Two Of The Greatest Games Of All Time Hit 3DS Today

Two Of The Greatest Games Of All Time Hit 3DS Today

Nintendo's handling of the Virtual Console has been, by any measure, horrendous. But they have still got the rights to some of the greatest games ever made, including Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid, which both come out for New 3DS today.

Also on the docket is Donkey Kong Country 2, which isn't quite as great as its Virtual Console siblings but is still a very good game that's well worth your time if you haven't played it yet.

Please note, that's New 3DS only — other models of the 3DS won't let you buy Super Nintendo games — and you won't get any sort of discount if you've bought any of these games on Wii U, because Nintendo.

Press release:

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — When an evil magician named Agahnim begins kidnapping young maidens in Hyrule, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him. Link must traverse both Light and Dark Worlds, navigate through mazelike dungeons and fight an assortment of foes in this Super NES classic.

  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest — Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day! Play solo, compete with a friend or tag-team in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.

  • Super Metroid — The Space Pirates, merciless agents of the evil Mother Brain, have stolen the last Metroid from a research station and threatened the safety of the galaxy. In this critically acclaimed Super NES masterpiece, Samus Aran must don her awesome array of high-tech weaponry to retrieve the deadly Metroid hidden deep within the cave-riddled planet Zebes.


    Zelda's been out for weeks dude

      The article is talking about the US release schedule, not the AU/EU one

      The article is talking about the US release schedule, not the AU/EU one

    Am i missing something? I've had these for weeks now

    Woah woah woah woah. DK2 is the best dk game hands down. Monkey's vs pirate lizards will always be my favorite

    oh wow totally new and fresh ip's from Nintendo!
    Oh wait...

    And again, why is this New 3DS only???

    Shit, this crap has been emulated on much, much lesser systems. Fucking Nintendo. Getting sick of your money hungry bullshit.

      It would make more sense if you didn't rush to uneducated assumption after asking "why?" Generally speaking, that's the point at which people do their research, otherwise their anger means nothing but instability and may be wholly injustified.

      Last edited 16/04/16 9:33 am

    I genuinely got a little bit offended by the suggestion that DKC2 can't stand up to LttP and Super Metroid.

    As did I. Actually came here to comment just that but you beat me to it. Best game.

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