Nintendo confirms that WiiWare and Virtual Console games will transfer to the Wii U
The upcoming issue of Game Informer not only features a ten page blowout on New Super Mario Bros U but it also reveals some small Wii U system details that are likely to be officially revealed at tomorrow’s conference.
Most notably, Game Informer reconfirms what many had speculated that all WiiWare and Virtual Console games purchased on your Wii will transfer over to the Wii U. This looks like it will be do-able at launch, unlike the 3DS where transferring DSiWare wasn’t available right away.
Obviously the Wii U doesn’t support GameCube discs and the picture above from Game Informer doesn’t specifically mention GameCube games being available on the Wii U eShop. They could still reveal the addition of GameCube to the Virtual Console library tomorrow but as of right now it is still up in the air.
No word yet on whether VC games are playable on the Wii U game pad’s screen but we will likely get the yes/no on that in the next 24 hours.