Earthbound Finally Returning to North America After 19 Long Years

April 17, 2013 -

You may recall a digital protest in the Wii U's Miiverse way back in late January concerning Nintendo bringing Earthbound (or Mother 2 as it is known in Japan) to territories outside of Japan. Well Nintendo apparently paid attention, announcing today that the game would finally be making its way to North America and Europe via the Virtual Console sometime later this year.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed the news during today's Nintendo Direct presentation. The game has been out for quite some time on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan, so Western fans are delighted to get their hands on the game. The original Earthbound for the Super NES was released way back in 1994. It only took Nintendo 19 years to re-release the game. Ahem.

Iwata promised fans that more information on the Virtual Console release of the game will be revealed in the next couple of months.

 


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Re: Earthbound Finally Returning to North America After 19 ...

This, this actually almost made me cry, and I was having a crappy time already.

Re: Earthbound Finally Returning to North America After 19 ...

It's a start. Now to extend the protest and get this thing released on 3DS.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Earthbound Finally Returning to North America After 19 ...

So....we get what people were asking for...no, BEGGING for...and we respond to them with a new complaint.  Just poking some fun there Masked...but...REALLY? lol

Zen aka Jeremy Powers
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Re: Earthbound Finally Returning to North America After 19 ...

It just seems illogical to NOT make this thing available to everyone who has a Virtual Console enabled device.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Earthbound Finally Returning to North America After 19 ...

I understand.  For me it would simply be to mention "Super Metroid".  I want that game as a portable so bad it hurts.  Heck, I would gladly pay full price for an enhanced 3DS port even. 

Zen aka Jeremy Powers
Editor and Host of the Zenspath Podcast (now on iTunes)
www.ZensPath.com
XBL: "PsychoticZen" PSN: "Zenspath"
Nintendo Network: "Psychoticzen", 3DS: "0860-3238-7260

Re: Earthbound Finally Returning to North America After 19 ...

And I hope we get it since the 3DS literally has every single button required.

 
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