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Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Titles Coming in the Next Week

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

'Street Fighter' with an odd release date and Nobunaga's Ambition

As is now the norm, Nintendo of America's most recent Nintendo Download Update also confirmed two additional titles on the way soon. In this case there are a couple of surprises and an uncommon release date.

Both of the confirmed releases are for the Wii U Virtual Console, and they'll both be available in the next seven days; details are below.

This'll be the first Virtual Console release of Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight in the West, and it's an intriguing NES title as its action platforming gameplay is a far cry from other Street Fighter games; it's an odd entry in the franchise, in that respect. Nobunaga's Ambition was previously released on the Wii Virtual Console in North America and is an ambitious Super NES strategy title; we gave it a reasonable recommendation in our review.

Are you interested in picking either of these up on the Wii U Virtual Console?

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User Comments (54)

ikki5

#1

ikki5 said:

well, they look Meh to me.

also, when i clicked on Nobunaga's Ambition and then saw the video, when i hit play, the it said the video didn't exist.

ThomasBW84Admin

#2

ThomasBW84 said:

@ikki5 Thanks for the heads up, we'll find a replacement. That game page was probably last edited about four years ago!

grumblebuzzz

#3

grumblebuzzz said:

NO MORE NES GAMES! Yeesh. I don't care if it's some lost Miyamoto project that has never been released until now, it's time to MOVE ON and release more SNES and N64 games!

Ryno

#5

Ryno said:

Glad to see Capcom stepping it with classics they didn't release on the Wii.

grumblebuzzz

#6

grumblebuzzz said:

We've gotten pretty much all the good titles without licensing issues from that era now; we don't need anymore.

Caryslan

#7

Caryslan said:

Ok this is really starting to annoy me. Nintendo, would it kill you to put out a press release for the 3DS virtual console?

I know your focus is on the Wii U, and the 3DS has been shafted this year as a result, but it would be nice to know if a VC game is coming to the 3DS.

This is the third press release for the Wii U's virtual console, and still nothing for the 3DS.

I'm getting a little sick of being an afterthought to Nintendo. There are 45 million 3DS owners Nintendo. We would kinda like to know what's coming to our Virtual Console as well.

Caryslan

#8

Caryslan said:

@grumblebuzzz We're still missing Dragon Quest I-IV, Final Fantasy, Bubble Bobble, Bubble Bobble 2, and a few other NES games. I agree with adding more games from other consoles, but we still have not even scratched the surface of all the great NES games.

Personally, I would love to see Dragon Quest I-IV come out on the Virtual Consoles. Those were great RPGs. That, and I'm still waiting for the first Final Fantasy to arrive.

rdrunner1178

#9

rdrunner1178 said:

Awesome. Be nice to play through Street Fighter 2010 again, and I can upgrade on Nobunagas Ambition!

Nintenjoe64

#10

Nintenjoe64 said:

Nintendo should start putting games that were cancelled late on in development on the VC like Starfox 2! Either that or just bring at least one SNES game per week. I can't complain too much though because I have a VC backlog of at least one game per system.

FlaygletheBagel

#11

FlaygletheBagel said:

Alright great! Now how's about porting those N64 games? You know, the ones that were announced a year and a half ago? That would be nice!

Samurai_Goroh

#13

Samurai_Goroh said:

Lol, I remember watching Street Fighter 2010 on the AGVN. To put it short, it has NOTHING to do with Street Fighter, and it's unforgivably hard. Hard as in stupid game design choices.

Kurtz

#15

Kurtz said:

oh man. i dont see why i should be caring about the release of nobunagas ambition when there is version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms 12 on wii u. i wish nintendo would translate and publish that for the west even as an eshop title

sleepinglion

#16

sleepinglion said:

I applaud Nintendo for finally coming up with some kind of release schedule so that customers can have the funds ready to go, but geesh... they still need to step up their selections. N64 and GC titles are still absent and the much-touted GBA additions don't pop up often while the DS announcement has led to zip.

grumblebuzzz

#17

grumblebuzzz said:

I think one of the biggest bungles of the Wii U era that has yet to be rectified has been the Virtual Console system. We will be going into year two of the console's lifecycle in November and still nothing from N64, a console whose games were available on the Wii on day 1. It's just nonsensical and as a retro-gamer who does not do the whole emulator thing, very frustrating as well.

unrandomsam

#18

unrandomsam said:

@Caryslan There is the DS version of IV dunno why anyone would want the NES version. III I dunno the Super Famicom version looks wonderful. (GBC or NES neither are really very good).

