By Guy Rainey / March 24th, 2013
Well, this is odd. Billboards for Mother 2, known to the rest of us as Earthbound, have popped up in Tokyo, advertising the game’s imminent release on the Wii U Virtual Console in its home country.
Huh. It seems odd to me that Nintendo would be advertising a Virtual Console game on the streets of Tokyo. Sure, this is a game I’ve been anxiously anticipating for years, but it IS still just a digital release of an Super Famicom game. Then again, the online market in Japan is just a fraction of the online market here in the West, so maybe advertising that a popular game is only 30 yen (about 30 cents in US money) for a limited time is the only way to sell any copies. What do you think?