EarthBound Confirmed for Wii U Virtual Console in the West

Satoru Iwata just dropped an announcement that fans of the MOTHER/EarthBound series will be pleased to hear. EarthBound will finally be available for Virtual Console in the West on Wii U, and will arrive later this year.

Today’s Nintendo Direct announcements:

  • Postman

    Looks like I’m getting a Wii U then!

  • Gabriel Gomez

    When I saw this, I thought it was a new installment, but it’s only VC.

  • Kevin O’Connell

    Wait… which one? Mother, or Earthbound? Those are 2 different games.
    Mother = unreleased NES Earthbound (later fan-dubbed “Earthbound Zero”)
    Mother 2= SNES Earthbound.
    Which game is it?

    • Blake Wigert

      I’m not certain but I beleive Mother 2

    • Alex Plant

      Meant to refer to the series, wound up referring to the game.