Mynintendonews.com, among other sites, reported on Sunday that:
“Earthbound Central has… received word from a Nintendo of America employee that Earthbound hasn’t appeared on the Virtual Console for a number of reasons. Nintendo of America… wanted to make some changes to the game, but Nintendo Japan is reluctant to implement those changes. Here’s what… needs to be changed before the game can appear on the Virtual Console:
- The Sky Runner song needs to be changed
- The Chuck Berry battle song needs to be changed
- The Dali’s Clock enemy name needs to be changed”
So close, and yet so far! I just wanted to give a heads up to all those Earthbound fanatics out there in case you missed this. In a sense this means that Nintendo is working towards a virtual console release, so there is still a fair chance that it will happen…eventually…maybe.