VC Friday: The Hanabi Festival returns! [Update]

An immensely pleasing sight greeted our bleary eyes when we inspected the PAL Virtual Console this morning -- the revival of last September's Hanabi Festival! What does that mean? Simple: for the next few weeks, the VC will feature games that were previously unreleased in Europe or Australia, which we suppose justifies the slightly higher price tags.

Best of all, we're promised that this will continue for the next few weeks. Wonder what else we'll get? Here are this week's trio:
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns -- Mega Drive -- 900 Wii Points
  • Final Soldier -- TurboGrafx-16 -- 700 Wii Points
  • Gradius II Gofer no Yabou -- TurboGrafx-16 -- 900 Wii Points
As usual, make the jump for footage of all three.

[Update: There's much excitement here, as further inspection of Nintendo's press release reveals that Speedos-clad TurboGrafx-16 shooter Cho Aniki will be one of the future Hanabi Festival releases!]


Columns III: Revenge of Columns (Mega Drive)


Final Soldier (TurboGrafx-16)


Gradius II Gofer no Yabou (TurboGrafx-16)

Want to know what else has been available to us PAL gamers these past few weeks? Just check out past editions of VC Friday here, as read exclusively by Wii Fanboy's most intelligent, good-looking readers.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.