Wii U Virtual Console launching tomorrow


Alongside today’s major Wii U system update, Nintendo have confirmed that the console’s Virtual Console service will launch tomorrow.

Initially providing access to classic NES and SNES titles, players will be able to purchase Donkey Kong Jr., Excitebike, F-Zero, Ice Climber, Mario’s Super Picross, Punch-Out!!, and Super Mario World.

Games from the Pac-Man, Super Metroid, Mega Man, Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros. series will follow, with Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 games also promised.

Additions the the Wii U Virtual Console library include Off-TV Play, instant saving, customisable controls and Miiverse support.

Nintendo have confirmed pricing for NES games to be £3.49/€4.99, whilst SNES games will cost £5.49/€7.99.

Those that have already purchased the games on Wii can enjoy a discount when upgrading, clarified as being £0.99 for NES games and £1.49 for SNES games.

Alex Seedhouse
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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