We normally find out about the North American download offerings on Thursday each week, but we've been advised ahead of time that Rayman will be hitting the 3DS Virtual Console stateside.

Europe gets the Game Boy Color title this week too, so gamers on both sides of the Atlantic will have the chance to warm up ahead of the release of Rayman Origins on 3DS. Virtual Console releases aren't always consistent across both territories — North America is yet to receive the Game Boy Color version of Prince of Persia — so this is one case where everyone should be happy.

We'll have our review ready soon, but until then is this one that you're interested in downloading?