Image: F-Zero box art. Nintendo.

Sweet relief, I’m one step closer to realizing my dream of playing Virtual Console games in bed, as opposed to being tethered to my couch.

Scott Moffitt has confirmed to ABC News that your Wii downloads will be transferable to the Wii U. The specifics are still unclear, but apparently an account restructuring will make the move possible.

No word on whether VC games will be playable on the GamePad’s screen, but there’s no good reason for Nintendo to not make that possible. The necessary controls are already right there on the tablet.

Source: IGN

Wii downloads will be transferable to Wii U