Lots of release information popped up via the Nintendo Direct conference today. Among the clutter, it was announced that Earthbound/Mother 2 would be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. No date was announced, but it was promised that the game would be released within the year in North America and Europe.
I am torn by this announcement. I have heard fantastic things about Earthbound, but I am reluctant to purchase a system for which I have little interest. It would be nice to see the game show up on the 3DS. I understand the reasoning behind keeping the game exclusive to the new console, but I don't think it will sell me the system. What is your reaction to this announcement?