[Update] Wii U Virtual Console Service To Release On Tuesday


Nintendo of America has revealed on its Facebook page that the Wii U Virtual Console will make its official debut on the console this Tuesday. The service’s release will come a few days before the first major Wii U system update, which Nintendo announced during their last Nintendo Direct. Many early Wii U adopters were disappointed (including myself) weeks leading up to the console’s release when news broke that the Virtual Console service would be delayed. With the wait almost over, Wii U owners will be able to take advantage of the use of the Wii U’s GamePad with Off-TV play and customizable controls. The list of available Virtual Console titles (19 in total) to coincide with the release are listed below.

[Update] – Nintendo of America has confirmed what Virtual Console will launch with the service. Launch titles are in bold.


  • Balloon Fight
  • Donkey Kong Jr
  • Excitebike
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Punch-Out
  • Ice Climber
  • 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
  • F-Zero
  • Super Mario World

So, which VC titles do you plan on purchasing for the first time on the service or upgrading from your old Wii files? Discuss in the comments below.

6 Responses to [Update] Wii U Virtual Console Service To Release On Tuesday

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    What’s the separation for in the list?

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    List was copied from NeoGAF.

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