Two more titles arrive on European VC

This week sees the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Kid Icarus on the Wii's Virtual Console.

Nintendo has announced two more games for its European Virtual Console. The first of these two titles is the classic adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, originally released in 1998 on the Nintendo 64.

Ocarina of Time was developed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma and is the fifth game in the Legend of Zelda series. The epic quest is thought by many to be one of the greatest adventures ever made, and it is one of the four games to which GameSpot awarded a perfect 10 score. It will cost 1,000 Wii points.

Also released this week is Kid Icarus, originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. Gamers play a young angel called Pit struggling to defeat the hordes of darkness and free the Goddess of Light. Kid Icarus is available for download for 500 Wii points.

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andywray
andywray

VC Games are good and all, but I can get all the N64 ones on eBay. All I'm after is the SNES ones and Turbografx really. R-Type ftw! What the Wii really needs is more proper games, I crave SSB:Brawl!

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

Nice to see the EU get the jump on something for a change. They've been getting the short end of the games stick forever. Too many languages floating around makes localisation a royal pain. For the record Kid Icarus isn't a great game. Now you can play it for yourselves to see its mediocrity. Metroid FTW. There's an old NES game called The Battle of Olympus that is basically what Kid Icarus should have been. Check it out.

Strategy-knight
Strategy-knight

Hey I'm in Europe and yet I still hope you Americans and everyone else, get this game on VC soon.

TheBates
TheBates

Oh, you poor neglected Americans. How awful for you that you won't be getting a few ancient Virtual Console games at the same time as us over-privileged Europeans. It's not enough that you pay roughly half of what we pay for games and that they arrive on your shelves months and months before they land on ours. It's a conspiracy.

Scammeleon
Scammeleon

anarchicgoth: "idk i own Ocarina and Kid Icarus looks like a Metroid Clone" It was really, they were both released at the same time, run on practically the same engine (i think) and Kid Icarus was even known as the sister game to Metroid.

Sharvie
Sharvie

Good stuff with Zelda

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

idk i own Ocarina and Kid Icarus looks like a Metroid Clone

_TheJoker_
_TheJoker_

Good for the ones who haven't played them yet, but I have OOT for my N64 AND for my GC, I won't pay for it again.

emorule
emorule

Tony Hawks 3 is well worth a ten!

danvitale
danvitale

I was hopeing for Zelda ALTTP but I'll take this!!

sacatash
sacatash

Wow! the only Zelda game that I havent played before and it will now be out in europe. so when do we expect to have this?

xShR3Dx
xShR3Dx

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apboyer
apboyer

This would be insanely awesome...if I didn't already get a gamecube copy (complete with Master Quest) when I pre-ordered Wind Waker.

deepdreamer256
deepdreamer256

smidsy85: Chrono Cross, Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3, Soul Calibur.

DiscoJoy
DiscoJoy

Australia got it this week as well. Downloaded it last night and began playing. It had been a while since I'd played the game, and forgot how similar the early bits were to Twilight Princess. Still lots of fun, and a bargain at only 1000 Wii points.

crackman64
crackman64

I swear, i'm gonna be so pissed if it doesn't come out in the U.S right upcoming monday. I will be SO mad if we have to wait ONE MORE FRICKIN' WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ff7cloudking
ff7cloudking

smidsy85: I know that one of the other games gs gave a 10 to was Chrono Cross

SEr_803
SEr_803

loz oot wtf how bout a little u.s love

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

I was gonna say... they had better mention some kind of honorable sentence to OoT considering it was given a 10 and sold so well.

link631
link631

It will cost 1,000 Wii points. That cool for the Europeans

JFreezy02
JFreezy02

Lucky Brits!!! OoT is an all time great!

vaejas
vaejas

The bomb has been dropped. Duck and cover.

Maxx_the_Slash
Maxx_the_Slash

Why is GameSpot making a big deal every time Europe gets Virtual Console games but they don't do a thing when VC games come out in Japan or America?

