Castlevania X and other Virtual Console games Japan gets in April

With 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.

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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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