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Initially released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004, Gradius V may soon be making an appearance on the PlayStation 3, assuming a new ESRB rating is to be believed. The rating - "T for Teen" with "Mild Fantasy Violence" - offers no information on when we should expect this PlayStation 3 version of Grad...

October 29th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Japanese gamers get to experience the joy of Excitebike with a different camera angle and online play today, with the release of Excitebike World Rally (as "Excitebike World Race"). It's a pretty faithful adaptation of the original, something that can't be said for Tecmo's Are? DS ga Sakasa Desu Ked...

February 2nd 2010 at 3:16pm 0 Comments
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There's an incredibly diverse selection of games on the Japanese Wii and DSi Shops today -- 12 different games on Wii, and 6 on DSi. Think of this as Nintendo's online version of the holiday rush. Most interesting among the multifarious offerings: a few forgotten Konami MSX games on VC, and 530 Eco...

November 24th 2009 at 1:01pm 0 Comments
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There hasn't been an MSX game released on Virtual Console in Japan since July 2008. Konami has decided to start releasing its MSX library on Virtual Console, and as a result (should these games actually come out), the MSX selection will more than triple in November. Which just means it'll go from a...

October 30th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo has updated their Japanese Virtual Console site with a list of fifteen games coming out in July. That's nine more than we got last month. Even if we don't believe that the MSX games are actually going to come out (Eggy? Released?) that's a lot of games for Japan to enjoy.One of the more i...

June 30th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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D4 Enterprise just opened up a new area of their "Project MSX" website that provides information on the MSX game(s) available on the Japanese Virtual Console. This site, which is designed similarly to the VC sites operated by Sega and Hudson, is going to be an excellent resource for learning about...

June 5th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Japan had to wait long enough for the first MSX game to show up on the Virtual Console that anything extra D4 Enterprise (or Nintendo, or whoever makes the emulators for the VC) could do to make the experience a pleasant one is welcome. Aleste features an extra "MSX Option Menu" that is accessed vi...

May 28th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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Unable to resist the opportunity to release a game late even as they were releasing it on time, D4 Enterprise has finally released one of their two planned MSX games (which are now over a year late). Aleste has been added to today's lineup of Virtual Console games, for 800 Wii Points. The other anno...

May 27th 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Nintendo has released the planned May lineup of Virtual Console games for Japan, and while it doesn't include any megatons (like last month most certainly did), there are at least a lot of games on the list. The first two MSX games, Eggy and Aleste, are supposed to make their fashionably late appear...

April 26th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Every week when we go to look up the Japanese Virtual Console releases, we look down at the MSX section and notice the projected "2007" release date for EGGY and Aleste and wonder when Nintendo's going to get the memo. We ... just didn't see them meeting that ship date -- not because we don't have f...

February 29th 2008 at 10:30pm 0 Comments