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Surprise! Classic Super Nintendo RPG Earthbound is arriving on Wii U's Virtual Console today. This fan favorite has been a collector's item in cartridge form, and it seems to be arriving in digital form for North America earlier than we expected.
Earthbound was announced for the Virtual Console back in April with no release date provided. The title will be available for $9.99, which is significantly less than $150 or so you'd need to spend for a cartridge on eBay. The guide that came with the original SNES version of the game will be available online via the Earthbound website, and it's optimized for the Wii U gamepad for use while playing.
Want to see it for yourself? Check out our Replay from April.
Our TakeThis is a title well worth investing in. There are no random encounters (enemies are engaged by touching them in the world), weapons are more mundane items like yo-yos and baseball bats, and characters have psychic powers with which they can fight foes. It's charming and offers a compelling story. And now you can play it without breaking the bank.
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I guess I'll be heading to the store for a points card.
I think I've got $10 on it just to see what all the hypes about, plus, environment looks so similar to Link to the Past how could I not get it.
Hooray and damn! I already have too many RPG's to play thanks to the endless influx of them on the 3DS, but I'm probably getting this tonight.
Awesome! Completely worth the download.
AWWWWWWWWWWW YEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I'm buying this!!!!
Yeauh! Been waiting years for this XD I'm about to download this
I will get this! but first I need to get a Wii U.
This game is awesome!! It's a bit different than most other RPGs, but it strangely works. Not to mention, it has the such an ingenious system. If you're strong enough to kill monsters in one hit, the game doesn't force you to fight them!
I am not going to see sunlight this weekend!
If I had a Wii U I would DEFINITELY get this.