The RPGs We Lost When the Wii Shop Closed

The RPGs We Lost When the Wii Shop Closed

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Examining the RPGs we lost with the Wii Shop closure, and where to find alternate versions.

The Wii Shop officially closed last week, making it that much harder to find the best versions of a number of great articles. And some RPGs have disappeared entirely [download link here]!

Nadia and I get together to talk about the RPG landscape following the loss of the Wii's Virtual Console, touching on everything from Super Mario RPG to Breath of Fire 2. We also mourn the loss of some great RPGs, including Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen, and talk about the rest of the week's news.

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Show Description

The Wii Shop is officially gone, making high-quality versions of everything from Chrono Trigger to Faxanadu much harder to find. Nadia and Kat go through the list to highlight the various affected RPGs (Ogre Battle!), alternative sources for playing them, and of course, why they're worth remembering.

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Kat Bailey

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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