Even More Virtual Console Titles on the Way
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
Four more possible future retro releases
We only reported on a few potential Virtual Console games getting rated less than a week ago, but it's already time to report on even more of them. Since the last news post, the OFLC has rated two more classic titles which are very likely for Nintendo's beloved retro service, and in addition to that, we've been digging through trademark sites to come up with another two.
Let's get the OFLC out of the way first though; the two new titles they've rated are Commando and Spinmaster. The first one is of course the first title in Capcom's Commando/Wolf of the Battlefield series, of which the second game is already available on the VC. The latter is a wacky, colourful action platformer for the Neo Geo developed by Data East, which was already released in Japan last month. Nothing too unexpected here.
With Capcom seemingly bringing arcade games to the West, obviously, we thought it would be interesting to look through the trademarks they've been filing lately. We found that SonSon and Exed Exes, their first two arcade titles, had already been trademarked for Europe at the very beginning of this year.
What's more interesting, however, is that a few months later they trademarked another two games – Black Tiger and Ghosts 'n Goblins. Ghosts 'n Goblins is likely to be the arcade version of the NES game already available, in all its original quarter-sucking glory, so you can relive the nightmare all over again. Black Tiger is a not nearly as well known action platformer, but it's still a pretty decent little game.
Of course, it remains to be seen if Capcom follows through on releasing all of these games, but if they do, at least we already know what to expect.