There's something to be said about simplicity in design. Some of the most compelling, memorable character designs are those without filigrees our flourishes; characters that are timeless in their simplicity.
This past week saw the release in Japan of Earthbound(Mother 2) on the Wii U’s virtual console.
This Sunday, I spent about an hour delving through the past 24 hours of messages on the Mother 2 MiiVerse page that went live last week as part of the Mother 2 (Earthbound) re-release on the Japanese Wii U virtual console.
As part of the Famicon's (Nintendo Entertainment System's) 30th anniversary in Japan, Nintendo has been releasing various retro titles on the Wii U for the insanely low price of 30 yen ($0.32).
Fun fact: Nintendo honcho Satoru Iwata was one of the main programmers on Mother 2 (aka Earthbound) for the SNES. Today on Twitter, Iwata uploaded this photo of a badass Mother 2 sukajan. The jacket, Iwata noted, was given out to the game's staff, and it was the thing he treasures most. Heck, I would, too. It's…
In Japan, Mother 2 is coming to the Wii U's Virtual Console this March.
Shigesato Itoi, who's perhaps best known in Japan as a copy writer and TV personality, already said that there will be no Mother 4. Making Mother 3 was no easy task. That doesn't mean there still isn't hope - however faint that might be.
On March 11, the Tohoko earthquake and tsunami left the northeastern part of Japan in ruins.
Get ready for some feel-good times, as a man and his lady agree to be wed after a night spent dining, drinking wine then playing classic Nintendo RPG series Earthbound.