Wii U Virtual Console News: GameBoy Advance Classics Arrive in April; Nintendo Announces Metroid Fusion, Advance Wars, and More

Nintendo has revealed the release date schedule for its classic Gameboy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console, and the titles will be coming in April.

On April 3 a trio of classic Gameboy Advance games will be arriving for $7.99 on the Wii U; Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion. On April 10, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$! will arrive on the Wii U for $6.99.

Super Mario Bros. 3, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, an Golden Sun are dated for April 17. SMB3 is for the Wii U and 3DS, and is only $4.99. F-Zero is $6.99 and Golden Sun is $7.99. Both are for the Wii U. On April 24, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 will be launched on the Wii U for $7.99.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata made the announcement that these game were coming at last month's Nintendo Direct presentation. The first confirmed games for the Virtual Console were: Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 with new games being added every month.

Japan will first receive Super Mario World, WarioWare, Golden Sun, F-Zero, and Advance Wars. On April 30, The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, Wario Land 4, Mario Tennis Advance, and Mario & Luigi RPG will be added.

A lot of Game Boy Advance games are already available online for the 3DS, and it is questionable as to why the games are not being put out with a focus on handheld. Either way, early comments and reactions for the news have been in favor of the idea as Nintendo continues to bring its classics back.