Capcom Bringing Breath Of Fire II To Wii U Virtual Console

by Mike Futter on Aug 01, 2013 at 11:26 AM

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.

[Source: Capcom]


Our Take
For 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.