Earthbound Beginnings brings series origin west today, 15 years after release

By Brenna Hillier, Sunday, 14 June 2015 23:20 GMT

Mother, the first game in the series we know as Earthbound in the west, is finally available in English.


Earthbound Beginnings was revealed ruing Nintendo’s pre-E3 presentations today, and will release on the eShop in North America at 6:00pm PT today – just a few hours away.

Mother launched on the NES in 1989, and was not localised. Although fan translations are available, this is the first time the much-lauded RPG has been available officially.

The cult-favourite SNES game we know as Earthbound is called Mother 2 in Japan. A third series entry, Mother 3, was released on Game Boy Advance in 2006, and has likewise not been officially localised.

Take a look at Earthbound Beginning’s trailer below.

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