Virtual Console releases dwindle in Japan too


    mm2.jpgNintendo of America went used to release three or four Virtual Console games a week. Since WIiWare launched we get one or two since. While it’s great to get a steady stream of new content for the Wii, Nintendo is shifting their focus away from the past and towards the future.


    The Virtual Console drought is hitting Japan too where only ten games will be released this month. Mega Man 2 is sort of a highlight since they didn’t get Mega Man: Anniversary Collection. Parasol Stars is a quality game, but it’s questionable if we will see this TurboGrafx-16 game in North America since it was translated by the now closed Working Designs. Street Fighter II: Championship Edition and Sonic the Hedgehog on the Master System are superfluous. Street Fighter II: Turbo and Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis) have been on the Virtual Console for quite some time now.


    Here’s Japan’s dismal release schedule. Games marked with an asterisk are coming out on July 29.



    Mega Man*


    Mystery of Murasame Castle

    Mega Man 2


    Super Nintendo

    Gakkou Deatta Kowai Hanashi


    Sega Master System

    Sonic the Hedgehog


    Sega Genesis

    Street Fighter II Championship Edition*

    Lord Monarch



    Blood Gear*

    Eikan wa Kimini: Koukouyakyuu Zenkokutaikai

    Taito Chase HQ

    Dragon Saber

    Parasol Stars





    Images courtesy of Capcom. 

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