Famicom Wars also included in May’s Virtual Console updates.
Nintendo’s Game Developer’s Conference revealed that the original Final Fantasy, released on the Japanese Famicom in 1987, would be hitting the Virtual Console service soon. Nintendo recently released details on its Virtual Console lineup for May, and Final Fantasy is confirmed to be included in one of the weekly updates.
Final Fantasy was the first Square Enix(Squaresoft at the time) RPG for the Nintendo Entertainment System, created by Hironobu Sakaguchi. The game was published by Nintendo in the United States and was released in 1990. Its storyline follows four young heroes called the Light Warriors on a mission to rid the world of its many evils.
Final Fantasy became a big success for Square Enix, saving them from bankruptcy and spawning over thirteen entries in its main franchise and countless spin-off games across many consoles. The first Final Fantasy alone has received many re-releases and remakes on the Wonderswan Color, Playstation, Game Boy Advance, Japanese mobile phones, and the Playstation Portable.
The classic RPG will also be joined by Nintendo’s war strategy game Famicom Wars, known to American gamers as Advance Wars. Both titles will be priced at 500 Nintendo Points ($5).
The full release list is as follows:
Famicom (500 Nintendo Points)
- Downtown Special Kunio-kun no Jidageki Dayo Zenin Shugou
- Ninja-kun Asura’s Chapter
- Final Fantasy
- Famicom Wars
Master System (500 Nintendo Points)
PC Engine (800)
- Sim Earth