The Wii U Virtual Console is scheduled to launch a day after the upcoming system update, which is set to go live at some point this week.
Nintendo didn't give any specific date for the update, but it appears that it could be up and running as soon as Monday as the official website has already started listing release dates for Virtual Console games.
Excitebike, which is also available in the 3DS eShop, has been given a release date of Tuesday 23rd April suggesting the update could happen on Monday 22nd April.
The system update is set to significantly improve the loading times of the Wii U, something many have been crying out for since the console's launch.
Technically there are a few Wii U Virtual Console titles already available thanks to the trial campaign celebrating the Famicon's 30th anniversary, which allows you to pick up a classic title for just 30c/30p. Incidentally, Kirby's Adventure is the fourth game to be made available and you can download it right now.
It's not official but it certainly looks as though we'll be enjoying faster loading times and a brand spanking new Wii U Virtual Console very soon.
It looks like Excitebike will be available on day one and we know EarthBound is on the way. Which titles would you like to see in the Virtual Console when it launches? Let us know in the comments section below.