First GBA Virtual Console games for Wii U announced

Earlier this year, Nintendo confirmed that it would begin bringing Game Boy Advance games to the Wii U's eShop, enabling users to expand their game libraries with a number of classics. Today, during the company's latest Nintendo Direct special, president Satoru Iwata confirmed the first three games that will be offered, starting this April.

Metroid Fusion will lead the charge, followed by the all-ages role-playing adventure Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. All of them will arrive within the first month, with more titles expected to come after.

These games originally came out a while ago under Nintendo's Ambassador program for the 3DS, but this marks the first time they'll be debuting on the Wii U. No word yet if they will come to the 3DS for general purchase. Pricing and release dates weren't given for the games.