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.

  • Rupert

    “Hopefully one day, all generations of Nintendo will live happily and in harmony in one virtual home.”

    That would be possible right now if it wasn’t for planned obsolescence. The Wii U should be capable of running GC games without resorting to emulation, as it can play Wii games, and the GC and Wii architecture are nearly identical. The only reason Ninty removed GC support from the Wii U and latest Wii models was so that they could re-sell GC games in the future.

    • craZ

      Agreed, I really hope GC games happen for the Wii U

    • Sid Walker

      Wasnt there talk long time ago about gc being on wii u?

      Its not an emulataion

  • Chad

    I already bought a Nintendo 64 tho…. :/

    • Ryan Haynes

      Then don’t use VC, these are being offered for people who no longer have working retro systems.

  • Ryan Haney

    YES!! I only had 9 N64 games. There are some I really wanted but couldn’t afford. There are some glaring omissions from my GC collection, too. Even though I have over 30 GC games.

  • Josh Cornett

    I really look forward to this, along with the inevitable GC titles and releases from the original Wii VC library. Some may complain that they already have a N64, SNES, etc but they forget that the vast majority of gamers have either sold those systems along with their games, or are too young to have ever experienced these now classic consoles. I think Nintendo’s greatest asset may be their treasure trove of past titles, and if they can release these in a timely manner then the Wii U will look like an even better option for some gamers, myself included.

  • JaidynReiman

    DK64 ftw. Maybe even OOT and MM.

    • Sid Walker

      dk64 is rare

      • JaidynReiman

        I know. I’m just hoping Nintendo finds a way to make it work. 😛

        • Sid Walker

          Do you like donkey kong 64?

          • JaidynReiman

            I long the Donkey Kong franchise in general, far more than the likes of Mario. DK64 I didn’t care for as much as the DKC games, but of course I liked DK64 otherwise I wouldn’t have mentioned it. 😛

          • Sid Walker

            I like it much to because of the old game feeling, the old squared graphic, the old rare soundtracks. Its just so cozy 🙂

            Donkey kong country has gotten a few sequels now the last years, donkey kong country 1 was the first game i ever played, i got a snes from my grandmother when i was about 3 years old in 1994/1995, not sure but its still a long time ago. Time has gone so fast lol

          • JaidynReiman

            DKC was one of the earliest games I actively played. I don’t remember if it is THE first game I ever played, but its definitely one of the earliest. I tended to play it very actively in the late 90’s (maybe earlier; I was actually born in 1990), and ironically, my grandmother had an SNES and I tended to play Donkey Kong Country 90% of the time on that system (she only had a few games for it, one being a baseball game, another Megaman X, with Donkey Kong Country being the one I played most often).

            King K. Rool is also #1 on my Smash Bros. wishlist. 😀 (Dixie Kong is #4; even though she’s my favorite DKC character I want K. Rool and a couple others in Smash Bros. more.)

          • Sid Walker

            My friends grandmother also used to play the snes and he and his brother would play on it, she had super mario world, allstar and some other games, im a little surprised really since shes born in 1947, also me and my buddy are born in 91 so looks like we grew up in the same era. One game their grand mother had that i still love to the day today is magical quest starring mickey mouse, i just love that game 🙂

  • Super Saiyan Dashie

    Must get Wii U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Do you think they’ll add Jet Force Gemini to Wii U as well?

    • Ryan Haynes

      Owned by Rare. I shouldn’t need to explain further

    • Sid Walker

      No but probably dk64 and starfox adventures

  • Satan

    Bomberman 64 FTW!

  • Master_H

    Snap and Stadium confirmed.

    • Ryan Haynes

      IDK about stadium, unless RBY is released for 3DS VC.

  • Nathanael Noll

    Super Mario Sunshine HD! That game originally sold 5.5 million copies, imagine would that would do for the Wii U!

  • Joana Cartageno

    I may sound a little obsessed, but… Ocarina of Time, Majora’s and Twilight, please! Nintendo, I beg you, make OOT HD so I can die in peace…

  • jarjar4evr

    Donkey Kong 64 is the only game I really want from the N64 era… And Pokemon Snap.

  • eldigato

    I already have all these N64 games on my old wii I got on launch day. I’m not paying yet again for these.

    Well if there’s a way to transfer everything than if I even do buy a 8th gen console maybe