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In news that’s sure to please retro gamers, several more Virtual Console titles will be making their way to the Japanese Wii U eShop within the coming weeks.

Mario Kart 64, Final Fantasy I & II and Super Mario 64 DS have all been announced as the latest old school games arriving on Nintendo’s Virtual Console service.

Mario Kart 64, first released in 1996, was the series’ first foray into 3D graphics. Since its appearance on the Nintendo 64, it was released on the original Wii Virtual Console in 2007, but had yet to see a re-release in the years that followed.


Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls, a Game Boy Advance re-issue of the original two titles, saw the addition of several new features and tweaks. Since its 2004 run, it had not received another release.

Super Mario 64 DS, an enhanced remake of the original Nintendo 64 version, was released as a launch title for the Nintendo DS and contained several new playable characters, revised graphics, multiplayer functionality and more. The Virtual Console version of the game was previously made available in Europe on December 24th.

The three games are set to make their Japanese Wii U Virtual Console debuts on January 6th, 2016.

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