Super Mario Bros. 3 riding a Kuribo's Shoe onto the Australian VC

Australia getting a Virtual Console game before anyone else? Maybe! We can't be sure when Sonic 3 and Super Mario Bros. 3 will find their way onto the VC, but at least we know they're on their way, thanks to the Office of Film and Classification.

The Aussie equivalent of the ESRB keeps a database of ratings just like the ESRB does. A bunch of games have been added, including a lot that are already out in other regions, and a few, like Mario 3, that are news. Of course, the best part of this for people who don't happen to have Australian consoles is that if a game is planned for one region, it's terribly likely it'll be out soon in others!

Other things on the list that make us happy: Strider (although we don't know if it's the Genesis version or the NES version), Galaga '90, and Probotector II-- which is Super C. The full list of new updates is after the break!

[Via Vooks]
  • Shinobi Iii: Return Of The Ninja Master
  • Eswat: City Under Siege
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Strider
  • Devil's Crush - Naxat Pinball
  • Drop Off
  • Shockman
  • Battle Lode Runner
  • Silent Debuggers
  • Bonk's Revenge
  • Volley Ball
  • Yoshi's Cookie
  • Landstalker: The Treasure Of King Nole
  • Ghouls'n Ghosts
  • Ninja Spirit
  • Galaga '90
  • Blazing Lazers
  • Axelay
  • Probotector II: Return Of The Evil Forces
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Crack Down
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3

This article was originally published on Joystiq.