Ever wonder why Konami classics like Contra, Castlevania Bloodlines, Rocket Knight Adventures, and others never made it to any version of the Virtual Console, or the NES/SNES Classics? A supposed former Konami employee who wishes to remain anonymous has shared details, and the reasoning is just plain dumb.
Back before the Wii VC went live, Nintendo sent third parties a list with their titles, and asked which ones would be eligible for release on the VC. When Konami got the list, all their classics were mentioned. The problem is, whoever filled it out forgot to checkmark certain titles before they sent it back to Nintendo. This mistake went on for years, and when an employee finally decided to update the list with the correct info, the opportunity didn't come up before they moved to a new position.
Seems like an absolutely ridiculous explanation, doesn't it? I honestly wouldn't believe it if it were any other company but Konami. The way they handle things in recent years has been mind-boggling, and this fits right in.