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Nintendo America Says Wii U Virtual Console Officially Coming on Tuesday


Nintendo of America has revealed via its official Facebook page that the Wii U Virtual Console will be officially launching on Wii U this Tuesday in North America. The Wii U system update is also due to be released next week and features a number of improvements. You can see all the Virtual Console titles that have been announced for North America below.


  • Balloon Fight
  • Donkey Kong Jr
  • Excitebike
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Punch-Out
  • Ice Climber


  • F-Zero
  • Super Mario World


  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)
  • Mario Bros.
  • Yoshi
  • Mega Man 1
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Yoshi’s Cookie


  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Super Metroid
  • EarthBound

Thanks, Nin-Jake

262 thoughts on “Nintendo America Says Wii U Virtual Console Officially Coming on Tuesday”

    1. If i remember from Nintendo Direct, they said WiiU update and the next day is WiiU Virtual Console. So then that would make it Monday.

      1. Nintendo of Europe aint so different from America. We get some things early , you get some things early. For example , Americans are only just playing Pandoras tower for Wii. I can’t even remember when that game came out in Europe I think it was about 14 months ago.

    1. Didn’t they say that Earthbound will come out at the End of the year?! Is this a Launch list or a list of launching games and already announced games, that will come to the VC?Oo

      1. They said BY the end of the year….just means that it will be out this year, but nothing has been made official enough for a quarter estimate

  1. Nintendo of America is really delivering everything to all Wii U owners. The reduced loading times, Wii U Panorama View, and the Virtual Console for NES and Super NES games. It’s wallet fattening time!

      1. thekidnintendowiiman

        I just got Injustice (that new game that came out on Tuesday) on Wii U too, it’s got a somewhat disturbing story with a mad Superman

      2. Like others said, Injustice just released. RE:Revelations, Deus Ex, Sniper Elite V2, Fast & Furious all come out in may and all are new to the Wii U, with 2 being new to consoles entirely.

        Then you’ve got the supposed leak of the German release of W101, NA usually gets games a couple weeks earlier than Europe depending on the game (still miffed that Terranigma on the SNES has never been brought over).

        What they REALLY aren’t bringing are better 3DS XL colors. Blue/Black, Red/Black, Pikachu, Animal Crossing. Ugh, no thank you. I want a 3DS…..but not with those colors.

        1. The problem is that some of us already have a PS3 or Xbox 360 for third party games. We still want first party games to come out as well.

    1. Well you’re right, us Nintendo fans would buy this because we have the console to and we want to buy this. Call it garbage, Say that Xbox live is superior, that’s your opinion, not ours.

  2. OMG! Can’t wait!! This week will be awesome!! Plus I’m on vacation sooo, even MORE AWESOME…for me… :P 💋

  3. YES SUPER MARIO WORLD!!!! Wait, didn’t Nintendo say Earthbound is coming to Wii U Virtual Console at end of this year?

    1. Super Mario World is the best Mario game in that traditional standard. Not talking about games like Mario Galaxy, Mario 64, etc.

        1. Dude! He just prefer traditional way and no need to say that. He is a Mario fan by judging what he posted.

                  1. Oh! Tony Lane of Rochester, New York is here! Perverted as always I see.

                    No I don’t want to suck your dick at all.

                    Sony killed SEGA and Nintendo is next.

                    1. You’re sucking my dick, Jimmy Neutron of Trolltown. U mad because Nintendo innovates while Sony is losing its headquarters and employees. If Microsoft kills Sony next month, you’re gonna cry like a little bitch. You want my Nintendo Network ID? PSYCH!!!!

                    2. Nintendo innovates… That’s why they keep rehashing the same series! PS4 and PC gaming will dominate the 8th gen!

                    3. Let see if i understand this. Nintendo sold more whit a gimmick sony copy said gimmick to compete and sony by losing this gen is about to kill Nintendo? Thats some realy smart thinking neutron please do us a favor and dont repruduce.

                    4. “Sony killed SEGA and Nintendo is next.”
                      Sony didn’t kill SEGA. SEGA killed themselves.

        1. yeah i know what a pussy everybody who has a live got over the fact that sega doesnt make consoles anymore and now they just suck ass at everything, they got rid of all there ips and now cant make a good sonic game and they publish crap and cancel good games

          1. the 3ds is the best platform right now, but the wii u sucks but it already has more good games than your shitty saturn had then sony came out and killed them. sega cant even make a good rehashed game, only thing more pathetic than all these in denial blind nintendo fanboys is these saga losers who still think saga is good, i know why microsoft didnt buy sega because there garbage, so they bought rare because they were better and could help them beat sony over saga. but i wish they would of bought sega because they could of destroyed something that has no talent.

