EarthBound Beginnings comes to the West! ⊟
The original Mother game (predecessor to cult RPG EarthBound), released back in 1989 for the Famicom just in Japan, will finally come to North America and Europe as a Wii U Virtual Console game … tonight at 9PM ET!
Series creator Shigesato Itoi explained why this is releasing now: “20 years ago on June 5th, the SNES version of EarthBound was released – already 20 years have passed! This is to commemorate that day.”
It’s unclear how different this is from the unofficial Earthbound Zero release, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the company has cleaned up the game a little. I also imagine this gives hope for a similar Mother 3 surprise.