Streets of Rage 2 leads next Sega VC releases

Publisher reveals four more titles for Nintendo Wii's downloadable game service; Kid Chameleon, Toe Jam & Earl, Shining in the Darkness coming soon.

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Sega today specified four more additions to its assortment of Genesis games available for sale on the Wii's Virtual Console, as Streets of Rage 2, Kid Chameleon, Toe Jam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron, and Shining in the Darkness are all set to debut on the downloadable game service "soon."

Foremost among the new releases is Streets of Rage 2, the follow-up to Sega's Genesis beat-'em-up. When Adam, one of the three protagonists from the original game, is kidnapped by the nefariously anonymous Mr. X, it's up to Axel and Blaze to save him. Helping the pair out are two new characters, Adam's younger brother Skate and the muscle-bound Max. As in the first game, players pummel their way through waves of street gangs, making use of a variety of weapons and techniques along the way.

Streets of Rage 2 will be accompanied by another multiplayer cooperative action game sequel, ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron. After arriving back on their home planet of Funkotron, the scrawny ToeJam and portly Earl discover that a number of human stowaways have come home with them. Players must round them up and send them back to Earth in order to restore their reputations with their fellow Funkotronians.

Slightly more down-to-earth is Kid Chameleon, a single-player action game about a virtual reality arcade game that actually traps children inside it. As one such child, players must make use of a wide variety of power-ups in order to traverse the game's 100-plus levels and save the rest of the trapped gamers.

The fourth game offers players a bit of a break from the action, as Shining in the Darkness is a more traditional role-playing game. Players explore a number of labyrinths from a first-person 3D perspective, testing their mettle against foes, solving puzzles, and acquiring new weapons and secret items along the way.

Each game will sell for the Genesis-standard price of 800 Wii points ($8).

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Shining in the Darkness sounds fun...

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Damn, I want a Wii

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Wonder Boy in Monster World, Gradius III, and Battle Lode Runner are supposedly comming out today. Thats what I saw on the nintendo website.

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anyone know what came out this morning?

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Nice, all ready downloaded SoR 1, can't wait to add the second, then the third.

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yes, streets of rage 2, up next part 3!! now all i need is mario kart from snes and im good forever

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I hoped sega would release all three in one go... Streets of rage 3 is great too - but I hope they have axels jeans in blue and shirt in white... the horrid yellow/black ensemble is a bit crap imo. Also, I hope sega do not create a crap 3d version of streets of rage and ruin another great 2d franchise. Streets of rage is AWESOME. I love the first one too, the music and the character design (and especially the atmosphere) is great. Simplistic looking as these games are in comparison to capcoms big-sprites (i.e final fight on the snes) - gameplay (longetivity) and ace production values make sure that this game is enjoyed, even today. Long live the streets of rage!! And flipping heck - you know, I was 9 years old when I first played streets of rage 2... all these years on, I would NEVER imagine I would be posting about it, on the "internet" about streets of rage on a NINTENDO console!! Woah....

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how about ... Where is Streets of Rage 2? oh here it is... greedy people... be thankful for what you get.

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If you want GoldenEye go complain to Microsoft. Nintendo, Rare and Microsoft are still in talks about it, as far as I know. Nintendo should never have sold them, so what if they took a long time to make their games, that's what made them so good. Nintendo couldn't really complain, they do it with Metroid, Mario and Zelda.

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WHERE IS GOLDENEYE AND SUPER CONTRA!!!!!!!!

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why does the US get much better games on the VC than Europe (sob)

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These games are good,but where's Super Metroid and Goldeneye?

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Streets of Rage 2 is a must buy for me! It brings back memories.

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Streets of Rage 2 + Kid Chameleon = Epic win.

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T&J 2 = Buying Streets of rage 2 = BUYING!!

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Awesome Streets of rage 2 rocks!

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Golden Eye 007 I still own it. That is one of the best ever made, they should also have it for Wii, I agree.

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Nothing against the Wii's Virtual Console, but all four of these games are available on GameTap (along with hundreds of others) and can be played immediately for a fraction of the cost. Still, some of those Wii Virtual Console titles are great offerings.

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I want GoldenEye 007, Mortal Kombat!!!!!!!

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Streets of Rage 2 was freakin' awesome. Still is.

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i want goldeneye007 super mariokart and top gear series

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I loved Shining in the Darkness... And I usually dislike RPGs.

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Kid Chameleon! Enough said! See ya at the WildSide Arcade !!! YEAH!!

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Awesome lineup! We want Super Mario RPG and GoldenEye 007(N64)!!

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streets of rage 2 is one of my favorite video games of all time. it is the best beat em up video game ever made,

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Streets of Rage 2 , man i cant wait

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When will ONLINE MP come :? then it would be more awesomer.

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Streets of Rage 2 and Kid Chameleon. Damn, wish I had a Wii.

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Oh man! I was hoping they would bring the second one into the VC. Streets of Rage 2 is my favorite game for the Genesis...so much fun and so many memories. I'll be happy to re-live them soon.

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Toe Jam and Earl is the best COOP game EVER!

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Awesome! Music, gameplay... everything is fantastic about this game. I hope rocketknight adventures and thunderforce 4 are next!! :)

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I want all 3 streets of rage and golden axe games on XBLA! :(

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If you like SoR but don't have a Wii then check out the remake from Bombergames.

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All i am waiting for is Super Mario RPG then i'll be fine. either then that i own all the VC i want on my old school systems or i just don't want any of the ones i don't own.

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Grand UPPAAA!

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sweet SOR2 rules!

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oWNAGE, my Wii lives!

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definitely one of the best beat them ups.

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Might just have to dust off my Wii and figure out what the hell is wrong that is preventing it from getting online.... Would rather get it for XBLA though =(

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GOD DAMNIT SEGA. You **** Release SoR on XBLA!!!!

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It just is a crack up that Sega is releasing more games than Nintendo. GO SEGA!

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streets of rage 2 was nice I remember that it was the first game I had for my Genesis

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streets of Rage !!!!!!!!!

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Time to hit the Streets of Rage!

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I still have my sega megadrive2 and the original copy of streets of rage2. Actually i have the first and the third part as well.

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YES! Streets of Rage 2!! Finally! Seriously that beat em up had some of the best graphics, and definatly the best music for its time (well in the beat em up genre anyway). Was really jazzy sounding. Man, Sega first party titles always had the best video game music back in the day.

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streets of rage 2, kick ass

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weeeee thanks to streets of rage 2 i wont have to kill myself in boredom

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The SoR series has great music. The only problem I had with SoR 2 compared to 1 was the specials. To this day I wish I had the ability to call a police car with a rocket launcher (p1) or gatling gun (p2) in every game :p

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I'm not seeing anybody else pawning over Toejam and Earl 2 (after a second look, I do see one or two others that are as excited as I am). I absolutely loved that game as I was growing up. I've personally been waiting for this to be released on the vc ever since the first one dropped into the collection.

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