Nintendo is bringing several more of its classic titles to its Virtual Console services this year: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, and Earthbound.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages are two Game Boy Color games developed by Capcom in 2001. While the games play almost identically, they each feature their own unique overworlds, dungeons, items, and stories. However, when both games are linked together, content is unlocked in each game, including a final story set after the events of both games that shows the stories’ true villain. Both games will be released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on May 30.
Earthbound, released in Japan as Mother 2 for the Super Famicom in 1994, is a role-playing game that sees players take on the role of Ness, a young boy who must defeat a powerful alien known as Giygas alongside his friends. The quirky RPG features traditional turn-based battles, and lets players use frying pans and yo-yos as weapons. The game will be released on the Wii U Virtual Console by the end of this year in North America and Europe.
While the games may not be new, they are definitely classics, and should be played when they’re re-released later this year.
Source: 4/17/13 Nintendo Direct