Earthbound hits the UK for first time as Wii U Virtual Console download

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In a surprise announcement, Nintendo have revealed today that classic SNES RPG Earthbound is now available to download (from 5PM BST) on the Wii U’s Virtual Console from the Nintendo eShop.

It marks the first time that the quirky 1994 cult-classic has been available in the UK, or even Europe, without having to buy it on import or grab a torrent version.

More info can be found in the Nintendo Direct Mini episode, embedded above. Earthbound news kicks in just after the 19-minute mark.

Gerald Lynch