From the Nintendo Power "Only in Japan" feature, published in Volume 56, January 1994, page 64.
Note that the article was published in January 1994, over a month before the first date on the prototype's label. Also, note that the article says that plans to release the game were "put on hold" and not that the game's release was cancelled at that point.
Could this article have inspired NoA's Marketing to reconsider releasing EarthBound?
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