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Nintendo Download: Tank! Tank! Tank! Free-To-Play, Mega Man, Pac-Man, more

megaman-nes-boxThe Wii U’s Virtual Console expands by two today as Nintendo has added the NES games Mega Man and Pac-Man to their next-generation gaming time machine. The 3DS Virtual Console also expands today thanks to the addition of Balloon Fight.

Another re-release makes the Wii U eShop a more interesting place today: the free-to-play version of Namco Bandai’s Tank! Tank! Tank! The game was originally released as a disc-based game in November. The new free-to-play version will offer the “base game” as a free download with the remainder of the modes and missions available as ten separate pieces of downloadable content.

If you’d prefer something new from your Wii U shopping experience, Neko Entertainment has published the puzzle platformer Kung Fu Rabbit on the Wii U eShop.

More information on all of these games, and other new releases this week, can be found after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Fluidity Spin Cycle, Super Mario Bros Lost Levels, Mega Man, more


Did you get a Wii U for Christmas? Although I guess the more important question is… have you finished downloading the massive system update required to get it online yet? If you said yes to both questions, you might want to check out a few discounted eShop games. Chasing Aurora, Little Inferno, and Trine 2: Director’s Cut are all on sale for the next week and a half.

What abput what’s new? This week Nintendo has added a trio of big games to the 3DS eShop including Fluidity: Spin Cycle, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and the original Mega Man!

You can read all about those games, as well as the rest of the new releases, after the break. (more…)

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Mega Man comic book to hit shelves starting May 2011

Believe it or not, the folks over at Archie Comics know how to create an interesting and compelling character backstory when they want to. After having written comics about Sonic the Hedgehog for the last two decades, it shows. Just ask any avid Sonic comic book reader. Archie Comics finally expands on that success; it seems that Mega Man is the next candidate in line for his own full series.

The first issue will be available on May 11 and, for a limited time, when readers subscribe to receive Mega Man for its first year of print, Archie Comics will include a pair of Mega Man posters signed by veteran artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante. Spaz was responsible for doing the cover art for the majority of the Sonic the Hedgehog comics.

Call it a coincidence, but between this and the release of Mega Man X on the Wii’s Virtual Console, this is shaping up to be a mega week already! Also, don’t forget to keep checking the dev blog at Capcom for more on Mega Man Legends 3!

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The 8 Bits of Christmas

What happens when Arthur Rankin, Jr.-esque stop-motion films join The White Stripes video for “Fell In Love With A Girl” and the most wonderful time of the year? It results in Andrew Jive’s “8-Bit Holiday” on YouTube, where Mario, Mega Man, Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man sneak out to spread some holiday cheer. The best part? They’re all made out of Legos.

With only 19,770 views as of this writing, it’s surprising that “8-Bit Holiday” hasn’t gone completely viral (maybe it was the post-Christmas posting date), though stop-motion software company Dragon posted the video on their Facebook page. Since his Tumblr is sprinkled with Pac-Man-related posts on every page, perhaps we’ll see more 8-bit tributes from Jive in the future.

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