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VC titles not playable on the Gamepad screen?
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September 14, 2012, 06:33:53
 
Please be wrong, please be wrong, please be wrong...

Even worse, this article implies that the same would be true for Wii and WiiWare games. That's balls.

This eradicates 50% of the coolness of the Wii U concept. But they have to develop new Virtual Console emulators for Wii U, right? Unless... it would... cost extra money...

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Posted: 09/14/12, 06:33:53  - Edited by 
 on: 09/14/12, 06:41:47    
 
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Horrible and unforgivable if true. Wow.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 01:52:48


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 02:18:06
@nacthenud @DeputyVanHalen Well if it's not there, it should have been with VC. How hard would it have been to do it with VC?! Those games can't take much of the processing power / memory / etc.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 02:58:26
Being able to play VC games on the tablet would be amazing. I'm really disheartened to hear it won't have that ability. I really hope it's something they can fix later.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 04:43:14
The title should really read "Wii VC titles not playable on the Gamepad"


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 16:58:23
@Jargon
Hmm, that's kind of speculative, though. And I still see this as a rumor, for now. I want to hear what Iwata has to say about it.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 17:50:30
Anand said:
@Jargon
Hmm, that's kind of speculative, though. And I still see this as a rumor, for now. I want to hear what Iwata has to say about it.

Yeah, and NOA said that they'll have more to say about Virtual Console in the coming weeks before launch. So hopefully this will change. I don't think we can say anything definitively yet.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 18:29:39
@Anand

You could keep the question mark if you want. The point is, we have no reason to believe Virtual Console games that originate on the Wii U won't be playable on the tablet. This only affects things that began on the Wii.

We already know downloadable games like Trine 2 will be playable on the tablet right?


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:05:17
@Jargon
I don't necessarily disagree with your assumptions, but why make allowances in the thread title for a potential service that hasn't even been announced yet?

I dunno. To me, it seems obvious that Wii U software can leverage the Gamepad.

This is off-topic, but I just found out that BlOps 2 will be able to run co-op on the TV and Gamepad simultaneously. So no split! That's awesome. Lots of future potential for racing games, and such. Actually, Sonic & Sega might already support that. I remember that the Wii U version had some interesting features.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:11:23
@Anand

I'm just saying this is the equivalent of finding out that DSiWare games can't be saved on a 3DS SD card and posting "Downloadable games can't be saved to a 3DS SD card?" Unless you think Nintendo is going to give up the Virtual Console name and not release Wii U exclusive VC games, then I think the title is kind of misleading.

Honestly, I think I'd prefer playing split screen than being the guy stuck playing on the tablet.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:20:59
I'm inclined to agree with Anand, they haven't announced a Wii U VC yet, so as far as we know, all VC games will be confined to Wii Mode. DSiWare isn't really a fair comparison, since if you download DSiWare games on your 3DS, they're still confined to the system memory. Obviously eShop games will be playable on the GamePad, games have been announced.

And while I agree that it's likely that the VC will continue onto Wii U and have Wii U-exclusive features, it's certainly not a given when you look at how Nintendo has treated Virtual Console in the past.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:26:57
@rebonack

I don't really follow on why DSiWare isn't a fair comparison. My point is that DSiWare functions differently on 3DS than eShop games, despite being similar in concept, just like Wii VC will function differently than Wii U VC, if it exists.

And the fact that they continued the Virtual Console name from Wii to 3DS speaks well of the fact that it will continue to future systems, in my view.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:32:43  - Edited by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:34:53
I love when people make my arguments for me! I'm gonna go make pancakes, instead.

Jargon said:
Honestly, I think I'd prefer playing split screen than being the guy stuck playing on the tablet.
...but what if you were Grant?

I'd probably rather play on the tablet than split-screen. Split-screen always seems like such a compromise these days.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:33:11  - Edited by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:33:38
@Jargon Well because if you download DSiWare on 3DS, it functions exactly as it would on DSi, which sounds like how VC will be. There's no indication that the Virtual Console won't continue in the way DSiWare has -- downloadable on both systems, but functioning just as a Wii game would. With millions of Wiis out there, why not continue the service on both platforms, rather than Wii U-exclusive?

I'm not saying it's likely, and I tend to agree that VC games will probably (eventually) have Wii U functionality, but as of right now, all we know is that Virtual Console will only be playable in Wii Mode.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:38:45  - Edited by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:39:55
Did they ever post the transcript from the interview, like they said they would? I can't find it.

@rebonack

I think that's quite likely that they will continue releasing Wii VC games even after Wii U's launch. But I also think it's reasonable to assume that they will release Wii U only VC games, just like the continued release of DSiWare hasn't stopped Nintendo from releasing eShop only games.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 19:48:03
They might just release stuff on both. I mean, if they have the emulators. How much additional work would it be?

Oh, SOME?


Then they won't do it.

Regarding the VC, though, I'd be more worried about them not continuing the service at all.


Posted by 
 on: 09/15/12, 21:38:05
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