SNES and GBA Remix could happen with enough demand

NES Remix director says he wants to explore the idea

Nintendo will look into making NES Remix counterparts for SNES and Game Boy Advance games if consumer demand becomes apparent, according to the series' director.

When IGN asked Nintendo's Koichi Hayashida about whether he was interested in expanding the NES Remix series to third-party titles like Mega Man and Castlevania he said he was "a fan of those games" and he would like to look into it if there's "a big enough outpouring of support".


Hayashida said he was enthusiastic about expanding the Remix series to other Nintendo systems.

"Well, personally, I have a large desire to explore that very idea," Hayashida said. "But it really harkens back to the answer I just gave. Does the marketplace want it or need it?"

"If we get a big enough cry for that, with a lot of people saying, 'Hey, we'd love to see more of these perhaps for the SNES, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance,' then it would be something we can take a look at."

The NES Remix games emulate brief sections of a range of NES titles. Some of their challenges break out tasks straight from the originals while others apply new effects and mechanics - all of them link back to the complete Virtual Console titles available on the eShop, making it a sort of sampler for Nintendo's retro collection.

SNES games have appeared on Wii U eShop since its launch, while GBA Virtual Console games first appeared in April.

Hayashida has said that the NES Remix games require Wii U's more powerful hardware to run, making 3DS versions unlikely.

NES Remix 2 will release on April 25.