We don't know why we expect big Virtual Console lineups in Japan -- perhaps because it's the only region where zero-game or one-game weeks aren't the norm, and the only region where Nintendo seems to care enough to, you know, promote it. But only six games were announced for next month, including one game we knew was coming, Final Fantasy IV.

The other offerings include a Kunio hockey game, a Namco cute-em-up, and two maze games: Pac-Mania, the pseudo-3D Pac-Man sequel that adds jumping, and Pepen ga Pengo, an updated, four-player sequel to Sega's 1982 Pengo, and something that we'd love to see released here as an import. You know, if Nintendo ever decides to get back to releasing VC games.
  • Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey-bu! Subete Koron de Dairantou (Famicom)
  • Final Fantasy IV (Super Famicom)
  • Pepen ga Pengo (Mega Drive)
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Mega Drive)
  • Cosmo Gang: The Video (Arcade)
  • Pac-Mania (Arcade)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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