Nintendo Direct will announce Wii U Virtual Console, Gamecube titles- rumour

Wednesday, 23rd January 2013 10:07 GMT By Dave Cook

Nintendo Direct kicks off at 2pm GMT, and although company president Satoru Iwata has confirmed he will reveal new Wii U titles, eagle-eyed gamers have spotted hints that he will also announce the opening of the console’s Virtual Console store, and that it could contain Gamecube games off the bat.

Keen GAF members have looked closely at the Nintendo Direct site’s source code and found this:

The code makes mention of “Virtual Console (Wii U)”, “Nintendo GameCube”, and something called “Pokemon Mini”.

Could Nintendo be gearing up to launch GameCube games on Virtual Console – as hinted at previously by Reggie Fils-Aime?

Thanks Nintendo Life.



  1. Telepathic.Geometry

    They’d better announce some kind of way of transferring/redeeming your actual physical games to the Wii U. They do that, and I’m probably in…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Ignatius_Cheese

    Virtual Console is a no-brainer. Being able to play WiiWare/VC games outside of the awful Wii Channel would be good.

    The reference to “Nintendo Gamecube Game Disc” is an existing asset from the Wii hardware, as is the list of VC consoles/computers.

    The Pokemon Mini reference relates to this little fella: – A remnant from back when Tamagotchis were all the rage.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    So the 15th anniversary of RE2 was a couple of days ago. Now this, I strongly doubt anything is going to come from it but yeah I really do want. WANT.

    #3 2 years ago

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