New Super Mario Bros.

About a month ago, Nintendo finally got around to expanding its Virtual Console service by fulfilling its promise to add Nintendo DS games to the catalogue. The titles announced for the launch have all since released, but Nintendo has since remained silent on what we can expect to arrive in the future. Though there's still no official word, it appears that another DS classic is likely to soon arrive on the Virtual Console.

A rating for New Super Mario Bros. recently appeared on the ESRB website with the Wii U listed as a platform, leading many to believe that a Virtual Console release is imminent. New Super Mario Bros. was somewhat revolutionary for its time, as it was the first main series 2D Mario platformer to be released after Super Mario World, nearly fifteen years later. Since then it's spawned a sub-series of rather derivative games, but nonetheless it'll be a worthy inclusion on the Wii U VC.

Will you be picking this up whenever it comes to the Virtual Console? What other DS games would you like to see arrive on the platform? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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