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Japanese Virtual Console list - October 2010

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Three more for Japan next month

Japan is taking it a bit easy again next month with just three new releases. Two of them could have been predicted quite easily - Both were rated by the OFLC not too long ago and should thus also be heading to other regions. The last is yet another Japan-exclusive RPG which is very unlikely to see the light of day elsewhere.

Japan's full list for October is as follows:


  • Faxanadu (A spin-off of the Xanadu series, which is pretty much completely unknown in the west. This particular title actually got a western release, though. Similar to Zelda II, it's a bit of a cult classic.)

Super Famicom:

  • Albert Odyssey (Pretty much your standard RPG fare, although it does make some nice use of Mode 7 effects. It will likely remain Japan-exclusive, but one thing noteworthy is that it's a Sunsoft title - Indicating that they're continuing VC support.)

Virtual Console Arcade:

  • Commando (The first in Capcom's overhead shooter series, the franchise is known in Japan as Wolf of the Battlefield, hence why its sequel got this added to its title for its VC release in the west.)

Just three games to last an entire month with, but it's a good selection of titles. Will you get any of these if they come out elsewhere?

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User Comments (9)



Angelic_Lapras_King said:

Damnit Japan, start releasing RPGs that have hope of making it everywhere else, like Final Fantasy 6 (After 5 obviously).



Sean_Aaron said:

Commando is definitely one I'll be getting, though I seem to recall it's hard as hell, just like WAR!



Egg_miester said:

awesome Commando great game and the closest thing to Ikari Warriors the VC well be getting



Darkmire said:

Yes, Faxanadu! Now it might finally come to the US Virtual Console. I don't know if the game is as good as I remember it but the music....



JebbyDeringer said:

Faxanadu is good, I still play it from time to time. It's a bit short though especially for a game of its type. It would be awesome to see a new game done in the same style with perhaps a bit tighter control.



MeloMan said:

Faxandu is win for me... may even get Commando if that also comes, never did finish it.



edhe said:

See that creature on the Faxanadu screenshot - lower level?

My brother used to call those "boobie monsters".

Speaking of Faxanadu, I remember liking the whole purchasing armour and weapons aspect of it - especially grinding for cash and getting the opportunity to purchase the level 4 (I believe) magic spell "death(?)" in the first foggy area.

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