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Wii U Virtual Console Launch Lineup

Wii U Virtual Console Launch Lineup

by Steve CullumApril 23, 2013

Even though Nintendo showed some of the games that would launch with the Wii U Virtual Console in their most recent Nintendo Direct video, they have now officially announced the full list, via Facebook.


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


  • Super Mario World
  • F-ZERO

So, are these eight games enough for you? Do you want more? Are these good choices to launch the service? Let us know what you think. What will you download when it launches on April 26, 2013?

Wii U Virtual Console Sizzle Reel from Nintendo Direct

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Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.
  • Andrew Hussie
    April 24, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Shouldn’t it be pretty easy to import…all the games and wiiware that was on the original VC?

    • Steve
      April 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

      I would think so, but I know little about programming, so maybe there is something they have to do first. Also, another theory is that they want to spread it out over time, releasing several games per week.

    • April 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Yes, but keep in mind they are also updating each VC game to have save states, customizable controls and be playable with Wii U GamePad, Pro Controller, etc.

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