It only took 26 years, but Mother,which kicked off the EarthBound series, is now available in North America. With its arrival in the West comes a new name, EarthBound Beginnings. The announcement was made at the Nintendo World Champions. North American gamers now have the opportunity to purchase the title via the Wii U eShop. For a look at what to expect, watch the announcement trailer below.
I’ve never played any of the Earthbound games, but for fans of the games this is a nice treat to experience the title which launched the series. I also like the fact that Nintendo made the announcement the game would effectively be available right away. The Virtual Console is a unique asset Nintendo possesses and anything they can do to highlight that is a plus for the company.
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