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Monster World 4, a Japan-only Mega Drive game, is coming to VC in English!
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May 13, 2011, 08:55:30
Earlier this year it was revealed that Monster World 4 (part of the Wonder Boy series..? That series has a messy history ) was rated by the ESRB for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. There was no mention of a Wii release, however. Thanks to a recent blog post on Sega's site however, they have announced plans to release some classic Sega games from the Master System and Genesis for the Wii's Virtual Console and on Playstation Network. Monster World IV is included among these games, and is singled out for its previously being Japan-only.

The fact that Sega would go back to a ROM for an old game and translate it is pretty significant. Personally I'm very excited for this, and hope that this succeeds. If it does well for Sega, perhaps this might inspire other companies to revisit old games and translate them. I'm curious why there's no mention of an Xbox Live release though. When the ESRB rating first came around I was wondering why there was no Wii release mentioned, but now there's apparently a Wii release with no XBLA release. It's unknown whether an Xbox release is still planned.

Souce: SEGA Europe blog

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Posted: 05/13/11, 08:55:30  - Edited by 
 on: 05/13/11, 08:56:55    
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Woohoo! And I hear it's the best one!

I definitely want to play it or the previous game (second best one?) on the RGC eventually.

Posted by 
 on: 05/13/11, 14:29:04
Fuck, yeah! A good day to have a Wii! Plus the weather is amazingly beautiful today! And I was totally grooving on Shantae on the train.

I would rate my current mood 10 out of 10.

Posted by 
 on: 05/13/11, 17:43:14
Sounds like this is good news! I'll keep an eye out for it!

Posted by 
 on: 05/13/11, 17:50:25
Too late for an inb4Guillaume, eh?

I look forward to playing the arcade version of Wonder Boy.

Posted by 
 on: 05/13/11, 19:59:46
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