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Majora's Mask, Phantasy Star on Japanese Virtual Console in April


Wow! This has been a really great week to be a Nintendo fan. It's been a really great week to be a Virtual Console fan in particular -- when was the last time we could say something like that? The week has just gotten a lot better with the release of the list of upcoming Virtual Console releases for Japan.

Why? Two reasons. First: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Like Ocarina of Time, it costs a painful 1,200 Wii Points -- and like Ocarina of Time, it will probably drop to the usual 1,000 in North America. Second, and possibly even more exciting: Phantasy Star! The Sega Master System RPG masterpiece is also coming to the Virtual Console. Maybe it's not a big deal to those of you with Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, but personally, it's awesome news.

We fully expect to see both of these games in North America soon. Neither SMS games nor N64 games seem to take long to make it overseas. Also of interest: Hudson's PC Engine port of the NES Ninja Gaiden. And the arcade version of Space Invaders, which marks the third time the "original" Space Invaders has been released on VC.

The full list is after the break.


  • Akumajou Densetsu (Castlevania III)
Super Famicom
  • Der Langrisser
  • Kirby's Dreamland 3
Nintendo 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Sega Master System
  • Phantasy Star
PC Engine
  • Ninja Gaiden
Virtual Console Arcade
  • Genpei Toumaden
  • Space Invaders

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