Earthbound Beginnings announced, available today on Wii U Virtual Console

Mother is finally localized!

[Update: Included special message from Mother/Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi below.]

If you were hoping that Nintendo would announce the release of Mother 3 for the U.S. and Europe today to coincide with the Lucas Smash 4 DLC, then congratulations! You almost got what you wanted!

Nintendo and Mother series creator Shigesato Itoi at the Nintendo World Championships 2015 just announced that Mother is being localized as Earthbound Beginnings and released today on the Wii U Virtual console at 9pm EST for $6.99! Rated T for teen!

Jed Whitaker