Wii U Virtual Console, GameCube Downloads to be Announced Tomorrow?

If you missed the news earlier, Nintendo is holding a special Wii U Direct tomorrow, which is set to focus on new Wii U games and services. GenGAME writer Alex Plant speculated that we might finally get word of the long-awaited Wii U Virtual Console service, and NeoGAF user Aquamarine believes the source code for the Nintendo Direct page in the UK supports this.

A quick search through the source code for the Nintendo Direct page reveals the phrase “wiiu_virtualconsole” as well as a number of references to older Nintendo systems, including “nintendo_gamecube.”

source code

Are we finally getting the reveal of GameCube games on the Wii U Virtual Console? Stay tuned for our coverage tomorrow and find out.

Source: NeoGAF

  • Alex Plant

    I’m suspecting the “system values” are just a list of platforms in the database… but that’s definitely a Wii U Virtual Console listing.

    • Erimgard

      I wonder if we’ll get some specifics in terms of games revealed for VC.

      • Alex Plant

        Honestly, as long as I can play my existing VC library on the GamePad, I’ll be happy.

  • …….

    Pokemon Mini???

    • Alex Plant

      It was a small, short-lived Pokemon centric handheld game device.

  • Ibi Salmon

    This is interesting. I hope they announce something of the sort tomorrow.

  • Burt

    I checked it out and it’s part of the sitemap div at the bottom of the page, probably just unused navigation code.

  • Christoffer Treyz

    this whole virtual console section and gamecube corner is a total mystery to me. i mean like, every new console they are selling the same stoneage titles again. they are charging and charging for the same stuff they already charged not only 25 years ago but every new consoles-gen we are to pay for the same games again if nintendo had their way. when will people wake up from this nightmare? why is everybody keen on paying money over and over again for the same product? something is totally wrong here.

    • Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

      Well for starters, some people no longer own these products or the consoles to play them on. Secondly, some of the games are hard to find. Thirdly, people like to play the classics becaues they are GOOD. When you can compact your entertainment area down to a singular console why wouldn;t you? It;s combersome to have a NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, and a Wii U all hooked up at the same time.