Nintendo Sets Dates for 30th Anniversary Wii U Virtual Console Games

Select games available for 30 cents for a limited time

Nintendo's Virtual Console 30th Anniversary celebration popped up without too much in the way of explanation, other than the knowledge that one select classic game will be available each month for 30 cents. Nintendo previously listed the planned games with general release windows, and now they've followed through with some solid dates for each


Consider it somewhat of a primer for Virtual Console on Wii U, which launches in full this spring, all in the name of celebrating the 30th anniversary of Nintendo's original Famicom. There's no catch for dropping 30 cents on the game of the month—right now it's Balloon Fight—and it's all yours once you've downloaded it. 


Here's the full list with dates:


Balloon Fight (NES): Wed, 1/23 to Thu, 2/21

F-Zero (SNES): Wed, 2/20 to Thu, 3/21

Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES): Wed, 3/20 to Thu, 4/18

Kirby's Adventure (NES): Wed, 4/17 to Thu, 5/16

Super Metroid (SNES): Wed, 5/15 to Thu, 6/13

Yoshi (NES): Wed, 6/12 to Thu, 7/11

Donkey Kong (NES): Mon, 7/15 to Tue, 8/13


Virtual Console games on Wii U feature GamePad remote play and the ability to customize controls. Anyone plan on grabbin' some of these cheap delights?



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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