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#1 foltzie

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

UPDATE:

 

Earthbound is now out on the Wii U VC for $10.

 

Nintendo has released a Wii U optimized version of the Original Strategy Guide: http://earthbound.ni...m/playersguide/

Download the PDF: http://cdn02.nintend...ersGuide_EN.pdf

 

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#2 GBAstar

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

Does this mean the price of earthbound copies will level off?

#3 foltzie

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

Does this mean the price of earthbound copies will level off?


Might see some correction, but given the nature of that fan base they may well still like to hold a physical copy and keep the numbers high.

Especially for the complete package.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

System seller !!

#5 Blaster man

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

Damnit just when I decided not to buy a Wii U!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:56 PM

And it's not coming to regular Wii Virtual Console, why? :(

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:00 PM

And it's not coming to regular Wii Virtual Console, why? :(


Because they want you to buy a $300 system.

Good marketing.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

Because they want you to buy a $300 system.

Yeah... no. This is only a system seller for an extremely tiny group of vocal internet diehards. Would have happily paid $9 for a Wii VC version though!

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#9 KillerRamen

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

Does this mean the price of earthbound copies will level off?


I doubt it... If anything it may get a slight temporary increase as a result of the excitement.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:59 PM

I missed this game back in the day, so I'll have to grab this & see what all the fuss is about. :)
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#11 Blaster man

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

Yeah... no. This is only a system seller for an extremely tiny group of vocal internet diehards. Would have happily paid $9 for a Wii VC version though!


It's a seller for me. I'm still waiting for a price drop though. Now I need my thread reopened...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:02 PM

Strell! Strell! Where's strell?!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

And it's not coming to regular Wii Virtual Console, why? :(


lol exactly what I was wondering. I will get a wiiU eventually and this game on it but I've waited this long for the game to be rereleased so I can wait for more wiiu price drops.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:42 PM

I think some people will buy a Wii U just for this...

Maybe I"ll bite

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

Yeah... no. This is only a system seller for an extremely tiny group of vocal internet diehards. Would have happily paid $9 for a Wii VC version though!


It's not like a digital copy of the game is that hard to come by.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

Sweet mother of god...

I doubt it... If anything it may get a slight temporary increase as a result of the excitement.


Yeah... this part is gonna suck since I still want a complete in box original copy. SNES games have been climbing like crazy lately and these re-releases usually result in increases rather than declines in value.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

However I have to credit the internet diehards' miiverse campaign (and nintendo for listening) and hope they get Nintendo to put out more stuff

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:48 PM

However I have to credit the internet diehards' miiverse campaign (and nintendo for listening) and hope they get Nintendo to put out more stuff


Miiverse get cracking on Mother and Mother 3!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:03 PM

Great news! I still have my SNES copy that I pop in every now and then, but I'm happy to have a version to play on the gamepad, and to recommend to more gamers.

Miiverse get cracking on Mother and Mother 3!


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:22 PM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:31 PM

Still need to find my complete in box copy. Might be time to increase the bounty.

#22 spmahn

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

Great news, but to claim that a port of an 18 year old game which will likely be edited substantially for copyright reasons, is enough to compell you to purchase a $300 console you would otherwise have no interest in, is downright silly.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:41 PM

Did they come out and say that it is NOT going to be on the Wii Virtual console?!? Or is this just speculation?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:20 AM

Great news, but to claim that a port of an 18 year old game which will likely be edited substantially for copyright reasons, is enough to compell you to purchase a $300 console you would otherwise have no interest in, is downright silly.


I wonder how much, if anything, will be edited. Years back, a CAG explained to me why Earthbound would never be re-released in its original form due to copy right issues. As it stands, parts of Earthbound were changed when it was localized, due to copyrights.

TBH, I don't care though... I'm just happy the game will get another shot in the west.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:34 AM

Did they come out and say that it is NOT going to be on the Wii Virtual console?!? Or is this just speculation?

They neither C or D'ed it for Wii VC, though I'm guessing if they do decided to do dual release, they would still put the focus on the Wii U VC version.

And I think there is still a fair bit of coding / emulation difference, especially for Off TV play, that they will probably use that as a justification to not have it on the Wii.

Personally I think it would be fitting to have it be the last great Wii VC game to come out, but I don't think that'll be the case. Still saving 800-1000 Wii shop points for it just in case...

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:50 AM

They neither C or D'ed it for Wii VC, though I'm guessing if they do decided to do dual release, they would still put the focus on the Wii U VC version.

And I think there is still a fair bit of coding / emulation difference, especially for Off TV play, that they will probably use that as a justification to not have it on the Wii.

Personally I think it would be fitting to have it be the last great Wii VC game to come out, but I don't think that'll be the case. Still saving 800-1000 Wii shop points for it just in case...


I agree. I really hope Nintendo still supports the Wii Virtual Console for a bit more...and Earthbound would certainly be an excellent final game for it. DO IT NINTENDO!!!!!

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

Great news, I'll definitely get it once I eventually pick up a WiiU. It's not enough to make me buy the system at its current price point though.

I don't expect much of a drop in physical prices. That would only happen if there was a sudden flood of copies available, or an extremem drop off in interest. I don't think a VC release is going to add significant numbers to either of those categories.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

Hopefully nintendo offers a PDF of the players guide since it was bundled with the game when it came out. Correct if I'm wrong but isn't the guide needed to better play earthbound?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

Hopefully nintendo offers a PDF of the players guide since it was bundled with the game when it came out. Correct if I'm wrong but isn't the guide needed to better play earthbound?


As with most games, it's helpful, but certainly not necessary.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:37 PM

Hopefully nintendo offers a PDF of the players guide since it was bundled with the game when it came out. Correct if I'm wrong but isn't the guide needed to better play earthbound?


Not really. If you never explore dungeons and just rush to the boss you'll miss a lot of items but you can always backtrack... that's all the guide really has, maps.

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