Earthbound on Wii U Virtual Console? Surely you jest!

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    I've been keeping up with all the awesome news on Destructoid. I love how all of Nintendo's best announcements are made during their little Nintendo Directs. I think they think they're too good for E3 now, oh and WOOT! :toot:
     
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    Granted, I've "had" the game on the Wii emulators for a while, but still it's heartening when Nintendo actually follows through and shows that they somewhat care about fans. I guess they read the Miiverse comments after all.
     
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    The game's coming to the virtual console?

    Surely we are Mirth-bound.
     
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    I see what you did there.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Yes, many can argue that the people that wanted to play this game have already done it in "other" ways, since getting the actual cartridge is quite a challenge... but, this means that nintendo hasn't overlooked the vasts petitions made from some people in america. It also means that Europe finally gets the game in an official way.

    And who knows, if there's enough interest in this one, they could go and localize mother 3.
     
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    The main stopper was probably legal reasons. Earthbound contains a fuckload of western pop culture references, including names of songs, and even music that starts with or contains snippets from copyrighted songs.

    Whether they stopped caring, got the big permissions, or edited the game, we don't know yet.
     

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