Nintendo has updated their VC list with games coming to Japan in February giving a hint of what might be upcoming for the rest of the world.
Sixteen games have been announced for the month of February in Japan. Most of the games have US counterparts and thus are likely to arrive stateside sometime in the future.
Three Famicom (NES) games are set to release in February. First up is Mighty Bomb Jack by Tecmo, which an arcade-style game. Second is the classic Bandai Namco arcade shoot-em-up Galaga. Last but not least is Nintendo's Hoshi no Kirby Yume no Izumi no Monogatari (Kirby's Adventure), the first console Kirby platformer. Each game will cost 500 Wii points.
Four games comprise the Super Famicom (SNES) lineup. The first is Kamaitachi no Yoru, a Japan-only sound novel involving a serial killer and is published by Chunsoft. Next is the Atlus-published Shin Megami Tensei, an RPG with spinoffs that include the Digital Devil Saga series. Capcom brings Chou Makai Mura, a platformer known in the US as Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts. The final February release is San Goku Shi IV from Koei, which is a turn-based wargame known as Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV in the US. Shin Megami Tensei will cost 900 Wii points, while the other three games can be purchased for 800 points.
Probably the biggest release of the month, Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time), is the sole Nintendo 64 release and comes with a record price of 1200 Wii Points.
Four Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) games are scheduled for February. The first game, Bare Knuckle, is a beat-'em-up known as Streets of Rage in the US. Two RPGs are scheduled for release, The Story of Thor, renamed Beyond Oasis for the US, and (Sword of) Vermilion. Finally, Vectorman, the 2D platformer with 3D rendered models, is also coming in February. All four games, each of which have US counterparts, cost 600 Wii Points.
Four games are also scheduled for the PC Engine (TurboGrafx). Most notably, this is the first time third-party software will be available on the platform. Be Ball, a puzzler known as Chew Man Fu in the US, is the only Hudson release. Vigilante, a martial arts beat-em-up, comes from Irem. Two Bandai Namco games, Yokai Dochuki, known as Shadow Land in the US, and Japan-only Wonder Momo, are also both beat-em-ups, which will be released in February. All games are 600 Wii points as usual.
New Virtual Console games are released on Tuesdays in Japan.