The lights are on
Following this morning's announcement about Breath of Fire 6 being an online mobile and PC game, Capcom has announced that one of the series' earliest titles will be available in the coming months on the Wii U owners. Breath of Fire II is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console.
Breath of Fire II has been available on the Wii Virtual Console since 2007. The leap to the Wii U is one of convenience, but also means a Miiverse community will be created for the title.
The original Breath of Fire never made it to the Virtual Console, possibly because it was published by SquareSoft in North America. The rights could be a bit messy, which would make it more expensive to bring to digital platforms.
Our TakeFor those looking for a more convenient way to play Breath of Fire II, this is good news. Capcom doesn't have a release date yet, but I have no doubt that this announcement was intended to assuage the outcry over the series' new direction. There is no word whether Breath of Fire 6 will come to North America, and until it does, we won't know how much of a departure it really is.
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Fun game, and you get a life-size dog as a companion.
Besides FF3 aka FF6, and Earthbound this was my favorite SNES RPG.
It is a fun game, and I'm glad it's making its way over to the Wii U virtual console. Any extra awesome software for that console would help.
So it will be available "on" Wii U owners? How does that work?
Sweet. I never played this one. Now, to wait for a release date...
Breath of Fire II is one of the greatest RPGs ever made, in my opinion. I first played BoF 1 and 2 on the Game Boy Advance when they were re-released on the handheld; both games blew me away with their old-school sensibilities, mature storytelling, and memorable characters. Any current fan of RPGs would do well to give these games a try, even though finding the first game is probably a bit of a challenge these days.
That artwork is classic 90's American game art right there.