The GamePad Will Be Able To Play Virtual Console Games...Eventually

by Dan Ryckert on Jan 09, 2013 at 06:27 AM


New Wii U owners have most likely gone through the somewhat lengthy process of transferring old Wii content to their new console. While it's more than capable of playing these Virtual Console games through the built-in Wii emulator, gamers aren't able to access their classic games on the GamePad screen alone. According to Nintendo, that will change.

Speaking to a Nintendo rep, Kotaku editor Jason Schreier got the confirmation while researching for a larger editorial piece. "We are moving ahead with development of Virtual Console for Wii U, and we plan to make it so you can play it on the Wii U GamePad alone," said a Nintendo of America rep.

This comes as great news for fans of Nintendo's classics. Your dream of playing Super Mario World, A Link to the Past, and Bomberman '93 on the toilet is one step closer to reality.