Nintendo is expected to launch the long-awaited eShop sometime this month, and according to various rumors and reports, Game Gear and original Game Boy titles could be made available right at launch.
While the inclusion of titles from the aforementioned platforms along with Game Boy Color and TurboGrafx-16 was already known about, the actual Japanese launch line-up listed by various sources has been unknown up until now – if true.
Here’s what’s being reported:
- Virtual Console GameBoy – Ikari no Yousai, Phantasm
- Virtual Console Game Gear – Sonic & Tails 2, Sonic Drift 2, Dragon Crystal, Columns
- Virtual Console GameBoy Color – Super Mario Land, The Legend of Zelda DX (Demo)
- Virtual Console PC Engine – games TBA
- 3DS Ware – Rockman Dash 3 Prologue (200 yen), Petitcom (800 yen)
- DSi Ware – Import DSi Ware from DSi to 3DS
- 3D Classic – Excitebike 3D, The Legend of Zelda 3D, Xevious 3D (these games are exactly the same as their original versions but remastered in stereoscopic 3D!)
- Demos – 3D Video Player, 3D Game Trailer/Previews Channel, Fuji TV and Nippon TV Previews
ESRB ratings have also revealed Fortified Zone from Game Boy and Avenging Spirit from Game Boy Color, so it looks as though retro lovers could have a lot to look forward to.