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Last year there were a bunch of games announced that looked like EarthBound and MOTHER 3 in various ways. It was easy to mix up which was which, so I thought I’d make things a little more clear here. I’ve also provided a few new screenshots whenever possible.
Obviously, these games aren’t related to EarthBound or the MOTHER games except for the artwork. But since people send news about them regularly I thought I should cover them briefly again.
The Another World: Hotroit Stories
The Another World (Ni no Kuni) is being released on the Nintendo DS, but a sidestory version or something is being released on the Japan-only ROID platform too. This ROID version is the game that looked a lot like EarthBound that got everyone talking last year. As far as I know, this is still going to be a Japan-only game, playable on cell phones, possibly also on computers via a special service.
Here are some new screenshots I dug up. The first screenshot looks ugly because I couldn’t find a full-size version; I could only find a small thumbnail so I resized it. It looks pretty cool though.
I’m not even sure if the game has been released yet. I checked the ROID site and I didn’t see it anywhere. Hopefully we’ll have more info and media at some point.
Professor Layton London Life
This RPG was originally announced for the ROID system too, but they later announced that it would also be an unlockable in the newest Professor Layton game. Meaning this is something people outside of Japan might get to play at some point.
Sometime last year, Brownie Brown announced they were working on a game called Fantasy Life. Naturally, it looks a lot like MOTHER 3. I don’t think there’ve been any new screenshots since that first announcement, but in case you missed them, here they are:
Apparently Nobuo Uematsu is doing the music too.
This is a DSiWare game in Japan made by Brownie Brown. It has a lot of MOTHER 3 cameos in it, so far Ocho, a Pigmask helmet, and those underwater oxygen machines have been spotted in screenshots/videos. What else is there?
So that’s a quick update on all of those games. I get a lot of e-mails about them and it’s easy to mix them up with each other, so I hope that clears the air a little. It’s a shame none of them are EarthBound games, but I think we’re used to that kind of disappointment by now 😛
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17 Comments to Related/Similar Games Round-Up
- TanukiDan: I can’t wait to get it! Would you mind if I talked about it on my lame youtube once I get it?
- Lochy: This looks awesome. Hopefully I can buy it as an after christmas present for myself. What an absolute treat!
- Jeff Shot First: Can I just say wow. This is incredible. I loved the first book on Zelda, and this is something even more special. I cannot wait to...
- SaturnValley: Amazing! I love the 90’s aesthetic. This is perfect timing since I was planning on getting this for Christmas, really hope it...
- Kasumi: Or maybe it’s wordplay. EARTHBOUND FAN-atic rather than Earthbound Fanatic