Approaching blast off

Mega Man X2 is set to hit the Japanese Virtual Console next month, and while we can only speculate on when or if the game will see release outside of Japan, the Australian Classifications Board has given gamers a glimmer of hope.

The site has rated the game for release in Australia, giving it a PG certificate and hopefully sending it on its way towards the Wii's download service in the not-too distant future.

If an indication of a Western release, the game would join Super Street Fighter II with online play and Strider as another quality release on the way to the Virtual Console in the coming months or, perhaps, years.