When the Wii U first emerged, it seemed like common sense that the two screen nature of the system would make DS games a no brainer on the system. During today’s Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that DS and N64 games will finally be making their way to the Nintendo Virtual Console.
As expected, the DS games will make use of the Wii U’s design intuitively. The gamepad will function as a lower touch screen, while the top screen will be on your TV set. Configuration options are available for the layout as well. For those who want to have both screens visible on your set, that option is also available.
For N64, the bizarre Nintendo 64 controller is simplified by offering completely customizeable controls and preset layouts to find what works best for your retro gaming.
Nintendo 64 games will be in the $9.99 – $11.99 price range, but if you previously owned a game on your Nintendo Wii, you will only have to pay $2.00. DS games will sit comfortably in the $6.99 – $9.99 range.
The first two games, which are available now, are Yoshi’s Island DS and Super Mario 64. Both games cost $9.99. On April 16th, Donkey Kong 64 will be available, April 23rd we get Mario Kart DS, and April 30th we get Paper Mario for Nintendo 64. All of these will be $9.99 as well.