Virtual Console Outlook for Japan in June: Paper Mario and Breath of Fire 2

By Spencer . May 28, 2007 . 2:41pm

Nintendo updated the official Virtual Console list for Japan with a list of games that they will be getting next month. Two RPGs are on the list Paper Mario ad Breath of Fire, three if you count Shining in the Darkness which was delayed a month. Paper Mario is coming out at a good time. Two months after Super Paper Mario’s release gamers in Japan are probably done with it, but Nintendo can capitalize on that audience by releasing Paper Mario.

 

Breath of Fire II is an anomaly since Capcom neglected to release Breath of Fire 1 on the virtual console. Sure the games don’t connect and BoF II is arguably better than Breath of Fire 1. But why did Capcom skip out on releasing Breath of Fire 1 before the sequel? Speaking of sequels, June is Sega Summer sequel month with Ecco the Dolphin 2, Golden Axe 2 and Sonic 2.

 

May 29 (Tuesday)

Battle Lode Runner

Hybrid Front* (700 Points)

F-Zero X

Magical Drop

 

Famicom / NES (500 Points)

Adventures of Lolo

Front Line

Field Combat

Pooyan

Famicom Mukashi Densetsu: Shin Onigashima (this was a Famicom Disc System game sold in two parts. Nintendo is selling both episodes together for 600 points instead of the standard 500 points for a Famicom game)

 

Super Famicom / SNES (800 Points)

Breath of Fire 2

 

Nintendo 64 (1,000 Points)

Mario Story (known as Paper Mario in the US)

 

Mega Drive / Sega Genesis (600 Points)

Golden Axe 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Ecco the Dolphin 2

Shining in the Darkness (sold for 700 points, delayed from May)

 

PC-Engine / TurboGrafix-16 (600 Points)

The Kung Fu

Neutopia 2

Devil Crush

Silent Debuggers

Bonk 3 (also delayed from May)


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  • jeffx

    Because BoF 1, while classic, was terrible overall. BoF2 was a lot better.

  • Veilknight

    Talk about a strong line-up of titles heading to Japan on the Virtual Console this June. There’s enough here to satisfy any gamer, especially in the RPG department. It’s certainly a good thing for those looking forward to add a few quality RPGs to their library of VC titles.

    As usual, I wouldn’t be surprised if America ended up getting the short end of the stick, getting to miss out at the many translated RPGs Japanese gamers will be receiving shortly. I can understand Hybrid Front, considering the time and effort it would actually take to properly take up the endeavor to localize such a title, but there’s really no excuse for bringing over Shining in the Darkness, Paper Mario, and Breath of Fire 2 sooner than later.

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