Mother 3 coming to Wii U Virtual Console, only in Japan

By Sherif Saed
13 November 2015 11:12 GMT

Earthbound sequel Mother 3 is coming to the Wii U, but.. You guessed it.

The Japanese version of last night’s Nintendo Direct featured an announcement that didn’t make it on the English stream.

That announcement is that Mother 3, the sequel to Earthbound, is coming to Wii U Virtual Console in Japan. Nintendo’s Japanese Twitter tweeted the announcement and release date of December 17.

Originally released in 2006 on the Gameboy Advance, Mother 3 never came out in the West. Because of that, some fans have taken to fully localising the game in English. Mother 3 is of course a sequel to Earthbound.

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