Earthbound Beginnings Available On The Wii U Virtual Console
…26 years ago in Japan, a game hit stores that ultimately laid the foundation for a whole new game franchise and changed a lot of lives.
The game was supposed to be released on Nintendo consoles in North America as Earthbound, but it was seemingly cancelled at the last minute, likely due to the fact that, at the time of their plans to release it, the Nintendo Entertainment System was being phased out in favour of the Super Nintendo. As such, it’s been unofficially referred to by English speaking fans as Earthbound Zero, and there was even an unreleased localization of the game found and distributed as such. If you want more information on the story behind Mother 1’s failure to launch in North America, or the whole series in general for a REALLY long time, go check out Roo of the Clan of the Grey Wolf or Derek Alexander’s videos on the subject. Regardless, though, for 26 years, there was no official release…
… … …UNTIL TODAY!
Remember, no crying until the end. ^_^
Posted on June 14, 2015, in Miscellaneous and tagged Ana, Earthbound, Earthbound Beginnings, Earthbound Zero, Famicom, Lloyd, Mother, Mother 1, Ninten, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System, North America, Shigesato Itoi, Teddy, Virtual Console, Wii U. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.