24 Wii VC devs ID'd

Service will offer new games as well as old; list of some participating publishers announced.

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Nintendo's plan for worldwide Wii domination is being laid out piece by piece today, and part of that plan includes the previously announced Virtual Console service.

In a press event earlier today, Nintendo of Japan president Satoru Iwata said that the Virtual Console would not only let gamers download and play older games on their Wii systems, but it would also play small Wii-exclusive games, as well. A number of such titles are already in development.

While those games will come eventually, the Virtual Console will at first focus on offering an array of vintage games. Iwata said that Nintendo will offer 30 downloadable retro games for the Japanese system's December 2 launch, with 60 available by the end of the year, and 10 more added each month thereafter.

To produce such a stream of content for the service, Nintendo has teamed up with other gamemakers. Check below for the list of announced publishing partners who will provide content on the Virtual Console.

Virtual Console partners:
Atlus
Bandai Namco
Banpresto
Capcom
Chunsoft
D4 Enterprise
Enterbrain
Hal Laboratory
Hudson
Irem
Jaleco
Kemco
Koei
Konami
NCS Masaya
Netfarm
Paon
Rocket Company
Sega
Square Enix
Sunsoft
Taito
Takara Tomy
Tecmo

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