Dracula Is Cursing The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week In Castlevania III
Posted by Damien McFerran
Mystic Quest, Gradius and Neutopia also coming along for the ride
Castlevania fans will be pleased to know that NES classic Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse — one of the best entries in the entire lineage — is hitting the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console next week, which means a western release shouldn't be far behind.
Originally released in Japan in 1989 — the North American launch would follow a year later, with Europe getting the game in 1992 — Dracula's Curse reverted back to the platforming action of the original title after Konami experimented with a free-roaming approach in Simon's Quest. However, there are plenty of improvements to speak of; the game has a branching level structure and multiple playable characters, including fan favourite Alucard, who makes his series debut in this game.
Also coming to the Wii U Virtual Console next week are Super Famicom RPG Mystic Quest, PC Engine shooter Gradius and PC Engine Zelda-clone Neutopia. Meanwhile, the 3DS will be getting Donkey Kong Land: Diddy Kong's Quest for the Game Boy.
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