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Wii U Virtual Console Service Now Live

By Kevin on Apr 26 2013 05:29 PM
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It's time to take a trip down memory lane, Nintendo fans.

As promised, Nintendo have made the Wii U Virtual Console service available to eager fans just one day after the Wii U Spring (Version 3.0.0) System update. Launch titles, as previously reported, include six Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and two Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games. Each game for the Wii U Virtual Console can be played off-TV, solely from the Wii U GamePad and features fully-customizable controls, individual Miiverse Communities, and the ability to save at any given point during the game.

The NES games are planned to retail anywhere from $4.99 to $5.99, while the SNES games will range in cost from $7.99 to $8.99. Have you already downloaded classic titles from the Wii Virtual Console service? No problem. You can transfer those games to your Wii U and play them from within Wii Mode. If you're looking to extend the functionality of those NES and SNES games with the enhanced Wii U features, you can purchase them at the discounted price of $1.00 and $1.50, respectively.

Here's the current lineup of games you can expect to find for the Wii U Virtual Console service. Nintendo plans to release Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 games in the near future.

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NES: * Kirby's Adventure is the current title for the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign.

SNES: Did you, or do you plan to purchase any of the above Wii U Virtual Console titles? Do you think the prices are adjusted fairly?

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Comments: 3

Only did SMW today. Think the discounted price is great too!
I think I'll get Super Mario World for this weekend. I already have F-Zero, Balloon Fight, Punch-Out!!!, & Kirby's Adventure.

I was totally surprised when I logged into eShop today, the Panorama View & Virtual Console were there! The Panorama View is really cool, even though you buy each "episode" for $2.00. I am going to do a little research before I buy one, I'd like to know how long each episode is, etc. That info would be useful in the eShop description.
I picked up SMW and I am now on castle 5. I did not get the chance to play this often as I never owned a SNES. I really missed out. Challenging but fun.