PSA: Duck Hunt hits the Wii U Virtual Console today

We first learned of Duck Hunt's imminent arrival to the Wii U Virtual Console back in November. Today, the NES classic arrives. Merry Christmas!


Remember when Duck Hunt was officially unveiled as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U combatant during November's Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo Direct? His reveal was followed up by a quick note that the original NES Zapper shooter that started it all would be hitting the Wii U Virtual Console soon. That day has arrived.

Nintendo released the original Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console, just in time for Christmas. While light guns are no longer all the rage, the game is still fully playable, thanks to the Wii Remote. For those that weren't around during this classic's heyday, the idea is to shoot at ducks that fly around on the screen, leaving them for the Duck Hunt dog to pick up. If you failed, he'd mock you mercilessly, like this!

Duck Hunt is available now on the Wii U eShop for $4.99.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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