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Virtual Console now available on Wii U

By "imminent," Nintendo of America really meant it. Virtual Console is now available on Wii U.

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By "imminent," Nintendo of America really meant it. Virtual Console is now available on Wii U, provided you've updated your console to version 3.0.

The initial batch of games covers NES and SNES classics, including Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong Jr, Excitebike, Ice Climber, Kirby's Adventure, Punch-Out!!, F-Zero, and Super Mario World. NES games start at $4.99, while SNES games start at $7.99.

Wii U versions of Virtual Console games will support off-TV play on the Wii U GamePad, Miiverse support, and the ability to create instant save states. "People who have already downloaded these games to their Wii System can transfer them to their Wii U consoles and play them in Wii Mode at no charge," Nintendo explains. However, "to upgrade and take advantage of the improved Wii U features, they can purchase them at the special discount price of just $1 for NES games and $1.50 for Super NES games."

Here's a video with techno music to make you excited about playing old games on your new machine:

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    April 26, 2013 12:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Virtual Console now available on Wii U.

    By "imminent," Nintendo of America really meant it. Virtual Console is now available on Wii U.

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      April 26, 2013 12:40 PM

      While I agree that this might look annoying on paper, what's another $1.50 for Super Mario World, am I right?

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      April 26, 2013 12:49 PM

      Where's the folder option ala the 3DS so I can put all these games in one place?

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      April 26, 2013 12:55 PM

      I just don't "get" this second screen nonsense. The controller is wtf huge and I already have a TV to view my game on.

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        April 26, 2013 1:00 PM

        A device that allows me to play a variety console, downloadable, and emulated games comfortably while laying in bed has been pretty damn impressive. Especially since I can do it while my gf watches something or sleeps, which is the same thing for her.

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        April 26, 2013 1:12 PM

        If you live alone, it won't, if you don't, it probably will.

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        April 26, 2013 1:27 PM

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        April 26, 2013 1:29 PM

        The controller is huge, but it's very ergonomic and feels great in the hands.

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      April 26, 2013 3:38 PM

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