SavoirFaire

#19

SavoirFaire said:

Awesome! I can gripe about the VC here as well as in the weekly release notes!

However I am 100% certain I played ambition on a nes as this was circa 1990, so I was surprised to see it as snes release. I may pick this up as this was the first strategy game of its type that I remember playing on a console, even if it is a snes one and not NES.

ghasfarost

#20

ghasfarost said:

@FlaygletheBagel Since only 24 N64 games made it to Wii VC I think they might want to get more third-parties ready and willing to support it, otherwise it wouldn't even have a decent launch and maintain a consistent dripping (at least) of N64 games.

Stu13

#23

Stu13 said:

My cousin owned SF2010 and I don't think we ever managed to beat it. The auto-scrolling levels are BRUTAL. Might have to give it a go for old time's sake.

kendorage

#25

kendorage said:

nobunaga's ambition!?!? sold!!!

@ rougeleader wait, what? 3 kingdoms 12 is on wii u(im guessing japan only)? sold!!!

i like the dynasty & samurai warriors hack n slash fests, but i miss the old turn-based strategy games of the romance series. bring #12 over, or at least put three kingdoms ll(snes) on the vc.

Nareva

#27

Nareva said:

I remember renting Nobonuga's Ambition for NES back in the late '80s. It was an amazing game at the time. Probably a bit less thrilling in the modern age.

Mrclaycoat

#29

Mrclaycoat said:

@Mitsuko_Chan I know right? Still, I am pretty pumped to have my A** handed to me again with SF2010. This game is crazy hard and caused me to shed many tears as a kid

Mrclaycoat

#30

Mrclaycoat said:

Nobunaga's Ambition just makes me wish the Wii VC had released Lords of the Rising Sun for the TG16-CD. Now THAT was an amazing game!

Einherjar

#31

Einherjar said:

Is it strictly for the US VC ?
Oh, i would give my left leg for more Koei strategy games sigh

Daruncic

#33

Daruncic said:

2010 is one of the worst games I have ever played. I guess it's better than Urban Champion, but not by a wide margin.

Bass_X0

#34

Bass_X0 said:

2010 is one of the worst games I have ever played.

Then you've not played many games.

SparkOfSpirit

#35

SparkOfSpirit said:

@grumblebuzzz NES library >>>>>>>>>>>> N64 library

Unless they get third parties aboard you'll be lucky to even get 20 games on the service, not to mention "classics" like Yoshi's Story. I'd rather have the Genesis first.

Kurtz

#36

Kurtz said:

@kendorage

yeah i just saw it on play-asia and its only $30. japanese text only i'm assuming and i am not sure i can afford a japanese wii u anyway. despite my bitching i'll probably buy nobunaga anyway if it is released in pal. i put so many hours into l'empereur and uncharted waters in high school.

Ren

#38

Ren said:

SF2010 was a classic, if hard as S**T. kinda had a stretched out megaman feel to it.
I agree with everyone else, though, for 3ds the NES stuff is cool to have on the go but it's really time to get those snes and N64 games on there, what's the hold up?
With the slow moving WiiU theres no reason to wait anymore in releasing some of the true classics from those. Regular people have decided they don't want a WiiU, so why not go ahead and also alienate all the actual die hard fans by holding back what made us just that?

Beau_Skunk

#39

Beau_Skunk said:

@Bass_X0 While Yoshi's Story was a decent/cute game, with great 2D graphics, it's very very short/easy compared to most NES games. (I think Y.S. was more meant to be a "beginner's platformer.") If it had more levels I would've liked it better, and it feels like you don't get much content even for a $10 game.
I prefer NES games like Adventures of Lolo, Bubble Bobble, Kung-Fu Heroes, and such over it honestly. (Still waiting for those to come to the American VC. Heck, they even have TurboGrafX games in Japan for both WiiU & 3DS!)

SparkOfSpirit

#40

SparkOfSpirit said:

Super Mario Bros. 3 is also better than most N64 games. The fact of the matter is the NES has a far bigger selection of good games than the less than 20 N64 games the VC will ever see.

