Earlier today Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced during a presentation that the company intends to start bringing Nintendo DS titles to the Wii U’s Virtual Console. He acknowledged the strength of the old system’s software lineup, and talked about how it could benefit the Virtual Console lineup.
During the presentation Iwata acknowledged that getting DS games, with their dual screen gameplay, onto the single screened GamePad has proven to be something of a hurdle, but one they can solve. He did show off though a slide of how this might work, with an image of gameplay from the game Brain Age displayed on the GamePad.
So far, no other details have been revealed. No games have been announced or, aside from Brain Age, even discussed for a possible Virtual Console release. Specific dates have also not been forthcoming either.
Nintendo also announced during the same presentation that it intends to work on prioritizing the GamePad and making software that takes advantage of its unique hardware features.
What do you all think of this? Would you be excited to play old DS games on the Wii U Virtual Console? Are there any games you’d particularly like to see for the console? Let us know in the comments!
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