We all knew Earthbound was coming to the Wii U Virtual Console, and today’s the day!  In a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini, Nintendo announced that today was the day that the legendary Earthbound goes live.  The price of $9.99 is much cheaper than the price you’ll pay for an original SNES copy, which can go for as much as $600 US when complete.

Fans have waited for this day for a long, long time.  Earthbound has one of the most fervently loyal fanbases on the internet, and for years they have been clamoring for either VC release or a translation of it’s GBA sequel, Mother 3.  Nintendo has finally listened to it’s fans and released one of the greatest games in it’s lineup; Let’s not waster this chance.