Nintendo's Wii U Virtual Console gets some GBA lovin'

Metroid Fusion Screenshot - Nintendo's Wii U Virtual Console gets some GBA lovin'

If you're looking forward to playing old Nintendo titles on your still relatively new Wii U console, you're in luck. There are new Game Boy Advance releases headed to the Virtual Console. Metroid FusionMario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Advance Wars are all available for $8.

While the Mario & Luigi franchise has been running well for Nintendo, we haven't seena  2D Metroid release since 2004's Metroid: Zero Mission. It's also the first release the series has seen (re-release or otherwise) since 2010's Metroid: Other M.

As for Advance Wars, the turn-based strategy franchise has been dormant since 2008's Advance Wars: Days of Ruin.

While this may fall into the "looking too much into it" category, I really, really hope that these Virtual Console releases re-ignite interest in both 2D Metroid and Advance Wars. I'll be careful to not get my hopes up, though.


Jake Valentine is a regular freelance contributor for GameZone. When he’s not writing about (or playing) video games, chances are he’s playing a board game, Magic: the Gathering, or obsessing over food. You can follow him on Twitter @hop3less.

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