Chargrilled
Chargrilled

Ocarina of time is the quintessential RPG. A good day indeed.

magrappy
magrappy

Yeh everyone keeps saying i have a couple of copies of OoT but its a master piece and needs to be bought on the VC. I love the way ive been able to pack away my NES, SNES, N64 and GC and still play the favourite games on the Wii, tones less wires, tones more space and VC games are wireless with the Classic Controller and i love.

smidsy85
smidsy85

Does anyone know the other 3 games which gamespot gave a perfect 10 to? If you do message me plz, thanks!

smidsy85
smidsy85

For anyone who hasnt played it The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is in my opinion the best game ever made, and everyone shouldplay it at some point :)

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Yeah, well Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 got a perfect 10 too, so big deal. Nonetheless, this is one of the games that actually deserved it. I have the Collector's Edition, but I'll probably buy this anyway just so I can play it wirelessly and without pulling out a disc.

eherosparkman
eherosparkman

eh, my version of it is already out!and ive beaten it, alot of times!!

pizzamanopenup
pizzamanopenup

I've played OOT to death. Although it's still my favorite game of all time, it has aged a bit. I'll be buying this the second I get the chance, but I'm really hoping they release Majora's Mask. Of course, why wouldn't they?

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

Excellent news of course! However, I have three versions of the game already so I'm not missing out! :P

interpolred
interpolred

I have the Collector's Disc with OoT, as well as the OoT / Master Quest disc. Clearly, I won't be downloading it, but those who missed out and haven't played it in any way, shape, or form, must definitely check it out this time around.

szindragon
szindragon

Ah Ocarina of Time. One of the best, no doubt. Europe's lucky to get it before the US. I often wonder, after reading something like this, and then reading the "PS3 less backwards-compatible in Europe" article, if the head of Nintendo's Europe region isn't just sitting in his office, drinking champagne, smoking a cigar, and laughing it up!

eric2mrng
eric2mrng

i got the collectors disc so wont be downloading this, still a great game..

-r4z0rbl4d3-
-r4z0rbl4d3-

I also have the Collectors ed. and WW bonus disc so I won't get in on Wii, but Kid Icarus? HELL YEAH! And I concur: Punch Out, please!

meimnobody
meimnobody

I wonder when gamespot will mention the Nintendo comments on foreign titles coming to the vc with a translation later coming as well as unreleased games. Also the news that in the spring Japanese vc gamers will see NEO-GEO titles as well as the long awaited MSX titles.

quetzalcoatl45
quetzalcoatl45

Sweet. I hope it comes soon to the NA VC. I dont have any of the collecter's discs, but i own the N64 Cart. Ill buy it!

ReggieNametaker
ReggieNametaker

My comments on the VC news usually involve me saying something along the lines of, 'Why the hell is this news?' but I have to admit the line up is dramatically increasing in relavance, at least the glut of crap NES sports games is out of the way... Nice work nintendo, now give us online mario kart 64 and Mike Tysons Punch Out!! PERLEASE =]

umbriell
umbriell

I won't be getting it in U.S. when it releases. I own it on COllector's Disc and Wind Waker Bonus Disc, but it's a fantastic use of $10 for those who never played it.

PAJ89
PAJ89

As someone who used to own the N64 version and currently owns the Wind Waker bonus disk and Collector's Edition for GameCube, I won't be buying this. However, I am quite amazed (and impressed) that such a famous game has hit the Euro VC before the US VC. I echo what diablobasher said; its hard not to hate Sony when they keep throwing out reasons to hate them.

lucky326
lucky326

Well at least the EU is finally being treated right by someone I would like to remind all of our USA friends that we are now in front of you all we need is Zelda: Lttp and its 4:2

Riorio99
Riorio99

Ocarina of Time!! My day just gets better!

Eloy
Eloy

Don't know...having OOT in N64, GC and also Wii?....think...think

WllDan7
WllDan7

Come on US release Zelda OOT for here.