It’s been nearly a decade since Nintendo released Mother 3 in Japan, and since then, we haven’t heard a word about an official English release. Until now.
Mother 3 is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan on December 17, Nintendo announced today. That same day, Nintendo is also releasing a Lucas Amiibo in the country.
Using tilesets and the characters from Earthbound, CineFix made a short clip about John Hughes’ classic from the 80s.
So I’ve been playing Earthbound lately. It’s my first go-around. A few hours in, I’m delighted and slightly bemused at how strange Earthbound can be. I’ve never played a JRPG like it.
Did you know that if you press the right buttons in the right order, you can manipulate Earthbound’s random enemies into doing whatever you’d like? No? Now you know.
At Camp Fangamer later this month, there’ll be a very special arcade cabinet in attendance: a custom arcade version of Earthbound.
My annual interviews with Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime are upbeat affairs. He’s always feeling good about the line-up and remains unruffled as I pepper him with as many questions about as many topics as I can squeeze in.
Lucas from Earthbound is headed to Super Smash Bros. on June 14 at 8 a.m. PDT, according to Nintendo. Maybe they’ll make another joke about Mother 3 at E3 soon, too.
If you wanted to grab digital code for a copy of Earthbound with your expiring Club Nintendo points, for a while, you were. For whatever reason, the game was “sold out.”
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?
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.
You like Earthbound? The cool people at Fangamer are running a Kickstarter for a bunch of stuff including an Earthbound handbook, an album and a documentary. Back it here.
Look, let's be straight: if you've played Earthbound, it is impossible to watch this video and not tear up a little bit.
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.
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,…
Pop quiz! How much do you know about the cult-classic Earthbound?
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.
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.
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.