Wii U won’t upscale Wii games

Nintendo’s new console, Wii U, does many exciting things with lots of lovely HD power. One trick it can’t perform however is upscaling old Wii games. Bummer.

After speaking to Marc Franklin, head of Nintendo’s public relations, GiantBomb is reporting that while the Wii U will indeed be backwards compatible as far as the Wii, it won’t be mixing in any technical wizardry like texture filtering.

HD Metroid Prime? Not just yet, we’re afraid.