Soon to be in English

With the release of Super Hang-On on Wii Virtual Console this week, SEGA has announced on its blog that it will be releasing the other two games announced last year soon as well. Very soon, in fact — both of them will see the light of day next week. Yes, that means there will be two new Wii Virtual Console games in a single update for the first time in... well, a very long time.

Wonder Boy in Monster Land is already available on Wii VC in its Master System incarnation, but if for some reason you want to experience the arcade original with better graphics and sound, then now is your chance. There's not much else to say about this one.

Of course, the big one is Monster World IV. This will be the first time the game is released anywhere other than Japan, and it's not like any other import title — it will actually be fully translated into English so you can understand every little thing about the game. Fans of the series often praise it as being one of the best Wonder Boy/Monster World games, so you're in for quite a treat. Of course, since it's an import title, prepare to pay 900 Points rather than the usual 800 for Mega Drive/Genesis games.

While this announcement is specifically for North America, in the comments a SEGA representative has stated that Europe should be receiving both of them next week as well, so let's hope it's true.