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Nintendo brings Mother to Virtual Console as Earthbound Beginnings — it's available today

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At this year's Nintendo World Championships, Nintendo announced that Wii U owners would be able to get their hands on an EarthBound Beginnings, a Virtual Console re-release of the original game in the EarthBound franchise, Mother.

This will be the first time North American EarthBound fans will be able to get their hands on an official translation of the game. It originally released as Mother on the Nintendo Famicom in Japan.

Nintendo had more good news for EarthBound/Mother fans as well, as the publisher announced that the game would be available today from the Wii U eShop at 6 p.m. PT.

Mother was first released in 1989 and later released for Game Boy Advance as part of a compilation, Mother 1+2, in 2003. Nintendo released the sequel to Mother, known as EarthBound, for the North American Wii U Virtual Console in 2013.