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Wii U Virtual Console adding Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games

The Nintendo Virtual Console will be joined by the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS libraries immediately following today's Nintendo Direct presentation.

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Today's Nintendo Direct offered up some news on the Wii U Virtual Console. The Virtual Console will now include both Nintendo 64 games and Nintendo DS games. While the N64 isn't a huge leap, given that its library was on the previous-generation Wii, the DS is a notable addition. The Wii U GamePad will function as a DS game's second screen, while N64 games with rumble functionality will also be included. For those that need to make a few adjustments, button mapping options are available.

These offerings begin today, with Yoshi's Island DS and Super Mario 64 available immediately following today's Nintendo Direct, each available for $9.99. Other upcoming games include the following:

  • Yoshi Touch & Go - April 9 ($9.99)
  • WarioWare Touched! - April 9 ($9.99)
  • Donkey Kong 64 - April 16 ($9.99)
  • Mario Kart DS - April 23 ($9.99)
  • Paper Mario - April 30 ($9.99)

Prices will range from $9.99 to $11.99 for Nintendo 64 games and $6.99 to $9.99 for Nintendo DS games. Anyone that already purchased on the Nintendo 64 games already available on Wii will be able to pick them up on Wii U for only $2.

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