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This article was published on June 4, 2014


Nintendo ports its first ever DS game to the Wii U Virtual Console, but only in Japan

Nintendo ports its first ever DS game to the Wii U Virtual Console, but only in Japan
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Nintendo has kept to its word and started releasing DS games for the Wii U Virtual Console. Brain Age, or Brain Training as it was known in some markets, has been released for console owners in Japan as a free digital download until June 30.

As the video below shows, the casual puzzle game uses the Wii U GamePad exclusively; the two screens from the DS are shown side-by-side on the tablet controller, mimicking the unique “book” set up that was required on the DS.

Nintendo announced plans to add the DS library to the Wii U Virtual Console back in January, but has remained tight-lipped since then. It’s unclear how many games will be ported across, or when they’ll be available in the West.

Nintendo [via Joystiq]

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