The re-release of a game may not seem like a big deal, but when it comes to EarthBound, it certainly is. Fans have been waiting years upon years for Nintendo to make the classic SNES game available once more overseas.
Nintendo finally gave in and announced that it will be bringing EarthBound to the Wii U Virtual Console before year’s end following a flood of requests on Miiverse. On that very social platform, Shigesato Itoi posted a message thanking fans:
“Dear Earthbound / MOTHER2 fans outside of Japan : Thank you for all the requests. They made me very happy. Now with the re-launch, I am looking forward to meet new friends.
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