Does anyone here know about how the revolution will allow everyone to download old games from old systems on to their revolution? Well, it just got even better, because Genesis and TurboGrafX/PCE games will also be able to be downloaded. Could this mean that we can get Ys on it?
the keynote is being typed about Live on this page:
ok, i know that Ys would be on the Revo anyways, through NES and SNES, but this is even better cuz it's the PCE versions... I hope it happens though, as not ALL of the gaems will be available, only the best. I bet Castlevania: Rondo of Blood could be one of them...
Last Edit: Mar 23, 2006 15:20:32 GMT -5 by Inochi 命
heh, i wouldnt see the point of even encluding TGX games for the US console then... i mean, what else would North American gamers want to play from that console? I guess we could get Ys I-III here, but I hope Ys IV:Dawn of Ys is available too, even if they leave it in Japanese... I think thats the way it'll work anyways. You'll probably be able to download games of any region, but they wont be translated if they're Japanese only.
Well, its deffinately true that TurboGrafX games will be available for download, but Im not sure about the details of what that means. We dont know about what games will be supported yet, and theres no way of telling what they might be. But if Ys was one of the most popular series on the console, im sure it'll be included. Nintendo will probably (well, hopefully) release a full list of the downloadable launch titles for the revolution at E3 (in May), or soon after. I dont know if they will slowly add to the list of game over months or if they will all be available at launch, but hopefully there will be atleast one TGX Ys title at launch. Theres are also Genesis, SNES, and NES Ys games too, so we've got some good chances. Im pretty sure you have to pay a small amount to download them, but Ive read that if Nintendo wants to compete with Xbox Live Arcade, most games will have to be less that $4 each, and that purchasing NES games would be like buying candy. Ive also read that 1000s of Genesis and TGX games will be available, so with a number like that Ys has got to be encluded.
for anyone that doesnt know, ill explain the survice. Once you're Revolution console has connected to the internet (if you've got internet, you should be able to hook it up as soon as you get the system) you will enable the ability to select from thousands of classic titles. Once you download them (it hasnt been fully explained how thats done, if you have to purchase all of them, or if there is a way you can get them for free - for example, a points system for bonus downloads could be an awesome idea) they will be saved to the 512 MB of (upgradable) flash memory that comes with the console. NES games are much less than 1 MB (i think, 1/8th of it) to get an idea of how much you can store in it. The highest amount will probably be N64 games, which can be 32 MB sometimes. Once you download them, you can delete them anyways if space gets tight. The cool thing is, once you've bought a game, you can download it any number of times for free, even after you have deleted it.
anyone here think that TGX games will take up more space than N64 games? They're on CDs, right?
Last Edit: Mar 23, 2006 18:19:05 GMT -5 by Inochi 命
Hudson had tons of great stuff for the Turbo CD and the cards. Wonderboy, Dragon's Curse, Neutopia, Blazing Lasers, Bonks, R-Types, Bombermans, Ys, Dragon Slayer I/II, Dungeon Explorer I/II, etc, etc...
They had a long list of games for the TG that, unfortunately, just didn't garner much attention. Which makes me cry
Hudson also published some good stuff for the SNES and NES, which I'm interested in knowing if that'll be part of the deal as well. Either way, odds are I'll be picking up the Revolution, or whatever they'll call it at the time of release.
...probably because then it'd make this thread part of the wrong section of the board... somewhat... I shouldnt have mentioned it here and should have made a thread for it in the appropriate area >_< I mean, im sure that there are quite a few Zelda fans here...
let me just add that Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass has now become my most anticipated game. Ive now got a new Castlevania, Mega Man (ZX), and 2 Zelda games to look forward to getting this year. Now all i need is a new PC Ys announcement and Lufia (chanced = slim.. very slim) then this will be the best year of all time. Because add the fact that revolution is launching with Smash Bros Online, Metroid Prime 3, and Zelda (which is compatable with the Revolution controller) then my head pretty much implodes and explodes simultaneously. Oh wait.. then theres also New Super Mario Bros. and DS Lite... *explodes*
oh yeah, jest, you forgot castlevania in you're list (unless you were only mentioning US releases)
Last Edit: Mar 23, 2006 19:51:26 GMT -5 by Inochi 命
oh yeah, seldane, i read you're thread a while back about the new Ys games for 2006 that havent been announced yet... so i was refering to Lufia only about chances being slim. But who knows, anything is possible at E3.
I'm still holding out hope that Nintendo will release a HD add-on at some point to store most of your games. Virtual Console would work so much better without having to redownload games that you ran out of space for.
On that note I'll finally be able to get a ton of games I've wanted for years... but didn't feel like hunting down. Wow, Nintendo Sega and Hudson teaming up. Imagine hearing something like that 15 years ago.
I wonder if Segas 1000 game plus library includes SMS and Game Gear?
Maybe they can get Atari on board and do some 2600, 5200, and 7800. Maybe also Lynx and Jaguar.
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Again -- they said Turbo Grafx console. There are no CD games for the Turgo Grafx console. If they meant Turbo Grafx-CD games they would've said it. They didn't mention the Mega-CD either, just the Genesis.
and all the Ys is on CD, right? ugh... well, maybe its still possible. I dont know how much effort they'd want to put into porting a game onto the service, but maybe there is a way to get them small enough for downloading. i hope more platforms are announced later, i realy want some Neo Geo games, which are all cardtridged...
Post by Gamemusicfreak on Mar 24, 2006 15:20:51 GMT -5
Yeah, maybe it isn't likely CD games will be available, in my e-mail to Hudson, I named a bunch of classic hucard games that would have to be a must for the service. I had to mention Ys just in case though.
"Follow-up with yesterday's announcement of supporting PC-Engine/Turbografx and Genesis game software via virtual console on Revolution, Nintendo confirmed that PC-Engine/Turobgrafx CD-ROM2 games will be supported, but no confirmation on Mega-CD/Sega-CD games yet."
i guess ANYTHING realy IS possible
btw, Ys I to IV (and Rondo of Blood, yay!) were CD-ROM2 games, i checked
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2006 17:11:43 GMT -5 by Inochi 命