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July 15th, 2016 | MOTHER 3, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 11 Comments

MOTHER 3 was released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console last year but no one really knew if it had undergone any changes from its original Game Boy Advance release. That changed last month, when some of the EarthBound hacker guys and I finally got to dig into the new game’s data! In all, it appears that three small changes were made. The programming code that makes these changes work wer...Read More »

 

January 29th, 2016 | EarthBound | 12 Comments

Nintendo is holding a sale on a lot of Wii U games, including EarthBound for the Virtual Console! For the next few days it’s reduced to $6.99 from its usual price of $9.99. I don’t play my Wii U very much so I don’t know if it’s possible to gift games to friends. But if you can, this could be a good time to do it. If not, then it’s still a good time to buy the game ...Read More »

 

December 17th, 2015 | Merchandise, MOTHER 3, Videos | 12 Comments

MOTHER 3 was just re-released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console, and to commemorate the event Nintendo has all three of the Japanese games on sale for a limited time. Japanese fans are now able to buy the entire series on the Wii U: The MOTHER 3 Miiverse is also filled with lots of cool posts and drawings from Japanese fans. Fans outside of Japan have also taken to asking for a localized rel...Read More »

 

November 14th, 2015 | Merchandise, MOTHER 3, Videos | 51 Comments

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 »

 

July 1st, 2015 | MOTHER 1, Videos | 15 Comments

You might’ve seen the English-language promo video for EarthBound Beginnings already, but if you haven’t, here it is: And here’s a look at the Japanese promo video, which I’d never seen before until now: Which one do you like better? Thanks to Speedy_Fox_IV for letting me know about the Japanese video! ...Read More »

 

June 24th, 2015 | EarthBound, Interviews, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3 | 47 Comments

In a recent interview with Kotaku, Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the EarthBound series – and MOTHER 3 – a little bit more! Here are key snippets from it: Fils-Aime, in reference to MOTHER 3: “Look, again, I think this is an example that demonstrates we’re constantly listening. We’re hearing what the fans say. And we thought it was great to bring back the very first Mother, Eart...Read More »

 

June 23rd, 2015 | MOTHER 1 | 18 Comments

I shared this on last night’s Earthbound Central Live stream, but here it is again: EarthBound Beginnings has reached #1 on the Wii U’s recent sales rankings! It almost feels surreal to see a two decade-old, previously-unreleased NES game dethroning a completely brand-new Nintendo IP. Is this real life? The above picture is from the North American Wii U sales charts, but EarthBound Be...Read More »

 

June 17th, 2015 | MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge | 20 Comments

EarthBound Beginnings was released a few days ago on Wii Us outside of Japan, and it appears to be the exact same as the NES ROM that leaked years and years ago, with no known changes. The Japanese version was also released on Japanese Wii Us… but it HAS had some changes. There isn’t a full list of what changes exist in the Japanese version so far, but they seem to be in line with some...Read More »

 

June 15th, 2015 | Events, Itoi, MOTHER 1, Videos | 32 Comments

A lot happened yesterday! The super-big news is that the game before EarthBound – which most of us call EarthBound Zero – has been officially released in English on the Wii U Virtual Console! The game costs $6.99 in the U.S. and £6.29 in the UK, I’m not sure what it costs in other regions, though. The game appears to be exactly the same as the prototype ROM that we’re all ...Read More »

 

April 6th, 2015 | EarthBound | 18 Comments

A couple fans have recently let me know that EarthBound has sold out on the Club Nintendo system. Here’s some info from J64: EarthBound was offered as one of the final Club Nintendo rewards with a price of 250 coins. Recently, it seems as though they ran out of stock. I guess they pre-allocate a certain number of download codes for each game, because I can think of no other way for a digit...Read More »

 
 

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  • Naota: What a trip; I still check this site every few days and I saw a comment from BlueStone about his video. More than a decade ago I was in a...
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