July 18, 2013: EarthBound is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe!
April 17th, 2013: In a Nintendo Direct video, Satoru Iwata has confirmed that EarthBound will be released on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe by the end of 2013. Finally.
Podunk is the first town in Mother, and is Ninten and Pippi's hometown. At the beginning of the game, many supernatural occurrences take place here, such as zombies from the cemetery nearby town, poltergeists in residents' houses, or animals going wild at the zoo. To the north is Podunk's Canary Village and a cave leading to Magicant, and to the east is the next town, Merrysville.