Street Fighter Alpha 2's high-powered fighting arrives on Wii U Virtual Console this week, along with two new off-kilter strategy games.
Swords & Soldiers lets players assemble an army of Vikings, Aztecs, or ancient Chinese soldiers to wage side-scrolling war against enemy forces. Squids Odyssey fuses strategic turn-based RPGs with action combat as squid heroes quest to defend their aquatic home.
The penultimate week of "Mega May", a month-long lineup of six Mega Man titles from NES and Game Boy headed to 3DS, offers up the Game Boy version of Mega Man V.
Here's the full official list:
Virtual Console on Wii U
Street Fighter Alpha 2 - Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes with lightning-fast game play and amazing innovations. Quick Move Reversals, Alpha Counters and the incredible Custom Combo System created a standard for all games to fight by. Neutralize opponents' attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute incredible Custom Combos to create a rapid-fire assault of attacks. Previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma and Bison are joined by five fighters: Rolento, Gen, Sakura and classic favorites Dhalsim and Zangief.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Mega Man V - It's Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a differentMega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This week's release is Mega Man V, which originally launched on the Game Boy system in 1994. During a peaceful stroll with his sister, Roll, Mega Man is confronted by a powerful robot that drops from the sky. The enemy easily defeats Mega Man, and then quickly dispatches an army of robots to conquer Earth. Waking up in Dr. Light's laboratory, Mega Man is given a new and powerful weapon to defeat the alien invasion: the Mega Arm. Using the aid of weapon upgrades and companion assists, Mega Man blasts through waves of robotic foes to solve the mystery behind this alien attack. Click here to check out the trailer for Mega Man V.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Swords & Soldiers - The funniest action-strategy game you'll ever play! Command an army of Vikings in their quest to create the ultimate BBQ sauce, lead the Aztecs in defense of the Holy Pepper and build an array of explosive Chinese toys. Build your own forces and defeat your foes using berserkers, dart blowers, giant boulders, ninja monkeys (yes, ninja monkeys!) and other crazy weapons and items. Click here to check out the trailer for Swords & Soldiers.
Squids Odyssey - A unique mix of action and turn-based RPGs! With its colorful realm under siege, a scrappy shoal of squid heroes has no other choice but to fight back. Build your team of heroes and throw them into epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps.Squids Odyssey is exclusive to Wii U and includes the two original campaigns from SQUIDS and SQUIDS Wild West, as well as original content. Click here to check out the trailer for Squids Odyssey.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Darts Up 3D - Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on June 11, Darts Up 3D is 67 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Classic Games Overload - For a limited time, get $10 off Classic Games Overload in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 2.
Joindots - For a limited time, Joindots is discounting select games, including 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games and Gardenscapes in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 5.
BLOK DROP U - Now through 9 a.m. PT on June 4, BLOK DROP U is 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
AeternoBlade - For a limited time, Aeternoblade is on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer starts on May 23 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 26.
Also new this week:
Fit Music (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Alien On The Run - Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Turtle Tale (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Lost Treasures of Alexandria (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)