If you are one of the 13.5 million owners one Nintendo Wii U and, contrary to expectations, you still regularly switch on the console, then a message flickers across your screens today. There is a firmware update!
It is the first firmware update for the console since September 2018. Truly a rapid year 2021 so far for the Wii U, for which we already learned in January that the Netflix app is discontinuing its service. Which rather reminded us that there is still no Netflix on Nintendo Switch.
However, as expected, the firmware update is unspectacular. It’s about stability. This is urgently needed because you will still be able to play Super Mario 64 on Nintendo Wii U!
You can currently do that with Super Mario 3D All-Stars on Nintendo Switch, but the collection will soon no longer be available if you missed the purchase. Super Mario 64 was once released for the Wii U’s Virtual Console, as was Super Mario Galaxy.
But good. If you build the Wii U again, you can also get the N64 out.
Nintendo Switch makes Wii U forget
Aside from today’s firmware update, Nintendo is making every effort so that we don’t have to miss the Wii U. It is now easier to enumerate all the Nintendo games for Wii U that Not for Switch. Most of the games have meanwhile been ported and in some cases also expanded, such as the current Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.
That’s a good thing, because it would be a shame if games like Bayonetta 2 were only accessible to such a limited audience. There aren’t many Wii U games left that are still missing. Which one are you missing?
via DualShockers, images: Nintendo