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Nintendo opens Miiverse community for EarthBound announcements

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A brand new community is now available on Miiverse that’s dedicated to the EarthBound series. Called the Onett Times, it’s designed to give users updates on the series and will be used by Nintendo in order to post news and info related to EarthBound.

This community is probably a hint at bigger things to come given the success of EarthBound on the virtual console, so it’s possible we could see Mother 3.

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  • SonicLucario

    Could Nintendo be hinting at a new Possible Earthbound/Mother game for the Wii U or 3DS?

    • Orto

      I hope not as they never released the originals in the west. I dont want a game franchise that wasnt developed for the western market

      • SonicLucario

        What if it was a brand new story with the same characters?

      • CyanideInsanity

        That makes no sense…

      • Marcus Navarro

        Fine. Be like that. You ass. (-_-‘)
        Why does it matter? Are you the Western market? No. You’re a person. Plus, if the game’s good, why the fuck does it matter where the game’s made or who it’s made for? Persona wasn’t made with the West in mind, so would you like Atlus to only release Persona 5 in Japan?

        • SonicLucario

          Lol you made my day xD

      • Andreas Sunde

        The don’t fucking buy it.

      • jay

        It’s one of the greatest games of all time.

      • Stephen Macneil

        So don’t buy it then. To day you hope it’s not released just because YOU don’t like it is ridiculous. Also, why not experience what other cultures create and broaden your sensabities a bit. Your attitude is not good.

    • The Clockwork Being

      They should make a 3D Mother 3 game in the style if Ni No Kuni for the battle system and exploration. And release Mother 4.

      • Zombie Boy

        As long as it doesn’t turn out like Dirge Of Cerberus…

        • The Clockwork Being

          Yeah

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Mother 4 with Ni No Kuni graphics hmm that could happen.

        • The Clockwork Being

          The graphics and the battle system but alternated. I’d like to jump from one character to another quickly plus the spells will be accessible quickly threw the gamepad.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Such a thing your thought established could make the WIi U an advanced console. Well done for your outstanding critical thinking.

      • Adrian

        I wish Ni no Kuni was out for WiiU :(. Not that I mind too much getting a PS3 version.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Ni No Kuni should be since it was made on DS.

      • QuizmasterBos

        As much as everyone wants Mother 4 to happen, it’s extremely unlikely.

        When Shigesato Itoi (the creator of ‘Mother’) was asked about the possibility of making Mother 4, he boldly stated: “No.”

        This was mentioned in an interview many years back (probably about ten. Granted, that means that with the time that has passed, a new game COULD be in the works, but I still deem it unlikely). Important snippet can be found here:

        Of course, a prequel can be made as well, but it all depends on Itoi. So, if we all just ‘pray’ really hard together, we might just make Itoi change his mind.

        • The Clockwork Being

          Yeah lets pray

          • Arthur Jarret

            A soft light develops the party

          • The Clockwork Being

            LOL nice one Arthur

      • Arthur Jarret

        If I want a game in Ni no kuni’s style, I’ll play Ni no Kuni.

        Remember the promotional images for the original earthbounds? They should make it in THAT style.

        Get the original ‘The Neverhood’ team on-board and make it a full clay-mation game!

        • The Clockwork Being

          It would actually want the characaters not to look like clay but to look like how they looked in Brawl if they had to make a 3D model. And I used NI no Kuni as a comparison since a mother games are turned based and Ni no Kuni style of playing could have fitted a 3D Mother game

          • Arthur Jarret

            I’d actually prefer to stay turned-based, too… the way the battle system is kept ‘pure’ is what I love about the Dragon Quest and Pokemon series… I hate how they keep changing it for every Final Fantasy in the past two gens, instead of building on & improving the system they have.

            And brawl-like 3D models, cell shaded or pixel art RPGs are all very common… a Claymation RPG has never been done!
            It would be awesome… they could also get a license to have some clayfighter characters cameo…

            I should really learn to program… I’ve got a spare room that I actually use for stop motion…

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            A mother game in the style of Pokémon X/Y will look really good I think!