            1. “They bought Rare because they were better and could help them beat sony” LOL THEN WHY THEY KILL THEM?
              Yes the 3ds is a god handheld but im talking about the wiiu, sorry for not making myself clear. But the wii u is so shitty that its going to be DESTROYED by PS4! and just await the Saturn 2 and own the console gaming market ;)

                  1. Haha! Remember when Sonic was added to Smash Bros. Brawl so the poor fellow could be in a good game for once?! Lol.

          1. dreamcast 2, you dont even know a good sega console just because it was there last console doesnt mean it was worse that the saturn which sucked by the way

      1. I just realized something: The button layout on the Gamepad fits N64 better than the Classic Controller, since the right stick is used as C-buttons, and is placed to the upper-right of the face buttons :D


        1. Hunters is a great DS game. And Super metroid is one of the best games ever made. The prime trilogy for me personally is one of gamings greatest achievements. It makes the Uncharted trilogy seem completely forgettable.

        2. I always did find it odd that you absolutely despised Other M but have actually never played the game yourself and also that you never played Super Metroid. Hope you get to check it out soon!

    1. Yet your avatar is Samus. Super Metroid is one of the best games ever made. It’s also in my top 3 favorite games. It’s very underrated, and it’s very nice to hear it’s playable on the shitty gamepad.

        1. I actually thought Other M had the best combat out of all the Metroid games however everything thing else about it isn’t that great

      1. Well it is playable on classic controller and pro controller if you don’t mind. The buttons are mappable too. But that is your choice. ;D

            1. Kirby is milked, Super Mario is milked, Zelda is milked, Pokemon is milked, and your sexual perversion is milked!

              1. Who saved gaming from the video game crash? Mario. What is THE highest selling franchise of all time? Mario. So he kinda has the right to be shown everywhere.

              1. Killzone 4 and god of war Asencion beg to differ, also.. metal gear solid 5 and all the spin-off, I KNOW that it’s owned by konami, but they were exclusive to Playstation.. i don’t know man, you are trying to hard… Uncharted got is 3 games on a single generation.. when mario got 2 Galaxy titles, galaxy are the MAIN game series… im pretty sure you will say “but there is mario tenis.. mario x, mario kart mario bla bla bla bla” at the end they are all different and nintendo could just call them, “nintendo all star racing” or something.. they use mario just because its sells we all know that, but you talk about miliking and rehashing, wheeen. there were 3 uncharted games on a single generaton, 3 God of war, 2 killzones by sony’s part, and 2 galaxy mario, 1 Zelda (twilight doesn’t count as it was a port from gamecube), 2 metroids.. for me miliking and rehashing would be that, making the same type of game a lot of times but maaaaaan, you know how different is mario 64 to sunshine to galaxy.. metroid prime to other m, ni

              2. The reason why Sony moves to new IPs so often is because none of their series have the same staying power as Nintendo’s. You can bet that if Sony had something as popular as Mario they would milk it too.

                  1. By staying power I mean how many of Sony’s 1st party franchises from the first Playstation are still popular? Only Gran Turismo if i’m not mistaken. They could’ve really expanded on Crash and Spyro but they were stupid and let them go. Although franchises from the PS2 are still around they have nowhere near the popularity as Nintendo’s and were milked to hell (there were more God of War games in a single generation than the main Mario platforming games, same goes for Ratchet & Clank). I love Sony, but none of their franchises come close to Nintendo’s.

            1. Pikmin? Are you a little kid? Lol! I bet you go to Disney movies on your own and read Dr Sesuss books by yourself as well.

              1. @Neutron There are adult males who watch a show about multicoloured ponies. Your insult holds no water.

                Don’t knock it til you tried it.

            1. Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Solid 2 and 3, the GTA games, God of War, Kingdom Hearts 1& 2, Silent Hill 2, Devil May Cry, Sly Cooper trilogy, Dragon Quest VIII, Okami, Ico, SoulCalibur III, FF10, 11, 12!

              PS2 >>>>> GameCube!

