Newsweek’s N’Gai Croal has the exclusive on the new Wii Channel that will allow us to finally download original Virtual Console games. Nintendo has finally gone on record saying that both major publishers will be involved as well as indie developers! Even Nintendo themselves are working on original games to launch the service. Here’s some more details:
On Wednesday morning, Nintendo will officially announce to the general public its plans for WiiWare, downloadable games for the wildly popular Wii videogame console. Unlike the vintage games already being offered for legacy systems (i.e. Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx 16) through the Virtual Console, these games will be built specifically for the Wii and sold via the Wii Shop Channel for Wii Points currency, much like the Xbox 360- and Playstation 3-specific games being sold on Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network.
UPDATE: Here’s the official press release from Nintendo –
Here’s the complete list of VC games that came out for download today:
Another hearty list of VC games today. Zelda being a must-own and the others are fan favs of some of us I’m sure.
UPDATE: Official Press Release from Nintendo: