Update: For people reading this now, this is a RUMOR and could not happen. But enough support indicates this may happen at some point, so please read this with caution. Thank you for your time and I hope you enjoy this article!
Twitter user Ehm dug through patches released on the Wii U and found on the JP Nintendo servers/patch files a number of Nintendo 64 games coming to the Virtual Console Service. This includes confirmed titles like Majora’s Mask and old Wii Nintendo 64 Virtual Console games but some key titles caught my eye.
The listing shows games like Bomberman, Biohazard 2 (Resident Evil 2), and Geomon; showing that Capcom and Konami are going to be adding there titles to the service in the future. But the most interesting part of this whole thing, is that a few Rare titles are part of the list: Goldeneye 007, Banjo-Tooie & Perfect Dark. This surprised me the most, as Rare is owned by Microsoft and many of their N64 games listed like Banjo Tooie and Perfect Dark got released on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Even more shocking that Goldeneye is part of the list, as Nintendo & Microsoft were trying to come to a deal regarding that game during the Wii/360 Generation.
Considering Microsoft worked with Nintendo on Donkey Kong 64’s Wii U VC release and Minecraft Wii U (with Mario-themed DLC), this isn’t that unexpected. Ehm clearly stated that this could be wrong and that Nintendo’s servers are not always correct; these slots could be simple place-holders for other N64 games they have planed on the VC service.
We will update the story as it develops.
Source: Twitter via NeoGaf