Neoseeker : News : Wii U Virtual Console to launch with NES and SNES titles this spring, Mother 2 exclusive to Japan
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Big A2 Jan 23, 13
quote Lesley Pro_04
How typical...they forget about bringing Earthbound back to the States on Virtual Console. There is a market for this series in North America, which Nintendo would see if their heads were out of their asses!
I think it's more an issue of them wanting to make more than 30 cents from each person who buys it. It's obvious through countless Nintendo Power polls that it's the most wanted Virtual Console game in the States. In Japan it’s not really the same case as copies of Mother 2 are super cheap, whereas the US version now goes for $150+.
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Ground Jan 23, 13
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Earthbound would need a lot of work to remove all of the potential copyright lawsuits, more work than the small fan base would support at VC pricing. Sucks too, I'd love to play the game.
Nintendo has confirmed there's literally only two issues, both stopped a JP VC release as well.

This only means those problems no longer exist.
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bbb7002004 Jan 23, 13
Oh yeah, I totally agree. I'd love to see a combination of all three get a retail release on 3DS retail, running on the Mother 3 engine, and I think with the right advertising they could really have a hit.
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bluexy Jan 23, 13
bbb7002004 Earthbound wouldn't be as tough as Mother 1 or 3, but yeah... a lot of work. I think Nintendo is really underestimating the fan-base stateside though. Like, they could seriously start a mainstream franchise to rival the big RPGs out there right now if they'd just release those old games and let us prove we want them.
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bbb7002004 Jan 23, 13
Earthbound would need a lot of work to remove all of the potential copyright lawsuits, more work than the small fan base would support at VC pricing. Sucks too, I'd love to play the game.
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THM Jan 23, 13
Bring back a HD Contra collection on Wii U and I'll buy it....otherwise.....
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Lesley Pro_04 Jan 23, 13
How typical...they forget about bringing Earthbound back to the States on Virtual Console. There is a market for this series in North America, which Nintendo would see if their heads were out of their asses!
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ims2golfer Jan 23, 13
Candy for .30$? PHHHHH
Awesome that they're .30 though, I always have a spare 1.00$ or 1.50$ on my account that just sits there.
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