‘Mother’ Finally Coming to the US as ‘EarthBound Beginnings’

Most of the people who read this blog are at the very least vaguely familiar with the classic Super Nintendo game EarthBound. What some people don’t know (although, again, our readers probably do know) is that EarthBound‘s original name in Japan was Mother 2 — as it was a sequel to the Famicom game Mother.

A game which never seemed to get localized for the United States. It almost came at one point, and fan hacked ROMs of the game have also circulated. No matter what though, the game never seemed to materialize.

Well, after decades of waiting, American fans can finally get a legal, official version of the game. Nintendo announced yesterday that Mother is now available on the Virtual Console as EarthBound Beginnings. You may now commence rejoicing… and playing the game.

Now we just need to get them to localize Mother 3

Via The Mary Sue

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”