    • Mr. J

      that would be great

    • jay

      I think they might be bringing it back. Their official youtube channel has a video of Earthbound at Comic Con 2013.

      I was like “I see what you’re doing there…”

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    It’s cool for north-america or great brittain, but the game will not be translated in others country, so… i don’t know if i’ll give it a try. I’m not bad in english ( at least for reading :v ) but it would be better if it was in my native langage.

    • Nintedward

      Your English seems great based off your comment ! :P

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        I try my utmost best to not hurt the eyes of those who read my :3
        (And I don’t want to start a thermonuclear war with the grammar nazis)

        • RoboticLink

          What your mother tongue? French? Spanish?

          • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

            French. I undertand english (duh), and a little bit of spanish and polish. I talk HTML, Javascript and C# too :B

          • Nolan ArchLord

            Your English is just fine! The English used in Earthbound isn’t so difficult… especially when you compare it to a game like Xenogears or Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. Give it a try!

          • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

            Yeah I know, but the langage is not the only reason, I don’t have much time (in fact, less than 2h per day, 3 if you count train&metro for handheld games), with 50+ games on steam to start, G-rank to master in MonHun Ultimate, The Last of Us that have to be done, and i’ve just recieved Pikmin 3 today… it’s so hard to play games when you work x_x

            I have a friend that is mega-huge-hyper-super-duper fan of old-school game (ultra megaman lover), he made Earthbound next to me last month, he recommended me to do it, thus I think, one day, i’ll do it :]

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Well, how old are you? ‘Cause your English is good!

          • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

            21 :3c

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Ok I see

          • jay

            That’s it. Robots are taking over the world.

          • RoboticLink

            Moi je parle francais aussi, mais c’est pas ma langue maternelle

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        It’s not the language, that bothers most of us Europeans (that are not from the UK ^^) it’s more the fact, that Iwata said we’d get a translation and that it’s always way better to play something in your own language…I’d say my english is also VERY good and I understand almost everything, but even with that I’ve got some smaller problems with a few words ;)

        • Tim van Broekhoven

          I’m Dutch, but I didn’t like that Nintendo has started to translate their games in Dutch as well… Now I’m playing Mario and Luigi and Luigi’s Mansion 2, and I set my 3ds language to English XD
          The jokes etc. just don’t come out as good as in its original language.
          (hope you could understand me)

          • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

            ^ true
            But Nintendo France seems to have very good translators, because all of the funny jokes and puns are really well made (I’ve even find some that are funny in french but not really in original langage :p)

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Yeah, I hope the Dutch translators will be as good as that sometime…

            But I don’t want them to touch Zelda XD That has to be untranslated for me in some sort of a way lol

          • jay

            Yeah those games are hilarious!

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            I know right? :D

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            I think, that Nintendo of Europe’s localisation teams are actually better than most other companies’…

            You’re right, some things aren’t really funny, BUT they often come up with some awesome other puns (at least our german translators as fas as I know).

  • Luna Moonfang

    Speaking of Miiverse, there is a new update to it, allowing the use of Tags, and also increasing the maximum number of characters in a message sent to other users from 100 to 200. (I just felt like saying it here =P)
    NOVA! (Sorry for bad grammar)

  • JeanPaul

    Half-Life 3 conf- Wait… nvm..

    • SonicLucario

      *sigh*…..

      • starwars360

        *sigh*…… part 2

  • Nintedward

    Earthbound is INCREDIBLE first game I’ve played in the series as it hasn’t ever been available in EU. I’ve had to put it on hold though cus Pikmin 3 is just….. WOW! Having so much fun with the game I don’t want it to end.

