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Earthbound coming to Wii U Virtual Console! Straight from Iwata himself...

#1 User is offline   JujuFox 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:16 AM

http://kotaku.com/ho...ca-vi-474832871

Finally the long wait is over! I really hope this kills the bootleg cart ring once and for all.

For those that don't know about bootleg Earthbound carts here is the short version of the story. Earthbound carts are fairly hard to come by, so a bunch of jerks made bootlegs and started selling them on eBay. Until literally last year no one had posted pictures of the inside of a legit Earthbound cart, so it was hard to tell a fake from the real deal. The bootlegs got harder to tell apart from the legit carts. My husband's bootleg cart played the game all the way through to the end, so they had figured out how to get around the anti-piracy measures that were in the game's code. We finally got a hold of a legit copy, but we still have a useless fake that we can't get rid of and cost us $60.

Now that it's going to be on the VC there should be way less of a demand other than from classic game collectors.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

Was gonna post this as well. 'Finally' is the right word.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

the other announcements in that Direct were also interesting. Like Pikmin 3 getting a release date, SMT IV's first printing having a strategy guide and OST CD, a new Yoshi's Island, and a new Zelda in the style of the top-down titles like from the SNES and Game Boy days.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

Yay! This means that they finally got over the copyright issues behind that game.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:46 PM

Oh yay! Earthbound! Shut up and take....wait...wait..:looks around* Nevermind! *sticks in old snes version.
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