtual Console games added to Club Nintendo Rewards

This month's Club Nintendo Rewards lineup offers up Wii U Virtual Console games for the first time, sunsetting the service's Nintendo Wii offerings in favor of Nintendo's latest console. This month's selection includes the classic NES Joust-alike Balloon Fight and notoriously difficult Japanese...

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Europe's eShop update Links to a Past Zelda on Wii U

Wii U owners in Europe can revisit a truly classic Zelda when CD-i great Link: The Faces of Evil arrives on the eShop later this week. Alright, no, it's really SNES entry The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and it'll be available via the Wii U Virtual Console on December 12, priced...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Wii Sports Club, Toki Tori, Wario's Woods, KORG M01D

There's a little something for everyone on the Nintendo eShop this week. The Wii U picks up Wii Sports Club (the epitome of "for everyone"), the original Toki Tori and the Virtual Console release of Wario's Woods. The 3DS also takes a trip to Wario's Woods, and it gets the eShop version of Kid...

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