Commodore 64 Coming To Wii Virtual Console

The Wii just keeps getting better the more retro it becomes.

As much as new games like Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption are fine ways to wile away the hours on your Wii, sometimes all you really want is a bit of quick drop-in gaming to waste a few minutes. The Virtual Console, then, is a great boon to any Wii player offering classics like the hilariously fun Battle Lode Runner, and it’s about to get even better with the addition of Commodore 64 titles.

Better still, for the time being this is a Europe only deal, a rare treat. First up for download are a mere two titles, Internatonal Karate and Uridium, but Nintendo and Commodore Gaming promise “regular updates” to resurrect a much larger selection of the C64 back catalogue.

As you all know, the C64 is the single best selling computer system of all time with some 4,000-odd titles produced for it in total. Obviously not all of these are going to be on the VC (some deservedly remaining locked up) but nonetheless, there are numerous truly awesome games which I for one am just itching to play again. C64 games will set you back 500 Wii points a piece (about £4 in real money) and the first pair of titles should be available soon.

Press Release.

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