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News explosion: Neo Geo and more!

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

uite a bit of news today, as Japan gets a reconfirmation that Neo Geo games are headed to their VC. And sooner than you might expect! According to the site of SNK, the company who originally created the system, the first games will be coming to Japan in..

uite a bit of news today, as Japan gets a reconfirmation that Neo Geo games are headed to their VC. And sooner than you might expect! According to the site of SNK, the company who originally created the system, the first games will be coming to Japan in September, and will have an average price of 900 Wii Points. Three games were also confirmed to come: Fatal Fury (September 11th), World Heroes and Magician Lord (Both September with no specific date). It is yet unknown when Neo Geo games will hit America, Europe and Australia, though SNK recently said America would get them "in the summer". Let's see how that works out.

Second of all, Hudson has updated their Virtual Console site with the upcoming TurboGrafx games for all regions: America can expect Bonk 3, Neutopia II, Legend of Hero Tonma and World Class Baseball, with Bonk 3 hitting September 3rd. Europe and Australia will get the same, minus Bonk 3, as they got it today! Japan will also get a number of titles, see the news post about Japan's September VC list (See front page of our site) to see which they are.

Third, the OFLC has rated two new titles. While normally a nice surprise but nothing exceptional, this time it's two games, both of which were previously only released in Japan. Yes, Mario's Super Picross and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels are headed our way! As SMB2J was recently removed from the ESRB, some people were wondering whether we would get Japan-only Nintendo games - This is a nice reconfirmation.

Last of all, the PEGI have finally rated Super Metroid, implying a European and Australian release is upcoming. Hopefully it's not too long of a wait from now!

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User Comments (13)

i8cookie

#1

i8cookie said:

well they had lost levels on the all stars cartridge so its not totally unknown to the western audience. (i'm assuming that smb2j is the same thing)

__Smile Guy

#2

Smile Guy said:

I'd prefer to wait for The Lost Levels too and even then I've currently got enough Mario platformers to satisfy me. I am definitely looking forward to Neo Geo and Japanese games though (never had any of either so want to expand my gaming knowledge!)

EnglishRob

#4

EnglishRob said:

I was just thinking the other day about the Neo Geo releases. Hopefully we'll get them in Europe by Christmas. Never heard of World Showdown, sounds like a cross between World Heroes & Samurai Showdown.

Rob

johnhood

#5

johnhood said:

Wasn't there talk of a global Neo Geo rollout? Regardless, this is excellent news and I'm looking forward to some 2.5D goodness!

__Matt

#6

Matt said:

This is really great. I'm excited for mario super picross and smb2j

Mirokunite

#7

Mirokunite said:

Oh man! Oh man! Oh man! World Heroes! I placed many a quarter into those arcade machines many a year ago.

Anyway, I am really glad to see Neo Geo games on the VC. I mean $200 bucks back then for a game was a little insane... So 9 bucks seems reasonable nowadays.

Twinzam_V

#10

Twinzam_V said:

aero fighters II might be useful to go w/ heatseeker (wii) and top gun (gamecube)

alvieao

#11

alvieao said:

Will the Neo Geo games be based on either the arcade or home versions (AES games had limited continues)?

alvieao

#12

alvieao said:

There's a bit of bad news in Japan. According to SNK Playmore's Neo Geo World website, the release of Fatal Fury has been delayed to an unspecified date due to technical problems...

alvieao

#13

alvieao said:

Update: Fatal Fury is now released on the Japanese Virtual Console on September 18th!

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