X

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Adds Game Gear Next Month

6 Comments

Posted February 22, 2012 - By Adam Rosenberg

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Adds Game Gear Next Month

Nintendo's got some news for you portable gaming fans. The 3DS Virtual Console will soon be updated to include Game Gear games, the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast reveals (via Andriasang). 

The new section of the online store will launch in Japan on March 14 with three Sega games on offer: Sonic and Tails 2, Shinobi and Dragon Crystal. They'll be priced at ¥300 apiece, or roughly $3.75. There's no word yet on release plans outside of Japan, but we know that Game Gear games are definitely going to be making their way to 3DS handhelds in North America.

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata confirmed that Game Gear games (and TurboGrafx-16 games) were in the plans for the 3DS Virtual Console during his GDC keynote last year, just a few weeks before the Nintendo handheld was released in North America. Sega president Haruki Satomi was there as well to offer some words of support.

"This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Game Gear system, and we believe that releasing these titles on the groundbreaking Nintendo 3DS is a great way to commemorate the occasion," he said. It's not clear what held things up to push the Game Gear VC releases outside that 20th anniversary window, but Sega fans should be pleased to learn today that the update is finally coming.

Source: Andriasang

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Adds Game Gear Next Month
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/721018/nintendo-3ds-virtual-console-adds-game-gear-next-month/
http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/292570_S/nintendo-3ds-virtual-console-adds-game-gear-next-month.jpg
BlogThread_721018

ADVERTISEMENT

Blog Tags

g4tv.com
  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Messy Cat Fight

    Posted: January 27, 2010

    644,696 Views | 00:49

  • Sara Underwood's Naked Bike Ride

    Posted: June 22, 2011

    1,316,284 Views | 05:20

  • Laser Snake Robots, More Mars Rovers and BigDog Is Back

    Posted: September 25, 2012

    1,290 Views | 03:00

  • NBA 2K13 Launch Trailer

    Posted: October 4, 2012

    5,601 Views | 01:53

  • Casual Vomiting - Web Soup Investigates

    Posted: March 30, 2011

    7,570 Views | 02:52

AdChoices