Today’s North American Nintendo Download report has been conspicuously missing in action. There could be one major reason for its delay: Earthbound appears to be coming to the Wii U eShop today as a Virtual Console download.
I wish it was coming to the 3DS too :(
See now the 3DS is the system that makes sense to me. Can't believe they missed that one.
Hey, at least be grateful that we're getting the game. Goes to show you how Nintendo of America is finally opening up to American Mother fans.
@diepdiep No offense, but this isn't even a good gesture to Mother fans. This is like, Nintendo throwing us Mother fans Bread crumbs by how much they've darted around the subject, given zero responses, zero effort and zero interest in giving anything Mother related in the funds and praise that the series deserves. Just because they're tossing a bloody Classic onto the store doesn't make up for all the hard work that Starmen.net has done for the entire Mother-community and even after all their effort? 95% of that effort was all for naught to the likes of Nintendo because Mother doesn't promise them enough profits to care. If Nintendo were REALLY going to do something for me to be grateful? They'd make a Mother 1,2,3 Collection that is god damn in NA, EU and JP and not just JP-Exclusive. No offense - but, 'Opening up to NA Mother fans'? My ass. This isn't much at all. There will though, likely be a bunch of changes and lesser references like to the Beetles or Blues Brothers, if Nintendo couldn't get the rights to use the 'References' all over the game? They'd have to change it themselves before uploading it. Legal issues alone wouldn't have taken them this long.
I wish it were 3ds as well, considering that I think the handheld is going to be home to more and more 'niche' games. However, I think this might be an attempt by Nintendo to garner some more interest in the WiiU. Nostalgia is a big deal when it comes to gamers, and certainly EarthBound's release will play into that.
Holy geewillickers Batman! Well I know what to buy today... curse you Nintendo...
Time to add more credits to the arcade machine
wow $10 bucks. surprised it csts more then a normal snes title. oh well i'm still buying
Dude it's hundreds of dollars online!!! I'm buying a wii u just for this!!
One of my favorite all time games!
Yep, that's what I been hearing. I going to have to check this game out.
If this is true. This is great news.
Buy now and beg for a Mother 3 release!
Buying this today one of the reasons why I bought my Wii U ;)
BOUGHT and now spreading the word to my friends!!!
man, now I'm gonna have to pull the trigger on a Wii U
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