Devoted fans of Earthbound, your long wait is finally over!
The port of the SNES game was first announced back in April during one of Nintendo’s Direct videos and is now available online in North America and Europe.
The game costs $9.99 on the Wii U eShop.
In a fun twist, Nintendo has also announced that the original Earthbound strategy guide has also been available for owners of the Wii U.
Nintendo’s Bill Trinen jokingly adds that the crew at Nintendo has unfortunately not been able to figure out how to make scratch-and-sniff technology work on the Internet just yet. This joke refers to the original scratch and sniff cards that originally came with the game’s strategy guide.
Scratch-and-sniff was also part of a widely panned advertising campaign for Earthbound, when it first released back in 1992. Its nice to see Nintendo can have a sense of humor about these sort of things!
No word on if the game will be available for the 3DS at a future date. C’mon Nintendo… you know you have the power!