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Submitted by Erimgard 1116d ago | rumor

Wii U Virtual Console, GameCube Downloads to be Announced Tomorrow?

GenGAME writes: Nintendo is holding a special Wii U Direct tomorrow, which is set to focus on new Wii U games and services. GenGAME writer Alex Plant speculated that we might finally get word of the long-awaited Wii U Virtual Console service, and NeoGAF user Aquamarine believes the source code for the Nintendo Direct page in the UK supports this.

A quick search through the source code for the Nintendo Direct page reveals the phrase “wiiu_virtualconsole” as well as a number of references to older Nintendo systems, including “nintendo_gamecube.” (Nintendo, Wii U)

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legendoflex  +   1116d ago
The GameCube listing looks like it's just one of the many systems they have in the database...but that's definitely a listing for a Wii U Virtual Console... Too bad it's unlikely we'll find any files just by digging...
Erimgard  +   1116d ago
Ah well, only a few more hours to wait anyway.
guitarded77  +   1116d ago
I really hope they announce a trophy/achievement system for Wii U... not getting my hopes up, but just maybe. I still have my Cube and games... the only way I'd re-buy is if they were upgraded with HD and trophies. Hope they announce a couple new games in this Nintendo Direct.
DarkBlood  +   1116d ago
so i should stay up a few more hours then?
guitarded77  +   1116d ago
@ DarkBlood

It's more than a few hours... 6am PST - 9am Eastern. I think I'll just watch a replay later in the day. I'm not an early bird.
Gr81  +   1116d ago
Nintendo treats the Wii U's VC will be paramount for them moving forward. I hope it becomes a treasure trove of gaming history. No more trickling of titles, just a whole log of old school games, and the ability to play VC games on the gamepad would be excellent. Also tie the games originally purchased on the Wii be able to be transferred to a true Wii U digital account system. That alone would boost the value and content of the system tenfold.
Erimgard  +   1116d ago
Agreed on all accounts.
Nintendo has such a rich history of gaming content that they can't afford NOT to make all of their best classic titles available. It's practically free money, and it's a great way to keep the fans occupied while we wait for new content. Especially since people are complaining about a game drought.
DwightOwen  +   1116d ago
TROLLS are complaining about a game "drought".
Erimgard  +   1116d ago
Well yeah, the "drought" is no more severe on the Wii U than on any other system. But people will complain about almost anything. Having a strong VC library will help ease that.
legendoflex  +   1116d ago
I *believe* that all your Wii Shop purchases, when they transfer to a Wii U, must be tied to a Nintendo Network ID. At least, according to the ToS, this is required for all purchases you make through the shop on Wii U.
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   1116d ago
@Arius Dion
"How Nintendo treats the Wii U's VC will be paramount for them moving forward. I hope it becomes a treasure trove of gaming history."

Similar things were said about the Wii. I COMPLETELY agree with you of course, but I'm just pointing out that there was no reason they shouldn't have already had a vast gaming catalog available 5 years ago. I don't know why they didn't prioritize it before and I don't know why they would suddenly take interest in it now. Besides Mario and the rest of the IP gang, history is their one advantage over Sony and Microsoft. Here's hoping I'll finally be able to download Out Of This World.
IAmTheBest35  +   1116d ago
i absolutely love out of this world. i have been waiting for that game to be on there for 5 years. i can beat it in like 45 minutes.
landog  +   1116d ago
resident evil 1 remake and zero?

baten kaitos as well please
bullymangLer  +   1116d ago
Speaking of gamecube . . Why in the bloody heaven, has there not been a more graphically realistic looking game than Resident Evil 1 REMAKE for the Gamecube? . Its been like 10 freaking years since that game kame out and still nothing . . So much for 360 and ps3 power .. Nintendo will show this generation HOW TO USE POWER PROPERLY . THIS GONNA BE FUNNnn. Nintendos got all you fan-boys and girls by the nippLes . . .
deafdani  +   1116d ago

Yeah, Resi Evil 1 for Gamecube looked superb... but to say there's not been better looking games since then is... just... what?

Uncharted games? Heavy Rain? God of War 3? Mass Effect games? Etc etc etc?

Seriously... what?

Also, how's that game a proof that Nintendo knows how to use power properly? Wasn't that game made by Capcom?
bullymangLer  +   1116d ago
Yep. It was made by capcom . . On NINTENDO POWER . Uncharted looks good, but not as astonishing as res 1 for the cube. God of war 3 looks freaking cool, but not as aw-inspiring as res 1 for the gamecube . . . . Except that new metal gear solid game trailer . The new trailer with that guy and the burnt freddy kreuger looking face . . Now that traiLer is amazing . . Many many years have passed and barely, a game will come out to compete with the gamecubes power . . Dats pretty pathetic no?
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1116d ago

Maybe he means as impressive as the Resident Evil 1 remake was at the time? Of course the games you mentioned look great but maybe he means they lack the wow factor that the RE1 remake had. It did look pretty good for the time... personally I think RE 4 looked better though.

