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'F-Zero' to run in 60Hz on Wii U Virtual Console

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Nintendo has announced that the Wii U Virtual Console version of F-Zero will run in 60Hz for Europe.

The North American version of the classic SNES racing game will be released in Europe, which ran at full speed at 60Hz rather than the 50Hz PAL version.

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Last month Nintendo kicked off the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign promotion, releasing with one Virtual Console game discounted to £0.30 / $0.30 for 30 days.

The first game in the promotion was Balloon Fight, which European users discovered ran at 50Hz like the Wii Virtual Console.

50Hz was the standard frame rate before HD, and meant that games would run with borders and slower than their 60Hz counterparts in other regions.

The second game in the promotion is F-Zero which is available starting today on Wii U for the discounted price. After backlash from the 50Hz version of Balloon Fight, Nintendo has decided to release the 60Hz North American version.

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It is unknown if future Virtual Console titles on Wii U will continue to release at 60Hz, or if F-Zero is the exception.

Interestingly, Nintendo's latest handheld, the 3DS. runs NES and SNES games in 60Hz in Europe.

Nintendo will launch the full Virtual Console service on Wii U in late spring, with both NES and SNES games available and Game Boy Advance games releasing soon after.

Watch a video of F-Zero on the SNES below:

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