Mega Man X3 Joins The North American Virtual Console




Three games are joining the Virtual Console lineup in North America today. People with New Nintendo 3DS systems will be able to play Mega Man X3 again. Meanwhile, Nintendo Wii U owners will be able to go through Rhythm Heaven Fever and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.


Mega Man X3 originally appeared on the Super Nintendo and is the third Mega Man X game. Mega Man X and Zero, the Maverick Hunters, are once again sent out to fight a group of Reploids that have gone rogue. This comes after Dr. Doppler supposedly adjusted Reploids so they couldn’t become deviants. There are eight stages to go through, which can be tackled in any order, and two possible endings. Zero is a playable character for the first time, though he can’t use power-ups, equip armor, or fight bosses. If he’s injured, you can’t summon him again in the game. Mega Man X3 is $7.99 in the New Nintendo 3DS eShop.


Rhythm Heaven Fever originally appeared on the Nintendo Wii and is the third entry in the Rhythm Heaven series. It features 40 music minigames in 10 sets, with a Remix featuring segments from each of the games at the end of the set. Four games from Rhythm Tengoku appear, an additional game appears over the end-credits, and 12 endless minigames and their remix also appear. Getting Superb and Perfect rankings unlocks extra rewards like Rhythm Toys, songs, and lyrics. It is the first installment with multiplayer, as the Dual Mode allows two people to work together to get certain ranks and clear stages. Rhythm Heaven Fever is $19.99 in the Nintendo Wii U eShop.


Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles originally appeared on the Nintendo Wii in 2007 and is an on-rails shooter where players investigate the Umbrella Corporation and Albert Wesker. Players use characters like Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Rebecca Chambers, Billy Coen, Carlos Oliviera, Ada Wong, Richard Aiken, Hunk, and Albert Wesker to go through five scenarios inspired by previous games. The first four scenarios cover Resident Evil Zero, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, while the final one is an original story starring Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as they head into an Umbrella stronghold in Russia. Scenarios can have multiple paths, and a cooperative mode can be unlocked. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is $19.99 in the Nintendo Wii U eShop.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.