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Bomberman '94 & Detana!! Twinbee Coming To US Virtual Console On Monday

Posted by Corbie Dillard

According to Hudson Entertainment's Virtual Console website, two of Hudson's more popular import PC Engine titles, Bomberman '94 and Detana!! Twinbee, are headed to the North American Virtual Console this coming Monday, March 23.

Both titles were never previously released in North America, which explains their 700 Wii Point price tag, but both are well worth a look.

We will have full reviews of both titles when they hit the Virtual Console service.

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Rawk_Hawk

#1

Rawk_Hawk said:

I think Detana Twinbee will be on my wishlist. It looks good, but are we really gonna get 2 games on monday? We shall see

Tides_of_Chaos

#2

Tides_of_Chaos said:

Are any import games ever going to be translated again after only happening in Sin & Punishment? I feel it's a bit unfair that imported games are more money even when no extra effort was put into them. Still, it's hard to complain when we get great games like this. (really enjoyed Bomberman '93)

Bass_X0

#3

Bass_X0 said:

its possible. but we do remember earlier announcements like this from hudson?

Nintendork

#4

Nintendork said:

Well, I'm not interested in either of them, but at least we're getting 2 VC games this time. :P

DDR_Paladin356

#5

DDR_Paladin356 said:

I wont believe it until I see it. I kind of have that thought that its going to be screwed over by Nintendo.

But on the flip side...if it was a two game release, id be super happy.

Pj1

#6

Pj1 said:

So does this mean we're get Bomberman '94 in two weeks? I really hope so, I'll save my nintendo points... Please NoE.

Kevin

#7

Kevin said:

A two game monday? Is it really possible anymore? Cool. Which Bomberman game is better? I'll get one someday but not immediately on Monday though.

Chunky_Droid

#8

Chunky_Droid said:

Chances are it'll be just Bomberman '94, then Twinbee the week after. Nintendo haven't shown any recent signs of a dual game week. (the C64 week doesn't count)

Personally I'll buy Bomberman, but I was hoping for Super Punch-Out!!

CorbsAdmin

#9

Corbs said:

Well we've heard the two-game story from Hudson before, so we'll just have to wait and see if they stick to the schedule and put both of these games out in the same week. :)

sega_nerd

#10

sega_nerd said:

This sounds way too good to be true but i'll wait and see if we really get 2 vc games on monday. Other than that, Hudson keep doing what you're doing and bring us Rondo of Blood then all will be well.

Objection

#11

Objection said:

I'd like to see us go back to 2 games a week. These would be 2 good games to start that back up with.

seanehawk

#12

seanehawk said:

Very good news :) bomerman 93' is awesome so i'll be getting 94'

EDIT: @ Admanat
Yes, i knew that before

KnucklesSonic8

#14

KnucklesSonic8 said:

I'll be getting 94 but I dunno if I'd get it on the day of.

@sega nerd: Too good to be true? Hardly... especially when Hudson already confirmed they were coming since the beginning of the month.

Party_On_Dude

#15

Party_On_Dude said:

I also doubt there will be a 2 game Monday; but hey, here's hoping NOA isn't too dumb and realizes we've been SICK of the 1 VC releases for QUITE SOME TIME!!! ;)

Also I don't either care for these Hudson games either!! :(

Ricardo91

#16

Ricardo91 said:

FINALLY! We're getting another import week! Though there are other games I'd rather see than these, this is still great news! Glad to see the 'ol Turbographx isn't being left behind! :)

Something tells me we're not actually gonna get these games on Monday. Given Hudson's usual VC delays, we'll probably see this the week after, or the week after that.

y2josh

#20

y2josh said:

@ KnucklesSonic8

I think seganerd was referring to the game of Roshambo that Nintendo played after Hudson said they were releasing a game on a certain day and it didn't happen.

I have my doubts about 2 games to, maybe 1 over the next 2 weeks lol. I do have my fingers crossed though, as I'll probably DL both.

sega_nerd

#22

sega_nerd said:

@ Jerichoholic Josh
You're right on the money! I remember one week we're supposed to get Mega Man Samurai Shodown II and Y's Book I & II however we got Sonic and Splatterhouse 2 instead.

@ Stardust
Yeah we definitely don't want to go through that again lol

Anyway i'm excited to get Detana!! Twinbee

Yasume

#23

Yasume said:

Lol, so that's 2 VC games + 1 WiiWare game for NA. Now compare this to Europe...

WolfLink22

#25

WolfLink22 said:

don't get your hopes up.I say Nintendo releases 1 VC Game again and that we will get 1 that was not expected until a month or 2 later.

But if we do get 2 VC Games then then we will have 288 VC Games and if we went back to 1 VC Game a week after the next 2 VC Games we would not get VC Game 300 until June 15th.

ALDAWGZ

#26

ALDAWGZ said:

so what do you think is gonna come out cause nintendo is probably pissed now that they opened there mouths again lol

DrakeStaff

#27

Drake said:

@ Tides of Chaos: Sin & Punishment was partially translated because the game was actually almost completely ready for US release originally. I think they just threw that version on VC.

Sean_Aaron

#29

Sean_Aaron said:

Next Monday will be Takeshi's Challenge on Hanabi Festival, but completely untranslated -- I called it first!

