Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings Are Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

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During today’s Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings will release on the SNES and NES Nintendo Switch Online libraries. They are among the last of the first-party Nintendo titles to release on the service.

Earthbound, which was originally released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, is a role-playing game where four children team up to save the world. Earthbound Beginnings, also known as Mother, is the first game in the trilogy that was originally released on the Famicom exclusively in Japan.

Both games, which have a bit of a cult following, are available to download now on their respective Nintendo Switch Online libraries. You must be a paid Nintendo Switch Online member to play them.

You can watch the trailer for Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings joining the NSO lineup below.

You can learn more about what was announced during today’s Nintendo Direct by visiting us at Twinfinite, where you can be brought up to speed with all of the latest reveals.

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Rebecca is a Staff Writer at Twinfinite. She has been with the site and in the games media industry for 4 years, and she has a college degree in psychology and writing. Rebecca typically covers Nintendo for the site, and she especially loves the Legend of Zelda series. Outside of gaming, Rebecca is an avid Swiftie and enjoys playing with her cat Frisk.