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Earthbound on Wii U means anything is possible

"After today’s stunner of an announcement via Nintendo Direct regarding the longed-for re-release of Earthbound on Wii U, I hereby declare that everything is possible.

Okay, maybe not everything, but this sudden acknowledgement of the Earthbound/Mother series’ existence by Nintendo of America came out of left field for a lot of people, myself included. You need only look at the outpouring of happiness from folks on Twitter to know that the company made fans’ days with that single announcement.

That being said, what took them so damn long!? I’ll get to that in a moment, but first, some history."

- Patrick Kulikowski

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gamer421195d ago (Edited 1195d ago )

one time i saw a guy in miiverse saying how nintendo didn't even check the posts on there. I guess he was wrong. the mother 2 release shows that miiverse can be a viable direct source of information of 'what the fans want'. Where this could lead I don't know, but atleast we can say the VERY passionate mother fans will be calm and stop spammin the virtual console communities.

DA_SHREDDER1195d ago

Yeah, I always see Nintendo employees responding to questions.

DragonKnight1195d ago

Miiverse did nothing. The fans have wanted Earthbound on VC since the concept was announced for the Wii. All this means is that Nintendo finally ironed out the licensing problems that arose thanks to the painter of Dali's Clock.

Anyway, as much as I love Earthbound, I'll stick to playing the original since I don't want a Wii U.

admiralvic1195d ago

To further this, how is the acknowledgment sudden? We had Ness in Smash Bros from the start, with several items being included (Mr. Saturn) and even Lucas in the latest version.

Heck, hasen't Nintendo gone on record that the issue with it was licensing on more than one occasion? I mean it's great for fans, but this has been a long time coming and the only shock for me is that it worked out in the end.

dedicatedtogamers1195d ago

It took EB fans years and years to get it sent to the Virtual Console. Ironically, if this is WiiU only, it means that all those fans with a Wii who have been fighting for this game to finally be released are S.O.L if they don't get a WiiU.

Ck1x1194d ago (Edited 1194d ago )

Actually I think Iwata mentioned in a ND that they do read every post!
Which is pretty damn cool to have that kind of direct feedback...

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PopRocks3591195d ago

Goes to show that Nintendo can and apparently does listen to their fans. With any luck they will at least try to bring the other Mother games over in some shape or form some day.

animegamingnerd1195d ago

the battle for earthbound on VC is over but the war for a official mother 1 and 3 release outside of japan wages on

kirbyu1195d ago

If this means ANYTHING, this means Nintendo will make:

Pokemon Snap 2
Mother 3 Localization
Pokemon MMO
Animal Crossing MMO?
Mario Paint Wii U
Pokemon Stadium Sequel on Wii U
Traditional Pokemon Games on Wii U
A Crossover That Isn't Smash Bros.
Marvel Vs. Capcom Vs. Nintendo Vs. SEGA Vs. Namco Vs. Nickelodeon Vs. Mortal Kombat

DEATHxTHExKIDx1195d ago

well a one crossover that isnt smash bros is Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem.

wheresmymonkey1194d ago

you forgot Eternal Darkness 2. But they did just extend the copyright on that....

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1195d ago

I will be EternaLly grateful to nintendo for lifting the Darkness of not having "earthbound" available to all audiences. I am glad they are listening to us.

boybato1195d ago

Kudos to Ninty outing this epic but "rare" gem.

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