Nintendo announced during the Nintendo Direct that Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games are coming to the Wii U and are available today! Currently, Yoshi’s Island DS and Super Mario 64 are available for $9.99 each. April 9th they’ll be release Yoshi Touch & Go and Wario Ware Touched, April 16th they’ll release Donkey Kong 64, April 23rd they’ll release Mario Kart DS, and April 30th they’ll release Paper Mario. Each game listed will go for $9.99.
To add to this, both the DS Virtual Console and the N64 Virtual Console will have their own exclusive features. When playing DS games, you’ll have the option of using multiple screen layouts. This is so you can customize the experience for what you feel best suits the game. You can use just the TV, just the gamepad, both the TV and the gamepad, and even more that include different screen positioning. When playing N64 games, you can choose one of three different control schemes then change specific buttons to what you want or to match the layout of the N64. Also games that supported the Rumble Pack will rumble automatically on the Wii U Gamepad.
All Nintendo DS and Nintendo 64 games will be available to play on the Gamepad alone as well. Prices of Nintendo 64 titles will go for $9.99 to $11.99 and prices of Nintendo DS games will go for $6.99 to $9.99. Any Nintendo 64 titles you purchased on Wii and transferred over to Wii U will be available for $2 each.