Nintendo spill Wii U Virtual Console details

Nintendo have announced that they will launch the anticipated Wii U Virtual Console after the console’s system update in Spring.

Players can look forward to Miiverse community support, as well as the chance to play games solely on the Wii U GamePad screen – eliminating the need for a television.

“At the time the service starts, we will prepare a selection of Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) titles,” Nintendo’s global president Satoru Iwata confirmed.

“The Wii U versions of Virtual Console games are being newly developed for the Wii U system. Similar to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console you will be able to save a back-up of your game progress.

“The service will also have other features including the ability to play off-TV on the Wii U GamePad, as well as accessibility to a Miiverse community.”

He also confirmed plans to add support for Game Boy Advance software, and special pricing for games that users have previously purchased through the Wii Virtual Console service.

Normal pricing will see NES titles release at £3.49 and SNES at £5.49, with such discount reducing this to £0.99 and £1.49 respectively.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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