Capcom's Breath Of Fire Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

by Kyle Hilliard on Feb 14, 2015 at 06:13 AM

The Capcom and  Square Soft (this is before it became Square Enix) team-up Super Nintendo RPG is now available on Wii U's Virtual Console.

Originally released in 1993, Breath of Fire features character designs by Keiji Inafune, who is often credited as being the father of Mega Man. In the game, players take on the role of Ryu, who is among the last surviving members of a race that can turn into dragons. This initial entry in the series went on to inspire four sequels, with Breath of Fire 6 planned for release this year in Japan on mobile devices.

When we reviewed the game way back in 1994, we awarded the game a 9. We also reviewed its Game Boy Advance re-release in 2001 awarding it an 8.

[Source: Nintendo eShop]

Our Take
Capcom has since moved away from the RPG genre, so it would be nice to see how a developer/publisher known predominantly for action and fighting games tackled this more contemplative genre.