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#0: 04-17-2013 @ 10:39:46 am
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DominionDominion

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So OH MY DEAR MOG Earthbound is FINALLY going to be released on the Virtual Console later this year!

If you didn’t know, and by that I mean if you haven’t heard me talk about this game and how awesome it is all the damn time, this is quite frankly one of my favoritest games of all time. Ironically, I never owned my own SNES or copy of the game yet it still stands as a favorite. I’m sure you’re wondering “Mark, why is this a big deal?” Well, maybe you’re not, I’ve probably explained while on one of my rants on the game and it’s unreleased state on the VC. The long and short of it is, when Earthbound was released originally, Nintendo did a big campaign to get it sold. Sadly, it didn’t do that great. Nintendo since then hasn’t been a big fan of wanting to get it stateside despite the growing cult fanbase. There’s been a few more reasons than “Nintendo hates Earthbound” which range from it’s hints and references to pop culture through various lines in the game and songs would possibly cause Nintendo to get into some legal trouble nowadays. I’ve never really been sure on how much truth to it there is but it’s not undeniable those pop culture references are there so Earthbound fans have reluctantly agreed to it’s truth. I’m not sure if those legal issues have been resolved or never existed, but all we know now is that Nintendo has finally given the fans something they’ve been calling and pestering them about for years. A fucking re-release onto the VC. While I’m not gonna run out and get a Wii U specifically for this now, it’s certainly a huge mark in favor of me getting one and I probably wouldn’t doubt by the time it actually comes out I’ll have one in our apartment. If I do have it, I will buy it the instant it’s available and I couldn’t care less about the price. I will have it and I will give them money for this because god damn it it’s about time.


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#1: 04-17-2013 @ 11:03:00 am
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MachVergilMachVergil

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EarthBound coming to Virtual Console...

Oh cool

...for Wii U.

Oh.

I guess when I get one for Bayonetta 2 maybe.  Or if it ever come to 3DS.  Maybe.


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#2: 04-17-2013 @ 01:05:09 pm
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Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

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I'm still so torn on the Wii-U. Want Bayonetta 2 so very much, but do not want a Wii-U.


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#3: 04-17-2013 @ 01:21:01 pm
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BountyHunterSAxBountyHunterSAx

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I've never played earthbound. I've never seen Earthbound played. I've only ever heard a few "mildly positive" things about it. Still, an SNES-era RPG is definitely a plus in favor of actually trying the game out.

And I can honestly say that -until Monster Hunter Tri - I spent more time on my Wii playing Virtual Console games (Donkey Kong Country 2/3, Pokemon Puzzle League (ie: Tetris Attack), Warios Woods, and Super Metroid  primarily) than I did playing Wii games. Will it be out for Wii & Wii U or just Wii U VC? I don't know if they're doing it seperate, allowing transfers, or . . . what?

-AHMAD


#4: 04-17-2013 @ 01:53:09 pm
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DominionDominion

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Will it be out for Wii & Wii U or just Wii U VC? I don't know if they're doing it seperate, allowing transfers, or . . . what?

As far as I understand it, it will be for the Wii U VC. Wii VC releases have been practically non-existent for some time so I'm not surprised it'd not being put on there besides wanting to push Wii U over the Wii anyways.


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