Nintendo Everything: GBA
Here’s a neat little fact about GBA Virtual Console games on Wii U. It seems that Nintendo has gone out of its way to include the original paper manuals in the re-releases. Pretty awesome!
This may have been a bit expected, but now we have an official confirmation: Game Boy Advance titles on Wii U will not support multiplayer. The news comes straight from Nintendo, who have labeled all of the upcoming GBA games for Japan as single-player only. I imagine it would have been tough to pull off multiplayer since we’re talking about a console as opposed to a handheld, though some may find this disappointing in any case.
26th March, 2014 – Back in 2001, Nintendo delivered the next generation of portable entertainment in the shape of Game Boy Advance, a 32-bit handheld console with an intuitive design and a host of memorable titles. To celebrate some of the classic gaming moments delivered by this handheld gem, Nintendo will begin releasing Game Boy Advance titles on Nintendo eShop for Wii U Virtual Console starting next week, allowing fans and newcomers alike to enjoy some of gaming’s greatest highlights on the living room TV or o n their Wii U GamePad. In addition, Restore Points that save progress during gameplay and Miiverse connectivity both offer new features when enjoying these classic games.
A selection of GBA titles will be coming to Wii U from 3rd April, with a few of gaming’s most renowned characters kicking off the roster.
On 3rd April, three very different titles comprise the initial launch line-up:
Just in case you had any doubts with all of today’s Japanese trailers, the Game Boy Advance Virtual Console will officially be launching for Wii U next week. Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, WarioWare Inc., Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Golden Sun, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, and Advance Wars 1 + 2 will all be available.
Pricing is set at 702 yen for each GBA title. If you buy two, you’ll get the second game for 30 percent off.
At least in Europe, Game Boy Advance titles will begin arriving on the Wii U eShop next week. Nintendo’s UK page posted the message below, confirming that Advance Wars will be available on April 3.
It’s unclear at this time if any other GBA games will be joining Advance Wars in Europe next week.