SNES RPG ‘Mother 2‘ aka ‘Earthbound‘ will be available on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan this coming March. The classic RPG, will be released during the March Trial campaign period on the virtual console for just ¥30 (around 20p)
The Trial Campaign celebrates the 30th anniversary of the NES, which then launched in Japan as the Famicom in 1983. The Virtual Console release of Mother 2 is also part of the Mother 2 Resurrection Festival, which brings the game back for its 19th anniversary — it was released in 1994 on SNES in Japan. The Virtual Console version of Mother 2 will include Miiverse functionality.