The 1989 NES classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has gone from Wii Virtual Console. Added in 2007, the high-kickin’ reptiles (yes, turtles are reptiles) were removed from all regions, although still available for download to users who previously purchased the title.
North American gamers also recently saw the removal of another Turtles title, Ubisoft’s Turtles In Time Reshelled, due to an expired license. We would speculate that a similar issue has arisen with the retro Konami title.
No reason has been given for the removal of the game as of yet.
Source: Nintendo World Report