Lots of news from this mornings Nintendo Direct: Wii U virtual console is launching soon with upgrades that allow for off-TV gamepad play (and correct aspect ratio presumably)- those that transferred Wii VC purchases will be able to upgrade to the new features for $1-1.50 ea. Another system update will be provide faster load times for wii menu apps. Browser-based access and a smartphone app for Miiverse is on the way as well. Private community groups within Miiverse forums are coming as well (w Wii U Fit specifically mentioned). Pikmin 3's Miiverse features will include being able to take photos from the POV of any Pikmin that can be shared on Miiverse. Wind Waker HD is coming to Wii U this fall (though it has a slightly different art style with less cell shading). The next 3D Mario and Mario kart will be playable at E3, as well as the first look at Smash Bros. The new Yoshi game will be a 2D platformer in the style of Kirby's Epic Yarn with a dash of Yoshi's Story. An RPG/strategy crossover between Fire Emblem and another series I'm unfamiliar with was also announced, as well as a new trailer for The Wonderful 101 (which is shaping up to be a hybrid of Pikmin and Viewtiful Joe).