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More Game Gear titles headed to 3DS eShop

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, May 17, 2013 10:00AM PDT

Game Gear emulation on 3DS earned high marks from us when it launched, but its output since launch has been notably low. So low, in fact, that the three initial launch titles are still the only ones available. Nintendo has plans to change that, with a veritable flood of Game Gear titles making their way to the 3DS Virtual Console.

Today during the company's Nintendo Direct presentation, it showed a long list of Game Gear VC games on the way. They include Columns, Crystal Warriors, Defenders of Oasis, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, G-LOC: Air Battles, Shining Force 2: The Sword of Hajya, Sonic Blast, Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tails Adventure, and Vampire: Master of Darkness.

Nintendo didn't outline when these will hit the eShop, but company president Satoru Iwata promised "all of the games you see here will be releasing soon."