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Twelve Virtual Console games to be added to the Japanese New 3DS Virtual Console on August 23

Posted on August 20, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in New Nintendo 3DS, News

The New 3DS Virtual Console continues to live on… in Japan at least. Twelve new games are set to hit the service later this week.

The news comes as part of an upcoming summer sale Nintendo will be hosting on the Japanese Wii U and 3DS eShops. More than fifty games will be discounted by 20 percent, with My Nintendo members receiving an extra 20 percent bonus.

As for the upcoming Virtual Console releases, those are as follows:

Demon’s Crest
Breath of Fire
Breath of Fire II
Castlevania: Dracula X
Ganbare Goemon 2
Ganbare Goemon 3
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy VI
Romancing SaGa 2
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shojo

All of these Virtual Console games are dropping on the 3DS eShop on August 23. They will be included in the summer sale.


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  • MrCafecito

    What about VC on Switch??

  • Connor The Dreamer

    Squaresoft didn’t even bother to rerelease SNES FFII/FFIII on the 3DS VC over here. What’s with them skipping the western VC all of a sudden, except for one mediocre GBA game?

    • JasonBall

      Which was what, Tactics on Wii U?

      • Connor The Dreamer

        Yeah. The story was much more childish than War of the Lions and the judge system bored me. Was really angry that Japan got every FF Advance game but we got none. I really wanted to play FF V Advance since the PSOne Classics version of FFV keeps crashing

        • JasonBall

          I wonder if the Advance ports weren’t released in the US on Wii U because Nintendo published them in the US back in the day? Could they have some hold on them?

          • JasonBall

            No, that’s stupid. Forget I said it. If they didn’t want FF on their systems they wouldn’t allow Explorers or Tactics or anything. Their possible hold on the GBA games only makes it stranger that they didn’t release.

          • Connor The Dreamer

            Yeah, they’d block tactics if it was due to Nintendo’s publishing since they did that one too. It’s just Squaresoft being stingy

    • Jonathan Cromwell

      Mediocre? You mean final fantasy tactics? LOL definitely not mediocre.

      • Christopher Dubois

        They are talking about the one for GBA not the PS1 game.

        • ECM

          The first GBA game is hardly “mediocre”.

          • Christopher Dubois

            For me personally its an “alright” game but honestly I prefer the turn based combat of the numbered games. But still to me its inexcusable that they ONLY gave us Tactics Advance which Japan also got while keeping all the numbered Advance titles in Japan.

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  • JasonBall


    Huh. Is it just me or are all of these either Konami or Square Enix? Save for Tantei Club, the only Nintendo game.

    • Roto Prime

      Could not have said it better myself!!!!!!!!! <3

      • JasonBall


    • Exy

      The first three are Capcom games.

  • Jaxon Holden

    Already have all of these as VC on 3DS. All the best SNES and GBA. Fan translated Fire Emblems and Dragon Quests and all that. Done sitting with my hands outstretched begging bread from these devs.

    • JasonBall


    • Blake Good

      I have ActRiaser, Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma on my N3DS. Been playing IoG and so far, its a great game! Terranigma was never released in North America, so it’s a must for emulation since the PAL cartridge won’t work on an NTSC SNES. I added a lot of SNES games that are not on the 3DS VC and some that are not even on Wii U VC like ActRaiser because Nintendo is too f*cking stupid and lazy to get the rights from 3rd party developers to officially release these on the VC!

  • Hey, Nintendo of America, when the hell will WE get these in the States?

  • Fernando Silva

    Have already all physical, but very good news.

  • Christopher Dubois

    I’m not going to lie but this gets me furious Square has only given us Tactics here on Western VC. Japan has all the numbered FF Advance titles INCLUDING Tactics. And now they are bringing the SNES originals to New 3DS and what do we get? NOTHING!!!

  • Blake Good

    The sad part is that 3 of the 12 games from this list; Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, and Ogre Battle: March of The Black Queen won’t come to the 3DS VC in NA and EU since they weren’t re-released on the Wii U in both of the regions, other than the Wii VC and the fact that Square only likes Japan and doesn’t give a $hit about NA and EU! Square pisses me off!

    • ChuckyGuy98

      Do you ever think about anyone but yourself you worthless over weight child. I bet your over weight self puts more money in your McDonald’s budget than to charity.

  • Nanis Nanas

    I assume those are the SNES versions of FFIV, FFV and FFVI and not the GBA games which had more features? great…..

    • Christopher Dubois

      They are the SNES Versions but don’t hold your breath on a western release. 5 obviously wont come but 4 and 6 (under their localized names) could come but again don’t hold your breath.

  • tira sheen

    Meh the 3DS & almost all versions are hackable ..Heck the WiiU is too even the new update has a browser hack and Haxchi..
    Just hack the System & when the games go live wait for some site to put them up.. There are many good Japanese only 3DS games the only way we will ever get them sadly is to hack the system .. not paying for Japanese language games but I’ll find them free now the ones that have been brought to English I’ve paid for and got the cart version.