News Desk: Wii U Virtual Console Finally Goes Live

Wii U owners can now play classic NES and SNES games directly on the GamePad.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 04/26/2013 16:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

After a couple of false starts, Nintendo has finally kicked off the Virtual Console service on Wii U.

While the current catalog is a little slim, there are still many Virtual Console titles to look forward to in the immediate future, including Super Metroid (which will hit the service next month as part of Nintendo’s Famicom Anniversary promotion) and the long-awaited EarthBound (which will be released before the end of the year).

In addition to that, Wii U owners can also download Panorama View from the eShop. Like Wii Street U, Panorama View allows players to get a 360-degree look at different locations around the world, though unlike Google’s application, Panorama View utilizes videos instead of still images, taking viewers on a “guided tour” of each destination. These videos retail for $2 USD apiece, but Wii U owners can download a free demo trailer before deciding to purchase them.

Source: Nintendo

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