In October, Nintendo started offering the option to buy and pre-purchase first-party developed Wii U and 3DS games from it’s webstore in North America. Now it appears the company has expanded the initiative to third-party and Virtual Console titles.
Nintendo Life noted titles such as NES Remix 2, EarthBound, Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Mega Man Xtreme 2 were now available, all of which were at least published or licensed by Nintendo.
It’s unclear whether Nintendo will offer third-party published titles in the future. Baby steps.
Users will need a Nintendo Network ID in order for the games to automatically download to their Wii U or 3DS, but those without a NNID will receive a code via email when they purchase a game.