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CrazyOtto

This post will be updated every time new Wii U Virtual Console releases are revealed for either one or multiple regions. For North America and Europe, if a new game gets revealed for one of the regions but doesn't have a release date yet, then "{Coming Soon}" will be placed right beside it until it gets a release date for that region.

RELEASED IN EUROPE BUT NOT NORTH AMERICA

  • Big Brain Academy [Nintendo DS]
  • Blaster Master [NES]
  • Devil World [NES]
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns [Wii]
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones [Game Boy Advance]
  • Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll [NES]
  • Flying Warriors [NES]
  • Golden Sun: The Lost Age [Game Boy Advance]
  • Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town [Game Boy Advance]
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn [Wii]
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land [Wii] (Known as "Kirby's Adventure Wii" in Europe)
  • Kung-Fu Heroes [NES]
  • Kuru Kuru Kururin [Game Boy Advance] (Not released in North America originally)
  • Little Ninja Brothers [NES]
  • Mario's Super Picross [SNES]
  • Mega Man Zero 4 [Game Boy Advance]
  • Metroid Zero Mission [Game Boy Advance]
  • Pandora's Tower [Wii]
  • Pop'n Twinbee [SNES] (Not released in North America originally)
  • Pop'n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventures [SNES] (Not released in North America originally)
  • River City Ransom (Called "Street Gangs" in Europe)
  • Sin and Punishment: Star Successor [Wii]
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts [Game Boy Advance]

RELEASED IN NORTH AMERICA BUT NOT EUROPE

  • Bases Loaded [NES] (Not released in Europe originally)
  • Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament [Game Boy Advance] (Not released in Europe originally)
  • Mega Man & Bass [Game Boy Advance]
  • Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon [Game Boy Advance]
  • Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun [Game Boy Advance]
  • Metal Marines [SNES]
  • New Super Mario Bros. [Nintendo DS]
  • Rival Turf [SNES]
  • Sky Kid [NES] (Not released in Europe originally)
  • Super E.D.F.: Earth Defense Force [SNES]
  • Super Mario Advance: Super Mario Bros. 2 [Game Boy Advance]
  • Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World [Game Boy Advance]

RELEASED ONLY IN JAPAN BUT WAS PRINTED OUTSIDE OF JAPAN ORIGINALLY

  • Advance Wars 2 [Game Boy Advance] (As part of Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2 in Japan)
  • Adventures of Lolo 2 [NES]
  • Air Zonk [Turbografx-16]
  • Alien Crush [Turbografx-16]
  • Blazing Lasers [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Bonk's Adventure [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Bonk's Revenge [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Bubble Bobble [NES]
  • Chew Man Fu [Turbografx-16]
  • China Warrior [Turbografx-16]
  • Devil's Crush [Turbografx-16]
  • Digital Champ: Battle Boxing [Turbografx-16]
  • Double Dungeons [Turbografx-16]
  • Elevator Action [NES]
  • Final Fantasy [NES] (Not released in Europe originally)
  • Final Fantasy II [SNES] (Known in Japan as Final Fantasy IV, not released in Europe originally)
  • Final Fantasy III [SNES] (Known in Japan as Final Fantasy VI, not released in Europe originally)
  • Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest [SNES]
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones [Game Boy Advance]
  • Final Soldier [Turbografx-16]
  • Legend of Hero Tonma [Turbografx-16]
  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time [Nintendo DS]
  • Mario VS Donkey Kong [Game Boy Advance]
  • Mendel Palace [NES]
  • Moto Roader [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Napoleon [Game Boy Advance] (Not released in North America originally)
  • Neutopia [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Neutopia II [TurboGrafx-16]
  • New Adventure Island [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Ninja Spirit [Turbografx-16]
  • Nintendo World Cup [NES]
  • Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen [SNES]
  • Power Golf [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Power Sports [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom [NES]
  • Road Fighter [NES] (Not released in North America originally)
  • R-Type [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Secret of Mana [SNES]
  • Shockman [Turbografx-16]
  • Soldier Blade [Turbografx-16]
  • Sonic Advance [Game Boy Advance]
  • Super Mario Galaxy [Wii]
  • Super Ninja Boy [SNES] (Not released in Europe originally)
  • Super Star Soldier [TurboGrafx-16]
  • The Legend of Kage [NES] (Not released in Europe originally)
  • Trauma Team [Wii] (Not released in Europe originally)
  • Victory Run [TurboGrafx-16]
  • Vigilante [TurboGrafx-16]

RELEASED ONLY IN JAPAN AND WAS PRINTED ONLY IN JAPAN ORIGINALLY BUT WAS RELEASED OUTSIDE OF JAPAN ON THE VIRTUAL CONSOLE FOR WII AND/OR 3DS

  • Bomberman '94 [Turbografx-16]
  • Break In [Turbografx-16]
  • Detana!! Twinbee [Turbografx-16]
  • Mysterious Murasame Castle [NES]
  • Smash Ping Pong [NES] (Never released in North America on Wii VC or 3DS VC either but it was released in Europe on the Wii VC with the name changed to "Smash Table Tennis".)

