Japanese Virtual Console list - May 2010

A mere three games for Japan next month

Things can be quite odd sometimes. A while back, when North America and Europe were getting several weeks without any Virtual Console games at all, Japan was still getting one or more per week. Now it seems like the roles have been reversed, because while North America and Europe are now getting one each week (For now, at least), Japan seems to have to make due with just three titles this upcoming month, none of which are particularly great.

There's not exactly a varied coverage of systems either, because two of them are for the Super Famicom while one is for the Neo Geo. The (very short) full list for Japan next month is as follows:

Super Famicom:

  • Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Grey Wolf (We're not sure why it took so long for Japan to get the third and currently last of Koei's SNES strategy titles, but well, here it is!)
  • Heisei Shin Onigashima: Zenpen (An enhanced SNES port of Shin Onigashima: Zenpen for the Famicom Disk System, the first part of a story divided over two games. None of them were ever released outside Japan, but you might've heard of them through trophies and other information in the Smash Bros. series.)

Neo Geo:

  • Magical Drop 2 (A fast-paced puzzler which is sort of a combination of Puzzle Bobble and Puyo Puyo. It plays mostly like Puyo Puyo, but instead of the objects all being at the bottom of the screen, they slowly descend onto the playing field from above, just like in Puzzle Bobble.)

Nothing new which the rest of the world can expect as well - That might, surprisingly, be a first!

[via nintendo.co.jp]

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