Next month Nintendo will take a step backwards with the Super Smash Brothers series. The first game in the series, Nintendo All Star Dairantou Smash Brothers as its known in Japan, will be available as a Virtual Console download in Japan for 1,200 Wii Points ($12).
Gamers in Japan have to fork over an extra 200 Wii Points compared to a regular Nintendo 64 game for Super Smash Brothers, but Nintendo of America probably won’t pull this stunt. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Time had the same issue when it came out last January, but Nintendo of America gave it to us for 1,000 Wii Points ($10).
Since Nintendo of Japan is ready to release Super Smash Brothers as a Virtual Console game in 2009 we can look forward to getting it next year too. That’s about all we have to look forward to getting from Japan’s January 2009 Virtual Console schedule unless a lost translation of Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu is in a file cabinet just waiting to be unloaded as a Virtual Console import.
Here’s what Japan starts the year with.
Famicom (500 Wii Points)
Detective Saburo Jinguuji: The Dangerous Duo Part One*
Nintendo 64 (1,200 Wii Points!)
Super Smash Brothers
Master System (500 Wii Points)
Fantasy Zone II: Opa Opa no Namida
Mega Drive (600 Wii Points)
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Rastan Saga 2 *
Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu (800)
Spriggan mark 2(800)
Images courtesy of Nintendo.