Next week, Sega is bringing two releases in the Wonder Boy/Monster World series to Virtual Console.
Sega revealed today that Wonder Boy in Monster Land and Monster World IV will be arriving on Wii Virtual Console on May 10 in North America and Europe. Earlier today, Sega also debuted the arcade classic Super Hang-On on the download service.
The upcoming release of Wonder Boy in Monster Land will be the arcade version. In the game, players must fight their way through twelve side-scrolling stages and save Wonder Land by defeating the evil MEKA dragon. The Sega Master System edition of the title was released on Virtual Console in 2009.
Monster World IV is the 1994 Sega Genesis sequel to Wonder Boy V: Monster World III. In this adventure platformer, you play as the young girl Asha who embarks on a quest to help a group of spirits with her magical pet Pepe and a genie. The upcoming release will be the first time this highly regarded entry in the series will be available for purchase outside Japan (it was playable for short while on GameTap).
The screenshots of both of next week's releases show artwork filled borders surrounding the game's play area so that the entirety of a widescreen television's frame will be filled. Assuming it isn't a mistake where other console versions are shown, these will be the first games on Wii Virtual Console with decorative borders.