Mother 2 Billboards in Tokyo?

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

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Well, this is odd. Billboards for Mother 2, known to the rest of us as Earthbound, have popped up in Tokyo, advertising the game’s imminent release on the Wii U Virtual Console in its home country.

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Huh. It seems odd to me that Nintendo would be advertising a Virtual Console game on the streets of Tokyo. Sure, this is a game I’ve been anxiously anticipating for years, but it IS still just a digital release of an Super Famicom game. Then again, the online market in Japan is just a fraction of the online market here in the West, so maybe advertising that a popular game is only 30 yen (about 30 cents in US money) for a limited time is the only way to sell any copies. What do you think?


About Guy Rainey

I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.