Today's Nintendo Minute (guest starring Capcom USA's own Brett Elston) delivers good news for Battle Network fans in the west. The original Mega Man Battle Network will be making its way to the North American Wii U Virtual Console next Thursday, July 31st. You can check out the announcement at the 2:45 mark above.
No word yet on price, though $7-$8 is anticipated. We'll have all the details next week!
Thanks to Axl_abe for the tip.