Ogre Battle 64 on Japanese Virtual Console in January

Ogre Battle, the greatest Queen-influenced strategy game series of all time, will make another appearance on the Virtual Console in Japan next month, following the 2009 release of Ogre Battle for SNES (which made its way around the world). Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber will be released on Virtual Console some time in January, according to Nintendo's most recent Virtual Console schedule.

Siliconera notes that releasing international versions may not be as simple for Ogre Battle 64: developer Quest was an independent studio at the time of the Atlus-published game's creation, but is now owned by Square Enix. If Quest (and therefore Square Enix) has the rights to the IP, then Atlus may not be able to publish the VC release Stateside. Perhaps the two companies can come to an agreement over the right to upload a file to a server.

See the rest of the Virtual Console offerings for Japan after the break.
  • Princess Tomato in Salad Kingdom (Famicom)
  • Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom, available January 5)
  • Ogre Battle 64 (Nintendo 64)
  • Salamander (MSX)
  • Parodius (MSX)

Famicom
Princess Tomato in Salad Kingdom

Super Famicom
Kirby's Star Stacker

Nintendo 64
Ogre Battle 64

MSX
Salamander
Parodius

This article was originally published on Joystiq.