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Nintendo has announced that it is to launch the Wii U Virtual Console after the console’s spring update.

The full Wii Virtual Console line-up won’t be available at launch, but there will be NES and SNES games available, with plans to add GBA games at a later date.

If you already own any of these titles on Wii then you will be able to download the enhanced Wii U versions at a discounted price.

[b]Update:[/b] Nintendo has announced some details about the reduced price for those who already own Virtual Console games on the Wii. For NES games, the cost will be $1; for Super NES games, $1.50.

As well, Nintendo revealed a “Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Famicom (the Japanese version of the NES). The publisher will be releasing a collection of NES and SNES games for the Wii U Virtual Console where—for the first 30 days—the cost of the game will only be 30 cents.

Here’s the announced rundown:

Jan: Balloon Fight
Feb: F-Zero
Mar: Punch Out! Featuring Mr. Dream
Apr: Kirby’s Adventure
May: Super Metroid
Jun: Yoshi
Jul: Donkey Kong

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Wii U Virtual Console Launching Spring, Reduced Price Specials

Nintendo has announced that it is to launch the Wii U Virtual Console after the console's spring update.

By Matthew Bennett | 01/23/2013 10:17 AM PT

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Nintendo has announced that it is to launch the Wii U Virtual Console after the console’s spring update.

The full Wii Virtual Console line-up won’t be available at launch, but there will be NES and SNES games available, with plans to add GBA games at a later date.

If you already own any of these titles on Wii then you will be able to download the enhanced Wii U versions at a discounted price.

[b]Update:[/b] Nintendo has announced some details about the reduced price for those who already own Virtual Console games on the Wii. For NES games, the cost will be $1; for Super NES games, $1.50.

As well, Nintendo revealed a “Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Famicom (the Japanese version of the NES). The publisher will be releasing a collection of NES and SNES games for the Wii U Virtual Console where—for the first 30 days—the cost of the game will only be 30 cents.

Here’s the announced rundown:

Jan: Balloon Fight
Feb: F-Zero
Mar: Punch Out! Featuring Mr. Dream
Apr: Kirby’s Adventure
May: Super Metroid
Jun: Yoshi
Jul: Donkey Kong

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About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89