Nintendo has big plans for the Virtual Console this month as Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Onimusha Tactics are now available to download through the Wii U eShop. The strategy RPGs, both originally released for the Game Boy Advance, are the first two games released as part of Nintendo’s “Classic Games For Hardcore Gamers” promotion.
Also available this week is Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight, a remake of the second Etrian Odyssey game. The 3DS RPG from Atlus includes a completely original Story Mode and the original Etrian Odyssey 2 game with “updated graphics and a full roster of classes.”
Finally this week, Picross E6 will delight fans of the “Picture Crossword” series with 300 new puzzles.
More information on all of these games (and a few others) can be found after the break.
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Golden Sun: The Lost Age – It is the dawn of a new age. The heroes of Golden Sun have been abandoned, and the land is falling into darkness. Now the world’s final hope may also be its doom. Manipulate the environment with psychic energy and fell whatever beast stands in your way to safeguard humanity before the heroes of the original Golden Sun can stop you.
Onimusha Tactics – Prepare to be thrust into massive, old world feudal battles in which every move is a struggle for power in this Game Boy Advance strategy game. Join Onimaru, a young Ogre Clan warrior on a mighty quest to defeat Nobunaga and his enemy Genma armies.
Astral Breakers – Blast off for the cosmos with the fast-paced whimsical competitive / cooperative sphere-smashing, combo-crashing action drop puzzle game, Astral Breakers! The Zodiac Constellations have gone berserk, and the cantankerous, star-castic Kira the Star recruits you to help save the universe.
Kung Fu Fight! – Fight the bad guys, save the girl – you know the drill! Relentless old-school action as you run, jump and fight your way through your quest of rescue and revenge.
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight – Experience a new story with a fixed party, voiced dialogue and animated cut scenes in the incredible world of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. Or revisit the original Etrian Odyssey 2 game with updated graphics and a full roster of classes. Whichever path you choose, there will be exciting dungeons and frightening enemies!
Picross E6 – The sixth game in the Picross E series, with a Navigation Feature! Picross is a “Picture Crossword Puzzle Game” where numbers act as hints to complete images. The rules are simple and easy to grasp. Anyone can do it!
Best of Arcade Games: Tetraminos – Rediscover a timeless puzzle classic with Tetraminos! Become a Tetraminos pro over 50 levels with increasing difficulty. Find the best place for your pieces and eliminate as many lines as possible in one go. Earn points to unlock bonuses that can be used at any time. Discover the new Real Gravity game mode and build the highest Tetraminos tower possible before it collapses!
Best of Arcade Games: Brick Breaker – Rediscover all the pleasure of breakout in this timeless classic! Discover lots of increasingly complex obstacles to get by in the 50 levels of Adventure Mode: moving bricks, one-ways, indestructible bricks, extra balls, inverted screen, strafing… unlock ten bonuses and penalties, each more surprising than the last.
Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto – Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto is set on the Eizan Electric Railway which travels around the ancient capital of Kyoto. The scenery from the driver’s point of view is reproduced in intense 3D images. You will enjoy driving a 900-type “Kirara” on your railway journey from the suburban Demachiyanagi Station to the mountainous Kurama Station.