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June 5th, 2009 | EarthBound, Rumors

At E3, a MMO game called Kung Fu Hustle (apparently not connected to the movie?) was shown off. What’s interesting is that the developer supposedly said that EarthBound had some influence on the game’s creation.

What this means exactly is anyone’s guess. But if you’re interested, you can read more here.

Thanks to R7038XX and santiagoff for the tip!


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18 Comments to EarthBound Inspires Kung Fu MMO

Leirin said on Jun. 5, 2009

Hmm, interesting.

Poe said on Jun. 5, 2009

I’m having a hard time seeing the influence. Anyone want to help me out?

AbstractedThought said on Jun. 5, 2009

I don’t see it either. Are they trying to say that it’s similar to EarthBound because of its “quirky and colorful” NPCs? That’s a very vague comparison.

santiagoff said on Jun. 5, 2009

Ooooh , I got mentioned! I’m so excited lol <3
@AbstractedThought: maybe the game has that “EarthBound” feel when you play it. Maybe just screens can’t tell us that much XD

santiagoff said on Jun. 5, 2009

BTW Mato , mentioning me in this post was the best birthday gift ever! (even though my birthday was yesterday , but meh)

PK Mt. Fuji said on Jun. 5, 2009

The guy with the blue sweater and red pants kinda looks like Duster.

Tansunn said on Jun. 5, 2009

Sounds to me like it’s more the character dialog that’s supposed to be EB-influenced.

Also, how can that NOT be connected to the movie? Perhaps it’s a divergent storyline that doesn’t relate to the movie’s, but I definitely was reminded of the movie as I looked through the screens.

biehlza said on Jun. 5, 2009

They’re under the influence, should be be alarmed?

R7038XX said on Jun. 5, 2009

Ooooh, me too! 😀

santiagoff said on Jun. 5, 2009

we frigging rock 😀

Zombie Chad said on Jun. 6, 2009

I see some dude beating up Abe Lincolns. I think that’s quirky enough to be compared to Earthbound.

ScottKO said on Jun. 6, 2009

I see no resemblance to EB…

motherfan said on Jun. 9, 2009

Inspired by EB huh? …lolwut?!

Artillery said on Jun. 17, 2009

EB, the fighting game? lolwut

Well, it isn’t EB, but still…

Mr. Jupiter said on Jun. 25, 2009

Oh, everybody was KUNG FU FIGHTING!

PicoZX said on Jul. 2, 2009

Dont see it, sadly.

adam said on Aug. 3, 2009

poo beating the crap out of ness lololo

Matteomax said on Jul. 9, 2011

@ Poe: Maybe hippies are enemies? 🙂


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