Nintendo Japan has revealed its March lineup
for the Virtual Console and we're more than a little jealous. That's right, The Revenge of Shinobi
is on the list and we don't know if we'll ever see it. You see, at one point the boss characters in the game were (very clearly) Batman, The Terminator, Godzilla and Spider-Man and while some of those characters have changed, Sega has never included the game on any Genesis compilations in North America for possible copyright restrictions
Japan nets a few other exclusives this month, beginning with Koei's New Horizons
for the Super Famicom and the classically terrible platformer Takeshi no Ch?senj?
from Taito on the Famicom. And in a surprising twist, Japan will play catch up to a few Virtual Console releases already available in North America, including: Sonic Chaos
for the Sega Master System and the Famicom puzzler Clu Clu Land
The first titles to be made available -- releasing on March 3 -- will be Nihon Falcom's Mega Drive RPG, Dragon Slayer Legend of Heroes II
and the PC Engine original Space Invaders
from Taito. The rest of the titles will gradually release over the course of the month.