NES pugilist title Punch-Out!! is the next game coming to Japan's 3DS Virtual Console.

Due next week for 500 Yen, it's the third NES game to join the service but the first that wasn't released to 3DS Ambassadors: both Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda are available to buy in Japan.

Looks like hopes for a 3D Classics: Punch-Out!! just took a pretty hefty blow.