December 27, 2006 - The Japanese Virtual Console lineup has the American and European ones squarely beaten, and it keeps on getting better! Today, Nintendo Japan announced part of its January lineup for the system. Two words: Mario Kart. Or, if you like, four words: Mario Kart and Fire Emblem. Actually, six words: Mario Kart, Fire Emblem and Kid Icarus.
Here's a look at what's new for January over in Japan:
Ikki (500 points)
Ice Climber (500 points)
Zelda II: Adventures of Link (500 points)
Kid Icarus (500 points)
SUPER FAMICOM TITLES
Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu (900 points)
Mario Kart 64 (1000 points)
Bonanza Bros. (500 points)
Gain Ground (500 points)
Alien Crush (500 points)
R-Type II (500 points)
Soldier Blade (500 points)
Moto Roader (500 points)
Quite the list, and there could be more in store for January alone. Let's hope Nintendo, Sega and Hudson are good enough to bring a few of these our way.
They are lucky. I hope the US gets Mario KArt soon!