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Kirby's Block Ball Coming to North American eShop Next Week

by Neal Ronaghan - May 10, 2012, 10:08 am EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: (3DS eShop)

After more than three months of nothing, the Game Boy Virtual Console returns to life in the United States.

Kirby's Block Ball, a Kirby-themed Arkanoid game, is hitting the 3DS Virtual Console in North America next week, according to a listing in the 3DS eShop. Previously, the game was listed on the eShop, but with a "TBA" release date.

Ironically, Kirby's Block Ball came out in Europe on February 9, which was the last time a Game Boy was released on the Virtual Console in North America. The game hit the Japanese eShop last October.

This is the 31st Game Boy title to come out on the Virtual Console in North America. Japan currently has 53 and PAL regions have 36.


TenserMay 10, 2012

Wait, what? 31?  I can only think of half of them...

Quote from: Tenser

Wait, what? 31?  I can only think of half of them...

I'm pretty sure I own all 30 of the ones that have been released and the same is probably true for me.

MataataMay 10, 2012

They probably convert these games in bulk, so we could probably expect a new one every week or two for a while.

Disco StuMay 10, 2012

Sigh.  More than 3 months without a Game Boy game on VC and we get...a Breakout game?

TJ SpykeMay 10, 2012

To be fair, it's supposed to be a pretty good game.

joshnickersonMay 10, 2012

Quote from: TJ

To be fair, it's a damn good game.

There. Fixed that for ya. Kirby's Block Ball puts all other Breakout clones to shame.

It's REALLY good. Kirby's Pinball Land is in the same "awesome" category.

$10 says Blockball doesn't have its awesome Super Game Boy features.

nickmitchMay 10, 2012

Isn't it out in the other territories? Couldn't you just find out if it's got them there?

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