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The Japanese eShop will get Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages

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The Japanese eShop will get Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages

Nintendo has announced that Japanese gamers will be able to buy re-releases of Game Boy Colour titles The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages on the 3DS Virtual Console.

They'll hit Japan sometime next week. There is no confirmation of a worldwide release as yet. But, hey. That won't stop us keeping our fingers crossed.

Separately, the games will cost 600 yen (around £4) each, but buyers who want to snap both of these games up straight away will benefit from an introductory offer of 1000 yen (£7) for the two.

First released in 2001, and developed by Capcom subsidiary Flagship, Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages were a huge hit with critics and fans.

This wasn't some Pokemon Red and Blue type scam: you actually got two completely different adventures - one based on the four seasons, and the other based on two historial epochs.

But if you bought both and used the password system to jump between the two games, you'd unlock secrets and get to see the duo's true ending. It was awesome.

Only time will tell if the much-loved titles will reach our shores. Unless you have your own oracle you can consult, of course.