Hudson Continues Its Virtual Console Support with Adventure Island II

OFLC reveals that Hudson's still got some retro plans

When it was announced that the North American branch of Hudson Soft would be shutting down just last week in order to focus on more "casual" games for Konami, many people took it as a sign that the company would also drop its remaining Virtual Console support.

Thankfully, this is not the case, as the latest OFLC ratings update has revealed that they've got at least one more classic heading to the service. As Japan got it in December, it might have been pretty easy to see this one coming, too - It's Adventure Island II for the NES, the sequel to the game that's been available for many years.

Everybody knows the first game was really just a slightly changed port of Wonder Boy, but from the second game onwards the series did things a little differently. Master Higgins is a bit simpler to control, and aside from a skateboard, he can also hitch rides on the backs of friendly dinosaurs, which increases his mobility further and gives him an extra hit.

Of course, we have no idea when the game will be hitting Virtual Console, but you can already start getting excited for it, as it's quite good.


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