The Nintendo Direct broadcasts had a few surprises included, and in a segment dedicated to The Legend of Zelda Nintendo of Europe had an extra treat in store; this is in the form of a couple of DS releases for the Wii U Virtual Console.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks are out now on the eShop in Europe as part of Zelda celebrations. They're part of a deal until 19th November, too - if you buy one for €9.99 / £8.99 you get the other for €4.99 / £4.49.

These titles, of course, utilised the stylus and DS touch screen for movement and attacks, so it'll be interesting to see which GamePad configuration suits it best.

At the time of writing no equivalent release has been confirmed for North America.

Are any of you in Europe planning to pick these up?