EarthBound Preview in NP #70
Quite a while ago, Shigesato Itoi’s company, Hobonichi, released a lot of new MOTHER series merchandise related to the Hobonichi Planner. Here’s a quick run-down of what’s new: MOTHER 2 Cover & Mr. Saturn Sticker This cover features the game’s iconic logo and deep red color. As a bonus, the cover comes with a giant Mr. Saturn sticker! “Memories...Read More »
For the last two years, Hobonichi has released MOTHER-themed planner covers and related merchandise, including an Onett cover and a Saturn Valley cover. It looks like another set is planned for 2017, based on this teaser announcement. The announcement includes three small, cropped images: Show » So it seems like there’ll be at least a Winters cover and a Magicant cover. Of course...Read More »
A new Kirby game was recently released, and one of Kirby’s powers involves ESP. Kirby’s appearance and the ability’s description clearly refer to Ness: This isn’t the first time Kirby and EarthBound have teamed up, here’s an old video I made years ago: Thanks to everyone who sent in info about this new connection! ...Read More »
A gamer by the name of Ryan has been working on modifying Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door by replacing art of different characters and objects into EarthBound-related content: It looks like the project is making strong progress, so check out more info and pics here if you’re interested! ...Read More »
Some recent videos of Super Mario Maker have finally revealed what Ness looks like in the game, and what some of his related stuff sounds like! Here’s a peek: In case the video goes down, here’s a still image: And here’s a close-up of Ness: I was already excited to play this game when it was just a basic Super Mario Bros. level designer, but now things have taken a whole new t...Read More »
Alex sent me this e-mail recently about the Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U strategy guide: Hi. I was looking at my new game guide and noticed that they misspelled Giygas. They spelt it “Gigas”. Not sure if this is news worthy, but I just wanted to get it out there. No big deal. And here’s a look at the page in question: And, as you probably know, his name is supposed to be “...Read More »
GameStop yesterday (courtesy of KingDarian) I’ve been off the Internet the past few weeks for various reasons, and apparently the other day a bunch of EarthBound/MOTHER 3 stuff happened. For now, though, it sounds like there was an announcement that the Ness Amiibo is a GameStop-exclusive item, and that pre-orders would go on sale at a specific time yesterday. Pre-orders could be made online...Read More »
Finding and purchasing Amiibos has been a big headache for a lot of Nintendo fans lately. And with the Ness Amiibo set to come out sometime soon, I imagine the frustration of getting one will have EarthBound fans bashing stuff with bats and yo-yos. But Jon S. has a tip for you if you’re hoping to get a Ness Amiibo without much hassle: Ness Amiibo pre-orders are available now on Amazon.jp I...Read More »
Just a few hours ago, Nintendo announced that an upcoming wave of Amiibo figures will finally include Ness! I think most Amiibo followers knew a Ness figure was going to be released eventually, but now it’s official. And assuming prices don’t change, it should be in the $13 range when released! …Although I’ve been hearing so much about Amiibo shortages and price gouging th...Read More »
Some nice-quality pics of Ness and other EarthBound things were recently posted on the official Super Smash Bros. site – you can check them all out here! Here are two of them that I like: It looks like Onett is back! Thanks to everyone who sent in news about these pics! ...Read More »
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