Earthbound News

News: Book Focused on EarthBound's Development and Localisation Shut Down by Nintendo

Book Focused on EarthBound's Development and Localisation Shut Down by Nintendo

Marcus Lindblom: "I have no desire to rock the boat with Nintendo at all"

Marcus Lindblom was the primary translator and localisation expert for iconic Super NES title EarthBound, and since its emergence on the Wii U eShop last year he's spoken a fair amount about his work on the project. It's emerged, however, from an interview with

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - EarthBound Escaped The Wilderness

12 Days of Christmas - EarthBound Escaped The Wilderness

Fans rejoiced

If you tell a non-interested observer that the release of a Super NES game on the Wii U caused a frenzy of excitement online, they may raise an eyebrow or, more likely, give you a quizzical look. Why would a game from so long ago be thrilling, when we have all of these highly cinematic HD experiences to enjoy? Of course, being a...

News: Designer Creates a 3D Model of Onett from EarthBound

Designer Creates a 3D Model of Onett from EarthBound

Prompts dreams of a HD game

When it comes to inspiring video game culture Nintendo is arguably top of the class, and one game — among many — that can inspire impressive levels of fan devotion is Super NES RPG EarthBound. Its release on the Virtual Console this year caused a frenzy of excitement after years of waiting, satisfying waiting retro...

News: Fangamer Announces Earthbound Charity Event

Fangamer Announces Earthbound Charity Event

Weekend marathon of the timeless RPG for a good cause

Fangamer has been hinting at something big and Earthbound-related for a while now, which should come as no surprise to those who know the company. They wear their passion for the cherished Mother series on their sleeves, so using this love to raise money seems like the perfect marriage...

News: Marcus Lindblom - Writing the English Script for EarthBound Was a Giant Step

Marcus Lindblom - Writing the English Script for EarthBound Was a Giant Step

But it was worthwhile

Writer and EarthBound designer Shigesato Itoi is a cultural icon in Japan and a name well known among longtime fanatics of the game. But the text from the English version of the game came from other, mostly unsung sources. Marcus Lindblom, who chiefly shouldered EarthBound’s localization writing, has had a chance to shine on...

News: EarthBound Translator Shares Insight Into Preparing a Cult Classic for the West

EarthBound Translator Shares Insight Into Preparing a Cult Classic for the West

"It’s really a glass half full kind of game"

With EarthBound's arrival on the Wii U Virtual Console last week, many gamers can finally gain an insight into why the SNES title has accumulated such a vocal fan-base, despite its modest Western sales — it didn't even reach Europe — when it was originally released. It's a game lauded for its...

News: South Park Creators Cite Earthbound as a Major Inspiration for Their Own Game

South Park Creators Cite Earthbound as a Major Inspiration for Their Own Game

Praise from all corners

South Park: The Stick of Truth is an RPG based on the adult cartoon series, and one that's had a troubled and challenging development history to date. It is coming, though, and is a project with the full involvement of series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. During a panel at Comic-Con, the two writers behind the...

Review: EarthBound (Wii U eShop)

EarthBound (Wii U eShop)

An RPG experience unlike any other

EarthBound landed on the SNES in 1995 with a dull thud. While the game didn't exactly light up the sales charts in North America and failed to make it to Europe, it has certainly gone on to become one of the most sought-after games in the second-hand market, selling for upwards of $80 as nothing more than a loose...