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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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This game is interesting but I think it was extremely annoying that my main character, Ness, would land a solid attack less than %50 of the time. That was pretty lame having a tank that shot blanks.
Well, the day that I get a Wii U (perhaps this Christmas) I shall invest in this game. I have always wanted to play this gem, but was not willing to shell out the steep prices on eBay or use an emulator and run it on my computer like some of my friends used to.
Looking forward to eventually playing Earthbound later this year.
Man I can't wait to get a Wii U so I can download this!
Buying this as soon as I get home!
Great! This will save me at LEAST $140.
About god damn time..
That was quick
when i get wiiu im gettig this
Can we please get a 3DS release too? I'll gladly open my wallet for that as i've never played it (could get it for my SNES but as has been mentioned, it'd be a tad expensive)
Oh man, I hope my plan to get a Wii U later this year works out because this would for sure be my first purchase after setting it up.