The lights are on
Nintendo announced at its Nintendo Direct presentation that it was bringing Earthbound to the Virtual Console. The SNES RPG game was released in 1995, and its unusual contemporary setting and silly tone has made it a cult favorite ever since.
If you were a sentient gamer back in 1995, you probably recall the game's large box, which contained the game cartridge, a strategy guide, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. The game introduced the young hero Ness to the world, along with his friends Paula and Jeff. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has a special connection to the game, which he mentioned during the announcement: He was one of Earthbound's programmers.
The game was known as Mother 2 in Japan. A Mother 3 was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2006, though it was never made available in North America. Ness has lived on, however, thanks to his appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games.
Iwata didn't provide a date for the VC release.
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this news is gets a resounding YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!
About *** time!
My favorite rpg ever. one of the best
can't wait XD i never played Earthbound and i only new about it because of SSB (ness)... also what mostly sucks though is that they took too long... many gaming sites already spoiled the ending, which sucks eh...(although it's pretty much my fault :/ ) regardless if it comes to the 3DS i buying it
It's about time that Nintendo re-released Earthbound! I've been wanting to play this game for so long! When I get a Wii U, this is definitely going to be my first game I download from the virtual console service (unless I decide to get one of the $.30 games while they are cheap)!
This is amazing. I have wanted to play this for such a long time but there was no way I was going to buy an original cartridge for over $100. I will be getting this for sure.