Well, Nintendo probably won’t be too happy about this news, but a new Wii U emulator has been released for modern PCs. Called Cemu and released on GBATemp earlier today, the program can run standard games for the system with keyboard controls and a 1920×1080 resolution.
It’s not exactly anywhere near complete (the emulator lacks audio support and crashes when trying to play more complex titles like Mario 3D World), but it’s definitely far enough along that Nintendo might have reason to start getting worried. New Super Mario Bros U and NES Remix seem to work fine for example:
Above: Screenshot by Thaikhoa of GBATemp
So yeah, there’s now a basic Wii U emulator available, and it’s likely that support for the more mainstream titles for the system (Mario Kart 8, Mario 3D World, Smash Bros for Wii U) isn’t too far off either. Can an already dying system cope with this sort of thing in the middle of its lifespan?
What do you think about this new emulator and the possibilities of playing Wii U games on home computers?