EarthBound, Legend of Zelda Game Boy Color Classics Headline Upcoming Nintendo Virtual Console Lineup


What’s that? Cult classic Super NES RPG EarthBound will be released later this year on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe? And Game Boy Color classics The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console on May 30? I love you, Nintendo. You’re the best!

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These exciting Virtual Console game announcements and more rocked the house for retro gamers during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation. Take a look at the vignette below to see some of the other retro favorites scheduled for the Wii U Virtual Console launch coming up shortly after a system update planned for next week. I spy Punch-Out and F-Zero, Excitebike and Kirby’s Adventure, Mega Man and Dr. Mario and oh so much more.

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