Nintendo dropped some hints, and their fans picked them up and put them together.
Under any other circumstances, this week’s Wii Shop Channel update could easily be described as uneventful. After all, though both appear to be rather solid titles, neither of them are considered rather big name and fail to pull from a fairly laundry list of hotly anticipated or most wanted titles. Today, however, Nintendo did more than just announce the latest Virtual Console and WiiWare titles, but they also presented something of a riddle, and one foretelling a big surprise for sometime in the presumably near future.
“In other news,” the footnote starts. “The Wii-kly Update has a fun surprise coming soon for all our fans. We can't tell you the secret just yet but maybe we’ll offer you some hidden clues. From AZ to NC, if you’re a fan, your applause could rattle your walls, windows, door. You might enjoy this news whether you live in a brick house or Vanderbilt dorm. Even people living along Route 286 in rural Pennsylvania ought to be excited. It’ll feel like a bunch of birthday greetings and, really, who could ask for more? But that's about all we can say for now, so be sure to check future Wii-kly Updates.”
Having the power of search engines and social networking right at their fingertips, it didn’t take long for online sleuths to work out what seems a pretty reasonable explanation: Commodore 64 titles are heading to North America. Obviously we don’t have any officially confirmation on this yet – though we’ll let you know as soon as we do, so be sure to check back at VGGEN often! – the availability of C64 games on the European Virtual Console don’t make this leap in logic all that implausible. Additionally, we’ve also listed the evidence below:
- “From AZ to NC...”: Route 64 is the highway running between Arizona and North Carolina.
- “Whether you live in a brick house...”: Brick House is a famous Commodores song.
- “Or Vanderbilt dorm...”: Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt founded Vanderbilt University.
- “Along Route 286...” Another highway, this one passes by Commodore, PA.
We’re not quite sure what to make of the birthday greetings remark, though it could be a reference to the timeframe; the Commodore 64 was released in August 1982. However, as we said, we will continue to follow this story, and if we learn anything more, you’ll see it right here.
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