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Super Bomberman R just received a fairly major free update, but Konami is already looking ahead to what’s next for the game. The company revealed that in a future update, three characters from classic Konami franchises will be added to the game: Simon Belmont from Castlevania, Pyramid Head from Silent Hill and Vic Viper from Gradius.

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Yesterday, Gradius hit the Wii U Virtual Console along with Bomberman ’94. We now have some footage of the classic release below.

This Thursday both Bomberman ’94 and Gradius will arrive to the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe. Watch the official trailers from the Nintendo UK channel on YouTube below:

Four new Virtual Console games are on track for the Japanese Wii U eShop next week. Mystic Quest (Super Famicom), Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (Famicom), Gradius (PC Engine), and Neutopia (PC Engine) will be out on April 16. Pricing is set at 823 yen for the Super Famicom game, 514 yen for the Famicom game, and 617 yen for the PC Engine titles.

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Gradius may be hitting the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow. A listing posted on Nintendo’s site includes a January 9 launch date for Konami’s side-scrolling shooter. Assuming it’s correct, you’ll be able to purchase Gradius at 12 PM ET tomorrow for $4.99.

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Three new games have been confirmed for the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console. Gradius (PC Engine), The Kung Fu (PC Engine), and Mega Man Xtreme 2 (Game Boy Color) will be out on December 25. Pricing is set at 600 yen each.

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Three new Virtual Console games are on track for the Japanese Wii U eShop next week. Super Mario Bros. 3 (Famicom), Parodius (MSX), and Bonk’s Adventure (PC Engine) will be out on December 25. Pricing is set at 500 yen, 800 yen, and 600 yen respectively.

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