Sharpen those lances and iron your boxer briefs: Firebrand swoops onto New 3DS Virtual Consoles tomorrow!

Originally released on the SNES back in 1994, Demon’s Crest is a surprisingly deep Metroid-esque platformer with mild RPG elements that’s hard to top. Players follow the underworldly misadventures of Firebrand: a relentless red demon perhaps better known as the reason your SNES controller remains a permanent fixture in the wall of your childhood bedroom. When not terrorizing the skivvies off intrepid knights in the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series, he’s often found challenging other demons to feats of strength for possession of six magical crests that grant the beholder infinite power. Chilling gothic music, macabre graphics and surprisingly complex gameplay made this one of the more engrossing SNES games to grace the super system, and now it can finally be yours on the go. Just make sure to keep an extra set of clean underwear on you at all times.

Demon’s Crest will be priced at $7.99.

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.

Matthew Weidner