Was there a Zelda holiday I missed today? ⊟

Because Nintendo of America just unceremoniously dumped A Link to the Past onto the Wii U eShop ($7.99), and Four Swords Anniversary Edition onto the 3DS eShop. The latter is available to download for free until February 2.

Thanks to everyone who sent us this tip, and to Go Get Good for the GIF.

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N64 Virtual Console Coming Soon to Wii U

So says the official Virtual Console Page. 

Which begs the question: what games are you excited to buy again? As for me, I’m going to be all over Paper Mario, Super Smash Bros., and if we’re lucky, Mischief Makers. [❤]

DS Virtual Console coming to Wii U ⊟

Coming out of tonight’s investor meeting (it was strange — like, Iwatacare strange — here’s a summary), Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that the company has overcome whatever “technical hurdles” was preventing a DS Virtual Console on Wii U… and it will launch just such a service. The Wii U will literally become a giant DS.

No date for this yet, but whaaaaaaat.

Also, um, maybe this would be good for 3DS too?

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Both Fire Emblem 7 (known as just Fire Emblem in the west) and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones are now available on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console…Let’s hope that this means that those of us in North America, Europe, and Australia will be getting these titles for our respective Wii U Virtual Consoles. I know that Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones was a 3DS Ambassador Program, but not a whole lot of people got access to the Ambassador Program and it would be nice to have the first Fire Emblem games in the West for everyone to play. Plus, as someone whose Gameboy SP doesn’t hold a charge and for someone who doesn’t own a DS Lite anymore, this would be the only way for me to love two of my favorite GBA games. PLEASE NINTENDO OF AMERICA, BRING FIRE EMBLEM AND FIRE EMBLEM: THE SACRED STONES OVER TO NORTH AMERICA’S WII U VIRTUAL CONSOLE!