Nintendo of America has announced via its Facebook page that the Wii U Virtual Console will launch in the US this Tuesday, April 23.
Nintendo announced this week that a roster of classic NES and SNES titles will be available at launch on the service, including Super Mario World, F-Zero, Excitebike, Donkey Kong Jr, Super Metroid and Mega Man 1.
The platform holder also revealed it is aiming to bring cult SNES RPG Earthbound to the Wii U Virtual Console in both North America and Europe by the end of the year.
In addition to NES and Super NES games, titles from the Game Boy Advance and other systems will be available in the future.
Each title will have an official Miiverse community and games can be paused and returned to later using Restore Points.