EarthBound coming to Wii U Virtual Console

Earthbound, Nintendo’s 1994 sci-fi RPG, is getting released this year in North America and Europe via the Wii U Virtual Console.

Revealed by Satoru Itwata during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, the game’s western release was a reaction to fan outcry on Nintendo’s Miiverse.

While the game has been out in Japan for several month, Iwata promises more detail on the western release in the coming months.