Virtual Console to get DS and N64 titles soon


During Nintendo Direct this year we have had quite a few small yet significant announcements, but one of them was very exciting indeed. The virtual console within the Wii U is going to be filled with DS and N64 titles in the near future.

Nintendo is planning on adding the DS and N64 as emulated options in the Virtual Console.

Nintendo is finally making good on the promise they made last year that they would be expanding on the library and capabilities of the Virtual Console. Right now on the Virtual Console of the Wii U you can find Yoshi's Island DS and Super Mario 64, the first of many games to come. The next games we'll see on April 9th and that day will see the release of Yoshi's Touch & Go DS and WarioWare Touched DS, while on April 30th we'll get to enjoy Paper Mario 64.

I think it's great that they're cornering the emulation market with legitimate and officially supported games and hardware. While emulators are certainly good options and work well enough, they are also of questionable legality (they are, but at times may not be). Who doesn't want an officially supported Nintendo version anyway.

The following are the release dates that we're aware of at the moment. And no, this isn't an April Fools joke from yesterday, this is legitimate. So check out your Virtual Console to see the new titles and more great classics.

April 1st

  • Super Mario 64
  • Yoshi's Island DS

April 9th

  • Yoshi's Youch & Go DS
  • WarioWare Touched DS

April 16th

  • Donky Kong 64

April 23rd

  • Mario Kart DS

April 30th

  • Paper Mario 64