Shigesato Itoi Thanks EarthBound Fans For Their Support

"Thank you for all the requests. They made me very happy."

One of the most popular announcements that took place during the recent Nintendo Direct was the confirmation that EarthBound would be making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console.

Fans of the game - known as Mother 2 in Japan - have been clamoring at Nintendo to release a downloadable version since the conception of the Virtual Console on the Wii.

Shigesato Itoi, the game's creator, has since posted a message on Miiverse thanking fans for their ardent support:

Dear Earthbound / MOTHER2 fans outside of Japan: Thank you for all the requests. They made me very happy. Now with the re-launch, I am looking forward to meet new friends. Potential!!

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