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Australian Board Rates Ubisoft's First Ever Virtual Console Titles

Posted by James Newton

Bringing out the big guns

It's hard to believe, but Ubisoft hasn't released a single game on either the Wii or 3DS Virtual Console, surprising considering the publisher's enormous 25-year back catalogue. That could all be about to change though, as the Australian Classifications Board has rated three titles for the services.

Ratings for Prince of Persia on Wii popped up alongside Rayman and Prince of Persia for Nintendo 3DS. Considering the number of versions of both titles out there it'll be interesting to see which translation Nintendo fans get: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands contains the original DOS version, not the superior Super NES port.

As for the 3DS ratings, Rayman was Game Boy Color only so we could be due at least one more GBC game on 3DS Virtual Console in the future. Guys, slow down.


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stromboli said:

technically it was not the DOS version, it was the Apple II version, since the DOS was a later port.



ocarinaoftime said:

Wow i keep hearing vc news megaman x2 doUble dragon an now this .... I so wish the vc would wake up....



Jfilesguy said:

hmmm... should I transfer Rayman on DSiWare or buy an old 8bit version of a 32-bit game? Decisions, decisions... :/

NintendoLife, i demand you to review this demake!



Omega said:

Maybe I'm wrong. But as far as I know, none of the early Prince of Persia games for the SNES, MD or PC-Engine was neither produced nor distributed by Ubi-Soft. And I can hardly imagine that the Gamecube or GBA versions make it to the Wii's Virtual Console. This will probably be 3DS-only, if anything at all.

This also applies to Rayman. I doubt that we ever see a Gameboy Color game on the Wii. Unless Nintendo has an unexpected surprise up its sleeve for us Wii users.



Link79 said:

Oh goody more Wii VC games that will never be released.
I remember when I used to get excited about the possibility of more VC games. Ah those were the days.



brandonbwii said:

Might get Rayman if it's about $3.99 or so. I hear it's a downgraded port of the Rayman that started on Jaguar and ended up on every system imaginable.



HugoSmits said:

@5. Omega

That doesn't matter. Ubisoft holds the right to prince of persia and the old games. So they can do whatever they want with them! even though they never produced or distributed the games back in the day...

they also released the old version for Iphone



Omega said:

@HugoSmits: Okay, I see. Thanks for clearing that up. I'm a bit disappointed though because I didn't liked the Apple II version. If the 16-bit console versions are anything like it, then I do not want it anyway. The real Ubi-Soft PoP games, beginning with Sands of Time, are way superior in my opinion.



brandonbwii said:

The "only for Game Boy Color" tag was used to let you know that the game played only on GBC and not the black-and-white GB. It had nothing to do with whether or not the game was exclusive to a Nintendo platform or a remake.

Nintendo's own Donkey Kong Country GBC and Super Mario Bros. deluxe had the "only for" label as well.



McRokert said:

I also have the Rayman DSiWare title but i will grab the GBC one when its letting loose



alLabouTandroiD said:

Guess i can live with the DOS version of PoP in The Forgotten Sands. But as a very influential and unique game it just belongs on the VC.
Of course great new PoP games are always a pleasing sight. No matter if they're 2D or 3D, retail or a ...Ware release.
And i guess the DSiWare version of Rayman should indeed be a better choice than the GBC one.



MrMagpie said:

The GBC rayman was...ummm...not bad. But I was just playing the hell out SMB Deluxe...superior platforming.



ToxieDogg said:

Can't wait for the GBC version of Rayman. I already have the GBA version (which is pretty much the same as the DSiWare version) but it's virtually unplayable at times due to the sprites being so huge and not being able to see far enough ahead of you or above/below you to make proper judgements about where to go next.

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