Nintendo Wii News | Treasure Confirms Sin & Punishment Return

By Adam Riley 05.01.2007 8

Many gamers have been wondering when Treasure's classic N64 game Sin & Punishment would be released on the Virtual Console, or if it had in fact been cancelled. The answer has now been revealed!

In an interview between 1UP and the president of Treasure, Masato Maegawa, the following question was asked and answered:

1UP: So when are we going to see Sin & Punishment?

Masato Maegawa: Ah yes, it was on the Virtual Console list that Nintendo released a while back. They are planning to put it out on VC at some point, but it's probably going to be a while still. It's really up to Nintendo in terms of how they want to stagger things out - they could probably put 1,000 games on there tomorrow if they wanted, but obviously they don't want to do that.

But the question remains whether or not Nintendo will bring this to the Western Virtual Console system as well, since it was basically translated already for the US. The interview also contains some very intriguing tidbits of information about other Treasure games appearing on the VC, as well as a new Wii game being planned:

1UP: Speaking of online services, Gunstar Heroes recently released on the Virtual Console. Are we going to see more Treasure titles on there soon?

MM: There are four of our Genesis titles that are legally OK to release on the Virtual Console now, so it's probably just a matter of time. We're also considering putting them on Live Arcade.

1UP: How about Nintendo? Treasure has traditionally been very supportive of Nintendo platforms, so we're wondering if you have plans for the Wii.

MM: We love the Wii and want to work on it in the future, but right now we've got our hands full with the 360 and DS. It's just a matter of freeing up people in order to create a team to work on it. But absolutely, in the future, we'll make a Wii game. We've already been in discussions with Nintendo about it. We're just brainstorming right now, but I am already certain we'll be able to do something really unique with it.

All pleasing news indeed! Which games would you like to see appear on the VC - Mischief Makers perhaps? Share your thoughts in the forum below.

To read the full interview, follow this link.

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( Edited on 05.01.2007 14:04 by Slydevil )

IANC said:
Dude yuor totally awesome. And i won't be killing you anytime soon.

Here's hoping Sin and Punishment does come to the VC here in Europe, I really wanted to get my hands on that game when it was released way back when...

Trying to think of a witty signature after 'Hacker-gate'...

Do they hold back the good games so people buy more proper games instead of getting cheap games off VC?

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

This is the reason why the VC exists. If they resfuse to give us Sin & Punishment, then the VC sucks.

They are being very canny with the VC. It's a great way to make money. First up, they use Wii Points, so when you buy a game it doesn't feel like you are spending money, indeed the whole idea of spending anything is just about removed from the whole experience. They release the crappy games first off with a few good ones thrown in to make people spend money to check it out and test it out, get addicted and then after a while they throw in the great games that they know everyone will buy. Chuck into that the delay of the Stars Catalogue/Wii Points dealio and you have Nintendo being oh so very business-minded and just a little bit nasty if you ask me.

Trying to think of a witty signature after 'Hacker-gate'...

Wasnt this game only released in Japan and not anywhere else. Dont expect this to come to European Wiis, Nintendo dont like you playing other country's exclusive games on there virtual console system even though they speculated that they could easily allow you to do so.

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I wanted Sin & Punishment and was mad when it didn't come state side. I did get it in the wrong way when I complained about it to Nintendo fans...

I sold my soul to Sony for a PS3...

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