Fanmade Mother 4​ Still Looks Incredible

Here is a new trailer for Mother 4, the upcoming fan sequel to the much-beloved Mother trilogy that, incredibly, looks worthy of the name. The folks behind the game say it'll be out this summer. Think it'll live up to expectations? » 2/24/15 4:10pm 2/24/15 4:10pm

Earthbound Rap Mashup Is Appropriately Odd

Earthbound might be old enough to warrant the moniker "cult classic" at this point, but Nintendo's beloved SNES-era RPG has still managed to win over new fans ever since it came to the Wii U last year. One such player fell in love with the game so wholly that he's now honored it with—what else?—a rap mashup tribute. » 12/08/14 1:15pm 12/08/14 1:15pm

Legendary Game Creator Attacked on Twitter over Fukushima Peaches

Earthbound designer Shigesato Itoi sent out a fairly simple tweet: "If you go to Fukushima, you can buy peaches like this." The remarks were accompanied by the above photo. Online, some people got pissed. » 8/26/14 4:00am 8/26/14 4:00am

7 Strangest Foods in RPGs

Strange foods! I've seen a lot of them while traveling through Asia. I wasn't always courageous enough to try them all even when I wanted to. A friend of mine told me they serve live monkeys in the Sichuan area which I haven't personally seen, though I have once tried cow brains dipped in curry- it was soft, gooey,… » 7/09/14 10:45am 7/09/14 10:45am

One of Japan's Oldest (and Most Hardcore) Gamers Passed Away

On January 11, famed actress Keiko Awaji passed away in a Tokyo hospital from esophageal cancer, reports Nikkan Sports. She was 80 years old. And she loved JRPGs. » 1/13/14 5:00am 1/13/14 5:00am

I Would Buy The Hell Out Of A 3D Earthbound Like This

Designer Christopher Behr says he spent a year on this project, which might be the most spectacular thing you'll see today: a three-dimensional recreation of Earthbound's opening city, Onett. » 12/18/13 12:00pm 12/18/13 12:00pm

You can own a copy of Earthbound signed by creator Shigesato Itoi—the website Fangamer is putting up an auction for it on December 1. All proceeds go to James Hensiek, a big Earthbound fan who was recently diagnosed with cancer. » 11/20/13 9:30pm 11/20/13 9:30pm

The Man Who Wrote Earthbound

A few weeks ago, Marcus Lindblom logged onto TwitchTV. He found someone playing Earthbound, and he watched them stream for a while. Every time they smiled in the right place or laughed at the right joke, he felt a jolt of vindication. Validation. Eighteen years later, he could finally see people enjoying his work. » 8/23/13 3:00pm 8/23/13 3:00pm

There's now a lovely little message from Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi on the game's official website, and Nintendo has even created a dedicated Wii U Miiverse page for Earthbound news. Hopefully they've got some surprises coming! » 7/29/13 7:30pm 7/29/13 7:30pm

How do you transform poor Lucas from Mother 3 into something completely horrifying? Tighten his body and swap his face with Wario's. The unspeakable result would be a hysterical Smash Bros. character, that's for sure. » 7/29/13 8:30am 7/29/13 8:30am

Curious how Earthbound made it to U.S. shores so long ago? In honor of last week's Wii U re-release, Wired has published an interview with Marcus Lindblom, the guy who helped localize it. Fun fact: Happy Happyists have snowballs on their hats because they looked too much like KKK members. » 7/23/13 7:30pm 7/23/13 7:30pm

Playing Earthbound For The First Time? Tell Us What You Think.

Earthbound is officially out on the Wii U's virtual console as of last Thursday, and now a whole new generation of gamers gets to experience Nintendo's quirky role-playing game for the first time. » 7/22/13 5:30pm 7/22/13 5:30pm

Watch Us Play... Earthbound. It's An Essential RPG. Here's Why.

Today, out of nowhere, Nintendo decided to release Earthbound on the Wii U eShop, so I sat down with Earthbound fan Chris Person to find out why an eighteen year old game is worth your $10. » 7/18/13 5:00pm 7/18/13 5:00pm

This Prototype Cartridge of EarthBound Can Be Yours for $15,000

At long last, EarthBound is coming to the Wii U's Virtual Console later this year, but if you can't wait, and you have a ridiculous amount of disposable income, an eBay seller is now auctioning the ultimate in collectible cartridges. » 7/06/13 6:00pm 7/06/13 6:00pm