I'm still waiting for Mega Man 7. No idea why they're holding back on that one.

MeloMan

#41

MeloMan said:

Speaking of this Capcom love, I forgot that I wanted to download SonSon. Guess I'll fire up the Wii emulator and get to it...

And SF2010... we meet again at last. Ken was the hero, correct? :P
And that boxart..... that BOXART! XD

ogo79

#42

ogo79 said:

hey capcom just forget it and dont put any more games on virtual console, looks like everyone is complaining. so in order to make them happy just change yer mind and dont release any more vc games so they stop complaining.

retro_player_22

#44

retro_player_22 said:

It's interesting that we are now getting games (Street Fighter 2010 from Capcom and Nobunaga's Ambition from Tecmo Koei) from companies who are in lawsuit against one another.

SahashraLA

#46

SahashraLA said:

It's not that odd a release date actually. With Labour Day Monday here in Canada, people tend to watch Canadian football or (in my case) play video games.
It's a great day to do tournaments as fewer people tend to work Labour Day than other holidays.

SahashraLA

#47

SahashraLA said:

The N64 has alot of great games.. if you're into niche gaming. The Mario sports series didn't explode until the GC, there was no Metroid, alot of 3rd party games still skipped out and the controller put alot of people out (It is, in my opinion, the worst Nintendo has made, despite ergonomic improvements over both the NES and SNES).
Mario 64, Star Fox 64, Ocarina of Time, Pilotwings 64 (all 4 have received remakes and re-releases, some on multiple systems), Paper Mario, Ogre Battle 64 (rare), Sin and Punishment (rare), Yoshi's story, Super Smash Bros. (my favorite in the series by a mile), Majora's Mask, Mario Kart 64, Kirby: Crystal Shards, Mario Party 1-3, Goemon 64 (rare) and DK 64 are probably the most beloved.
There were some other fantastic titles too. I imported Evangelion 64 and it was grand. Vigilante 8, Resident Evil 2, Harvest Moon, Shadow Man, the first run of WWF games were fun and I was a sucker for Sub Zero's solo adventure in MK Mythologies.
Add in licenses from Mega Man, South Park, Tony Hawk and you had a genre defying library of games.
Despite it's shortcomings, the system's games made it memorable, even if for every Ocarina we got a Superman 64. Mace: the Dark Age was my guilty pleasure, a fact I revelled in while my friends enjoyed MK4.

Mr-DNA

#48

Mr-DNA said:

Sweet! SF2010 will complete the Capcom page on my Wii U menu!

MM1-6, MMX1-3, FF2-3, SF2T, Duck Tales, and D&D, in case anyone was wondering. Once Gargoyle's Quest II and Demon's Crest are available, I'll have to kick the two non-VC games out.

Kolzig

#49

Kolzig said:

Hopefully before the end of the year would come N64 and Gamecube VC for Wii U and N64, GBA and DS VC for 3DS.

If Nintendo wants to keep printing money, then these are a sure way to do that.

Still waiting for that TVii for Europe as well, and folders, and proper cross platform support and proper unified not tied to single hardware account system and messaging system between friends.

We have come a long way, but lets go all the way Nintendo, right?

Windy

#50

Windy said:

I guess Nintendo has no interest one bit in producing the Classic 3D games anymore. Damn shame! There would be some great titles. I guess its just to much work for the amount they might make. It could seriously become VC since 3d can be turned off. But oh well We still have sega for now if they decide to port their Classics. I'm seriously bummed about Nintendo dropping the Classic 3d games. I think it would be a huge draw in the Eshop

Cia

#51

Cia said:

Instead of classics, we get more weird games for the NES. Oh well...

8bitforever

#52

8bitforever said:

@TonLoco I would even consider getting a PSP for that. The Vita's memory cards are crazy expensive. I bought a new PSP with a 32 gb card for just under $120. There are a lot of cool PSP games like the Capcom Arcade and Genesis collections that still aren't playable on Vita so PSP is better chioce plus you have much longer battery life and all the games are available digitally.

TonLoco

#53

TonLoco said:

@8bitforever that's a good idea. I found some psps for around 80 bucks. Think it might be worth it for the rpg and sports games alone.

Gameday

#54

Gameday said:

Omg i could cry , they are releasing one of my favorite nes games of all time Streetfighter Final Fight its over people ~

Spoilers of course

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