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News: Three Pokemon Mystery Dungeon titles for NA Virtual Console

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Yes!!!
I'm in LOVE with the Pokémon Dungeon series, all the new ones are really disappointing, & getting the chance to replay these games is a must on my to-do list!!
 
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I'm excited to see these on the virtual console. I'm thinking about finally caving and buying a Wii U in the next week or two (don't trust the drive on my Wii anymore after having to replace it, and I wouldn't mind playing some Wii U games over the summer), so I'll probably pick these up as well. I never actually played Sky, so I'm really excited about that one, and it's been a while since I've played the original PMD or any of the Explorers games, so it should be fun to give them another try.

I assume the internet functionality of the Explorers games won't be functional? I loved doing online rescues on those.
 

Desert Stream~

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I've never played a PMD game, so I really want to try these. I'll probably have to beg for them, because I don't want to wait until christmas XD
 
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I've heard about this and I'm excited to get Red or Blue rescue team! (I already have a DS cartage of Sky)
 
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Would've made more money if released for the 3DS.

Just saying.

Ditto, that would be great if everyone could play the good old PMD games in 3DS as well, not to mention that not everyone have Wii U consoles to begin with (myself included).
Except the 3DS can't emulate GBA/DS games. As someone explained on Reddit:
It can however run them directly on the hardware, which is what it does when running DS or GBA (IE. Ambassador) games. As a consequence of running them directly on the hardware (Requiring the 3DS to switch into a different firmware), functionality is limited compared to regular VC (No save states, exiting to Home closes the game, etc.).

So it's just easier for Nintendo to release them on a console that can handle all the functionalities, instead of putting them on one that can't.

Besides, this could be enough to drive up sales for the Wii U, for people who want to play these games (and others released for the VC) and can't find another way to play them easily. Although I own the Mystery Dungeon games (except Sky and the last two releases), I am really tempted to pick up a Wii U just for the other games on the VC.
 

Kurosaki

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Choosing to release on them on the Wii U is kind of a shock. Good for people that own that system, though! I was personally hoping they would port it for the 3DS eventually, but ah well!
 

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It's not trivial to make a DS game available as a downloadable game for the 3DS and the result isn't very good, so I don't think Nintendo will ever offer them in exchange for money and not part of a rewards scheme.
 

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No, because they can't offer any additional features and the storage space is very limited for DS/DSi programs - a large full game may use up nearly half the available blocks as it is.
 
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