Nintendo has officially announced on their website that Nintendo 64 games will soon be playable via the Wii U Virtual Console. The Wii U eShop’s nostalgia-ridden service has been around since December of 2013 with the introduction of the NES’s Castlevania. Since then, Nintendo has ported multiple NES, SNES and Game Boy Advance titles. However, the company has remained relatively mum on the subject of bringing the beloved Nintendo 64 to its newest platform. Now, the Virtual Console website for the Wii U reads, “Check back for the latest releases, including the future addition of titles from the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 systems.”
In addition to the new titles, Nintendo has said that it may integrate the older games with the Wii U’s newer hardware, and give gamers the ability to have Restore Points — an amazing feature that allows players to save their progress no matter where they are in the game. Gone will be the days where parents argue with their kids to turn off their video games, while the child pleads to first get to a save point or else have all of that hard work be for naught.
Despite this news, Nintendo fans are hoping that the GameCube does not get left out of this immigration and integration to the Wii U. Hopefully one day, all generations of Nintendo will live happily and in harmony in one virtual home.