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Rare Fire Emblem sequel on Japanese VC in July


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 interesting titles is Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, which was released on the Super Famicom game download service called "Nintendo Power." Much like the rewritable Famicom Disk System disks, the "Nintendo Power" cartridge was a rewritable flash cartridge that could accept games downloaded from store kiosks. A cartridge version of the game came out later.

A couple of retro-tastic Taito games show up this month: Chack 'n Pop is a direct precursor to Bubble Bobble (even including the same Monsta creatures), and Kiki KaiKai is the original Pocky & Rocky (also an ancestor of the recent Heavenly Guardian). The full list of releases is after the break.


  • Dig Dug (Releases 7/1)
  • Chack 'n Pop
  • Donkey Kong 3
Super Famicom
  • Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Mega Drive
  • Splatterhouse Part 2 (Releases 7/1)
  • Shining Force 2
Master System
  • Space Harrier
PC Engine
  • Seirei Senshi Spriggan (Releases 7/1)
  • Kiki KaiKai
  • Darius Plus
  • Blood Gear
Neo Geo
  • Shin Samurai Spirits (Samurai Shodown 2)
  • Big Tournament Golf
  • Relics
  • EGGY

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