MISSING IN JAPAN BUT RELEASED IN NORTH AMERICA AND/OR EUROPE

  • Adventures of Lolo [NES] (Not released in Japan originally because their first game is our second game)
  • Adventure Island [NES]
  • Double Dragon II [NES]
  • Demon's Crest [SNES]
  • Flying Warriors [NES] (Not released in North America yet, and not released in Japan originally but it was based on other Japan-only games)
  • Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town [Game Boy Advance] (Not released in Europe yet)
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn [Wii] (Not released in North America yet)
  • Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament [Game Boy Advance] (Not released in Europe, and not released in Europe originally)
  • Little Ninja Brothers [NES] (Not released in North America yet)
  • Mario Kart DS [Nintendo DS]
  • Mario Kart Super Circuit [Game Boy Advance]
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy [Wii] (Released only separately in Japan)
  • Natsume Championship Wrestling [SNES]
  • Pac-Attack [SNES] (Not released in Japan originally because they got Cosmo Gang the Puzzle instead)
  • Paper Mario [Nintendo 64]
  • Rival Turf [SNES] (Not released in Europe yet)
  • River City Ransom (Called "Street Gangs" in Europe, not released in North America yet)
  • S.C.A.T. [NES]
  • Shadow of the Ninja [NES]
  • Super E.D.F.: Earth Defense Force [SNES] (Not released in Europe yet)
  • Vegas Stakes [SNES]
  • Wild Guns [SNES]
  • Yoshi Touch & Go [Nintendo DS] (Not announced for Europe yet)

Edited on by CrazyOtto

CrazyOtto

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SKTTR

hi. there's a mistake. earthbomb was released in eu.

backloggery.com/SKTTR

CrazyOtto

SKTTR wrote:

hi. there's a mistake. earthbomb was released in eu.

Fixed

CrazyOtto

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CrazyOtto

Europe's getting Galaga and Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire.

CrazyOtto

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CrazyOtto

Japan gets Kid Icarus and Metroid and NA gets Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire.

CrazyOtto

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CrazyOtto

Japan gets Kid Icarus, Metroid, and Super Mario Bros. Lost Levels (Japanese SMB2) and NA gets Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire.

CrazyOtto

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CrazyOtto

Guile's theme goes with this update

CrazyOtto

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CrazyOtto

Europe gets Street Fighter too

CrazyOtto

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CrazyOtto

I'm surprised that the Wii U VC is just now getting a Zelda game (Japan's update next week)

CrazyOtto

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Electricmastro

I just had this realization that since the fact that Nintendo is releasing this previously Japan-only game, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recca, on the American Virtual Console leads me to believe that other Japanese exclusives have the potential to be released over here as well, such as Mother.

Backloggery. Now playing: 3D Dot Game Heroes, Donkey Kong, EarthBound Beginnings, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+.

Nintendo Network ID: Electricmastro

CrazyOtto

Electricmastro wrote:

I just had this realization that since the fact that Nintendo is releasing this previously Japan-only game, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recca , on the American Virtual Console leads me to believe that other Japanese exclusives have the potential to be released over here as well, such as Mother.

They actually did this on the Wii VC as well, starting in the fall of 2007.

CrazyOtto

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CrazyOtto

Looks like I was wrong about Konami not supporting the Wii U, Japan's getting the Famicom version of Twinbee and The Legend of the Mystical Ninja. Only the latter was released outside of Japan both originally and on the Wii VC so only that will be listed here unless Twinbee comes as an import (although we did get 3D Classics Twinbee on 3DS). I hope Pop 'n Twinbee comes to the Wii U VC as well, which was also released in Europe unlike the Famicom version of the original Twinbee.

CrazyOtto

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KingMike

So, then are you going to add back in Ninja Jajamaru for NES to that list (which I asked about in the old thread)?

KingMike

CrazyOtto

KingMike wrote:

So, then are you going to add back in Ninja Jajamaru for NES to that list (which I asked about in the old thread)?

I added it

CrazyOtto

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