As many of you are aware, the classic SNES title EarthBound was recently announced for the Wii U Virtual Console. It wasn’t present in the Wii Virtual Console due to licensing issues on various topics, most importantly the soundtrack, so some concerns have arisen that the Wii U edition of it will be changed to dispel those same issues. Bill Trinen of the Nintendo Treehouse, however, says that this is not the case. When asked if the content and soundtrack would be the same as the original, he responded:

“Yeah, I mean, they’re taking the original game and putting it on Wii U.”

This is great news for hardcore fans of the original game, but that isn’t all that came out of the EarthBound announcement. EarthBound‘s director had something to say about it as well.

On the Mother 2, as EarthBound is titled in Japan, Miiverse community, Shigesato Itoi thanked the fans for helping EarthBound get a localized Wii U Virtual Console release.

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.
Shigesato Itoi

Now that new information has come out in regards to this release, are you more excited for it? I, for one, am happy to know that this fantastic game will in no way be altered for release over here, as it could ruin some of its “magic”.

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