Earthbound Coming To NA/EU Virtual Console 2013

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  1. T-hug
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    This morning at the Nintendo Direct conference, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced that Earthbound WILL be released on the NA Virtual Console in 2013.
    No word as yet to an EU release.
    If for some strange reason you have never played Earthbound, check out the following vid:

     


  2. the_randomizer

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    I think I got ninja'd
     
  3. Flame

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    this better come to Europe... hopefully this will lead to mother 3 coming to west and new mother game.
     
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  4. Hop2089

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    New Mother game won't happen, it was confirmed after Mother 3's release. Although a localized Mother 3 would be nice, just to compare it to the already fan translated version.
     
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    it is, watch the Nintendo Direct video again.
     
  6. TheCasketMan

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    When are SNES games coming to the 3DS. We get a new a yoshi island and link to the past, so Nintendo should release the SNES versions for the 3DS
     
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    Miiverse is a damn powerful tool to communicate with developers such as Nintendo, seems like it's the only place they'll actually listen to us. First they changed the 50Hz EU VC releases BS thanks to complaints, then Ubisoft quickly got to hear how people were disappointed by the delay (for better or for worse) and now they decide to release Earthbound because of Miiverse fan input!

    Hopefully they'll continue to utilize Miiverse as one of their main feedback sources.
     
  8. chartube12

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    I don't care about Earthbound. I read everything about the 3 games and it seems like a generic indie rpg. I can see why Nintendo stop making new ones.
     
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    Careful there, you might just have started a flame war.


    I'm surprised Nintendo is doing this. Just goes to show, if you beg enough about a series, something might happen.
     
  10. raulpica

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    I'll buy a WiiU and a copy of Earthbound just to show Nintendo how I effin' love them for listening to their userbase.
     
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    Wait a minute, this isn't coming for the 3DS?!
     
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    Super Mario world is coming for WiiU VC so I doubt the 3DS will get any snes love..
     
  13. deshayzilla

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    I already got the Wii U. Now I have to play my least favorite game...the waiting game:P.
     
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  14. Eerpow

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    ERROR!
    They confirmed a EU release in the European Direct. First time we're seeing an official release here!

    Maybe you can change the title to include EU... please? :D
     
  15. Gahars

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    Isn't that a pack-in with the Wii U?
     
  16. deshayzilla

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    No, it was a pack-in that came with my Wii. I'm just playing it through the vWii on the Wii U.
    I would love the waiting game on the Wii U, it would look amazing in HD!
     
  17. emigre

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    Nah, the WiiU was packed with no gaems.
     
  18. Yepi69

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    Damn someone beat me to it but...

    I just had a damn game orgasm after knowing about this.

    Lol, oh rly? Then explain me this, most SNES RPG games were about swords, and magic and shit, EarthBound isn't, not to mention its successor, MOTHER 1 (Also known as EarthBound Zero) was a huge hit on Japan and they were considering releasing to other countries, but for some odd reasons, they didn't.

    Mother 3 was successfull after EarthBound, so damn successfull that crazy fans (yes we are crazy) released a 'perfect' Mother 3 un-official english translation.

    Can you explain me in how the hell is EarthBound a generic indie rpg game? Nintendo (Shigesato Itoi) stopped making games because, after Mother 3, he clearly said he WASN'T GONNA MAKE ANY MORE MOTHER GAMES.
    Not to mention EarthBound was also a huge hit on Japan, but they decided to throw a coin in the air and say ''fuck it'' and release EarthBound outside of Japan, the first official Mother game to ever be released in the US, of course it was a comercial failure, after that they learned from their mistake and since then they have NEVER released another Mother game outside of Japan.
     
  19. deshayzilla

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    I had more double takes than was necessary at my computer monitor, mixed with a grabbag of emotions. It was awesome!
     
  20. Yepi69

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    Finally we can show Nintendo we are hard core EarthBound fans, show them we can handle another Mother game.

    [​IMG]
     
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