It's very rare to get any kind of heads-up for what's coming to Virtual Console, but this release schedule from Nintendo's Netherlands office contains a few surprising treats for the year ahead.

N64 party game Mario Party 2 is set to launch in December, just in time for the party season, with Super Bonk for Super NES landing on Virtual Console in December too.

Regrettably only two other titles make the list: Neo Geo basketballer Street Hoop in October and Hudson Soft's NES side-scroller Faxanadu arrives in November.

Although only four games feature on the list, several more games have been rated for distribution across Europe, so the remainder of the year may not be quite as lean as first thought.