So, Gargoyle's Quest II may be on its way to the Virtual Console in the West, perhaps. Up to now we've seen the NES version arrive on the 3DS Virtual Console in Japan, while it's been rated by the Australian Classification Board — it's on the cards, then.

This sequel — a prequel in terms of the plot — follows the same ideas as the original, and further credence has been given to the fact that the NES title is on the way to the West with the news that it's also hit the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan; it arrived in the country today, 21st May. The Game Boy version of this title was only originally released in Japan, and doesn't look like coming to the West at the moment.

With the popularity of the first game, and the fact it's spun off Ghosts 'n Goblins, this could be a popular arrival on either or both Virtual Console platforms in the West. As things stand it seems that the Capcom classic's arrival is just a matter of time.