Mother is Now Available on the Wii U eShop as EarthBound Beginnings

In a surprise move, Nintendo announced that Wii U owners will be able to download Earthbound Beginnings from the eShop today.

EarthBound Beginnings is the new name for Mother, the Nintendo Entertainment System role-playing game released in 1989. Mother is an enjoyable, albeit grind-heavy game in its own right, but has endured a legacy for being the precursor to EarthBound.

Nintendo is aware of this, it seems, as changing Mother’s name to EarthBound Beginnings is a wise way to capitalize on the cult success of the SNES game.

EarthBound Beginnings is now available for download through the Wii U eShop.


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