Nintendo Europe’s Wii Virtual Console 2006 Friday releases include Super Castlevania IV, Probotector and R-Type

European Wii Points Cards come in Wii/DVD boxesNintendo Europe revealed a release schedule for additional Virtual Console titles, which includes classic games like: Toe Jam & Earl, R-Type, Super Castlevania IV, and Super Probotector (also known as Contra with robots). The list shows the growing Virtual Console list for the rest of 2006 with Friday releases:

15th December 2006:
* Urban Champion, Solomon’s Key and Pinball (NES)
* Columns, Gunstar Heroes, Ristar, Dr. Robotonik’s Mean Bean Machine (Sega Mega Drive)
* Alien Crush (Turbografx (PC Engine))

22nd December 2006:
* Donkey Kong Jr., Soccer and Tennis (NES)
* Space Harrier II and Toe Jam & Earl (Sega Mega Drive)
* Military Madness (Turbografx (PC Engine))

29th December 2006:
* SimCity, Super Probotector and Super Castlevania IV (Super Nintendo)
* Baseball and Ice Hockey (NES)
* R-Type (Turbografx (PC Engine)

This is probably a good indicator of what the Americans can expect later this year on their Monday VC releases. Now let’s hope they release more of those Japanese VC launch games worldwide.

For reference, these Virtual Console games were available at the European launch on December 8th, 2006:

Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
F-Zero (Super Nintendo)
Donkey Kong Country (Super Nintendo)
Mario Bros. (NES)
The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Donkey Kong (NES)
Wario’s Woods (NES)
Sonic the Hedgehog (MEGA DRIVE)
Altered Beast (MEGA DRIVE)
Golden Axe (MEGA DRIVE)
Ecco the Dolphin (MEGA DRIVE)
Bonk’s Adventure (Turbografx)
Super Star Soldier (Turbografx)
Victory Run (Turbografx)
Bomberman’93 (Turbografx)
Dungeon Explorer (Turbografx)