Nintendo has recently announced that “Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars” will be released in Europe, via the Wii U Virtual Console.
The classic role playing game, a product of Square and Nintendo’s partnership, was originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) way back in 1996 but was only ever available for Japan and North America. IGN reports that the game has never hit the shores of Europe, well, not until it was made available for the Wii Virtual Console back in 2008.
Now that the game will be made available for the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe, it only makes sense to assume that it will be available for North America soon, right? Sadly, no release date has been announced for North America yet, or even word on whether the beloved RPG will ever be released for North America at all. Taking the Europe announcement as an indication, though, is enough to garner high hopes from fans that a North American release is imminent.
Techno Buffalo relates how fans’ hearts were captured by the rather unusual RPG. Well, it’s where Mario starred for the first time in an RPG after all, so it’s bound to have clashes with the platform-y nature of his character we’re all used to. Add to this the fact that Square oversaw most of its production, and so we get lots of elements we only see from games like “Final Fantasy” (and yes, that includes awkward character designs and very un-Mario-like movesets). Nevertheless, they argued that while most of the game’s “features” are what made it probably the strangest Mario game ever made, said “features” may also be the reasons why the game was most fun.
And so, give yourself a treat with this classic. Just In time for Christmas, “Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars” will be available for the Wii U Virtual Consoles (Europe) on December 24, 2015, for €7.99.
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