EarthBound fans rejoice because the beloved classic, alongside EarthBound Beginnings is set to release on Nintendo Switch later today for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Mother has enjoyed a loyal following since its first release in the early eighties and, now, new gamers will be able to download and play it at free later this afternoon.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of playing this series Earthbound Beginnings (or Mother as it’s referred to as in Japan) can be described as the very first game in the series and tells an account of Ninten who is a 12-year-old boy with psychic abilities who traverses America in search of songs to ward off any alien invasion. EarthBound/ Mother 2 is the direct sequel to the first game with a similar storyline, but it is based on the main protagonist Ness instead.
JRPG gamers will be familiar with EarthBound Beginnings as well as EarthBound’s combat system, with it being turn-based, with conventional HP meters and PP measurements to keep an eye out for. Given that these games are more than three decades old this is logical.
Although it’s not the kind of news most Mother fans were looking forward to, it’s quite cool that both titles are get an update for an updated console. The majority of people have been hoping for an Mother 3 localization, but you never know, perhaps when enough players play the game, Nintendo may consider doing it. It’s up to you to believe.
The addition of EarthBound Beginnings and EarthBound in the game’s Nintendo Switch Online was quite an exciting announcement, however it’s only one of the announcements made during the present Nintendo Direct. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is receiving many improved maps that span all of the Mario Kart franchise, the long-rumored Chrono Cross Remaster was revealed that includes a remastered soundtrack, as well as other enhancements The long-running wait is over, as we finally get the new Mario Strikers game in Mario Strikers: Battle League.