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Yoshi's Story heads to Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow

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Yoshi's N64 adventure makes a comeback

Yoshi's Story arrives on the eShop tomorrow as the latest addition to Wii U's Virtual Console library. The Nintendo 64 game will cost $9.99 and, like other Virtual Console titles, will offer offscreen play.

Nintendo first launched the game in Japan back in 1997; it arrived stateside in spring 1998. The side-scrolling platformer, which had a unique storybook art style, serves as a sequel to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island for Super Nintendo. Players choose from a selection of Yoshi in the quest to take down Baby Bowser.

Until last year's Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, Yoshi's Story remained the latest home console release for Mario's trusty dinosaur companion. Wii owners got to replay the game when it launch on that console's eShop in 2007, 10 years after it first launched.