It’s nearly the end of the year and to go out with a bang, Nintendo is listing whatever games it wants on its official website.
As spotted by the Twitter account @wight90297332 earlier today, Nintendo’s Japanese release schedule for December features the Nintendo 64 titles Banjo-Kazooie and Blast Corps for the Wii U Virtual Console. Yep, apparently, they are due out today…?
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.
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) December 30, 2020
As noted in Gematsu’s tweet above, both links are unavailable. If you do click them, it’ll bring up a message explaining the page has either been deleted, modified, or is currently available. In saying this, you can still see the listings on the main release schedule page – with Microsoft Japan down as the publisher.
We assume this is a major blunder on Nintendo’s end. Even so, it’s got us wondering why these two Rare games – a company now owned by Microsoft – are listed when neither of them got a Virtual Console release in the first place.
If we hear anything else, we’ll update this post. In the meantime, tell us what you make of all this in the comments.