Zelda Oracles Coming to Japanese VC

During today’s Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast, Satoru Iwata announced that Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be coming to Japan’s 3DS Virtual Console next week.

From the screenshot above, we can confirm that the games will release on Thursday, February 27th. Unfortunately there is currently no information regarding an international release, but this is certainly a promising sign and we can surely expect to see the games on our 3DS screens at some point.

Owners of the original games may remember that you could interact with other players via the old Game Boy Game Link Cable. It will be interesting to see if Nintendo implements this feature wirelessly in the VC versions.

Update: The games will be priced at ¥600 each (around $6.50), and both will also be available as a combined pack next month at ¥1000 (around $10.50). Thanks Joystiq.

Update 2: Eiji Aonuma has confirmed on the Zelda Miiverse that the games will become available in other regions eventually. Here is his message (thanks Kotaku):

Aonuma Zelda Miiverse Update

Source: Nintendo Direct