The age-old rivalry between Sega and Nintendo may be all but over, but that doesn't mean the two companies are sharing everything
with each other. Case in point: the distinct lack of Sega games on the Wii U Virtual Console. Case in sad
point: that situation may not change anytime soon, if ever.
to a Twitter user's question about plans to bring Sega games to the Wii U Virtual Console, Yosuke Okunari - a company producer who has worked on 3DS conversions of classics like Outrun
and Space Harrier
- said plainly that "there are no such plans." Not all hope was dashed however, as Okunari suggested the fan make their desires known to Sega West.
So the bad news is the Wii U Virtual Console shall be sorely lacking Sega favorites like Sonic The Hedgehog
, Golden Axe
, Altered Beast
or - let's face it, everyone's favorite - Vectorman
, at least for now. The good news is you can still play most games released for the original Wii's Virtual Console by going through the Wii U's emulation software by selecting the "Wii Menu" channel on the console's start menu. You'll have to use a Wii Remote or Classic controller to play the thing, and you won't have access to that game's Miiverse or off-TV options like you would if it were native to the Wii U Virtual Console, but technically
you can still play.
So on the bright side, you're not actually missing out on access
to some of these games, it's just time-consuming and inconvenient! Yay?