Nintendo has announced that users can play older games of Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS on Wii U's using an app called Virtual Console, through software emulation.
Nintendo 64 titles of which 21were available on the console's predecessors have been absent from the Wii U's Virtual Console. Wii U owners could still access those original titles by launching their console into a separate Wii interface, but the experience was not up to the mark.
Nintendo DS titles are also long-awaited on Wii U. When the Wii U launched with a giant touch screen and stylus in its main controller, most assumed DS Virtual Console support will b launched shortly.
Nintendo said it's going to support several layouts to emulate the dual-screen interface, letting uses send the top screen to their TV while they use the controller as the bottom half of the DS or keeping everything on the Wii U remote.