Is Taito rounding up the gang for a reappearance?

If Taito's latest filings at the United States Patents and Trademarks Office are anything to go by, we might well see a number of its Super NES titles on their way to the Wii Shop Channel.

Darius Twin, Lufia & The Fortress of Doom, and Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals have all had trademarks applied for recently, suggesting they might appear on the Virtual Console at some point. The company is perhaps best known for developing Bubble Bobble and Space Invaders for the NES and SNES respectively.

If upcoming VC instalments is indeed the case, then fans of side-scrolling shooters and RPGs are certainly in for a treat. Darius Twin was actually released on the Japanese download service earlier this year in April, but if you're not familiar with the Lufia series, head over to our review of Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals to see why this turn-based RPG is amongst the best in the genre.