Still super

Japanese Wii U owners will be able to enjoy what is arguably Simon Belmont's best adventure next week as Super Castlevania IV (or Akumajō Dracula as it's known over there) hits the Virtual Console in that region.

The first 16-bit outing for Konami's esteemed vampire-hunting series, Super Castlevania IV was an early SNES release but has some gorgeous visuals and an absolutely stunning soundtrack. It also helps that it's one of the most playable entries in the franchise, too.

Hopefully that means a western release isn't far off — we've cracked open the garlic and grabbed a few crucifixes in preparation.