So ugly...agh...When Nintendo first announced the Virtual Console service, it seemed as though Nintendo themselves would be just about the only ones releasing their past games. Of course, Nintendo's library is beyond incredible, but with the exception of Sega and Hudson, it just seemed as though companies weren't going to be taking advantage of the service.

(insert clichéd "tides have turned" line here) Nintendo has announced Virtual Console partnerships with twenty-four separate publishers, the full listing of which can be seen after the break. The big boys are all on-board: Square-Enix, Konami, Bandai-Namco. A few of the companies don't seem to have much of a legacy at all, however, which implies that they may be working on some smaller-scale original games for the VC service.

In addition, it appears that the Virtual Console will now be supporting the MSX (pictured above), an older arcade system. Iwata-san also expressed in interest to bring even more consoles to the Wii: we here at the Fanboy pray to the rings of Saturn.

(Fun fact! Did you know that video game mega-franchises Dragon Quest and Metal Gear first appeared on the MSX?)
  • D4E
  • Atlus
  • Bandai Namco Games
  • Banpresto
  • Capcom
  • Chun Soft
  • Enterbrain
  • HAL Laboratory Inc.
  • Hudson
  • Irem
  • Jaleco
  • Kemco
  • Koei
  • Konami
  • Masaya
  • Net Farm
  • PAON
  • Rocket company
  • Sega
  • Taito
  • Takara Tomy
  • Tecmo
  • Sunsoft
  • Square Enix

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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