Well, I didn't think this would happen, but the Commodore 64 has just been added to the Wii's Virtual Console, meaning that now about nine systems have been added. Two games have been added to the European Wii Shop Channel so far, International Karate and Uridium, and will cost 500 Wii points each (£3.50). We have yet to see the following systems added: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Apple II/IIgs, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Tandy TRS-80/CoCo, VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, and any other platform supported by MobyGames.
(Edited by DANIEL HAWKS ! (1843), Feb 23, 2008)Re: Commodore 64 added to Virtual Console
DANIEL HAWKS ! (1843), Feb 23, 2008
I've heard rumors about this for a while. Actually not long after the Wii launched. I wonder if Wasteland will show up there.
Fantastic news, and hopefully other computer systems will follow. Of course, the rights for the C64 won't include the games, so they'll have to get the games publishers and developers of the past on board. Infogrames and Eidos own a fair few classic 80s/90s companies (Ocean, US Gold and Gremlin in particular, although US Gold mainly did imported US games and arcade conversions, so they may not have all the rights), so they could be the key ones.
DANIEL HAWKS ! Wrote:
Before that Nintendo needs to start selling Wii Classic Keyboard. ;-)
I still prefer original systems and (free open source) emulators. Nintendo only *hires* the Virtual Console games, you will never own them.
Actually, the Wii already has an USB port at the back of it with which you can plug a keyboard in.
Actually according to Nintendo of Europe, the Commodore 64 games will be available later this year.