Update [Wed 30th Dec, 2020 10:00 GMT]: Nintendo updated the release schedule on its Japanese website, and it sure was a bug. Sorry, guys!
“Banjo-Kazooie’s Adventure” and “Blast Dozer” were posted as Wii U software delivered on December 30, 2020, but will not be delivered. We apologize for the correction. (2020.12.30)
The original article [Wed 30th Dec, 2020 05:45 GMT]: It’s almost the end of the year, and to get a sensation, Nintendo lists whatever games it wants on its official website …
It was also spotted earlier today through a Twitter account @ johnny07, Nintendo Japanese release schedule For the month of December it is marked with the titles N64 Kazoo Banjo And the Blast corps For the virtual Wii U console. Yes, apparently, they are due today …?
As mentioned in the Gematsu tweet above, both links are unavailable. If you click on it, a message appears stating that the page has been deleted, modified, or is currently available. That said, you can still see the listings on the main release table page – with Microsoft Japan under the publisher role.
We assume that’s a fatal flaw on the Nintendo end. However, it made us wonder why these two rare games – a company now owned by Microsoft – were included when no game had the Virtual Console edition in the first place.
If we hear anything else, we will update this post. In the meantime, let us know what you think of all of this in the comments.