Banjo-Kazooie and Blast Corps Listed as Virtual Console Releases for Wii U?.
Transcription error or will the games really be available soon on the Wii U virtual console?
Upgrade: As reported from Screen Rant, Nintendo denied this Banjo-Kazooie listing shortly after it was produced and seen by the media. First, the company removed the listing, to later notify that this was caused by a simple error and will not occur.
“Banjo-Kazooie Adventure and Blast Corps had been released as Wii U software delivered on December 30, 2020, but will not be delivered,” making it clear that it was all caused by human error and games will not be available, finally, on the Wii U virtual console.
Original News: Although many ask for a new installment of Banjo & Kazooie, but the only thing they have obtained so far is that it be included in the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters, they still do not lose hope. And maybe even less right now, although what has been found interesting about the return to Nintendo consoles does not quite fit the reality.
It seems that Banjo-Kazooie, beside Blast corps, have been found in the Nintendo Japan website listed for the virtual console, only for the Wii U. What can this mean? It may be nothing beyond what it is, or simply a mistake by Nintendo itself, but until confirmed we will live with doubt.
Gematsu has been the one who has reported this through his Twitter account, by translation of a Japanese user, where he has shared an image of the Nintendo website with both lists. “According to Nintendo Japan’s release schedule, Banjo-Kazooie and Blast Corps will be released on … the Wii U virtual console? Today in Japan, even though the website gives a 404 error.”
In the comments there are mixed responses, where one user claims that this would not be the first time that games have reached the virtual console long after their life cycle. Although another user comments that he lives in Japan and as he had the console connected he has gone to check it and the list was no longer available shortly after the information from Gematsu.
According to the @ Nintendo’s JPN release schedule, Banjo-Kazooie and Blast Corps are launching on the … Wii U Virtual Console? today in Japan. Links lead to 404s.
• Banjo-Kazooie: https://t.co/2RkttmDO6K
• Blast Corps: https://t.co/picENyxY8ehttps://t.co/RSkaDOeI3W https://t.co/OTUMz3EIZY pic.twitter.com/enFr5RcXYs
– Gematsu (@gematsucom) December 30, 2020
Whatever it is, right now it may have been an error, although from YouTube GameXplain theorizes that there may be plans to release games on Wii U times after Nintendo Switch arrived, but it never happened.
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¿Could this mean, perhaps, that these games would be coming to Switch in the near or distant future.?