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Nintendo has hosted a Japanese 3DS Direct, focused on titles on the way in the big N's homeland. While a number of games on show may never make it to the West, two upcoming Virtual Console titles seem inevitable for worldwide appearances.

It was confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons are both coming to the 3DS Virtual Console in Japan. As both were near-simultaneous releases on Game Boy Color in the West back in 2001, we expect that this is good news for Zelda fans everywhere.

Both titles arrive on the 3DS eShop on 27th February in Japan, so we expect that the release in PAL regions and North America won't be far behind. After the success of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX on the platform, we imagine these titles will similarly fly off the digital shelves. Notably, and no doubt to coax gamers into buying both, each game will be reduced from the standard 600 Yen to 500 Yen until 20th March, allowing gamers to conveniently buy them with a 1000 Yen eShop card.

Are you excited by this news, and if so would you pick up both of these or just one? Let us know in the comments below.