Sonic and Knuckles heading for VC

Looks like Sonic %26amp; Knuckles is on its way to the Virtual Console - the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB)has just given the game an 'Everyone' rating for release on Wii in the US.

As with all rating listings, there's no word on when the game will be released, but we can't see any reason Sega or Nintendo would hold back from releasing the last Sonic classic for the Mega Drive (Genesis) on the Virtual Console.

Originally the second part of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, the cartridge version of Sonic %26amp; Knuckles included a link-up mode with which you could link up previous Sonic games and play them with extra characters and features.

There's no word on what Sega and Nintendo plan to do regarding this functionality, but our bet is on it being omitted.

Courtesy of CVG.

Mar 11, 2008