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This article was published on April 2, 2015


N64 and Nintendo DS games available on Wii U Virtual Console from today

N64 and Nintendo DS games available on Wii U Virtual Console from today
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Nintendo has announced that it’s bringing Nintendo 64 and DS games to the Wii U via its virtual console service beginning today.

The virtual game service will allow you to configure your Wii U controller to better match the layout of the N64 games or the DS. Some games will use the main TV screen for both screens and others will utilize both.

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The first N64 game to be available will be Super Mario 64 alongside Yoshi’s island for DS, starting today. In the near future, Mario will make available Donkey Kong 64, Mario Kart DS and Paper Mario as well.

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It’ll cost $2 to transfer each game you already own on the Wii virtual console to the Wii U.