Super Mario RPG Heads to Wii U Virtual Console in Europe

Super Mario RPG Heads to Wii U Virtual Console in Europe

The SNES classic Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe this Thursday along with four others.

As part of the round-up for this week’s eShop downloads, fan favorite title Super Mario RPG: Legend of The Seven Stars leads the Virtual Console on Thursday. Developed by Square in 1996 and lauded as a SNES classic, many feel the game laid the framework for the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series.

With its unique art style, memorable gameplay, and timeless characters, long-time fans have clamored for some sort of a revival, and Super Mario RPG’s re-release could be that one step toward a future sequel.

In fact, any mention of Super Mario RPG by Nintendo had been rare prior to last week, when a Mii Fighter Costume pack for the game’s popular character, Geno, released for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. While many wanted him added to the playable character roster, the recognition as an outfit came as a surprise.

Nintendo has yet to announce Super Mario RPG for North America; The game was previously released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console in August 2015. We’ll be sure to keep you updated, however.

The remainder of European eShop downloads for this week include Super Mario 64 DS, Ocean Runner, Kung Fu FIGHT! and Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto.

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