Nintendo Wii U And New 3DS 2016 Games Lineup Unveiled, And It Includes SNES Games


During a Nintendo Direct conference, the gaming company let the media know which 3DS and Wii U games are rolling out in the next months.

The announcement brought details about titles that were already scheduled and offered new insight in the gaming roadmap for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems.

Fans pleaded with Nintendo to offer SNES support to the virtual console library since the launch of the 3DS, but to no avail. This is because the handheld console is too weak to handle proper 16-bit hardware emulations.

However, thanks to the improved CPU on the new Nintendo 3DS, SNES compatibility is possible.

Nintendo announced that virtual Console SNES games come equipped with a "perfect pixel" mode that will allow them to reproduce the original hardware's aspect ratio. What is more, the gaming company says that a strong collection of classic titles will land on 3DS over the following weeks. Some touted titles were Donkey Kong Country (and Donkey Kong Country 2), Super Mario Kart, Earthbound, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. Not bad!

No official information permeated about the cost of each game or potential discounts for players who bought the said games for the Wii U platform.

We will keep you posted as soon as we find out anything more about Nintendo's plans.

Here is the full list of 3DS and Wii U games that Nintendo plans to roll out in the near future.

For Nintendo 3DS, we have Kirby: Planet Robobot, Metroid Prime, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, Monster Hunter Generations, Disney Art Academy, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Bravely Second: End Layer, Dragon Quest VII, Fire Emblem Fates.

The Nintendo eShop will get additional content for Nintendo 3DS, the company stated in the Nintendo Direct video conference.

Both new Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 3DS XL systems will get access to the super NES games that are in tow.

At the end of the Nintendo Direct presentation, titles such as F-Zero, Pilotwings and Super Mario World will be available.

Three weeks from now, on March 24, Nintendo fans will be able to play Super Mario Kart, EarthBound and Donkey Kong Country in the same lineup. Next month, on April 14, fans of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Quest and Super Metroid will have something to look forward to.

The New Nintendo 3DS hardware enables Perfect Pixel Mode in these versions, which gives players the option to display the games in their original resolution. What is more, Pocket Card Jockey and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 are scheduled to land on Nintendo's ecosystem soon enough.

Nintendo amiibo also expands its content with a few items. Mini Mario and Friends amiibo Challenge, Isabelle amiibo Figure and various amiibo Cards will be available.

The following games will come to Nintendo Wii U in the upcoming months: Star Fox Zero, Star Fox Guard, Paper Mario: Color Splash, Super Mario Maker, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Splatoon, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Lost Reavers.

Should you be curious of the difference between the Nintendo 3DS and the new handheld console that bears the same name, check out our coverage.

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