The latest issue of Game Informer reveals that purchases that were made on the Wii can be transferred over to the Wii U. The method is yet to be revealed. Certainly, this is exciting news for everyone that has spend several dollars on large libraries of WiiWare and Virtual Console games. What the scan also shows is something obvious, the Wii U will play Wii games, but it will not play Gamecube games.
Game Informer will have a special edition of their magazine next month with a little bit more focus on the Wii U and some of its games. They have now confirmed two new games, Metroid Blast and Balloon Trip Breeze!
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A recent interview with Scott Moffitt, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo, at ABC News has confirmed that digital downloads purchased on the Wii can be transferred over to Wii U. This must mean that all Virtual Console and WiiWare games can be directly transferred over the Wii U. The exact way on doing this is still a mystery. Scott briefly went over the Wii U’s account system, stating, “You will have an individual account based system. Each member of your family might have their own account.” In its report, ABC News said that there’s no brightness controls for the Wii U GamePad. This sounds a bit weird since earlier we heard that the Gamepad's battery life depends on how the brightness settings are set on the Gamepad itself. One thing that we can say for sure is that all Wii U consoles will be sold with a charging cradle. I can also assume at this point since we did see a USB port on the top that this may function also as a way of charging the Gamepad.
This gave me chills. So excited for this game!