Darius Twin And Metal Black Landing On Virtual Console?

By Spencer . June 10, 2009 . 7:19am

dariTaito pledged to support Virtual Console Arcade. So far they only released Space Invaders, but more shoot ’em ups might be on their way!


In addition to filing a trademark for something related to Lost Magic, Taito also re-registered Darius Twin and Metal Black. Both titles are names of Taito shooters from the early ’90s. Darius Twin came out for the Super Nintendo and Metal Black was an arcade/Saturn title.


Taito didn’t re-register these trademarks with out a reason so I’m predicting two Virtual Console releases in the future. I’ll leave it to you (the readers) to figure out what Samurai Ninja is related to.

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  • pressstart

    Ah, Darius Twins. That brings back memories. Nice 2 player game. I don’t really remember beating it without a Game Genie though >_>

  • Zefiro Torna

    Metal Black and Darius Twin are two perfect choices for Taito to debut on any download service. I’ll certainly pick up Darius Twin as I don’t currently own it on any format, Metal Black I may pick up again (despite having it on Taito Legends 2) since it’s hella awesome.

    Virtual Console will become my perfect home for classic shooters if only SNK would remember the service still exists…

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