MOTHER 2 Now Available on Japanese Wii U
In the latest Nintendo Direct, it was announced that MOTHER 3 will be released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console on December 17, 2015: A MOTHER series-themed Nintendo prepaid card was also revealed: And of course the same Nintendo Direct shared info about the upcoming Lucas amiibo, due to be released in North America on January 22, 2016: Wow, so that’s two official pieces of MOTHER 3 ...Read More »
Nelward Music has done some cool MOTHER 3 tunes lately – what’s so unique is that they sound like they’re from EarthBound at first! Anyway, here are some of the latest musicial creations: There’s a lot more to see and hear, too, not just EarthBound stuff! Go here to check them out! ...Read More »
The upcoming Mario Maker game has a bunch of extra characters included that you can unlock – we’ve already seen Ness, but now we have some pics of Lucas too! Nintendo’s been trying to keep a tight lid on these things, making it hard to find videos of them in action. So for right now, the screenshots above are the only thing I can seem to find on social media sites. I assume y...Read More »
In just the span of a few days, two separate Italian fan translations of MOTHER 3 have been released. The first translation was headed by Snifit, and you can find more info, download information, and such here. Here are screenshots of Snifit’s project in action: Next is a translation by lorenzooone. You can read more about it and download the files here. Here are screenshots of lorenzo...Read More »
Last night was Monday, which meant a new edition of EarthBound Central Live! We did a lot last night, we talked about recent EarthBound news -including Satoru Iwata’s passing, we shared e-mails and submissions from EarthBound Central viewers, and we played more of my new creation: Twitch vs. EarthBound! We also held a Q&A session during Twitch vs. EarthBound, but there were so many que...Read More »
Satoru Iwata passed away recently at the age of 55. Not only was he the president of Nintendo, but he also saved MOTHER 2/EarthBound from cancellation by reprogramming most of the game, he was in charge of the Nintendo 64 version of MOTHER 3, and he was also there when the decision was made to make MOTHER 3 a Game Boy Advance game. Mr. Iwata played a big role in it all. This series, this site, our...Read More »
Last night we held another EarthBound Central Live stream, and it was a fun one! We talked about so many different things and laughed at a lot of silly moments, it was great. If you missed it, don’t worry – you can check out the archive on YouTube here! As always, the Q&A session covered so many topics that it would be too much for me to list them all, but here are all the other ...Read More »
A few weeks ago I posted about an amazing version of Pollyanna doing in an Onett style (see here) and now Nelward Music has done a new one – the MOTHER 3 Love Theme done in a Fourside style! I do remember the very first time I heard the MOTHER 3 Love Theme (from here, in fact) and was confused because the first few notes started to sound like Fourside’s music. Now it’s all come ...Read More »
A good while back, I posted about how ROM hackers managed to extract MOTHER 3’s music data in a way that removes the “fuzziness” of playing it on the Game Boy Advance. You can read all about that here. Anyway, there used to be a big torrent file with all this music, but it’s since disappeared. So a reader named Jaco sent this in a while back: I searched the site and found a...Read More »
We held another EarthBound Central Live stream last night, and it was lots of fun! If you missed it, don’t worry – you can now watch it on YouTube here! There was almost an unintended theme to this episode – lots of fans had sent in e-mails about reproduction cartridges, how to spot legitimate EarthBound cartridges, EarthBound prototype cartridges, EarthBound Zero prototype cart...Read More »
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