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EarthBound for Virtual Console Rated by ESRB

A new listing on the Entertainment Software Rating Board's website indicates that Nintendo's cult classic SNES RPG EarthBound is heading for the Wii's Virtual Console.

Originally released in North America in 1995, EarthBound was met with critical acclaim but limited commercial success. EarthBound is the second in a series known in Japan as Mother, originating as a Japan-only release on the NES in 1989.

EarthBound is one of the most requested titles for the Wii's Virtual Console, but Nintendo of America has remained historically mum on the game's fate in North America. As of this writing, the company has issued no official announcement concerning EarthBound's Virtual Console release.

While ESRB listings have confirmed the existence of a number of later officially announced titles, it is yet unclear when EarthBound will be available on the downloadable gaming service.

From The Chatty
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    May 2, 2008 2:03 PM

    Earthbound was awesome. Whoever says otherwise is a goddamn liar.

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      May 2, 2008 2:14 PM

      ^^^ Truth! This was definitely one of my favorite SNES rpgs. Just so eccentric and weird!

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        May 2, 2008 2:31 PM

        does it compare to the triggers of chrono!?

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          May 2, 2008 2:41 PM

          yes, it sure does. Loved both games, actually own both. I got lucky at a video store sell out. Was pretty surprised when they handed me the chrono box complete with posters and the manual. Wasn't so lucky with earthbound, but i got the snes game regardless.

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          May 2, 2008 3:14 PM

          They're very different, and the SNES game has some issues related to it's being a port, but yeah, it's really good. It has an offbeat sense of humor and a weirdness that you can only get by having a Japanese dev team attempt a classic Americana setting.

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