Lufia And Darius Twin Coming To Virtual Console?

By Spencer . November 23, 2010 . 2:39am

imageSince Taito games have rights split among different publishers few have been released on Virtual Console in North America. But, maybe, just maybe, we’ll get Lufia & The Fortress of Doom and Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals.


Out of the blue, Taito trademarked a bunch of Super Nintendo titles. Darius Twin, Lufia & The Fortress of Doom, and Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals we’re filed in the USPTO. Darius Twin is available as a Virtual Console download in Japan, but both Lufia (Estpolis Denki) titles aren’t.


Taito trademarked these game names for a reason, probably because they’re going to be re-released somewhere. Virtual Console seems like a good bet since it wouldn’t require any extra work on Taito’s part, plus the Wii could use a few more RPG epics, even classic ones, in North America.

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  • Gelsa

    If Lufia 1 and 2 is released on european VC I’d be so happy! Though the first one was never released over here, we just got Lufia 2 so I’d guess it would have to happen during a Hanabi Festival?

    • Yes it was. I remember playing it on my SNES.

      • Gelsa

        You either played Lufia 1 with the help of a Converter OR you played Lufia 2 which was released in europe with the name “Lufia” because we didn’t get the first game. Kinda like how Final Fantasy did with the Snes-games.

  • Oooh, I hope so. I’d buy ’em.

  • LastFootnote

    “Virtual Console seems like a good bet since it wouldn’t require any extra work on Taito’s part”

    It would be nice if they’d at least fix the graphical bug that always happens near the end of Lufia 2, obscuring the entire screen for an event. But if past Virtual Console offerings are any indication, I won’t hold my breath.

    • AdamBoy64

      Oh whoa. I guess as I’ve never seen it in many PAL playthroughs… that it’s an NTSC Glitch?

      Well, it was fixed in the PAL version.. so you never know.
      They’ll probably take the laziest possible route, though.

    • Mischah

      You mean that underwater mermaid palace? With that certain weapon? Where nearly everything was black?

      I hated that place :(

  • It’d be nice if #SquareEnix actually funded the VC release of #Lufia 1 & 2, alongside #Darius Twin, since I’d love to play legendary RPGs and horizontal shmups that feed my craving for #pewpew.

  • In response to the main page screen grab: YOU CAN’T DO IT MAXIM, SHE’S BIGGER THAN YOU!

  • AdamBoy64

    This would be fantastic. I find it strange that a Lufia release on VC would happen ‘near’ the Lufia remake. But yeah, pretty exciting.

  • Zefiro Torna

    In the case of Lufia II, assuming these trademarks are Virtual Console related, this could show that Taito’s adoptive parents and Natsume worked something out once again. If so, this can only continue to lead to greater things…

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