While it never reached the same level of success as its predecessor, the Wii U Virtual Console is slowly amassing a rather nice catalog of games, which includes both handheld and console games from Nintendo’s illustrious past.
As reported by Polygon, a new batch of games is headed to both the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Consoles tomorrow as part of the eShop’s weekly update. On the Wii U, fans of Mario can pick up Super Mario 64 DS; the remake of the original Super Mario 64 which released back in 1996. This enhanced version adds a multiplayer mode and mini-games, along with new playable characters, including Yoshi, Luigi and Wario. These new characters each have their own unique powers and abilities, and gamers will be able to give them a go using the Wii U’s off-screen mode.
For those who have a penchant for fighting titles, Nintendo is also releasing a slew of Street Fighter games, which are available exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS. Street Fighter 2 Alpha, Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers will be available as of tomorrow. Each of the Street Fighter titles will cost $7.99 (as of now, there is no discount for purchasing all three titles), while Super Mario 64 DS will be available for $9.99.
Unfortunately, due to the lack of processing power on the original 3DS hardware, these re-releases of Street Fighter (along with all other SNES games) will only be available for the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL.