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Wii U Spring Update Detailed

/ Apr 18th, 2013 No Comments

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Nintendo revealed upcoming plans for Wii U during Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct, including details on next week’s spring update.

The Wii U Spring Update is set to arrive next week. The update includes the official arrival of the Wii U Virtual Console. Nintendo is aiming to improve the long load times and other complaints about the console’s firmware.

In addition, players will be able to continue gaming with data transfers between USB drives and software downloading taking place in the background. Gamers will also be able to download and install updates automatically, without running the specific software. Downloads and installs can also be completed while the Wii U is powered down. Holding B at startup will bring players directly to Wii mode as part of the update.

[adsense250itp]The Panorama View of the GamePad is also set to arrive with the update. The view allows players to get a 360-degree view of the game world using the unique controller while playing compatible games.

Also included in the spring update is the Wii U Virtual Console. The Virtual Console offers classic titles from the NES and SNES for a fee. Games expected to be available at launch include Super Mario World, Super Metroid and Punch-Out. A few games were already introduced to the Virtual Console as an early preview. Nintendo announced cult classic Earthbound will be available on the Virtual Console sometime this year.

The previously announced New Super Luigi U DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U will release this summer. It is expected to arrive in June in Japan but no specific U.S. release date was announced. Nintendo revealed Luigi will be able to jump higher than his more popular brother. The DLC will also include shorter stages featuring a 100-second timer.

Additionally, Nintendo announced Pikmin 3 will release on Wii U Aug. 4, delayed from its original release window.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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