Friday, July 1

Earthbound to receive an official and expensive G-Shock watch

Fans of Nintendo’s cult classic JRPG Earthbound will soon be able to purchase a limited-edition Mother series watch, although the exclusive item doesn’t come cheap.

Land, known as Mother 2 In Japan, it is remembered as one of the best Japanese RPGs of all time. Unfortunately, Nintendo never released the entire trilogy worldwide, with Mother 3 only available in Japan. However, that hasn’t stopped the series from gaining a strong cult following among fans of old-school JRPGs.

Now some fans have the chance to get hold of an exclusive and expensive new piece of Land goods. Fans willing to shell out around $ 200 may be one of the few chosen to purchase a limited edition. Land/Mother wristwatch.

The watch in question is a Casio G-Shock wristwatch with Mother mark on the face and back. Its launch is part of the larger line “Mother Project” of Land merchandise, including items such as bags, journals, rulers, calendars, and diaries. However the Mother The watch is significantly more expensive than those items, priced at 23,100 Japanese yen. That’s a little over $ 200 US dollars, not counting currency exchange fees. It is also a limited run item so there are only a limited number of watches to fit all. Buyers will be chosen through a lottery selection held on January 20, 2022.

G-Shock is a line of analog and digital watches manufactured by the Tokyo-based electronics company Casio. Watches are marketed for their physical durability and can cost from under $ 100 to several thousand, depending on the specific model. The limited-edition Mother watch appears based on Casio’s DW family of watches, which retails for between $ 70 and $ 210 depending on the specific model. Taken in that light, Casio’s Earth / Mother The watch is roughly the same price as similar items from the same manufacturer.

Mother, known internationally as Earthly Beginnings, was released in Japan in 1989. It opposed the trends of many JRPGs, taking place in contemporary America and with only minimal elements of science fiction. Mother it was one of the best-selling games in Japan that year. However, it wasn’t released worldwide until the Wii U virtual console port in 2015.

Nintendo first introduced Western audiences to the Mother series through its sequel, known as Land, which debuted in the US in 1995. The second game received critical acclaim, but had trouble competing with more mainstream JRPGs like Final Fantasy. As a result, it sold poorly in the US, which probably explains why the game didn’t officially make its way to other markets until the 2013 Wii U launch. Earthbound’s The lukewarm reception may also explain why Nintendo never released Mother 3 outside of Japan.

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