Super Metroid is set for a re-release at last.
It's been several months since any images have been uploaded to the Channel earlier than their respective games' release dates, but now screenshots for six games have been uncovered on the Wii Shop Channel. The first two are RPGs, Shining in the Darkness for Genesis and Neutopia for TurboGrafx-16, both of which have already been released in Japan.
The third game, Cratermaze for the TurboGrafx-16, is a an action game based on a Japanese Doraemon game but with new characters and was released as Booby Kids on the Famicom. Donkey Kong Jr. Math, which was announced in Nintendo Power and has been released in the rest of the world was also found in the Wii Shop.
The final two games are both Metroid titles: Metroid and Super Metroid. While Metroid has been re-released multiple times on Game Boy Advance, fans have long been clamoring for Super Metroid, a game often considered one of the best SNES games. While no release date is currently set, it is likely that the Metroid games will be released sometime before the launch of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on August 27th.
An additional three Sega games have been rated by the ESRB. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master received an E10+ rating for animated blood and fantasy violence and Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole and Ghouls 'N Ghosts both received an E.