Wii 2 (Project Cafe) to have HD Virtual Console?

The following information should be considered as a rumor. Proceed with cation…. The following news is about Wii 2 (Project Cafe’s) Virtual Console. Let me know what you think:

* A “select group” Virtual Console games will be made available in HD (High Definition) for Project Cafe.

*Not all VC games will be made available in high definition. This is due to the money, time, and effort that would be required to convert each game to high definition. Also, not all classic games convert to high definition perfectly. Each game must be individually re-done to take advantage of widescreen HD resolutions and aspect ratios. They will be re-done similarly to how classic games are being redone to take advantage of 3DS’s 3D capabilities.

*Some SNES/Genesis games won’t ever get a high definition widescreen treatment because they turn into a blurry or pixilated mess when converted to widescreen high definition. This is because they weren’t originally designed with widescreen high definition television’s in mind.

*Virtual console games are transferable to Project Café. But if you want the high definition (HD) version of a Wii 1 virtual console game instead of the standard version you own now, you will have to pay full price for the high definition version.

* Nintendo has found a sneaky way to get you to rebuy games that you already bought on virtual console.

*You will NOT receive a free upgrade from standard definition virtual console game that you bought on Wii 1 to a HD version of the same game. If you want HD version, you have to rebuy the game.

*Sega is getting ready to port some of their “Xbox Live Arcade” Genesis HD games (like Sonic) on Project Cafe’s virtual console service.

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  1. […] My Videogame News has posted an article stating that Nintendo plans to offer HD versions of a “select group” of current Virtual Console games. Nintendo has been said to have opted out of the idea to make all of their current downloadable classics available in HD, and this is due in large part to all the money and work required to convert an SD title to HD. If true, each revamped Virtual Console title will also support a high-definition widescreen viewing option, but some systems (i.e. Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games) will not be available in a widescreen format – because it’d be too difficult to get the increased screen space up to HD standards. […]

  2. The 5th one is obvious. Wii VC games are tied to your specific console and cannot be transferred between Wiis. If there’s anything sneaky going on, it’s that Nintendo will make some stupid excuse that people can’t transfer their VC titles to Project Cafe.

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