A new Virtual Console wave will include N64 and Nintendo DS titles. Why are we reporting on this, you ask? Because there are two Zelda games that were released on the DS.Some fans don’t like Spirit Tracks or Phantom Hourglass,…
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.
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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.
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!