Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Virtual Console Update and More in Wii U System Update

Wii U owners got an email on Tuesday letting them know a new update is available for the Wii U. Among other things, this finally releases the Wii U's augmentation of the Virtual Console, which allows players to play some Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Game Boy Advance titles on their TV or Wii U Game Pad. Unfortunately, players who bought the titles for the old Wii virtual console can only play their game in "Wii Mode" after transferring their games to the new console and must pay $1.00 for NES or $1.50 for SNES titles to upgrade the game for all of the Wii U's features.

This update also launches the Wii U Panorama View, which lets console owners take video tours of "exotic" locales, like London, Kyoto, and Rio be Janeiro. During the tour you can use the Wii U controller as a kind of virtual window/portal and move it around to get different perspectives of your surroundings.

You can read more about the update on Nintendo's website, or if you own a Wii U, just connect it to the internet and try it out for yourself.

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