No Plans to bring Virtual Console Brand to Switch

Many gamers have been adamantly awaiting news that Virtual Console would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. For those who do not know, Virtual Console is a line of titles released on the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS which were essentially emulations of Nintendo’s retro catalogue, ranging from the NES to the N64.

Unfortunately, according to a Nintendo representative, we may not be seeing Virtual Console on the Switch at all… at least not in its current form. When asked by Kotaku regarding Virtual Console and the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo rep said the following:

There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.

At first, it may seem like there is no hope for Virtual Console fans, however, from the wording, it may not look so dull after all. It seems that Nintendo may just want to distance themselves from the Virtual Console brand for the Nintendo Switch, after all, it was announced today that Nintendo Switch Online member will have access to an expanding catalogue of NES games. Who knows!

By | 2018-05-08T15:48:52+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

European Download 24/08/17 – Pokémon Discounts, Pokkén Demo and More

The eShop is gearing up for a lot of Pokémon next month, with sizeable discounts on the 3DS Virtual Console releases of Red, Blue and Yellow; and the Pokkén Tournament DX demo on Switch that dropped today. The Game Boy titles drop 36% percent to £5.75 / €6.39 granted you have a Nintendo Account linked, otherwise the discount’s a tad smaller. The Pokkén demo lets you play as Pikachu, Charizard and Empoleon and supports local multiplayer (on a single screen). Although it can only be played 15 times, you can get around this by deleting and redownloading it unlike restricted use 3DS demos.

This week another retail game comes out in the form of Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure. ‘Metroidvania’ indie hit forma.8 debuts on switch at £8.99 / €9.99 and it’s Wii U counterpart has also dropped to that price. On another Wii U note, Final Soldier (VC PC Engine) and Soldier Blade (VC TurboGrafx-16) have released at £6.29 / €6.99 and £5.39 / €5.99 respectively.

And finally, Piczle Lines DX releases at £13.99 / €14.99 and another member of the ACA NEOGEO range – PUZZLED – comes at the standard price of £6.29 / €6.99. While four sets of DLC for RPG Maker Fes come at £0.89 / €0.99 a piece. And in case you forgot, there’s another Testpunch for ARMS starting tomorrow (16:00 GMT) and ending on Sunday (21:00 GMT) so don’t forget to download it if you’re interested!

By | 2017-08-24T16:45:40+00:00 August 24th, 2017|3DS, eShop, eShop Update, Pokémon, Virtual Console|0 Comments

RUMOUR – GameCube Virtual Console Coming Soon

The Virtual Console has essentially been a staple for Nintendo consoles since it launched for the Nintendo Wii. Though the launch was delayed for the 3DS and Wii U, we knew it was coming and had some information beforehand. With the Nintendo Switch however, we currently have no idea what’s happening with the Virtual Console other than subscribers of the Nintendo Switch Online service will get updated VC games for free.

Yesterday, it seems that Twitter user and Source Gaming editor NantenJex found some listings on Nintendo’s UK site for a handful of GameCube titles. True, it is highly possible that these listings are old entries, the website did exist around the GameCube era, though I find it rather interesting that the fact that none of the listings seem to have solid details. Could this possibly mean the Nintendo Switch Virtual Console will launch with GameCube titles?

Either way, don’t give your hopes up just yet, but hopefully Nintendo will reveal their Nintendo Switch Virtual Console plans very soon.

By | 2017-08-10T13:08:02+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Rumour|0 Comments

WIN – The NintyBuzz Awards 2016 – Nominations

UPDATE – You have just over 24 hours to submit your nominations!

Another year is nearly over, and even though Nintendo has been a bit quieter with big releases compared to previous years, there were still a fair amount of games that deserve recognition.

The NintyBuzz Awards are back for 2016, and they are bigger than ever. There are now four new categories to vote in, and by nominating, you have a chance to win $50/£50 to spend on the Nintendo eShop!

Check out the categories and rules after the break!


By | 2016-12-24T17:08:51+00:00 December 24th, 2016|3DS, Features, Nintendo, NintyBuzz Awards, Non-Nintendo, PC, PS4, Wii U, WIN!, Xbox One|4 Comments

The NintyBuzz Awards 2015!

Good evening ladies, and gentlemen, and plumbers, and princesses, to the (late) NintyBuzz Awards 2015. In December, we set our readers the task to vote for their favourite games against different categories to win some not so prestigious awards!

They chose the most beautiful, the most unique, the best Nindie, and oh so much more. So without further delay, let the awards begin… after the break!


By | 2017-01-02T14:53:25+00:00 January 18th, 2016|3DS, Features, Nintendo, NintyBuzz Awards, Wii U|0 Comments

The 12 Games of NintyMass!

The weather is becoming bitterly cold, the days last for a blink of an eye, and 30 days of snow approacheth… that’s if you believe what the tabloids say of course. Yes, Winter is coming, and with Winter comes Christmas, and with Christmas comes stressing about what to get your gaming son, brother, mother, grandpa, or what ever relative you have is a gamer.

Here at NintyBuzz, we aim to act as your NintyElf Workforce to help you decide what’s hot for Nintendo Wii U and 3DS by compiling a list of 12 recommended games for the systems!

Let the list commence, after the break!


By | 2015-12-03T16:34:28+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Features, Lists|5 Comments

Amiibo, Smash And More – Nintendo PR Announcement

Pre-Orders for First 12 amiibo Figures Kick off Nintendo’s Holiday Season

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo has prepared a massive lineup of new games and products for the 2014 holiday season. The lineup includes new entries from some of the biggest franchises in gaming, new hardware bundles for Wii U and Nintendo 2DS, and new amiibo interactive figures featuring some of the most iconic characters in the world of video games.

The holiday shopping season begins today for Nintendo fans, as the first 12 amiibo interactive figures become available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of just $12.99 each. The first dozen characters available for pre-order at select retailers are Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future.


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