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Mega Man 7Capcom may not be developing any new games for Nintendo's Wii U, but the company is bringing a lot of its classic games from the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super NES libraries to the console's Virtual Console service as well as a number of Game Boy Advance titles.  Mega Man X3, Mega Man 7, Mighty Final Fight, Demon's Crest, Breath of Fire, Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Zero, Street Fighter 2010, and many more are all on the way before the end of the year.  Here's the full list for the North American and European territories from Capcom's own blog:

  • North America
    • Breath of Fire (Wii U)
    • Demon's Crest (Wii U)
    • Gargoyle's Quest II (3DS, Wii U)
    • Mega Man 5 (Wii U)
    • Mega Man 6 (Wii U)
    • Mega Man 7 (Wii U)
    • Mega Man X3 (Wii U)
    • Mega Man Zero (Wii U)
    • Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U)
    • Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U)
    • Mighty Final Fight (3DS, Wii U)
    • Street Fighter 2010 (3DS, Wii U)
  • Europe
    • Breath of Fire (Wii U)
    • Demon's Crest (Wii U)
    • Gargoyle's Quest II (Wii U)
    • Mega Man 5 (Wii U)
    • Mega Man 6 (Wii U)
    • Mega Man 7 (Wii U)
    • Mega Man II (3DS)
    • Mega Man III (3DS)
    • Mega Man IV (3DS)
    • Mega Man V (3DS)
    • Mega Man Xtreme (3DS)
    • Mega Man Xtreme 2 (3DS)
    • Mega Man X3 (Wii U)
    • Mega Man Zero (Wii U)
    • Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U)
    • Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U)
    • Mighty Final Fight (Wii U)
    • Street Fighter 2010 (Wii U)
  • Dates TBD
    • Mega Man Zero 2
    • Mega Man Battle Network 2
    • Mega Man Battle Network 3

There's plenty to like here and lots to keep you busy.  All of the classic Mega Man games and Mega Man X3 are highly recommended, but while the Battle Network and Zero titles have large fan bases, they've never really been my thing.  Mighty Final Fight is a cutesy take on the famous brawler that hasn't been seen since it was adapted for the Game Boy Advance in 2006 that I also suggest you try.   While it would be nice to see new entries in these franchises for Nintendo hardware, bringing back classic games like these for additional exposure and introductions to new audiences is fantastic and I'm glad to see Capcom embracing the Virtual Console service.  More publishers should follow this example.

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