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Apr 18, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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Hey all, I was on my way to checking my account on the Starman.net forums, and on the home page, I got the news that, after spamming gentle persuasion of the Mother 2 VC Miiverse page by dedicated fans, EarthBound, after years of petitions and emails to Nintendo of America(later, to Nintendo of Japan), is finally gonna be released in the west as a Virtual Console game after almost 20 years after it's original release on the SNES.

Little known fact about me, I have a huge place in my heart for the EarthBound/Mother series. I first played the game via ZSNES emulator about 2 years ago and that was when my love affair with this frequently overlooked series was born. The story, the quirky charm, the contemporary setting, and one of the most disturbing boss battles in game history, all coming together into one plastic package? What could've been better(well, egg sandwiches are a teensy bit better, but I digress)? But what about you? How do you feel about this milestone?

And finally, with the re-release of this game to western shores, I hope that this game creates new fans of the series, and for the veteran fans, a trip down memory lane to relive old adventures.

Oh, almost forgot. Here's all the related links:

April 17th, 2013 edition of Nintendo Direct (the announcement is at 22:15)

NOA's twitter post on EarthBound

Heck, I'll even throw in an official press release for good measure
 
Apr 18, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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Awesomesauce to the max! :D
^w^

And with the VC release of Earthbound, we might even see a release of Mother 3!

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Well, one could dream, right?
 
Apr 19, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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Wow, now I don't have to emulate this anymore. (But it's on the Wii U... and I kinda don't own one...)
Also, YES! I always wanted the Mother series to come to America, but I read up on why they didn't release it. (Some copyright issues and other stuff)
 
Apr 19, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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This is great news to me. I tend to never use emulators unless I own the game/ it's insanely expensive. Earthbound is pretty expensive, but I've heard great things about it and I was willing to risk waiting for a re-release to play it in front of a TV. So yeah, I'm pretty excited. I'm guessing I don't need to know the story to the original Mother to understand the story to Earthbound.
 
Apr 19, 2013 at 1:36 AM
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Oh my god! That's the best news I've heard since... actually I don't remember when the last news that good has reached me.
The earthbound games are among my favorite games of all time!
 
Apr 19, 2013 at 1:37 AM
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Watch, the fans will want Earthbound 2 on virtual console next...
 
Apr 19, 2013 at 3:46 AM
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I was a bit confused when you brought up Earthbound 2, but I remembered. (Mother 3 basically)
@TPcool You don't need to play Mother/Earthbound Zero. It's a good start, but if you don't start with it and you decide eventually to play through the entire series, Mother/Earthbound Zero will be tough to get through. (It's your choice though, I went through Mother 3/Earthbound 2 first and the switch to Mother 2/Earthbound was hard...)
 
Apr 19, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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CookedChef said:
[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXikqaGjnM[/media]
Whaa? ',BI

Edit: Oh okay, I see what you mean. Yeah, when I heard the news, I thought I could hear a heavenly choir singing in the background :D
 
Apr 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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Thats great! Especially when considering just how badly earthbound has been overdue for a rerelease.
 
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It finally happened!Woohoo!
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Welp, time to get a Wii U!
 
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