Mother 2 will be arriving on the Japanese eShop very soon. In honor of the game coming to the Wii U’s Virtual Console in Japan, Shigesato Itoi will be conducting a livestream (http://www NULL.1101 NULL.com/nintendo/mother2_live/index NULL.html) playthrough of the classic SNES version of the game on uStream this Friday at 8 PM Japanese time. For those of you who live outside of Japan, that would be 4 AM PST, 7 AM EST, 11 AM in the UK and 12 PM in Central Europe.
An international release of Mother 2/Earthbound is still not known as of this writing. This is quite possibly the best chance international Mother fans have of getting to talk to Itoi. Granted, you’ll need to know some Japanese. But, if you want to let him know how you feel about Earthbound not being available outside of Japan, here’s your chance!
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