Nintendo's EarthBound Beginnings is a classic Japanese RPG renamed

Nintendo has been making cool games for decades and one of the cool games that never launched outside of Japan is called Mother. This game was first released back in 1989 for the Famicom game system. If you are the sort that covets games that weren't released outside of Japan, you can get your hands on Mother for the Wii U.

The game is being launched on the Wii U virtual console as a game called EarthBound Beginnings. The game puts players into the 8-bit shoes of a young boy from a small town and was created by Shigesato Itoi. Originally, the game was supposed to have been released in the US.

Nintendo even went so far as to have Mother, slated to have been called EarthBound in the US, translated to English. For some reason that launch plan was scrapped and the game never landed here. A sequel to the game was launched in the States on the Super Nintendo and was called EarthBound.

The original is finally landing in the US on Wii U for $6.99. The game is notorious for being difficult and players will die a lot as they try to solve the mystery. The game is a classic 8-bit RPG and looks a lot like old-school Zelda games to me.