Back in February Nintendo announced that Game Boy Advance games would arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console in April, and has now confirmed an early treat on the way to the service. Surprisingly, it's not one of the games initially announced.

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that GBA original Advance Wars will hit the service on 3rd April, exciting news for fans of the turn-based war strategy series.

Nintendo of America has made no equivalent announcement as yet, but it seems like an exciting starting point for the GBA library on the Wii U.

Will you be downloading this and heading into battle?