The content of Virtual Consoles titles, for the most part, are unaltered. Unless there are legal reasons, of course. But SEGA is doing something we had no idea was possible on the Virtual Console, at least by Nintendo’s approval. They’re adding online functionality to a title.
SEGA Puyo-Puyo series is getting a release on Nintendo’s Virtual Console Arcade in Japan. The title will fully support an online multiplayer mode.
While you may not be pumped for some online Puyo-Puyo action, this opens up a huge amount of possibilities for classic titles on the Virtual Console. Playing friends online in the original Smash Bros or taking it co-op in Contra would definitely be welcome features. We will have to wait and see though if this functionality moves out of just this one title. Maybe we’ll eventually see the same on the 3DS with the Virtual Console, emulating using system link on Gameboy or something.
What classics would you like to see with online enhancements?