TurboGrafx-16 Wii U Virtual Console

Kayne West will be delighted to find out that a lovely pair of TurboGrafx-16 games are making it on to the Wii U's Virtual Console in North America on 14 July [updated from 'later today', a mistaken mix up on dates in our original text]. Nintendo of America's site has listed both R-Type and New Adventure Island for release later today, marking these as the first TurboGrafx-16 games to make it over to the Wii U eShop; quite a decent range previously came to the Wii Virtual Console in the last generation.

If you're scratching your head and wondering what a TurboGrafx-16 even is, we'll forgive you. Despite having a great library of games from the Japanese PC Engine, the TurboGrafx-16 didn't exactly make a big splash in North America, and didn't even get an official release in Europe.

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Still this is great news for Wii U gamers, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Bonk's Adventure, Splatterhouse and many other TurboGrafx-16 classics will hopefully follow soon. Fingers crossed at least.

[source nintendo.com, via nintendo.com]