Wii U Virtual Console Officially Launches

Coming one day after the big system update, and after a few months of the VC Trial, the official Virtual Console section on the eShop has been opened up. It contains the few games released so far as part of the trial program, as well as several more. The full lineup includes Super Mario World, Excitebike, Donkey Kong, Balloon Fight, F-Zero, Punch-Out!, Ice Climber, and Kirby’s Adventure. Kirby’s Adventure is the current 30 cent VC game, so give that a download ASAP. Otherwise, NES stuff is $5, while SNES stuff is $8, and anyone with the original Wii versions of any of these games can upgrade them at a discounted rate.