Mother 2

Earthbound Miiverse update suggests more plans for franchise

Nintendo has launched a Miiverse announcement community for Earthbound, which suggests it’s got further plans for the Mother franchise than the recent Virtual Console re-release.

Mother 2 headlines

  • Earthbound has landed on Wii U Virtual Console

    Nintendo has announced that Earthbound (aka Mother 2) will be available through Wii U Virtual Console for $10 today, around 5pm. The game was originally released in 1995 for SNES and is the first digital release of the game in North America. Nintendo announced its availability through a short Nintendo Direct it failed to advertise […]

  • Earthbound classification suggests western release imminent

    The Australian Classification Board has rated the Wii U re-release of Earthbound, almost certainly foreshadowing a western release date announce for the classic RPG.

  • Mother 4 would be "impossible," says Itoi

    Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi has splashed cold water on anyone’s hope that a fourth installment in the series will be released in the future.

  • Nintendo Direct: EarthBound, Pikmin 3, A Link to the Past

    Nintendo hosted Nintendo Direct sessions in both North America and Europe today, announcing a new installment in the Mario Party series for 3DS, release dates for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the Virtual Console release of Earthbound or Mother 2 if you will, and a 2014 release for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy in the west.

  • Earthbound hits Wii U Virtual Console in Japan, Iwata & Itoi discuss its creation

    Earthbound – known as Mother 2 in Japan – is the next game to hit Wii U Virtual Console in Japan, as part of Nintendo’s campaign, which sees classic games hitting the eShop at ¥30 each.