    Game is gorgeous and awesome. Nuff said ;)

    • Marcus Navarro

      Was Earthbound only released in USA and Japan? Wow…
      I’ve played Earthbound as a kid on the SNES. I couldn’t properly gain an appreciation for the game, but I still loved it because of it’s uniqueness(if that’s a word). This release will allow me to actually play the game and follow the story.
      I’m glad the rest of the world can enjoy this wonderful game.

      • Steven_Segal

        ”$9.99 is way too much for an old game” – Troll

        • Luca Invernizzi

          I will not discuss with Steven Segal. You are right and this game is too old. XD

        • Arthur Jarret

          Because my sarcasm detector is broken, this comment has caused me to kill your wife and kidnap your daughter, while having my gang hunt you down.

          Your daughter is now locked up in my huge mansion full of very fragile, break-able stuff. I am rubbing my moustache in the knowledge you will never be able to find me and hunt me down.

  • RoboticLink

    I am definitely getting this game. Who else is or has it?

    • Elem187

      I bought it on launch day… very much worth the $10.

      • RoboticLink

        I thought it was more than that, I guess I should pay more attention to the Nintendo Directs

      • boynhisblobs

        Having the guide available makes the $10 seem cheap

      • jay

        I’m seriously thinking of buying a Wii U for this game alone.

        • Elem187

          I couldn’t recommend the Wii U for just one title, a VC title at that…. But I would recommend the Wii U for the entire library this holiday season.. DK, 3D Mario, Zelda, Pikmin. As far as I’m concerned it has the most interesting upcoming library.

          I was bored with Somy/Micrsoft’s launch library. Just more of the same with shooters, sports, etc. the only game I want to play on the ps4 is final fantasy… I can hold off on playing that for a few years, which it will probably be released on PC eventually with far superior visuals.

    • Fred

      I also have it. I really like it, but i was surprised when I learned that my young daughter also really likes it.

      • boynhisblobs

        Same here, she’s 4 but loves it!

        • Fred

          yes my daughter is about the same age. She walked in while I was playing and asked me to start reading it to her so I did. Now she quotes it at random times, yells fuzzy pickles when my wife pulls out the camera and I’m surprised with how much she talks about the specific characters in the game.

          • jay

            It’s a classic. Never will get old.

          • Fred

            Hopefully enough of us buy it to get Nintendo to do Earthbound Zero and Earthbound 2!!!

  • Luffy

    Yes please!

  • Jack5221

    PLEASE!!! Give us Mother 1 & 3 in English! Trying out Earthbound for the first time has been a real adventure, would like to try those too!

  • starwars360

    Yeah!!! Please being new Earthbound game for Wii U in a 3D Open World Action RPG. :D

  • Nolan ArchLord

    I’m so overjoyed in the amount of people enjoying this game for the first time. It’s been my favorite since I first played it back in 1995. That day, at that fateful video & game rental store changed my life.

    • jay

      Like that Icarus Kid,

      Earthbound is Back!!

  • Fred

    Everyone keeps talking about how we’re going to get Mother 3 now. I would suggest that that is only a possibility if 2 things occur.
    1-we all must spam Nintendo with requests for Mother 3 post on Miiverse, ask for it when you take the Earthbound club nintendo survey, email them ect.
    2-Earthbound must sell like nobody’s business. I know what you’re thinking you already bought it so you did your part, but there’s certainly someone you can talk to and convince that this game is worth getting.

  • Jeffery02

    Earthbound news and updates? O_O Hmm… This can’t be for just one announcement. What could they have planned… You have me hopeful Nintendo! :-D Just don’t rush and don’t cancel and we will all be happy!

    • jay

      Nintendo had Earthbound at Comic Con 2013. Hmmm….

  • Andreas Sunde

    Mother Trilogy? On disc? In retail? Yes? Instant buy.

  • ETeach

    This can only mean good things for the Mother series.

  • Paul

    3D classics: Earth Bound or Mother 3?

  • Aaron

    I want to buy a Wii U soon. Glad that there are things to look forward to along with awesome games.