Europe to get 36 Wii VC titles through March

Three dozen more retro titles set for download in the first quarter; Mario Kart 64, Super Mario World, Zelda: Ocarina of Time among confirmed titles.

Nintendo has promised a steady stream of new downloadable games for its Virtual Console service on the Wii, and today the publisher detailed its plans to keep the games coming for European gamers in the first few months of 2007. Nintendo Europe announced it will release 36 games for the Virtual Console over the first quarter of 2007. Of those games, 20 will be pulled from Nintendo consoles of yesteryear, while seven TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine games and nine Genesis/MegaDrive titles will be added to the service.

Titles which have so far been named for the Nintendo lineup include Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Street Fighter II: World Warrior, Super Probotector (Contra III: The Alien Wars in the US), and Super Mario World.

Some of the games from other systems have also been announced, with Sega offering Genesis titles Streets of Rage, Bio-Hazard Battle, Bonanza Bros, and Comix Zone. Meanwhile, Hudson will be releasing the TurboGrafx-16 games Soldier Blade, Double Dungeons, and New Adventure Island.

Comix Zone was a 1995 action game for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis set within the panels of a comic book. Double Dungeons was a 1989 role-playing game for the TurboGrafx-16 system that lets two players explore a mysterious labyrinth together, and Soldier Blade, also for the TurboGrafx-16 system, is a scrolling shoot-'em-up.

Virtual Console game prices start at 500 Wii Points for NES games, 800 Wii Points for Super Nintendo games, and 1,000 Wii Points for Nintendo 64 games. Wii Points can be bought for £14 ($27) for 2,000, and they can also be purchased by trading in Nintendo Stars, which gamers can earn by purchasing Nintendo products.

No specific release dates have been announced for the games.

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68 comments
Quadster
Quadster

C'mon Nintendo, put Super Metroid up on the VC store, Ya know ya wanna!!

kevlar213
kevlar213

i'm gonna be broke at this rate :(

theKSMM
theKSMM

This is a good list. The Virtual Console is shaping up nicely. It could overtake Live! Arcade if they keep releasing games at this rate. And if they made the games playable on the Wii the DS, that would be the icing on the cake.

Davids_4_Life
Davids_4_Life

What about Streets of Rage 2 and 3? Are they going to come out for the Wii aswell? Please Nintendo.. Give us more details and Info!

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Wow, that's some great games. I loved Super Mario World - in fact I still do.

al-128
al-128

Hope they release original Mario Kart :) But nice to see VC actually being good as opposed to a rarely used gimmick

Chargrilled
Chargrilled

squillions of games. cant wait until i can spend my squillions (120k+ ) of star points on them.

Pangster007
Pangster007

Nice to see those games coming out here in the UK. But what i really want are secret of mana, super mario rpg, sin and punishment, banjo tooie, winback and hybrid heaven.

Scammeleon
Scammeleon

Yay! Ocarina! Yay! Mario Kart! Yay! Super Mario World! Now i know you Americans are complaining that you have to wait, (welcome to our world) but i'm willing to bet that you get these games first... But it would be great if we were the onlys ones to get OoT for about 6 months/

Berem
Berem

WOot cant wait for Super Mario World and Mario Kart 64, I already have like 4 copies of OoT so Ill probably pass on that, lol. Hurry up Nintendo! Profits await!

feryl06
feryl06

why can't Nintendo release old games to VC worldwide instead of region by region? is it that difficult to do?

mullemi
mullemi

Look at it this way, they these games are OLD, so you are not really getting anything special other then ported copy. When there is a new release (maybe end of 2007) we get it first.

bluntos
bluntos

"where the heck is our list last time i checked this was a us site" well, dont know about you but my URL at the top clearly says: http://uk.gamespot.com. I know not all americans are complaining but those who are, stfu? You get almost every single product first so be patient for once like we have for so long, its not like Nintendo is only going to give Europeans OoT :P

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Ahh to live in the UK. Finally we get the good stuff while American gamers must wait.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

Mario Kart 64, Ocarina of Time, and Super Mario World? Now that's the good stuff. I guess it's not too long before Nintendo gets those games out in America, and when they do, they'll about quadruple the Virtual Console's worth in gamers' eyes.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Hey, Nintendo, the U.S. likes the Virtual Console games too. How about sharing?

mullemi
mullemi

This is great. I bought a Wii to download old games for $10 each. Sweet. Now I only have to wait another year and a half for a "new" release.

voice83
voice83

when are a few of those choice goodies coming state-side?

