Wii U Virtual Console unlikely to get any more classic SNES titles

Fans of the 16-bit Super Nintendo are unlikely to see any more of the console’s classic games arrive on the Wii U’s Virtual Console, a notable publisher claimed on Friday.

Natsume’s community manager Cee-Cee said its library of classic SNES games were unlikely to land on the Wii U due to a lack of interest from Nintendo.

Cee-Cee said (via Engadget): ”At this point, it’s unlikely we’ll see any other Natsume SNES games coming to the Virtual Console, as Nintendo’s interest has moved onto other classic systems.”

Responding to fan questions, Natsume said the decision to publish games is made by Nintendo, which approaches the publisher in order to make it work.

Cee-Cee added: “The titles for Virtual Console are handled by Nintendo. The publisher and Nintendo discuss which classic titles would be a good fit and have the best potential to sell. Once a title is agreed upon, Nintendo and the publisher work together to bring that title to the designated system, with Nintendo doing the bulk of the work.”

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Earlier this month, Nintendo announced a host of iconic titles from past consoles were coming to the Virtual Console emulator, but no SNES games were featured in the list.

Over the coming weeks Super Mario 64 and Donkey Kong 64 will hit the Wii U, alongside the likes of Yoshi’s Island DS and Mario Kart DS.

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