It was a long time coming, but the TurboGrafx-16 Virtual Console is finally hitting the Wii U. These games were always available on the Wii U via the Wii console menu, but it wasn’t as convenient as being able to play them directly from the GamePad. The first three titles to come to the service are R-Type, Bonk’s Adventure, and New Adventure Island.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Monster Hunter Generations – On July 15, get ready to hunt monsters in style with Monster Hunter Generations, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! Featuring four unique Hunting Styles, special Hunter Arts abilities and more, this is the most customizable Monster Hunter experience to date. Click here to see the trailer.
- 7th Dragon III Code: VFD – Fight dragons and experience the long-awaited series making its way out of Japan for the first time. Travel through three different eras with your team of dragon hunters and experience turn-based, dungeon-crawling RPG action. Click here to see the trailer.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Bonk’s Adventure – An old-school side-scrolling TurboGrafx-16 action game is now on the Wii U console. Gameplay is simple: Just head butt your enemies as you progress through each stage. Try to keep Bonk from losing any lives while attacking enemies and avoiding hazardous obstacles.
- New Adventure Island – In this TurboGrafx-16 adventure, Master Higgins must set out to rescue children and his beloved Tina. Throw hatchets and boomerangs, hop on skateboards and guide Master Higgins safely to the goal in each area.
- R-TYPE – This is a completely faithful port – right down to the character details – of the famous shooting-game masterpiece. Destroy the POW armor and one of six different units will appear, which you can then use to power up your R-9 ship to get ready for the epic bosses at the end of each stage.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
- Final Fight – Fight your way through the slums and subway systems of Metro City in this beat-’em-up arcade classic and first chapter of the Final Fight series. Play as Haggar or Cody, and help them rescue the beautiful Jessica from the vile Mad Gear Gang.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 21.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DSTheme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- Monster Hunter Generations Felynes
- Monster Hunter Generations Glavenus
- Monster Hunter Generations Gammoth
- Monster Hunter Generations Standard Theme
- Monster Hunter Generations Astalos
- Monster Hunter Generations MizutsuneAlso new this week:
- Journey to Kreisia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Chroma Blast (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- JACKPOT 777 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Reptilian Rebellion (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.