Edit: Reddit user Tropiux says that this is found in the Nintendo.com game store JSON and has been there since Switch launch. Read here for more.
Kotaku report that a Nintendo spokesperson has told them “There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems” and there is “nothing to announce” regarding other legacy platforms coming to Nintendo Switch Online.
The Pokémon Company have confirmed that Pocket Monsters Crystal will release on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on 26 January 2018 priced at ¥1,200 for the eShop version or download card, and at ¥1,500 for a retail package. Announcement trailer added below…
12 Super Famicom games (Demon’s Blazon, Breath of Fire, Breath of Fire II, Akumajou Dracula XX, Ganbare Goemon 2, Ganbare Goemon 3, Ogre Battle, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Romancing Saga 2 and Famicom Tantei Club Part II) released earlier today on the Japanese New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Trailers for all 12 added below…
Square Enix have confirmed that Dragon Quest I-III will all release on Nintendo 3DS this month in Japan. Dragon Quest will release on 10 August priced at ¥648, Dragon Quest II will release on 10 August priced at ¥864 and Dragon Quest III will release in late August priced at ¥1,620. All mainline Dragon Quests will be playable on a Japanese 3DS by the end of this month. No news on any localisation at present.
The following is from Nintendo’s 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders earlier today. Although there were few notes of interest, we’ll post anything noteworthy from the official translation at a later date. The below was kindly translated by Alex Aniel who attended the Shareholders meeting.
● President Tatsumi Kimishima stated in a question involving Kirby anime and others: “We’ll look into investing toward film” with Shigeru Miyamoto adding “We want to make anime for Pikmin, Star Fox, Yoshi, etc. and distribute it freely, or integrate into games.”
● Tatsumi Kimishima also said regarding Nintendo 3DS: “3DS will pass 70 million this fiscal year and we want to continue providing software for it.”
● Satoshi Yamato on Virtual Console who said they are: “Looking at ways to develop Virtual Console. Classic Mini is one form of Virtual Console. We can also sell physical. Looking to make it as big as we can.”
● And finally: Genyo Takeda has now officially retired as a full-time employee of Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Five new Wii U titles have released on the eShop today with Konami releasing the Nintendo 64 game Bomberman pictured above priced at ¥1,028 plus four Wii games with Capcom’s Takarajima Z: Barbaros no Hihou (Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure), Nintendo’s Excite Mou-Machine (Excitebots: Trick Racing), Konami’s Kage no Tou (Lost in Shadow) and Nintendo’s Kiki Trick. All Wii games are priced at ¥2,700 apiece. Trailers for Bomberman, Kiki Trick and Zack and Wiki added below…
Nintendo have just released four Wii games on the Wii U eShop out of nowhere with the New Play Control versions of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Pikmin and Pikmin 2 plus Odoru Made in Wario (WarioWare: Smooth Moves) all available priced at ¥2,700 each. Excitebike 64 also released out of nowhere on the Wii U Virtual Console priced at ¥1,028. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass 1 is available next week (30 June) for ¥2,500,
On Nintendo 3DS: Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology Special Trial Version is now available along with Maru Pass! Homebuyers Examination Heisei 28th Edition (¥2,800) and Minna de Nanpure (¥500). Mighty Gunvolt Burst was announced for next week (28 June) priced at ¥980 with both The Game 15 Vol. 2 and Codename『３』 failing to meet the June window. The full version of Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology also releases (29 June).
And on Nintendo Switch: ACA NEOGEO Garou Densetsu 2: Aratanaru Tatakai (¥823) and Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (¥1,800) will be available tomorrow. De Mambo should be available next week along with Dead House Saisei (¥1,000), Photon³ (¥1,500), Physical Contact Speed (¥500) and a to be announced Neo Geo game. Lego City Undercover (¥6,156/¥5,616) also releases along with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass 1 (¥2,500).
19. Anonymous Notes – From The Abyss – (DSiWare) – 2,095
20. I Must Run! (DSiWare) – 571
Notes: Dates counted are 07 June 2011 – 28 May 2017 except for Virtual Console which began on 23 January 2013. Numbers equal eShop ratings and not actual sales. Tobidase Doubutsu no Moriwas removed from the Japanese 3DS eShop charts when the amiibo+ version was made available but has still outsold the other titles. In the DSiWare charts: Ferrari GT: Evolution should be at #09
and UNO should be #13 but both too were removed.
A number of new Japanese Nintendo related videos today with Capcom TV footage of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo and Monster Hunter XX, and Wii U Virtual Console trailers for Dragon Egg!, Hisou Kihei X-Serd and Moto Roader MC.
Bandai Namco will be removing three Pac-Man games from the eShop on 28 April at 10:00 JST with the pictured above GBA game Pac-Man Collection on Wii U where it is currently ¥702 and the Famicom version of Pac-Man (¥514). The 3DS also sees the Game Boy version of Pac-Man (¥309) removed although the 3DS Famicom version isn’t listed for removal. As always it is recommended to buy the above games in non-Japanese regions if you’re interested in them as they could be removed at any moment,
Shōnen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan puzzle game coming to 3DS
Next week’s Nintendo eShop line-up includes the new puzzler Shounen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan: Kyu~tona Goma-chan Ippai Puzzle from Furyu for ¥540 on 3DS, the localisation of PixelMaker as Dot Artist from Rainy Frog for ¥500 on both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and a localisation of the RCMADIAX game Shoot the Ball from Cosen for ¥300 on both New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
The Wii U Virtual Console also sees two PC Engine games with the fantasy turn-based strategy game Gaia no Monshou (Crest of Gaia) and the five-player racing game Moto Roader II both from Extreme for ¥617 apiece.
City Connection have just released four Wii U Virtual Console games in Japan with the Jalaeco IPs Fire Fighting and Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai (both Super Famicom and both ¥823 each) and City Connection and Formation Z (both Famicom and both ¥514 each) along with the two already announced PC Engine games: Jaseiken Necromancer from Konami (¥617) and Langrisser ~Hikari no Matsui~ from Extreme (¥823).
Today’s other new eShop releases include Blasting Agent Ultimate Edition from Rainy Frog (¥500) on 3DS and Back To Bed from Cross Function (¥1,000) and Rock ’N Racing GRAND PRIX from Cosen (¥500) on Wii U. Ice Station Z from Wobbly Tooth (¥500) was also announced for 3DS next week. A ton of new trailers added below…
After several weeks of almost no games, the Japanese Wii U eShop sees four new games next week with Back to Bed from Cross Function for 1,000 yen, Rock ‘N Racing GRAND PRIX from Cosen for 500 yen and the PC Engine games Necromancer from Konami for 617 yen and Langrisser ~Hikari no Matsui~ from Extreme for 823 yen. Nintendo 3DS sees just BLASTING AGENT ULTIMATE EDITION from Rainy Frog for 500 yen.