UK Virtual Console gets Donkey Kong Country

The UK version of the Wii Virtual Console has just gone live, and we've discovered a few significant changes from the its North American counter-part.

Apart from the puzzling swap of all of the game graphics, the UK version of Nintendo's download service has one title that those chaps across the pond can't get their hands on; the excellent SNES platformer Donkey Kong Country.

However it's not all good news for UK Wii owners; the recent US update to the Virtual console which added Donkey Kong Jr., Victory Run and Mega Drive titles Ristar and Columns - with the exception of Victory Run - doesn't seem to have made its way to our shores.

Nintendo UK was unfortunately available to comment on when we'll be getting these currently US-only Virtual Console titles, but we'll be sure to let you know when they get back to us.

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PS360WII4364d ago

Yeah Ristar. I played that for a few hours the other night. Heh good times

MicroGamer4364d ago (Edited 4364d ago )

How are they using virtual console in the UK when Wii hasn't launched there yet?? It doesn't make sense to launch your online service when you don't even have systems on the ground yet.

UrbanJabroni4364d ago

I can't believe they are still doing this after pretty much the entire gaming press has called them out. There is NO reason for these games to only be released in specific regions. Japan has awesome games the U.S. doesn't, Europe gets one the U.S. doesn't, Eurpoe doesn't get some the U.S. does.

EVERY SINGLE one of these games has already been localized for every region on the planet. They have no logical excuse for making V.C. titles region-specific.