One of the most pleasing reveals of the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts - for retro fans, at least - was confirmation of Super NES titles coming to the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
Various titles were confirmed for the first few weeks of the service in North America and Europe (see link above for the line-up), yet more details for Japan point the way to the longer-term outlook. For example more Nintendo games are confirmed for the Japanese store - these are Kirby's Dream Course, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and Fire Emblem: Geneology of the Holy War. The Kirby title is a good bet for the West, though the Fire Emblem titles have to be classed as maybes; hopefully the positive performance of Fire Emblem Fates in the West will encourage Nintendo to bring these SNES entries to the global market, but we're not holding our breath.
Third parties are pitching in for Japan too, which promises some classics from Capcom and Konami. The following are confirmed:
- Mega Man X
- Mega Man X2
- Mega Man X3
- Mega Man 7
- Street Fighter II Turbo
- Super Street Fighter II
- Street Fighter Alpha 2
- Final Fight
- Final Fight 2
- Final Fight Guy (aka Tough in Japan)
- Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
While not every one of these is a dead cert for a Western release, the majority certainly seem likely in light of their previous Virtual Console releases.
Which of these games do you most want to see in the 3DS Virtual Console in the West?