Watch The Creator Of Earthbound Play His Super Nintendo Game On March 22

By Spencer . March 19, 2013 . 11:25pm

imageNintendo is celebrating the Famicom’s 30th birthday by releasing select Wii U Virtual Console games for 30 cents. Right now, you can get F-Zero for 30 cents. Next month you can grab Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream.


Japan has a slightly different list with Earthbound for sale for just 30 yen starting on March 20. Earthbound creator will play the game purely as a player for the first time on March 22. Ustream will broadcast the event live at 8:00 PM Japan time. You can watch the Earthbound stream here.


Here’s a quick breakdown of the times for other regions:

7:00 AM, Friday March 22 in New York (EST)

4:00 AM, Friday March 22 in San Francisco (PST)

11:00 AM, Friday March 22 in London (GMT)

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  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    I’m sorry, I don’t really understand the title of the article in relation to it. Is there going to be a video of Shigesato Itoi playing Earthbound, or something?

    • brian

      It’ll be streamed, supposedly.

  • Couldn’t you guys at least mention Earthbound’s creator’s actual name? I know it’s Shigesato Itoi, but some of your readers might be unaware of that. By the way, he is a genius writer and I’d recommend that everyone try out the fan translation of Mother 3 as a testament of his creativity and his amusing skill at subtly applying social commentary to what, on the surface, looks like an unpretensious, simple-minded Rpg.

  • NimbusStev

    I would pay a heck of a lot more than 30 cents for the chance to play EarthBound on American consoles.

  • Junko Enoshima

    Itoi has never played his own masterpiece? That’s ironic.

    • Micheal Willis

      Keyword is “purely as a player”. I’m sure he played it while it was in development. But I guess it’s understandable why he would have never played it afterwards.

      There are lots of creative people who never read/watch/play their creations after they’re done with them.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    I’d rather see him make a new Earthbound game.

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