Shigesato Itoi, the director and producer of EarthBound, has thanked the Super NES game’s fans outside Japan for requesting it to be re-released. Via the Miiverse application on Wii U, Itoi said he’s looking forward to meeting new friends when the game launches on the Wii U Virtual Console. Known as Mother 2 in Japan, this year, EarthBound will see release on Wii U in Europe and North America.
Dear Earthbound/MOTHER2 fans outside of Japan :
Thank you for all the requests. They made me very happy. Now with the re-launch, I am looking forward to meet new friends.