Surprise! Earthbound Launches Today on Wii U eShop

by on July 18, 2013

Nintendo has announced that Earthbound will be available through Wii U Virtual Console for $10 today, around 5PM.

Originally released in 1995 for the Super Nintendo, Earthbound has gained cult classic status over the past two decades. Although it was released for the Wii’s Virtual Console in Japan, the quirky RPG has never come back to the U.S. in any other form, rendering the original SNES cartridges going for hundreds on eBay.

In addition to its release, the Earthbound’s strategy guide is also available on the official website, and optimized for the Wii U’s GamePad.

This was all revealed via a Nintendo Direct Mini video released today.

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