It’s been really hard to keep quiet about this one! We’re going to be holding a special charity auction on the last day of the EarthBound Bash, December 1, right after we beat the game.
The prize of this charity auction: a complete copy of EarthBound, with the cartridge autographed by the game’s creator, Shigesato Itoi!
The proceeds will go to benefit the original owner of the cartridge, James Hensiek, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Fangamer worked with Ben Bizzle, a friend of James and current owner of the cart, to get it into Mr .Itoi’s hands for him to sign it. This came after Ben contacted us through Starmen.Net for help to make this auction for James as special as possible.
Watch the video above to hear more of James’ and Ben’s story, and to learn about how Mr. Itoi accidentally made this more special and charming than we could have imagined!
Check out this page for more information!