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Sunsoft Rises Again In West, Promises Blaster Master For Virtual Console Soon

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Japanese publisher Sunsoft, perhaps best known for its NES release Blaster Master and subsequent sequels, will be resuming operations in North America the company announced today, soliciting a little relaunch help from Gaijinworks.

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For those unfamiliar with Gaijinworks and their singular title Miami Law for the Nintendo DS, the company was formed by ex-Working Designs president Victor Ireland, publisher of fine Japanese imports in fancy packaging. Working Designs closed its doors in 2005, with Ireland spawning Gaijinworks a year later.

Sunsoft's first release in North America will be the Wii Virtual Console release of Blaster Master for the NES, a 500 Wii Points download due sometime during the month of December in North America.

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"This first Wii release is a great start, but there is one upcoming announcement in particular that will demonstrate just how serious Yoshida-san is about rebuilding the Sunsoft console gaming brand here," Ireland teases in the official announcement. "Game fans are going to be pretty happy when they hear about it – I know I was."

SUNSOFT AND GAIJINWORKS TEAM UP IN THE CONSOLE SEGMENT– BLASTER MASTER VC FIRST UP [Sunsoft via NeoGAF]

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Evil-Shrubb3ry
Evil Shrubb3ry

All right! After shattering my driver's side window and having my punk brother mess up my cello this almost puts me in a good mood!

Blaster Master was an unforgettable title and the first novel I ever read happened to be Blaster Master as well! Seriously, look it up.. can't vouch for how awesome it is, since it was so very long ago I read it, but still.. Blaster Master!!!