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Nintendo 64 and DS games head to the Wii U Virtual Console

by Eric Frederiksen | April 1, 2015April 1, 2015 4:15 pm PDT

It seems like just about every gaming platform has games on Nintendo’s Virtual Console service, but at least for the Wii U there were a couple glaring holes that Nintendo plans to take care of, they said during the Nintendo Direct presentation today.

Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games will begin appearing on the Nintendo eShop today.

The first titles to hit the service are Yoshi’s Island DS and Super Mario 64 for $9.99 each. Yoshi Touch & Go and Wario Ware Touched follow on April 9, and then Mario Kart DSPaper Mario, and Donkey Kong 64 will be available April 30.

Nintendo 64 titles will cost $9.99 to $11.99, while DS games will be a few dollars less at $6.99 to $9.99. If you already own any of the Nintendo 64 titles on the Wii Virtual Console, they can be transferred over for $2.

Nintendo had said that DS games were coming as far back as January 2014, but we’d heard nothing until now.

The games will have different controller customization options to accommodate for the Nintendo 64 controller’s unique style, and games with Rumble Pak features will carry that ability over to the Virtual Console editions. DS games will make varied use of the two available screens depending on the title, with some putting gameplay on the television and others on the Wii U GamePad.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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