Wii U Gets Vintage Games With Virtual Console

  • Part of a software update
  • NES and SNES games
  • Game Boy Advance to follow

Nintendo has brought vintage Nintendo games to the Wii U with the newly-announced Virtual Console. This will come to Wii U as part of a software update.

  • Part of a software update
  • NES and SNES games
  • Game Boy Advance to follow

Nintendo has brought vintage Nintendo games to the Wii U with the newly-announced Virtual Console. This will come to Wii U as part of a software update. The Wii U Virtual Console will bring games from older machines to the new console.

The new lineup will include NES and SNES games, with Game Boy Advance to follow – all the games will be tweaked to work with the new GamePad as well as bringing Miiverse functionality to the party. Unfortunately, that means you'll have to re-buy games you may have already bought on the Wii.

According to Ninentendo, you can trial a number of NES games for 30p for 30 days before the service launches, including Balloon Fight and Mario & Yoshi.

Nintendo also announced that it is working on a whole new Zelda game for the Wii U. It is also gearing to release a reboot of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker to tide you over until Zelda is ready. There's also word of the new Mario Kart for Wii U which will make an appearance alongside 3D Mario at E3 2013.

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