USA WiiWare Update: Gradius Rebirth

It’s been a long time coming but Konami has finally gotten around to releasing Gradius ReBirth on the North American WiiWare service; somewhat ironic when you consider we only just reported on the availability of the soundtrack in Japan!

A poignant love-letter to fans of the long-running series, ReBirth is less a revolution and more an evolution; those of you expecting a game with the same grandeur of Gradius V will be disappointed, but if you’re a long-time fan of the franchise and love spotting subtle references to past glories then this is an essential download. You can check out our impressions of the Japanese version here.

Continuing the retro theme, over at Virtual Console Reviews you can find news of today’s release – the Master System title Alex Kidd and the Lost Stars.