Mother Coming To Wii U As Earthbound Beginnings

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Holy shit. Nintendo just announced that the first Mother game is coming to the U.S. for the first time—on the Wii U’s Virtual Console, as Earthbound Beginnings. And it’s out today.


This is to celebrate Mother’s 20th anniversary, and it sure is unexpected. We’ve never seen an official English translation of this game until now. It originally came out for the Famicom in 1989.

Earthbound Beginnings will be out on the Wii U eShop at 6pm Pacific, Nintendo says. Although the game isn’t quite as good as Earthbound or Mother 3—which is hopefully next!—this is pretty damn insane.


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Nintendo to all the E3 presenters: Your move. /Puts down written notice of Mother coming to WiiU VC on podium.