Earthbound's Ten Most Memorable Moments
On April 17 2013, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced via a Nintendo Direct video conference that Earthbound is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. But when he said “later this year,” we didn’t think he’d mean just three months later. Not only are we excited for other players to get a chance to check out this rare gem, we’re jumping back into a classic that some of us have invested dozens upon dozens of hours into.
But why is the English-language Virtual Console release of Earthbound such a big screaming deal? Is the game really the borderline spiritual journey that its fans claim it to be, or will thousands of new players do away with their Earthbound chastity only to find the experience doesn’t meet the hype?