Over 25 years after its original Japan NES release, the Nintendo RPG game is now available in the United States as “Earthbound Beginnings” on the Wii U Virtual Console.
Prior to the Nintendo World Championships, Nintendo dropped a bombshell on viewers.
As of next month, it will have been two years since Earthbound (known as Mother 2 in Japan) launched for the Wii U Virtual Console – a dream come true for hordes of Nintendo fans. A third series entry, Mother 3, was released on Game Boy Advance in 2006, and has likewise not been officially localized.
But it looks like the United Kingdom will have to waiting until Monday for EarthBound Beginnings to be released. Many thought this game would never see the light of day on U.S. shores, but here we are.
Featuring some great music, and a heartwarming script, Earthbound Beginnings is the ‘lost prequel’ to the series that has been overshadowed by the success of its sequels. The price is unknown as of yet, but presently Earthbound runs for $9.99 USD.