USA VC Releases: Ys Book I & II and Samurai Shodown II

American VC gamers hoping for Super Mario RPG today due to its surprise release a few days ago in Europe might feel a little disappointed today as it is not out this week in the USA unfortunately. Worry not, this week is still a stellar update for the Wii Shop as one of our other favourite RPGs is up for grabs, and one of the best 2D brawlers too!

Ys Book I & II is a top pick this week for RPG fans. When Ys Book I & II was first released on the TurboGrafx-16 CD format, it did things that no other RPG from the time period had done to that point. The game featured full voiced dialog, gorgeous anime sequences, and an epic quest that basically spanned two separate games. Over the years this game has become one of the most beloved classics available on any game console and a must-have for any RPG fan that might have somehow missed it along the way. This costs 800 Wii points.

Samurai Shodown II is one of my personal faves. Sure the first game in the series was excellent, but this sequel refines the game even further to make for a much better experience. Four new characters, new moves such as a dash attack along with other refinements. If you love games like Street Fighter II but haven’t yet taken a chance on a Neo Geo brawler then this is a great place to start. This costs 900 Wii points.

OK so you didn't get Super Mario RPG this week, but these two 5 star rated Virtual Console games should more than make up for that. Don’t be too glum American readers! If neither of these two games grab your attention then head on over to WiiWare World and check out Helix which is up today for 1000 Wii points. For fitness freaks this might be the game for you if Wii Fit has worn you out!

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