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Game Boy Advance games confirmed for Wii U Virtual Console

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Download old classics on the Wii U's retro service

You will be able to download Game Boy Advance games via the Wii U Virtual Console. Yes, Satoru Iwata has announced that classic games from Nintendo's old handheld will be available to download when the service launches on Wii U in the Spring after a System Update.

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Game Boy Advance games confirmed for Wii U Virtual Console

Postby KH81314 » 23 Jan 2013, 15:22

I haven't played that many Gamecube games so I'm super excited to play some of the games that I missed.
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Postby Dwarph » 23 Jan 2013, 15:33

huh? why is there a windwaker picture... i wasnt watching the nintendo direct due to being at school but no sites seem to have reported gc games for download :/
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Postby shy guy 64 » 23 Jan 2013, 15:36

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Postby 5OUNDWAVE » 23 Jan 2013, 15:39

Dwarph wrote:huh? why is there a windwaker picture... i wasnt watching the nintendo direct due to being at school but no sites seem to have reported gc games for download :/
it's getting a hd remake
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Postby NP Chilla » 23 Jan 2013, 15:40

Dwarph wrote:huh? why is there a windwaker picture... i wasnt watching the nintendo direct due to being at school but no sites seem to have reported gc games for download :/


Because Wind Waker is receiving a HD remake this autumn!! :D Hurrah!!!!
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Postby lui_gui » 23 Jan 2013, 15:42

Dwarph wrote:huh? why is there a windwaker picture... i wasnt watching the nintendo direct due to being at school but no sites seem to have reported gc games for download :/


They forgot to mention the HD Remake of Wind Waker for WiiU. It looks stunning.
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Postby Dwarph » 23 Jan 2013, 15:42

NP Chilla wrote:
Dwarph wrote:huh? why is there a windwaker picture... i wasnt watching the nintendo direct due to being at school but no sites seem to have reported gc games for download :/


Because Wind Waker is receiving a HD remake this autumn!! :D Hurrah!!!!


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Postby RobertK » 23 Jan 2013, 15:44

Wait I'm confused, is this Gameboy advance or Gamecube games???
Title in tab says gamecube where in the article all the games reffered to are GBA and then a Wind Waker picture??

Confusing isn't even the word :p
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Postby LavaTwilight » 23 Jan 2013, 15:49

That link takes you to best Gamecube games, not Gameboy Advance!
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Postby MartinIsAwesome » 23 Jan 2013, 15:51

Dwarph wrote:huh? why is there a windwaker picture... i wasnt watching the nintendo direct due to being at school but no sites seem to have reported gc games for download :/

It's probably a mistake because of Minish Cap also featuring Toon Link. Still Wind aker IS getting a HD remake, so yeah, it's not entirely irrelevant... just irrelevan to this particular story.

Good news for all those who wanted GBA on Virtual Console, though it makes me wonder why they're coming to Wii U instead of 3DS.
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Postby tomonm » 23 Jan 2013, 17:10

Okay, I'll come clean! I was expecting GameCube games to be announced for VC and prepared a story. Then it turned out to be GBA and I changed everythinga part from the Wind Waker picture! Whoops!
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Postby Pyron12 » 23 Jan 2013, 17:13

I agree Martini. Why should the Wii U get it when the 3DS is absolutely perfect for GBA.
On the flip side, hope they release Mother 3!
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Postby KoreeluStromboli » 23 Jan 2013, 17:19

Why hasn't Nintendo made GBA games available for the 3DS Virtual Console yet?! DX What the heck?! >n<;
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Postby goldeneye » 23 Jan 2013, 17:30

It seems a bit weird to be adding GBA games to a home console, but then I wonder if this'll be part of Nintendo Network. I remember seeing 3DS games advertised on the WiiU eShop, so I wonder if you'll be able to buy a virtual console game on one console and play it on any of them in the future, if and when the 3DS is updated to work fully with NN.
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Postby Herbert_Rarr » 23 Jan 2013, 19:05

More exciting stuff, but I'm confused why GBA games still aren't on the 3DS virtual console.
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Postby Dougtendo » 23 Jan 2013, 19:48

So many games will be improved with the Wii U analogue stick, Gamecube games next, please!
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Postby TheRexFactor » 23 Jan 2013, 20:39

I would hope 3DS sees the GBA games as well. It would be silly to have old handheld games... not available on the handheld system
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Postby lrwr14 » 23 Jan 2013, 22:22

I would rather have GBA games on my 3DS- on a portable system, the way they were original intended. I do hope they add GC games as well.
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Postby Riverlution » 23 Jan 2013, 22:51

Why are these not coming to the 3DS?
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Postby plaing2411 » 28 Feb 2013, 19:10

£5.49 for SNES games seems a bit much.
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Postby bluesclues007 » 01 Jun 2013, 06:01

I truly don't get how so many video game companies hate people buying used games or pirating their games, but at the end of the day, it takes them years to finally do something like this. Why haven't GBA games been sold on the Wii from the beginning. It had N64 games. I have so many friends who just got sick of waiting and just got emulators. Heck, emulators run on phones nowadays so portable hand held right there. It's like they don't want my money. Same with other companies. All square-enix does is complain their games either don't sell (I'm looking a you 11 and 14) or they get trashed for poor design (13 and kinda 12) Why not just give people what they want a remake of 7. Just make money off of it, and then use said money to finally make a new good FF.
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Postby neosureshot » 20 Aug 2013, 16:09

Not happy they the 3ds is not getting GBA or SNES games or that there is no news that it is because I allready have 10 gba games on my 3ds so why not just add them to the eShop for 3ds. Seems like the WiiU is gunna get everything while 3ds owners wont
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Postby Phirst » 26 Mar 2014, 16:20

Well its been 15 months since it was announced but GBA games are coming next month!!
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