Well you kept saying you wanted F-Zero on the Wii U!

During today's Wii U Direct Satoru Iwata announced the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign, which has been devised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Famicom. Eagle-eyed readers will note that the Virtual Console doesn't officially launch until after Spring, when the system update addressing the slow loading times is applied, however the promotion is live in the Wii U eShop right now.

Wii U owners will be able to download a new classic NES or SNES title every month up until July for a recession busting 30 cents/30 pence, with that price being available for 30 days before the normal price is applied.

The release schedule for North America and Europe has now emerged and can be seen below:

January – Balloon Fight (NES)

February – F-Zero (SNES)

March – Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)

April – Kirby’s Adventure (NES)

May – Super Metroid (SNES)

June – Yoshi / Mario & Yoshi (NES)

July – Donkey Kong (NES)

Japanese Wii U owners will be getting more or less the same selection of games with a few differences. They will have the chance to download Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo and Mother 2 (EarthBound) instead of F-Zero and Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream. the full Japanese schedule is below.

January – Balloon Fight (NES)

February – Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo (Mystery of the Emblem) (SNES)

March – Mother 2 (EarthBound) (SNES)

April – Kirby’s Adventure (NES)

May – Super Metroid (SNES)

June – Yoshi’s Egg (Yoshi) (NES)

July- Donkey Kong (NES)

What are your thoughts on this promotion? Seven classic games for $2.10/£2.10 can't be bad, right?

[source kotaku.com]