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Nintendo Wii News | New Systems Added to the Virtual Console!

The time many have been waiting for has finally come: Nintendo has confirmed two new systems will be made available on the Wii's Virtual Console, plus Square Enix announces its first game. First of all is the revelation that the MSX will finally be coming to the Virtual Console, along with newcomer, the NeoGeo! This has been revealed in a new update on Nintendo's website. The MSX games will cost 800 points each and some will definitely have a chance of making it to Europe considering the system was in fact released here.

As for Square Enix, whilst it was confirmed it was on-board the Virtual Console at last year's unveiling, nothing had been forthcoming to date. Now, though, it is delving into its Enix-history for a release of the SNES favourite Actraiser (developed by the now defunct Quintet, who also did Illusion of Gaia/Time, Soul Blazer, Robotrek and Terranigma). Hopefully this will lead to many other Square Enix releases in the near future.

Below is a full list of releases on the Virtual Console for March, 2007:


  • The Adventures of Valkyrie
  • Donkey Kong Jr. Math
  • Excitebike
  • Lode Runner
  • Yoshi no Tamago

  • Super Famicom

  • Actraiser
  • Hercules no Eikou 3
  • Legend of the Mystical Ninja

  • Mega Drive

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Storm
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Dino Bros.
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

  • PC Engine

  • Double Dungeons
  • Fire Pro Wrestling Combination Tag
  • Galaga '88
  • Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman

  • MSX

  • Aleste
  • Eggy
  • And for those interested in what else could be on offer from the MSX catalogue that was translated into English, they include: Knightmare, Twin Bee, Nemesis 1, 2 & 3, Salamander, Penguin Adventure, Eggerland Mystery, Metal Gear, Maze of Galious, Treasure of Usas, Vampire Killer (also known as Castlevania) and the hailed classic that is Elite.

    It should also be noted that HAL Laboratories' logo is firmly emblazoned on the website as well, possibly pointing to games such as Kabuki Quantem Fighter and HyperZone coming (titles released before Nintendo took over the company).

    This is definitely all exciting news, but what else could be in store? Will we see the Master System eventually make its way VC-ward, or could the Commodore 64 finally make an appearance? We shall see...

    Stay tuned for further updates!

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    Square-Enix could release a monkey load of JRPG's on the VC and they would all sell like in the bucket load.

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    Its as hard as playing SuperMonkeyBall while on a bucking bronko.

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    It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

    MSX!!! Oh my Gosh!!!

    Great additions to both the formats and the games. LS

    Actraiser Smilie

    Mystical Ninja/Geoman Warrior Smilie

    800 points for MSX games is horrible though.Smilie

    It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

    Yeah thats what i was thinking, shouldn't it be the same as the NES pricing?

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    On another front this is bad news for my credit card payments. LS

    Legend of the Mystical Ninja


    This game is so awesome, I suggest everyone play it!

    Star for Linkyshinks for seemingly agreeing with me. Smilie

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    The N64 Mystical Ninja games were better.

    It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

    You got me there, 'Starring Goemon' is one of my all time favourite games, and Great Adventure is also well... great!

    I have a *copy* of it around here that I'm not sure I ever completely finished actually, may have to investigate that.

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    Whats Yoshi no Tamago?

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    NEOGEO Smilie awsome!! This is great news!! Smilie

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    King of Fighters - YES! SO! excited to have the NeoGeo makes of these games - which are just like the arcade!

    and word to Grumbler @ N64 Mystical Ninja being better - But the older makes are great too! AH VC is going to be un-F%@%able by the end of this year.

    haha - people will own Wii's to get to the VC collection! Nintendo is smart for pacing the releases this way - they get more of my $ thats for sure.Smilie

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    Neo Geo would never show up in UK...

    I was hoping for some Neo Geo stuff, so I might finally get my hands on that Sonic Pocket Adventure... Even if it's Neo Geo Pocket Colour, they might have released it anyways, y'know? Smilie

    MSX shouldn't be more than 600 (Turbografx price) it's definitely too much... Oh well, I guess it was a pretty rare console, maybe... if it does well, it should go down.

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    I can die happily now ;-; Although I'd prefer not to... Now I can play all those games that I couldn't be arsed to download because there were over 100MB and I had 56k and haven't been bothered to look up again ^^

    Actually... I think I'll just do that now. Screw paying for them

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    Square-Enix have the games I really want to see.

    Hulkamania said:
    Square-Enix could release a monkey load of JRPGs on the VC and they would all sell like in the bucket load.

    The reason why Square will not do so is because they do not want their games to reduce in value. The old FFs have been re-released on various consoles, and guess what, FF I and II are coming to PSP, and perhaps III-VI in this year. If they are released on the VC, the remakes will not sell as well, and I do not think Square will want to sell them at that low a price.

    I'm not really interested in either of these two new consoles, but once I see the games available my opinion may change.

    Screwing the rules since 1989.

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