Castlevania X and other Virtual Console games Japan gets in April

By Spencer . March 28, 2008 . 9:23am

cx.jpgWith WiiWare out in Japan it feels like Nintendo is slowing down with the Virtual Console. Thankfully, there are some games to look forward to next month like Phantasy Star III. Oh wait, North America already has Phantasy Star II and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which commands an unorthodox 100 Wii Point premium in Japan too. Well if you don’t have Metal Slug Anthology, SNK is releasing Metal Slug and Phelios is a unique take on the vertical shmup genre.


OK, there honestly isn’t much on the list that stands out compared to what North America already has. However, Japan gets Castlevania X: Chi no Rondo, better known now as Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. It’s arguably one of the best installments in the Castlevania series and a steal for 800 Wii Points ($8). A real bargain unless you purchased Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles last year, which includes Castlevania X: Rondo of Blood as part of the package.


Here is the complete list of Virtual Console games coming out in April. Games marked with a * will come out on April 1.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (600)*

Sky Kid*

Volguard II

Bokosuka Wars


Super Famicom (800)

Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shojo

Hercules no Eikou IV


Nintendo 64 (1000)

Hoshi no Kirby 


Master System (500)

Super Wonder Boy


Mega Drive

Musha Aleste*

Phantasy Star III (700)



PC Engine (600)

Crest of Wolf (800)*

Valkyrie no Densetsu*

Castlevania X: Chi no Rondo (800)

Digital Champ Boxing

Monster Lair (800)


Neo Geo (900)

Metal Slug

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  • Savory

    OMG, they get Musha Aleste on Mega Drive?!! O__O
    That’s one of my favorite shmups ever, but I’ve been loathe to spend $80+ on a complete copy of the US version. I really hope that one comes to the US, but who owns Seismic’s back catalog now?

  • @Savory – I can’t say for certain, but Naxat Soft is listed as the publisher. Something else notable is Paon, the company who developed Donkey Kong Bongo Blast, is somehow the publisher for Hercules no Eikou IV, which I thought was done by Data East.

  • Hero of legend

    Actually, Wikipedia’s Paon page says that Paon bought Data East’s games to put on the VC!

  • @Hero of legend – Now that explains something and raises more questions! What are they planning to do with all this intellectual property…

  • Shin

    Valkyrie no Densetsu
    Castlevania X: Chi no Rondo
    Metal Slug
    musha aleste
    super wonderboy

    that’s a lot of awesome games for such a short period of time !

  • EvilAkito

    Bokosuka Wars? That’s hilarious. I hope they release that one in the US as a VC import just as a mean practical joke.

  • EdgeKun

    Dracula X on Virtual Console? I don’t even know how to respond to that. ;o; Sadly it probably won’t be coming stateside any time soon (if at all) though. =\

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