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Kirby’s 20th Anniversary Collection contents revealed

Back in April, Nintendo teased us with the announcement of the then undetailed anniversary collection disc for the Wii to celebrate Kirby’s 20th birthday. Nintendo has now finally revealed the contents of the newly titled Kirby: 20th Anniversary Special Collection (in Japan) in Famitsu this week.

Kirby: 20th Anniversary Special Collection will feature the first 6 Kirby titles – excluding spin-offs. Fans of the series can look forward to once again playing Kirby’s Dream Land (Game Boy, 1992), Kirby’s Adventure (Famicom/NES, 1993), Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Game Boy, 1995), Kirby Super Star (Super Famicom/SNES, 1996 – called Kirby’s Fun Pak in Europe), Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (Super Famicom/SNES, 1997) and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64, 2000).

The game compilation will be accompanied by a special booklet, soundtrack CD and on disc calendar looking at the series’ history.

Kirby: 20th Anniversary Special Collection will release in Japan on July 19 for 3,800 yen.

UPDATE: The collection will be titled Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition in North America and will be available in September, however there is no word on price or contents at this stage.

Source: Andriasang, IGN

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Wonder Boy in Monster Land and Monster World IV hit the Wii Virtual Console

Two more titles from the classic Wonder Boy series, Wonder Boy in Monster Land and Monster World IV (pictured), are launching on the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console service on May 10.

Wonder Boy in Monster Land is an action role-playing platformer developed by Westone and released for many systems including the Sega Master System , Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Atari ST. In Wonder Boy in Monster Land players reprise their role as Wonder Boy (now in a Medieval world) to rid the land of a fire-breathing dragon and his minions. The Sega Master System version of Wonder Boy in Monster Land was released on Virtual Console in 2009, however, it is the 1987 arcade version that Wii owners will get to experience anew from tomorrow.

More exciting is the release of Monster World IV, the sixth and final installment in the Wonder Boy franchise (though technically not part of the Wonder Boy series and exclusively part of the Monster World series). Monster World IV is a 1994 adventure platformer also developed by Westone and released for the Sega Mega Drive – only in Japan. This Virtual Console release is the first official release of the game outside of Japan. Featuring a female protagonist and Middle Eastern setting, Monster World IV sees players journey to save the Elemental Spirits and defeat the bad guys.

Wonder Boy in Monster Land and Monster World IV will set you back 900 Nintendo Points each.

Source: SEGA Blog

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Project Zero 2: Wii Edition scares Europe in June

The Wii remake of the far too creepy survival horror game Fatal Frame: Crimson Butterfly (known as Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly in PAL regions) is coming to Europe. Titled Project Zero 2: Wii Edition, the game’s release is set for June 29 – the same day as the 3DS Fatal Frame spin-off, Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir.

Project Zero 2: Wii Edition will feature updated graphics, a new third person camera view, some additional endings and story episodes, revised maps for more scares and the Wii remote will act as a flashlight pointer (hooray!).

A Haunted House mode has also been included, with local multiplayer in mind. There are several courses through the Haunted House to explore, but events are random. Your friends can frighten you by making ghosts appear (using a second Wii remote), while the game measures how much fear you experience.

With the fourth installment of the series, Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, not seeing a release outside of Japan, perhaps Project Zero 2: Wii Edition can satisfy fans’ yearning for more Fatal Frame. There are no currently plans for a western release of Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, however an unofficial English translation patch has been released for the game.

Source: Siliconera