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VoodooTrumpet

Does no-one else think it'd be an easy win offering certain Wii retail titles (or all of them) on the Wii U eShop or through the Wii eShop? Surely the resources required to offer these games for download are insubstantial and could offer many gamers the opportunity to play hard-to-acquire Wii titles easily on their Wii U?

For example: either of the Zeldas, either of the Galaxy games, Xenoblade Chronicles, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Zack & Wiki, Little King's Story, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Battalion Wars 2, etc.

I can understand a reluctance of offering the same with N64 or Gamecube games but the Wii U can run Wii discs as it is. Easy money maker, no?

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VoodooTrumpet wrote:

Does no-one else think it'd be an easy win offering certain Wii retail titles (or all of them) on the Wii U eShop or through the Wii eShop? Surely the resources required to offer these games for download are insubstantial and could offer many gamers the opportunity to play hard-to-acquire Wii titles easily on their Wii U?

For example: either of the Zeldas, either of the Galaxy games, Xenoblade Chronicles, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Zack & Wiki, Little King's Story, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Battalion Wars 2, etc.

I can understand a reluctance of offering the same with N64 or Gamecube games but the Wii U can run Wii discs as it is. Easy money maker, no?

I wouldn't be against it but I am not sure how much work it would require on Nintendo's side. They might be working towards more universal type of VC and that might not work well with Wii currently, I have no idea what is going on at Nintendo, so I don't think anyone really knows if it would be "easy money" according to Nintendo's plan. But I also wouldn't say no to a eShop HD port of XenoBlade Chronicles to hold us over until XenoBlade Chronicles X... just an idea lol

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Boshar

I would prefer GameCube titles. The Wii games are not that hard to find and you van already run them from disk. With the 3rd party support drying up Nintendo could use Classic GameCube titles to broaden the available game styles on Wii U (hopefully with some updates in res and textures).

I would like a better integration of Wii support without rebooting and maybe some sharpening and up scaling. Thie Wii U as is unlocks an incredible game library on Wii U and VC. I might eventually get me a PS 4 but at the moment the Wii U is my main console.

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Sean_Aaron

I think that's a great idea with a bit of up scaling. I think it all depends upon how many big titles Nintendo has plotted over the life of the system. The New Play Control GameCube re-releases on Wii should be a good indicator that this is a real possibility once the big franchise releases have been covered. Obvious candidates would be relating to franchises that are very popular and present or have no known entries in the pipeline. I think a good short list of candidates would be:

Super Mario Galaxy 1&2 (a bundle would be quite enticing)
Pikmin 1&2 (both appeared on Wii under the NPC brand, but I think Pikmin 3 could have rekindled/expanded interest in the series and Pikmin 2 is hard to find in GameCube or Wii versions)
Metroid Prime Trilogy (this is screaming for an HD update and Gamepad point-to-look controls - visor swap on the fly using the Gamepad would be super smooth)
Xenoblade Chronicles (best RPG on the Wii and would a missed opportunity to not re-release it to build hype for the Wii U "sequel")
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess & Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (separate releases I think; they're the previous entries in the series following Wind Waker and would neatly fill gaps preceding the new Wii U game)
Fire Emblem (possibly bundle with an HD version of the GameCube game to which the Wii title was a direct sequel, but it should have a similar look feel control-wise)

I'm surprised they aren't transferring WiiWare titles into the eShop. Obviously new contracts would be required with third parties, but a lot of those games weren't too demanding visually and would work well without needing an HD coat of paint (thinking Art Style here). Outreach to third parties offering good terms (including WiiWare revenue by back-dating the new terms would be a nice gesture for people who didn't get paid the first time around) seems like a no-brainer, but maybe they did that already and nobody bit? I know I'd like to see Konami's ReBirth games on Wii U and Taito's games amongst other third party WiiWare titles.

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Grumblevolcano

I would love to see WiiWare games in the eshop (especially Mega Man 9 and 10) though not full retail games. I'd much rather see full retail games from consoles that aren't compatible like N64 and GCN.

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Randomname19

Boshar wrote:

I would prefer GameCube titles. The Wii games are not that hard to find and you van already run them from disk. With the 3rd party support drying up Nintendo could use Classic GameCube titles to broaden the available game styles on Wii U (hopefully with some updates in res and textures).

I would like a better integration of Wii support without rebooting and maybe some sharpening and up scaling. Thie Wii U as is unlocks an incredible game library on Wii U and VC. I might eventually get me a PS 4 but at the moment the Wii U is my main console.

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Sean_Aaron

Some Wii games are actually pretty rare: Fire Emblem and Pikmin 2 last time I checked. Heck you'd be hard-pressed to find Xenoblade Chronicles without shelling out new game prices for a second-hand copy!

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MrWalkieTalkie

Well it's certainly not impossible. If we can download full Wii U titles, then we could definitely get Wii games on the eShop. But when is the main question, and I'm not so certain on when that would be.

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