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Mother 1 Finally Comes West as Earthbound Beginnings

Nintendo has announced Earthbound Beginnings at their Nintendo World Championships event.

The new game is actually a Wii U virtual console exclusive, and a long-awaited English translation of Mother 1.

Earthbound Beginnings is available today on the Wii U eShop.

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27 comments
  1. A9
    A9
    June 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Man, that’s pretty neat! Gotta beat Earthbound first though.

  2. Evropi
    Evropi
    June 14, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Wasn’t Earthbound/Mother 2 a remake in the first place?

  3. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    June 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    This could easily run on a 3DS. Wii U exclusivity is pretty lame.

  4. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    June 14, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    No, it was a sequel.

  5. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    June 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    That’s pretty cool.

  6. SeanieSkykiller
    SeanieSkykiller
    June 14, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Mother 3 When?

  7. landlock
    landlock
    June 14, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Nice! but I’ve been there done that years ago. Honestly the first one isn’t even that good. Grind commence.

  8. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    June 14, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    It only took, what, 20 years? Now they have to localize Mother 3. =)

  9. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    June 14, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Oh, that’s nifty–
    “For the Wii U”
    YOU FUCKING WOT M8
    This game could run on my cellphone let alone the 3DS. Are you joking? Why would you do this?

    Nevermind. This is Nintendo we’re talking about.

  10. Ninjagai
    Ninjagai
    June 14, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Wii U only, I guess the Wii U emulator has magic powers that Mother 1 needs to run.

  11. Wonderkarp
    Wonderkarp
    June 14, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I’m pretty sure they’ll put it on 3ds eventually. No reason not too with 3ds’s thriving nes library

  12. vonSanneck
    vonSanneck
    June 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Addendum: Earthbound Beginnings is an NES RPG, so expect similar trappings to NES Dragon Warrior with the excessive grinding.

  13. Tromboner
    Tromboner
    June 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Pretty sure they want to give people incentive to buy a WiiU.

  14. sanic
    sanic
    June 14, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I’ll check it out never got a chance to play through the first one.

  15. SolidSalamander
    SolidSalamander
    June 14, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    “Come on Reggie! Give us Mother 3!”

  16. Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    June 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Put them all on the 3ds!

  17. Siveon
    Siveon
    June 14, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    No, you don’t. Actually it would be better if you play this one first so you have no expectations. A lot of people who loved Earthbound can’t into the grind of the NES days.

  18. Siveon
    Siveon
    June 14, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Earthbound collection, I can see it now. Be still my beating heart.

  19. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    June 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I remember trying to play this on my phone. Jesus, it was grindtastic.

  20. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    June 14, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Interesting. I didn’t know about this one. I think I’ll give it a second chance, thanks for pointing it out!

  21. Siveon
    Siveon
    June 14, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    No problem.

  22. Mr.Calavera
    Mr.Calavera
    June 14, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Finally, but I wanted it for the 3DS

  23. Matthew Brannock
    Matthew Brannock
    June 15, 2015 at 8:03 am

    meh, I played it on a emulator, it wasn’t that good

  24. PenguinPlayer
    PenguinPlayer
    June 15, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Same reason they started releasing NINTENDO DS games on the WII FREAKING U

    To give people reasons to buy one, even if it makes no sense.

  25. Biollante
    Biollante
    June 15, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    It’s nice that it’s finally available officially, but let’s be honest – anyone who really wants to play it has done so many years ago.