Nintendo reveals Virtual Console sale dates

Last week, Nintendo announced that Virtual Console functionality was coming to Wii U. To mark the event, Nintendo is releasing seven games for 30 cents apiece, at a rate of one per month.

The Virtual Console release list (via Destructoid) is as follows:

  • Balloon Fight (NES): Wed, 1/23 to Thu, 2/21

  • F-Zero (SNES): Wed, 2/20 to Thu, 3/21

  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES): Wed, 3/20 to Thu, 4/18

  • Kirby's Adventure (NES): Wed, 4/17 to Thu, 5/16

  • Super Metroid (SNES): Wed, 5/15 to Thu, 6/13

  • Yoshi (NES): Wed, 6/12 to Thu, 7/11

  • Donkey Kong (NES): Mon, 7/15 to Tue, 8/13

The Virtual Console functionality is slated to launch sometime in the spring. The Wii U will let you play VC games on the GamePad itself, and interact with Miiverse communities. If you already own a VC game on the Wii, you'll be able to upgrade to the Wii U version for a discounted price of $1 for NES games, or $1.50 for SNES games.