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MoonUPDATE: The riddle has been solved.

Maybe you should put on a helmet because I'm about to blow your mind.  Allow me to guide you down a Rorschach test of pure speculation and show you this image of a moon from the most recent Nintendo Power magazine.  Kombo explains the deal with the photo.

Nintendo Power promises big things to heat up their pages, things like Ghostbusters, Sonic Chronicles, and Time Hollow. "We may even have a surprise or two," they say. "Can you find the clues we've hidden in the moon?"
On some boards, there are some pretty strong hunches about what it could be. And dare I say it, they seem too good to be true. But this is where you come in: What do you think this moon alludes to?

Earthbound logoThe more I gazed at the moon, the more familiar it seemed.  I knew I'd seen this image before.  That's when it hit me.  Recognize this moon icon?  You should — it's the icon used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl to identify characters and elements from the Mother / Earthbound series.  Now let's enlarge that tiny icon to be the approximate size as Nintendo Power's moon.

Earthbound logoMoon

Tell me that I'm only seeing what I want to see here, but these two moons appear to be a lot alike.  Do you see the similarities?  Next, let's take Nintendo Power's moon, turn it to greyscale, and shrink it down to the Mother icon's approximate size. 

Earthbound logoMoon

Could this be a hint that an actual North American release of Mother 3 is finally in the works?  I know that I'm probably jumping to conclusions here, but I'd really like to believe in this crazy idea.  Besides, Earthbound fans are used to disappointment after all these years, so one more letdown won't be too hard to stomach if it turns out this is actually a clue about something like another Harvest Moon game. 

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