Nintendo Direct: Wii U Virtual Console Update Hits Soon

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A Wii U update loaded with improvements initially announced during last week’s Nintendo Direct conference is expected to hit sometime this week, a report from NBC News signaled.

The Virtual Console will become available through the Nintendo eShop and make it possible for Wii U owners to pay classic titles from past systems.

The platform also makes it possible for users to save and back-up game progressions and introduces Miiverse communities for the old school games.

Meanwhile, Nintendo has detailed a deal to go along with the Virtual Console’s introduction.

“July 15, 2013 is the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Family Computer (Famicom), known as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES™) in the United States. In anticipation of the launch of the Virtual Console service on Wii U this Spring, Nintendo will celebrate the anniversary by releasing a Virtual Console title each month at a 30-day special reduced price of 30 cents*. You’ll find these and all future Virtual Console titles within the Nintendo eShop, a digital storefront accessible from your Wii U console,” stated the company via its website.

During last week’s Nintendo Direct conference, the Nintendo also detailed plans for new 3DS games including a new title for the Zelda series.