Euro Wii VC Update: Spooky Three from NES

By Shane Jury 31.10.2008 4

Never one to miss a trick, Nintendo have updated the Shop Channel with three Halloween-themed NES titles for this week.

First up is Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse from Konami, the third in the line of Castlevania NES games. You take control of Simon Belmont's ancestor, Trevor Belmont, as he takes on Dracula. Only 500 Wii Points.

Smash Bros Brawl players might recognize the main character from Devil World, an NES title developed by Shigeru Miyamoto. It is in many ways a Pac-Man clone, with its own unique twists. Also only 500 Wii points.

Although it sounds like an NES downgrade, Ghosts 'n Goblins from Capcom was actually the first to be released. The game brings along the series trademark of ultra-high difficulty intact, and is all yours for 500 Wii points.

Will you be purchasing any of these games today?

Update - Below is the full Press Release from Nintendo UK:

Devil World (500 Wii Points)
In Devil World you become the heroic dragon Tamagon, who must defeat evil by collecting dots inside a maze, and destroy enemies with your fire breath. However, you’ll need to keep an eye on the devil at the top of the screen, who instructs his minions to move the maze in random directions, trying to squash Tamagon within its walls.

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (500 Wii Points)
Set a century before the previous NES adventures (also on Virtual Console), Castlevania III follows Trevor Belmont and three new allies - Sypha Belnades, a young priestess, Grant DaNasty, a pirate and Alucard, Dracula's son - as they embark on their ominous mission to take on Dracula and his evil minions!

Ghosts ‘n Goblins (500 Wii Points)
Brace yourself for the NES version of the arcade hit - famed for its devilish challenge. As Arthur the knight, do you have what it takes to smite evil and brave some of the toughest levels ever created to save Princess Prin-Prin?

These new additions to the line-up join the list of 257 'classic' titles already available for Virtual Console in Europe.

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Interesting choices...Devil World - a character from that is in Captain Rainbow. I wonder if Nintendo UK is trying to familiarise us with some CR characters in preparation for a shock Euro release of Skip's quirky Wii game?

Let's hope so!

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

Smilie!

Where's Stwoong Baad!?

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Resigned to the first week of November it would seem...Damn NoE and its alternate VC/WiiWare weeks.

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

Mmm, you guys get Castlevania III, so what's to complain? Hopefully it will be available on Monday here in Mexico...

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