Friday, February 23, 2007

Squeenix games coming to VC (finally!)

Ever since Nintendo announced which companies would be contributing games to the Wii's Virtual Console, I've hoped and prayed Square-Enix would give us the original Final Fantasy. I have the PSone and GBA remake, and like both fairly well, but as an old-school curmudgeon I just prefer the ancient, blocky graphics of the version that appeared on the NES.

Well, today revealed Squeenix will finally be dropping one of its many classics onto the VC, though unfortunately it isn't my beloved Final Fantasy. The game that will be coming to Japanese Wii owners in March (and hopefully the U.S. as well) is quite a catch, though: Actraiser!

Japan's getting quite the lineup next month, in fact. Excitebike and Yoshi will be coming from Ninty's old NES console, the SNES is unloading Legend of the Mystical Ninja and Actraiser, Genesis lovers will see Alex Kidd and Alien Storm and those old PC Engine fans should be happy to see Shubibinman (Shockman in the U.S.).

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