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Namco GBA games rated for Australian eShop

Mr Driller 2 and Klonoa may be coming to Wii U Virtual Console

Two Namco games previously released on Game Boy Advance have been certified by the Australian Classification Board

Mr Driller 2 and Klonoa: Empire Of Dreams have never been re-released since they originally came to GBA, which suggests these new classifications refer to upcoming re-releases on another system.


Although Namco developed both games, the publisher for each has been listed as Nintendo, meaning they are likely to be among the first batch of third-party GBA games to be released on the Wii U Virtual Console.

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata announced last week that it would be adding Game Boy Advance games to the Wii U's Virtual Console service starting in April.

The first batch of first-party games confirmed include Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 and Metroid Fusion.

"Over time, we will continue to release more titles, so please stay tuned" Iwata added.

Nintendo has yet to confirm whether the 3DS will also receive Game Boy Advance titles through its Virtual Console service.

Ten free GBA games were given to early 3DS adopters as part of Nintendo's 3DS Ambassador Program, but at the time the company said it had no plans to make them available for general sale.