Nintendo has revealed via Facebook the release date for Nintendo’s Wii U Virtual Console. You’ll be able to download some of your favorite NES and SNES titles in just two days, because the Virtual Console arrives this Tuesday. Although we don’t have a solid launch lineup for the service, we do know all the games Nintendo has announced for America.
Nintendo has already released Balloon Fight, F-Zero, Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream, and Kirby’s Adventure on the Wii U eShop for the Famicom Anniversary celebration. It’s a good bet you see all four of those titles made available for purchase again on Tuesday to allow those that missed out on the sale to buy the games. Super Metroid, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong are all announced for the Virtual Console, but likely won’t see a release until their respective monthly sales arrive. That leaves us with NES titles Ice Climber, Donkey Kong Jr., Excitebike, Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario Bros., Mega Man, Wrecking Crew, and Yoshi’s Cookie.
A few SNES titles are also announced already, including Super Mario World, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby’s Dream Course, and Earthbound. Of all of these games, only Earthbound has a release window, and that is late 2013. We won’t be seeing it on Tuesday unfortunately. Anything else is fair game, although it would be smart for Nintendo to spread out all the releases to even out the content. Still… I want to play Mega Man on my GamePad right now.
The spring system update for Wii U is also coming next week. The patch supposedly creates many new features to the hardware, such as instant Wii menu access and speedier loading times. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the update arrive the same day as the Virtual Console, packing all the Wii U fixes into one day. Which game are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments.