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KevTastic84

Really hoping this gets a 3D Virtual Console release, as waited forever for a portable legit version of this game to play.

However with the release of the SNES Mini, i think any further SNES games on New 3DS have been put on the back burner. Here's hoping thats not for long.

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BanjoPickles

Unfortunately, you'd better abandon hope that Super Mario RPG will be released on the 3DS VC. Nintendo quietly killed NA snes support nearly a year ago, and they haven't released an NES game in over three years! They did release a bundle of Super Famicom games on 3DS VC in Japan, but Nintendo has always prioritized VC in Japan over America. For proof of that, you should check out the release list in Japan vs. America!

I was honestly surprised that they discontinued the SNES VC support so early (nine months after announcing it), without ever having released Kirby Superstar, Super Mario RPG, Yoshi's Island, Starfox (the last two probably had more to do with emulating the Super FX chip), Kirby Dreamland 3, etc. The one that really bummed me out, though, was Final Fantasy VI! I read that Japan got it not too long ago, and it was like salt in the wound! I held out a sliver of hope that Nintendo would release one final batch of games, but I sincerely doubt they will.

BanjoPickles

Dezzy

@BanjoPickles

How do you know they discontinued it?

Rather that just not happening to have done any more.

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BanjoPickles

@Dezzy

Considering that they haven't released a single NES game in three years, and it's been nearly a year since the last SNES release, I would say that it's finished. It's a shame because there were plenty of first-party, Konami, Capcom (their two biggest VC supporters), and Square Enix games that went unreleased.

BanjoPickles

Dezzy

@BanjoPickles

I don't think that's conclusive. They've had the Switch to focus on. They might add some more SNES games once all of the main retail 3DS games have released. Just to keep people buying stuff.

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KingMike

@BanjoPickles Yes, Square-Enix released the numbered FF SNES trilogy in Japan on N3DS VC in August. However, Square-Enix hasn't released VC outside Japan on 3DS or Wii U at all, I think. So I wouldn't count on a western release of those soon.
They could've at least released the NES FF1 (as well maybe a couple Taito games like Bubble Bobble and Elevator Action as they did in Japan) but they didn't.

KingMike

Atariboy

Konami, Capcom, and Nintendo also released SNES games last August in Japan.

I'd say it's premature to call the program dead, considering that a revival would be a perfect tie-in with the 3DS XL style they're now selling and which North America will get in a few weeks.

Then again, at least for Nintendo of America we're talking about the company that launched the Nintendo Selects line of budget rereleases for the Wii, quickly ceased support after the second wave of rereleases in 2011, and then launched a budget revision of the Wii in the fall of 2013 with no active line of regular budget releases of AAA Wii classics to accompany it.

Only a year ago did we finally get a handful of Wii additions to the Selects line when the program was belatedly revived, several quarters after NOA had sold their last Wii system in this market. So it would hardly be shocking to see Nintendo not maximize this exposure to get a few more thousand downloads at $8 a pop on the 3DS eShop.

Nintendo is a great company, but all too often it seems like the internal communication is poor, with various factions inside the company not working in conjunction with each other to maximize their opportunities. Nobody except Nintendo would sell a console aimed at price conscious consumers, without a selection of their greatest hits of the past at economical prices to complement it.

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