Nintendo has announced that two role-playing games will be hitting the Wii U’s eShop today for $5 a piece. StarTropics and Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II have been released on the Virtual Console for all to enjoy.
From Nintendo’s press release:
StarTropics – In this much-loved NES game, step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance.
Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II – Adventurer Mike Jones is back and embarking on a journey through time and space. Mike’s mission is to save seven mystic Tetrads, while facing the avengers of his foiled foe, the evil Zoda. Decipher codes, solve mysteries and battle dragons with heroes of days gone by. Mike won’t stop until Zoda is history!
This is extremely good news for all those gamers that grew up in the 90’s that didn’t have the funds to get all the great RPG’s. Should these be successful hopefully Nintendo will get on the bandwagon of releasing more of these classic RPG’s from the NES and SNES era. Personally I’d like to get my Wii U to boot up Secret of Mana, a game that I missed and now is too expensive to purchase. I will be getting my hands on StarTropics and the sequel since my 90’s self was obsessed with Mario platformers instead of RPG’s; now I won’t be missing out.