Shingo
Shingo

wow, how amazing is that?

puttytutty
puttytutty

I have the collectors disc nintendo gav out. I can play Ocarina any time I want to.

Supperdude9
Supperdude9

"Finally..I'll FINALLY get to play OoT >.> I feel so left out " I pity thee.

Arley569
Arley569

Wish we had the star thing

juanfraino
juanfraino

How the hell do they get Ocarina of Time before we do?!?!?!?!?!??! :cry:

dsrarrow
dsrarrow

sweet... super mario world, nice....

ShuuMutou
ShuuMutou

Sweet, OOT seems to be good but who needs it when you have either Collectors edition or the bonus disk with Wind Waker to play it with? Easier enough to play it via disk than buy it on the shop.

solidsnakeo
solidsnakeo

can't wait for oot to come out in usa

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

GD: America already has OoT listed as one of the 'soon to be released' titles. Maybe you just need to wait for the news-flash to make it official.

zeroking420_666
zeroking420_666

dang that sucks the USA needs these games for the vc.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

SCREW EUROPE... the US doesn't have Donkey Kong Country, and we don't have Mario Kart 64, Ocarina of Time or Super Mario World. You know what we got? Urban Champion... and the shaft.

CreepyNerd90
CreepyNerd90

Finally..I'll FINALLY get to play OoT >.> I feel so left out :(

MrJaco82
MrJaco82

In reference to babyooshkas comment: Wikipedia is your official source? Please, you try to insult ppl asking when US VCs are coming out but aside Sega no one has really announced. So dont try to slam US ppl for asking when wikipedia is based off rumors and ESRB ratings, which tell us only that a games been reviewed and everything thereafter is speculation

LoWpS
LoWpS

wait, those better come out in the U.S. too... i really need OOT, mario world, mario kart... plz, nintendo? plz?

datniccah187
datniccah187

I'm playing comix zone right now lol thats funny.

blackdamage
blackdamage

Woot. This, together with my Wi-Fi USb key and the next announcement of Star Points conversions, will make me a very happy man.

djchallis
djchallis

i agree with meimnobody ebay and car boot sales are another matter, but buying these games from a professional second hand store (gamestation, amazon) is about the same price, maybe slightly more for the actual cart. i'm just waiting for them to let us buy wii points in the stars catalogue. finally, my 7500 stars will have a use!

timad26
timad26

What are these Nintendo Stars? Are they only for Europe? That sounds like a sweet deal to get some free Wii Points for buying other Nintendo products.

meimnobody
meimnobody

JLCrogue actually no the carts on a lot of the VC games are more expensive then you would think. Nintendo priced the games on to what the market would sustain. For those that want to hock the wii online contact your isp and see if the USB wifi connector works. AOL and a few other ISPs block it but don't block out certain routers. There is a hack to get around the AOL situation but not the other ISPs.

Doolum
Doolum

Thats a very good lineup already.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

It's so much cheaper to buy the original titles on the actual console than these virtual ones... it shouldn't be that way.

Subzerol
Subzerol

where the heck is our list last time i checked this was a us site

dandoc2
dandoc2

i dont give a damn about the virtual console ---a) i cant hook to the wii online B) all the uk ones are crappy pal ones with black boxes C) why should i waste money on games that were sold nearly 8 years or more ago

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

If Euro gets 'em so will we... eventually.

clsnbrdr616
clsnbrdr616

I hope the wait for North America isn't long! I would really like some of the VC games!