System update brings new features
Next week's Wii U system update will bring about several new features and services. The most notable is the Virtual Console, which starts the day after the system update comes available. This morning's Nintendo Direct told us that Wii U Virtual Console games can be played in off-TV mode on the GamePad, and each game will have their own Miiverse community.
For those that own VC games on the Wii, you can either continue to play them in Wii mode, or pay a small upgrade ($1.00 for NES and $1.50 for SNES games) to add Wii U functionality.
Iwata says that they're looking to add Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 games to the Wii U VC later.
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