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Why The First EarthBound Wasn’t Released Outside Japan

Why The First EarthBound Wasn’t Released Outside Japan

When Nintendo released it as Earthbound Beginnings on the Wii U, the innovative, beloved role-playing game Mother finally made it to the West. But back in the early 1990s, Nintendo had every intention of launching it for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System in America. It just didn’t work out.

Xenoblade Developer Once Pitched An EarthBound Sequel For GameCube

Xenoblade Developer Once Pitched An EarthBound Sequel For GameCube

The EarthBound, or Mother, series took a lengthy hiatus between the releases of Mother 2 and 3, but that didn’t mean Nintendo wasn’t interested in keeping the series going. In fact, at one point, the developer that would eventually create Xenoblade was asked to pitch Nintendo on a sequel to…

The Games That Really Deserve Official Translations

Over at the indispensable Legends of Localisation website, author Clyde Mandelin has rounded up a list of the most-requested official game localizations. Of course Mother 3, the sequel to EarthBound, is #1 on that list, but below that are many other excellent Japanese games in popular series that never made…