Sharecrow

#30

Sharecrow said:

I hope we get both (or at least Detana Twinbee), but we'll see. We don't get multiple quality vc games on the same day very frequently any more....

DiggerandIndy

#32

DiggerandIndy said:

"Both titles were never previously released in North America, which explains their 700 Wii Point price tag, but both are well worth a look."

Twinbee never was released over here, but we got Bomberman '94 all right: By way of Mega Bomberman for the Genesis!

Rapadash6

#33

Rapadash6 said:

Hmm, we'll see. I hope so, though, because it's been a while sinse I've downloaded a VC title and I really love the Twinbee series.

SmaMan

#34

SmaMan said:

Mega Bomberman was a fun game, especially the Battle Mode. I imagine the TG16 one is even better with 5 players.

As far as Twin Bee, the only one I've played was the original arcade version, it didn't seem like anything special then, but maybe if I have the chance to sit down with it longer I'll like it better.

WarioFan63

#35

WarioFan63 said:

By way of Mega Bomberman for the Genesis!
This is the superior 5-player edition.
Turbografx does what......Genesisn't?

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#36

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

At least it's two next week. Here's hoping that this will continue. However, Nintendo seems to love the lesser systems. There must be more Turbografx than SNES.

Eclipticalis

#39

Eclipticalis said:

So these games are supposed to be released Monday, it wouldn't surprise me if Nintendo decided to pull a fast one and release different games. It certainly wouldn't be the first time.

Link79

#40

Link79 said:

I hope there's another Import week coming up soon with Rondo of blood.

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#41

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

@40: I certainly hope not. However, they could say "screw it" and release Golf for the NES instead. {sarcastically} Oh boy!

Starwolf_UK

#42

Starwolf_UK said:

and release Golf for the NES instead
Thanks for reminding me Nintendo published two Golf games on the NES...still I'm suprised the first one didn't come along when they were doing Tennis, Baseball...

Stuffgamer1

#43

Stuffgamer1 said:

I'd rather have Super Bomberman, really. The lack of support for Hudson games released on anything OTHER than the Turbograffix has been pathetic, and THOSE are the Best Bomberman Games Ever (especially Super Bomberman 2)!

As it stands, I don't think that having one more player in multiplayer support is worth the lack of English which is perfectly provided in my copy of Mega Bomberman on Genesis. Just plain dumb.

Also, I thought that Sin & Punishment didn't need translating at all because it was in all English for the Japanese release. Only VC import I know of that was translated is Super Mario Bros. 2 (Lost Levels). I REALLY wish they'd translate more, though. I won't download the Milon sequel because I can't understand it!

Jolted85

#44

Jolted85 said:

according to what has happened in the past, when Hudson wanted games to come out on the VC Nintendo would change their mind and release something else, speaking of which I just checked the ratings on the ESRB page and yes, we will get another Wonder Boy game (Genesis); soon, so if Detana and Bomberman don't get released expect the Wonder Boy game instead

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#45

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

MY WISHLIST

NES: Darkwing Duck, Duck Tales, Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin
SMS: Columns, Ecco the Dolphin, Castle of Illusion
SNES: Goof Troop, Star Fox
GENESIS: Gargoyles, Tecmo Super Hockey
N64: Super Smash Bros.
SATURN: Virtua Fighter 2

Bass_X0

#46

Bass_X0 said:

Now cut out all the Disney games and consoles not supported by the VC to have a more accurate wish list grounded in reality. FX Chip games? Certainly possible.

KeeperBvK

#48

KeeperBvK said:

"Also, I thought that Sin & Punishment didn't need translating at all because it was in all English for the Japanese release."

Um, no, I've got an original copy here and it's in Japanese.

Stuffgamer1

#49

Stuffgamer1 said:

@WarioFan63: I didn't know there WERE 8-bit versions of those games! Not that Columns is surprising (just hadn't much thought about it), but Ecco is (how does that work on Master System?).

Why is it that companies are so often slow to let go of the old hardware, making two versions of a game? Well, okay, the easy answer is "money," but still... Nintendo releases the inferior versions of their games on VC, while SEGA seems to like doing both (when they get around to it, anyway). The fact that half of the multi-system games are still on PS2 and half aren't is a constant source of confusion with Gamestop customers, though. sigh

@KeeperBvK: Gee, I coulda SWORN I'd heard that somewhere. Oh, well. :P

WarioFan63

#50

WarioFan63 said:

I can see where you would get confused. Its not that Sin and Punishment didnt need translating. Its just that it didnt need much of it. I think they just did work on the menus and tutorial and thats it.

brooks83

#51

brooks83 said:

I think it's possible that in the future Capcom could work out a deal with Disney to release their Disney licensed games. If this happens I don't think it will be anytime soon though.

Metroid133

#52

Metroid133 said:

@Party On Dude- Don't worry I get Wii Points every other week, and I'm trying to get all the games the week or two after they are released. There are a few I don't have yet that came out this year: Mercs, Musha, and Life Force. :P

Chunky_Droid

#54

Chunky_Droid said:

fingers crossed

I'm happy to be the first to report that Nintendo indeed put both games up for VC Release this week :)
@Stuffgamer1: I'll second your case for Super Bomberman 2, that game was simply awesome!

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