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Gargoyle's Quest II and Street Fighter 2010 Could Be Heading to the 3DS Virtual Console

Posted by Mark Green

Retro-heads Rejoice!

The Virtual Console has been an incredible asset to Nintendo over the years. Not only has it served as a method of playing yesterday’s games today, but it’s also come in handy when bridging the gap between retail releases. One of its downsides of course is that with every new console’s release, the back catalogue of games available on that new system has to effectively restart. Luckily, while some games that were – and still are – available on the Wii may take months to arrive on the Wii U and 3DS, there are also plenty of games arriving on the Virtual Consoles for the first time – the GameBoy games and Earthbound are fantastic examples of this.

Thanks to this rule, the Virtual Console is looking to receive Gargoyle’s Quest II sometime in the future. The Gargoyle’s Quest series has only ever appeared on the virtual console once before in the form of the GameBoy port of the original NES title, and – whilst it’s unsure whether the NES or GameBoy version of the sequel title is on the way – it’s speculated that the NES version is the most likely rendition to grace 3DS. The game is set to release in Japan on 5th March but – as stated in a previous Nintendo Life article – it has already been rated in Australia; it’s looking like Firebrand will be making his way overseas at some point.

Gargoyle’s Quest II is not the only game worth mentioning here, though, as the NES game Street Fighter 2010 could also be coming to the western 3DS Virtual Console in the not so distant future. Nothing has been confirmed about the side-scrolling action game coming abroad but it is already available in Japan, and with Capcom owning both Gargoyle’s Quest II and Street Fighter 2010 there’s a chance that we could see Ken the cyborg not so far behind our friendly neighbourhood demon.

So what do you guys think? Are you looking forward to getting your hands on these games, or do you think it’s all just wishful thinking? Let us know in the comments.


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readyletsgo said:

Pick up the pace guys! You have a year of nothing on the WiiU (except for MK8, SSM, B2, I know guys), here's a chance to fill up the schedule.

God, starting to really, dislike, Nintendo as of late.



Heng-Yu said:

I really hope Gargoyle's Quest 2 is coming to the 3DS VC. It is very unlikely that I will ever buy a WiiU and it would be disappointing to miss the game if it would become a WiiU-exclusive.



Varoennauraa said:

The pace is too slow.

Even when they finally release some good games, they almost never interest me, because I have the originals and have played them recently.

Release big chunks and it becomes a big deal. For me it would be almost like a big game release and could almost make up the drought.



TruenoGT said:

@readyletsgo Yeah, I can (somewhat) understand holding back VC when you're trying to drive customers to new releases, but when they have little to no new releases, this logic doesn't hold up. It would be great to see some fresh games on the VC.



HollowGrapeJ said:

No. I'm not buying any VC games until I see SMB3, GameCube, or N64 games. Until then, I'm keeping my money, Nintendo



Varoennauraa said:

If the explanation for the trickling VC release schedule really is that they are forcing people buy the crappiest NES games(forcing = people drink piss when they are dying for thirst, and even pay for it), then I am very pissed of Nintendo's strategy on this matter. Why not give people choice? I would think people would throw more money into eShop, if there was more games they are looking for.

It could be licencing issue as well, but even then it doesn't sound too difficult.

At least release a couple of games for each system each week. After waiting for a half a year for even one good game, that I don't already have, I have lost all my interest for the whole Virtual Console. And start by adding the whole Wii VC library; I hate to see weeks, when I have the choice of rebuying the Wii VC games, or get nothing.



placidcasual said:

@Varoennauraa I think its more likely that vc releases dont have the same amount of 3rd party support as on the wii vc. Maybe Nintendo want to stagger what little they have in the pipeline. Saying that it smacks of laziness on Nintendos part as it should be a relatively simple matter to get more publishers interested. It is after all almost free money for them.



readyletsgo said:

@TruenoGT Yeah its pretty bad, and the fact that American's dont have SMB3 yet is such a joke!

I wonder how many GBA and DS games they will release this year? Wont be buying any of them tbh.

As others have said already, get Saturn, N64, Gamcube, Dreamcast games up there ALONG with all the VC that is already on the Wii that SHOULD be on the WiiU VC already.

IDK /long rant



Xilef said:

Gargoyles Quest II is so damn expensive these days (the NES version at least) so a VC release would be awesome!



jrpacman said:

The first Gargoyle's Quest was a GB game, not a port. It didn't have an NES port as far as I can tell. Gargoyle's Quest II was NES, but then had a GB port in Japan only. So the VC releases are the original or only releases.



M0HAWKMonkey said:

Why would they bring out Street Fighter 2010!?....then again,they brought out Urban Champion. Lol



Capt_N said:

The lack of cross-play(cross-platform-play) is just bad. I still say Nintendo should allow people to purchase the (WU) upgraded/version VC titles, they can d/l, & play the Wii version in the meantime, then get the upgraded version, when Nintendo releases it.

Edit #1: Lemme be clear on what I mean. I mean that Nintendo should allow people to purchase the WU variant of a VC title, & play it, even though the WU emulator feature set for that title may not be ready. Then, rather than releasing titles each week, since they would/could hypothetically be already on the e-Shop, Nintendo would release the "upgrade" for those titles, & people could pay in-advance to play now, & then later-on receive those upgraded automatically when they're available. The upside to this, is that Nintendo could basically dump the entire(save certain games, due to licensing) Wii VC catalog onto the WU e-Shop.



Ryno said:

@GreenGaming: Gargoyles Quest for Gameboy is not a port of Gargoyles Quest II for the NES.

Anyway, Gargoyles Quest II: Demon Darkness would be a fantastic addition and I hope it comes to the Wii U VC!



blodermoder said:

Gargoyles Quest is a GB-original, no ports.
Gargoyles Quest II is a NES original, that had a GB-port in Japan.
Demons Crest is a good game.



Noboty said:

Still no GBA/DS games in the 3DS eshop. Still no SMB 3 (in the USA). Doing a great job, Nintendo.



MikeDanger said:

Gargoyle's Quest(1) has never been on the NES neither originally nor in port form, only released in Game Boy cartridge.

So Mr. Green, before you go writing an interesting article about VC games coming to the 3ds, both of which I am interested in playing, get your facts straight, man. Because now I know you know nothing to very little about the Ghost 'n Goblins spin-off series.

Sorry for the rant.... I need my morning coffee...

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