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February's VC releases in Japan: Tactics Ogre and more


Nintendo has released the list of Virtual Console games planned for release in Japan next month, including eleven games overall. The biggest news is probably Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, which was released in North America on the PlayStation, but will be released on the VC in its original Super Famicom form. If the PlayStation release were to come out on VC, that would definitely be news. In any case, don't look for it outside Japan any time soon: as Siliconera points out, Atlus's English translation was only used for the PlayStation version, and Square Enix isn't going to license that work and recode the game to put it in. It's rather miraculous that they've deigned to dump one of their ROMs on the service as it is.

Other items of interest include the Alex Kidd sequel The Lost Stars, which contains one of the most ridiculous digitized screams in history, and the return of the SuperGrafx Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts! Will it actually come out this time? And we must mention Wallaby!! which is a game about rabbits betting on kangaroo races.


  • Formation Z
  • Double Dragon
Super Famicom
  • Tactics Ogre
Master System
  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
Mega Drive
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Dragon Slayer
PC Engine
  • L-Dis
  • Dai Makaimura (SuperGrafx)
  • Winning Shot
  • Super Darius 2
  • Wallaby!! Usagi no Kuni no Kangaroo Race

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