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Virtual Console Coming to Wii U with New Features


Leah

On top of all the great Wii U game announcements we got from this morning's Nintendo Direct, we also got news on the Virtual Console service coming to the Wii U. The Wii U's Virtual Console will include some new features.

 

Two of the bigger ones are the ability to play Virtual Console games on your Wii U GamePad without the need of a TV and being able to fully customize controls. Miiverse will also be implemented for Virtual Console titles.

 

What about the majority of us who have already purchased Virtual Console games on our old Wiis? Well, you will be able to transfer those to get playable Wii U versions. However, it comes at a price: $1 for NES games and $1.50 for SNES games.

 

And to celebrate the Famicom's 30th anniversary, a "trial campaign" will be starting this month for Virtual Console titles. That means one Virtual Console title will be available each month for 30 days at $0.30! Here's the schedule:

  • January: Balloon Fight
  • February: F-Zero
  • March: Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • April: Kirby's Adventure
  • May: Super Metroid
  • June: Yoshi
  • July: Donkey Kong

The Wii U Virtual Console service will be coming sometime this spring.

 

You can watch the full Nintendo Direct conference from this morning on Nintendo's website.

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