Really, I'm just guessing :). He's like a windtalker.
MakiManPR  +   1116d ago
DA FUQ are you saying!??

Where have you been this generation of consoles? Under a GameCube??
bullymangLer  +   1116d ago
.. . by the nippLes
RogueStatus28  +   1116d ago
Eternal Darkness, Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes, Tales of Symphonia, Metroid Prime 1 and 2, and Wind Waker please?
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Kingofwiiu  +   1116d ago
F-ZERO GX, Luigi's mansion , Mario Sunshine , Mario Kart Double dash , Super smash bros melee , Starfox adventures (love that game) , Starfox assault , Waverace , 1080 avalanche , Pokemon XD and Gale of darkness , Star wars rogue squadron 2 and 3 , Mario golf toadstool tour , Mario power tennis , Baten kaitos , Lost kingdoms , Skies of arcadia legends , Super monkey ball 1 and 2 and pretty much endless other awesome games I can't think of.

I wish we could get PSO espisode 1 and 2 and PSO episode 3 card revouloution , but of course they're no longer online...
Venox2008  +   1116d ago
.. viewtiful joe 1 and 2 , kille 7, pikmin 1 and2, chibi-robo and many others please
kirbyu  +   1116d ago
herbs  +   1116d ago
I hope they fix the Wii channel soon and the way the Wii U displays older Wii games, it makes them look like shit.
1upgamer99  +   1116d ago
The only Disagree votes are from NON Nintendo Owners Or haters. We all know. RE 1, Eternal Darkness, Mario Sunshine, F-Zero X, Smash Bros, Luigis Mansion, Double Dash, Wind Waker, Metroid Prime 1,2, are way great games. MUST OWN. Anyone who doesn't want to play some of the greatest games of all time, well they just are not really gamers.
WiigotU  +   1116d ago
Eternal darkness 2, viewtiful joe 3, mario universe,Metroid something, F zero, snowboarding 1080 2, wave race hd, Double dribble 2, Punch out,Def Jam vendetta 2,Golden sun, Ice climber and m suprise of the show Megaman.
clyde san  +   1116d ago
Serious question. I can get behind some of those titles being good, but can you explain why you think f zero x and luigis mansion are among the greatestgamesof all time. I have played some games you listed like eternal darkness for example and it does really unique things. But ive never played fzero or luigis mansion, so what am i missing?why are they must own? Its not graphics. Is it gameplay or story?
WiigotU  +   1116d ago
I think the beuty of nintendo games and a lot of people overlook this is. It's the fun factor, simplicity, and difficulty.

Look at the first mario game I loved that pyrimid where you would try to get 100 men by jumping on the turtle. Or finding secrets hidden. I have owned evry system except for an xbox but I can tell you that to this day the sign of a good company is when your competitos emulate your body of work.
There are countless clones of nintendo games but Bintendo doesn't clone others.

I compare them to chip foose the man is a awesome when it comes to designing cars he can draw his idea upside down and bring it to life. Nintendo will create the last level first and design there game in reverse pure genious.
clyde san  +   1115d ago
Well see how the nintendo doesnt copy argument holds up with the new zelda wii u title. They are rethinking it to make it more open and less linear. People have been saying skyrim zelda. Im not saying They wont innovate, but it will be interesting to see if they take a lot of what other games have done to evolve the genre beyond the zelda formula or go in a completely new direction.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1116d ago
I hope it's not Mario Universe. I don't want another Galaxy type game. I want a huge castle to explore like Mario 64.
Ult iMate  +   1116d ago
What about prices?
PS4isKing_82  +   1116d ago
Omg this would be amazing news for me.
Please if true, put luigi's mansion, wave race blue storm, smash bros. melee, zelda wind waker, re remake and zero!

And $9.99 for the price. Same price as ps2 classics on psn please.
LOL_WUT  +   1116d ago
I wished they weren't just ports but revamped versions of the GameCube games. I guess beggars can't be choosers. Either way this would be good news. ;)
DivineAssault  +   1116d ago
RE6 is prolly the only announcement people will care about.. If that
DEEBO  +   1116d ago
Please be the virtual console.i would love to play those classic games on the gamepad.and not having to use a credit card to buy games.i pick up a wiiu prepaid card to buy some classic games but the funds don't transfer over to the wii built in the wii u? why nintendo,why! but i really hope this is true.Can 2013 be the one of the best years in gaming? let's see you have ps4 and xbox next,steambox and the lil android box plus the wii u.and some really good games coming out too.just in feb alone,aliens,sly,deadspace,MGR and C3 all around tax refund time.checkmate gamers.

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