VC Japan: Castlevania X and other classic titles to hit this April

Logo of Nintendo's Virtual Console service - Image 1To make up for last month’s rather sparse Virtual Console selection, Nintendo Japan has released a wider variety of old-school titles for the month of April. In the forefront of the VC scene is Konami’s Castlevania X (a.k.a. Castlevania: Blood of Rondo), along with several other notable titles. You can check out the entire list of previewed VC games in our full article.

Screenshot of Konami's Castlevania X - Image 1Just because Nintendo has recently rolled out WiiWare as its forerunning online service in Japan, it doesn’t mean that the company will be neglecting its usual Virtual Console updates for those who enjoy playing classic titles on their console.

The official Nintendo Japan website has already listed its upcoming titles for April, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Sky Kid, Musha Aleste and several other old-school games ready to be released this coming April 1.

Perhaps the biggest title to hit VC Japan will be the return of the all-time favorite, Castlevania X (a.k.a. Castlevania X: Rondo of Blood). It’s arrival definitely beats the premium players had to pay just to get last year’s Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles on the PlayStation Portable, which was packed with the once Japan-exclusive retro classic.

Anyway, here’s a list of the upcoming games that will hit the VC service in Japan this April::


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Sky Kid
  • Volguard II
  • Bokosuka Wars

Super Famicom

  • Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shojo
  • Hercules no Eikou IV

Master System

  • Super Wonder Boy

Mega Drive

  • Musha Aleste
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phelios

PC Engine

  • Crest of Wolf
  • Valkyrie no Densetsu
  • Castlevania X: Chi no Rondo
  • Digital Champ Boxing
  • Monster Lair

Neo Geo

  • Metal Slug

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