Hudson Not Abandoning Virtual Console After All?
Posted by Corbie Dillard
While there's no denying that Hudson has already enjoyed quite a bit of success on Nintendo's WiiWare service, it's not been all good news for those of us who are still anxiously awaiting more Turbografx-16 Virtual Console releases.
Since they began releasing games on the WiiWare service, Hudson has all but stopped releasing any Turbografx-16 titles outside of Japan and according to our Japanese Hudson contact who spoke to us "off the record" a short time ago, Hudson has no additional plans to release any more Turbografx-16 titles now or in the foreseeable future.
So you can imagine our surprise when we saw reports on various web sites yesterday that Mike Pepe, Director of Marketing at Hudson, had made the following statement:
“Although WiiWare has been very successful for Hudson we have every intention to continue supporting Virtual Console. We are very pleased with the service and are happy to make available products that have been fan favorites in the past. Creating new games on WiiWare and releasing past ones on VC are two separate initiatives that we intend to support.”
While we're not sure what to think at this point, we are excited that there's at least some hope of more Turbografx-16 titles coming out on the Virtual Console in North American and Europe. Who knows, maybe we'll even see a few more imports since there are still quite a few great titles available for release. For now all we can do is just keep our fingers crossed. But we have to think it's good news that Bomberman '94 was recently OLFC rated.
Hudson is currently searching for some input on what games we'd like to see on the Virtual Console (not all from the TurboGrafx admittedly!). Below are a few of our favorite picks and we're sure Hudson would love to hear what you guys would like to see on the Virtual Console as well, so post away!
1941: Counter Attack (SuperGrafx)
Ai Cho Aniki (TG16)
Darius Plus (TG16)
Don Doko Don (TG16)
Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (TG16)
Ghouls & Ghosts (SuperGrafx)
Hellfire S (TG16)
Keith Courage in Alpha Zones (TG16)
Magical Chase (TG16)
Mario Party 1, 2 & 3 (N64)
New Zealand Story (TG16)
Parasol Stars (TG16)
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom (NES)
Space Fantasy Zone (TG16)
Spriggan Mark II (TG16)
Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth (N64)
Super Adventure Island II (SNES)
Super Bonk 1 & 2 (SNES)
Toilet Kids (TG16)
Ys III (TG16)