Earthbound coming to Wii U Virtual Console this year

The cult-favorite RPG Earthbound is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console by the end of this year, Nintendo announced at its Nintendo Direct presentation today. President Satoru Iwata said the company decided to bring the game to the shop after hearing from vocal fans.

Oddly enough, Earthbound was rated by the ESRB for Virtual Console way back in 2008. But as they say, better (very, very) late than never.