              1. Resident evil 4 (definitive version) RE 1 Remake , RE 0 etc. Metroid Prime 1 and 2 , Windwaker , Twilight princess , Smash bros Melee , Pikmin 1 and 2 , Mario sunshine , Mario kart double dash , Luigi’s Mansion , Eternal darkness , Tales of Symphonia , F-zero GX , Phantasy star online Episode 1 and 2 and more.

                Gamecube had the best games. Ps2 had more games . Nuff said. Xbox just had Halo and Knights of the old republic…

                1. Yeah GameCube had some good games but over all it was not very successful. The PS2 on the other hand is widely regarded as one of the greast consoles of all-time.

                  1. True. Success is irrelivant. The Wii Sold more than PS3 and 360 and was a good console with some trully amazing games , but it did not have as fleshed out a library as PS3 or 360 and it didn’t last as long due to lack of HD and overall power.

                    Gamecube had the BEST games such as Smash bros and Zelda , PS2 had tons and tons and tons of Awesome games and Xbox was the Worst except for a handfull of epic games.

    1. I would call “Coming Soon” on N64. GBA games are coming in the future for some reason…. and Gamecube is wishful-thinking to me.

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  5. I want earthbound out in Europe and the U.S. at least 3 months before zelda wind waker is released to spread out releases, losing the software droughts.

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  7. Come on Nintendo, do this VC correctly and dont release a bunch of crap games that nobody will care about/buy/or want to play like you did with the Wii’s VC.

      1. Ok let me be a bit more clearer. For one, I am NOT calling those titles crap. And two, what I meant was the fact that the Wii’s VC was getting crap titles month after month in the US. Whereas the Wii VC in Japan was getting way better titles releases that we didnt see until a great deal later.

        1. Curse there not being an edit button for your comments, but anyway. The VC is a retro gamer’s dream, outside of emulators, with so much potential. And to sit there and not fully utilize said potential is a waste. Truth be told the VC is what actually sold me on the Wii, that along with the Gamecube BC, it was the all in one system. Like I said a retro gamer’s dream.

  8. For the retards. First part of the list is games at the launch, second part is announced games. Also, only two snes games… really Nintendo?

  9. First off, no.

    Second off, you can only be first once you remove my self-replication tool from your waste disposal unit.

    1. Second off, you can only be first once you remove my self-replication tool from your waste disposal unit.


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  11. better then ps2
    twilight princess
    metal gear twin snakes
    resident evil 0
    billy hather giant egg
    eternal darkness
    sonic adventure battle
    luguis manshion
    chibi robo
    metriod prime
    Tales of Symphonia
    the list goes on
    all so games i want on wii U V.C

  12. Well, if Earthbound is available this Tuesday, it will be a day 1 purchase. Also, looking forward to the system update as well, in addition to the Rayman Legends challenge mode. I believe the challenge mode comes out this week as well.

  13. That’s cool but when are we going to get virtual console GameCube games? They’ve been giving these games out since the wii so I’m not excited about this at all.

  14. FUCK! Stop arguing which console is better! Aren’t we gamers? Do NOT be fanboys, just play and enjoy the games.
    What’s the big deal? Want to being noticed? Shit, just shut up.
    Men, this people are giving me crazy… They all say they’re gamers, but they’re as idiots fanboys as beliebers, directioners or another fucking fan of another fucking thing.
    Stop it, please… Just enjoy the games, don’t care which company does.

  15. Weird – can’t see this on the Wii U or Nintendo Facebook pages. Has it been removed?
    Anyway, what I really want to know is if I’ve already purchased these on the Wii VC, will they be listed as free re-downloads on the Wii U VC, or will I have to purchase them again (for the 3rd or 4th time in some cases)? I really love Nintendo, but I’m getting really sick of paying for the same games over and over again.

    1. It is supposed, that if you already have them in the Wii VC, you can buy them for 1 dolar and a half… They set that price to enjoy the features that will bring with the Wii U VC.

    2. they will be upgradable for 1 dolar (nes games) and 1.50 (snes). this is reasonable because your paying for restore points, off tv play, button remapping, and upscaled resolution.

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  17. Need to clarify that the list is for upcoming games for the virtual console because metroid is set to release on may 17. Unless they changed their mind about it which is highly unlikely and earthbound was just announced so there’s no way it could release now

  18. Do you see my penis? NO!!! Because my penis is in your butt!!!! And as long as my penis is in your butt you will never be first!!!!!

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  20. As much as I agree with GC VC titles, wouldn’t it just be as easy to get an older wii? Then play ACTUAL gamecube discs, with actual gamecube controllers.

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