Mega Man Comes to Wii U Virtual Console... Tomorrow

a7f13200a3ab5b2031bdc2869546a20c When it rains, it pours. Our last bit of news during this little flood of items comes from Brelston at Capcom Unity. He reveals that Yacht Club Games aren't the only ones who will be having a "Mega Man," as in addition to the NES version of Mega Man 5 coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, the previously reported Wii U Virtual Console version of the first Mega Man will be arriving... tomorrow (Thursday, May 2nd as of this writing).

It will soon be followed by Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts on May 16th, and Ghosts 'n Goblins on May 30th, with these just being the tip of the iceberg. What's more, we already know that Rockman 3 hit the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan today, so it may not be long before it and its prequel reach our shores.

For those unfamiliar with how this whole Wii U Virtual Console thing works: You can port your Wii Virtual Console games over to the Wii U, but they will continue to run in that console's dedicated Wii Mode, just as they did on the original Wii. For games which have been enhanced to take advantage of the Wii U Virtual Console's extra features, you can purchase the upgrades for an extra dollar.

This gives you the ability to use save states at any place and any time, reconfigure button layouts, play off the TV screen on the system's GamePad, and have its own Miiverse community, where you and fellow players can share accomplishments, screenshots, pictures (some rather amazing), and messages. It's sort of like being on the internet, but a lot less hateful.

Truth be told, it's not a bad deal for a dollar, and certainly better than buying the whole thing over again at full price (re: Nintendo 3DS). But if you don't care for that stuff, you can still play your original Wii Virtual Console version without for no charge.