We’re coming up on the Famicom’s (NES) 30th anniversary! Yes, July 15, 2013 will make it 30 years since the original Nintendo was launched, feeling old? Wii U is already sporting a trial version of the Virtual Console but in anticipation of the later release of Virtual Console coming to the Wii U sometime this spring, Nintendo is offering a 30 day special for Virtual Console titles every month for just 30 cents.
*Wii owners will be eligible to download Virtual Console games they already own on Wii for the Wii U at a discounted price of $1.00 for NES games and $1.50 for SNES games.
The new Virtual Console includes new features like restore points (for saving games), Miiverse Community, and the addition of Gameboy Advance titles. You will also be able to transfer data from your Wii to your WiiU using special software and a SD card. (Video at bottom of page)
Here is a list of the titles available in Nintendo’s offer.
From Wed, 1/23 to Thu, 2/21
- F-ZERO (SNES)
From Wed, 2/20 to Thu, 3/21
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
From Wed, 3/20 to Thu, 4/18
- Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
From Wed, 4/17 to Thu, 5/16
- Super Metroid (SNES)
From Wed, 5/15 to Thu, 6/13
- Yoshi (NES)
From Wed, 6/12 to Thu, 7/11
- Donkey Kong (NES)
From Mon, 7/15 to Tue, 8/13
Here is a video explaining the transfer process.