Thus far, Nintendo has decided to keep the exact releases of Virtual Console Mondays a secret until the day-of, leaving us gamers biting our nails in mind-numbing suspense. Sega's official website
and a major in cryptology have given us three gleaming glimpses in the future.
First, from Sega's camp, the classic space-shooter Space Harrier II
(1989) will see the light of day next Monday, the 18th of December. Furthermore, on Christmas Day, they'll drop cult-favorite and this blogger's most anticipated VC title, Toe Jam & Earl
From Hudson, their website left the internet-at-large with this little clue:
WHICH GAME COMES NEXT? This one is a doosy. Truly a classic. Here's your first clue:
Yes, I know. that's freakin cryptic. If no one can figure it out, I may drop another clue tomorrow.
Brilliant minds came together, formulas were solved, chemicals were mixed, and lo, the secret was revealed. VGCE0590PG46 stands for Video Game and Computer Entertainment
, May 1990, Page 46. Dig up a couple of old magazine scans, and voilà!
The game is Military Madness
, a turn-based strategy game with a fairly large following.
Couldn't they have just told us right out?