New secrets for the game SNES Tied to the Earth were discovered thanks to the efforts of the Video Game History Foundation.
In 2018, former Nintendo of America employee Marcus Lindblom (and the person responsible for the English script in EarthBound) discovered an old floppy disk used during the EarthBound localization process. Unfortunately, he had long since deleted Earth-related files, so he turned the disk over to the Video Game Foundation.
Since then, Rich Whitehouse has been able to recover all the missing data, which includes all of EarthBound’s script files.
“In the case of Lindblom’s disk, the only new file he had written after deleting the Earth-related files was a small text document, only one paragraph long. restore all deleted EarthBound data, with great confidence that none of the data has been compromised! It appears to be entirely EarthBound script files in the original scripting language, which was probably used by the game development team, Ape, in Japan. “
So what exactly is revealed? In short, these unprecedented files provide flashes of unused scenes and text, early game ideas that have been scrapped, game details that have not been revealed in the past, and even comments from team members working on the game ̵
What has been rounded up so far “covers maybe 15%” of the total findings and reveals some fascinating new details about this cult edition of the hit. You can learn more about all the new discoveries on the Video Game History Foundation’s website, or check out the details in the video above.
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