Wii U Virtual Console is now live!

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Yesterday for America, today for Europe. The Wii U Virtual console is now available, and multiple virtual consoles games are available to buy or upgrade from your Wii Virtual Console catalogue. As a reminder the benefits of the Wii U Virtual Console games are:

  • Off-tv play
  • Save state (in addition to the suspend feature)
  • Configurable controls
  • Supports all Wii U controls including: GamePad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro,  Wii Remote and Wii Remote and Nunchuck

The total games available so far for America are as follows:

  • Ice Climber (NES)
  • Balloon Fight (NES)
  • Donkey Kong Jr (NES)
  • Excitebike (NES)
  • Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
  • F-Zero (SNES)
  • Super Mario World (SNES)

And the line-up for Europe is:

  • Ice Climber (NES)
  • Balloon Fight (NES)
  • Donkey Kong Jr (NES)
  • Excitebike (NES)
  • Mario’s Super Picross (SNES)
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
  • F-Zero (SNES)
  • Super Mario World (SNES)

Just remember the ‘Virtual Console Trial Campaign’ in celebration for the 30th anniversary of the original Famicom is still ongoing, so there more 30 cents / 30 pence games to look forward too! Let us know what you think of the initial Virtual Console lines up.

Lewis Pugh is a game developer at Leuvsion (www.leuvsion.com) for mobile platforms, born and bred on Nintendo gaming. Being a developer gives Lewis a unique perspective on Nintendo news, especially relating to the eShop and Nintendo Network. Today he plays Wii U and 3DS enjoying their distinctive gameplay offerings. Looking into what the future holds for Nintendo is always tricky, even with its established heritage, but that’s exactly what makes it so fun. NNID: Leuvsion