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June 17th, 2010 | EarthBound, Rumors, Videos

The mysterious Dr. Andonuts door at E3 is getting people’s hopes up… but there’s been little info about it. Luckily, Destructoid checked it out for us and posted a video online.

It’s hard to hear everything, but it’s neat to see more confirmation of the door and that there are Nintendo people in there. If any new info comes out, let me know and I’ll continue to post updates here! Thanks to amy for this tip!

 

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166 Comments to The Dr. Andonuts Mystery Deepens


Mookie said on Jun. 17, 2010

I don’t know if I have room in my heart for this.

Just stop, Nintendo. Just stop. Just… do it or don’t!

I mean… gah, I had given up! Now you do this? Come on!

Anonymous said on Jun. 17, 2010

Yeah I think this is just another sick tease

SerReed said on Jun. 17, 2010

I am about to kill myself. I haven’t even been an EB fan as long as most have, and this door is killing ME. And I NEVER get my hopes up! ; __ ;

JeffSeven said on Jun. 17, 2010

It could just be a conference room/resting room fallen ‘victim’ to one of their cute little naming things. IE. see the treehouse being named “EarthBound” and whatnot.

Mr.Fryingpan.Fan said on Jun. 17, 2010

I swear to god nintendo if you &()&^ around ill kill myself !!! seriously……………..

PSI Ground said on Jun. 17, 2010

This… This…

Well, there’s hope. Maybe it’s because I’m an optimist because of all the damn super hero shows I watched as a kid, but I believe there’s hope. We know there’s some legal issues… And a remake could very well fix those. Namely, the painting enemy in Mother 2 that’s preventing a VC release.

jeffy05 said on Jun. 17, 2010

this BETTER be leading to something good.
like nintendo hasn’t poured enough salt into my poor Mother fan wounds already. or else, stop teasing us!

Sconner said on Jun. 17, 2010

PLEASE be EB-related!!! If they revive EB, they will permanently have my trust and also making it by far the greatest e3 ever!

MG said on Jun. 17, 2010

Did anyone ever think that maybe it was just a little joke made by a Nintendo employee that happens to like EB?

God said on Jun. 17, 2010

I wouldn’t expect much. I figure if Ninty had anything notable to mention with regards to EB, they would’ve done so at their press conference the other day, not on the last day of E3.

PSI Ground said on Jun. 17, 2010

No, it’s possible. They don’t think EarthBound would be big enough, despite all the call-ins, emails, ect.

PSI Ground said on Jun. 17, 2010

Oops, hit submit too soon.

Anyway, the general public does not know about earthbound, so just like
DQIX, we’d probably bet nothing out of em’.

Germ said on Jun. 17, 2010

Silly things like this help me to remember sunny summer days, sitting inside as a kid with my bedroom windows open, feeling the breeze cool my skin as I trekked aimlessly through Onett.

PF said on Jun. 17, 2010

…Honestly I think a staff member probably just likes Earthbound. Probably not even a joke or a tease or a hint of anything. It’s just “Hey, wouldn’t it be cute if this were like Dr. Andonut’s office?”

Nintendo employees like Nintendo games.

Cannibal Pineapple said on Jun. 17, 2010

I like to think Ninttendo is messing with us. Drawing it out. Planting the door there to see if anyone would notice. Possibly being disappointed it took us this long. Until five minutes before the end of E3, when the door will open, and what was once inside, a docile, average office, is now a twisted set of organic-looking tubes, leading to one giant eye with the face of Ness looking back at us. The eye will crack, slowly, revealing the face of Lucas beneath. And in his ungodly Lovecraftian voice, Giygas himself will announce the release of Mother 1+2+3 for the 3DS in America…

Don’t look at me that way. It could happen.

Linkzcap said on Jun. 17, 2010

I have to say, after about 5 years or so of waiting for another Paper Mario RPG style game, my wish just came true. I literally could not be any happier.

If anything Mother related is announced, I will not only explode, but this will be the best E3 since the dawn of time. And you can do this, Nintendo.

FinalstarmanDX said on Jun. 17, 2010

yeah, they’re mocking us :(

Dlakii said on Jun. 17, 2010

I admit, fool that I am, I’ve been hoping for EarthBound news from E3. Needless to say, this takes my interest, but if I find out that Nintendo’s just screwing with us again… D=

FuzzyPicklez said on Jun. 17, 2010

I do not want EarthBound to come out; then US will never get it. I would much rather see some of the games US didn’t get, like MOTHER or MOTHER 3. At least then anybody will be able to play the whole series in English without using an emulator.

FuzzyPicklez said on Jun. 17, 2010

But I am not disappointed with the other stuff at E3.

FuzzyPicklez said on Jun. 17, 2010

And just because they make a little tiny reference to it doesn’t mean that they are taking action to revive the series.

FuzzyPicklez said on Jun. 17, 2010

I especially do not want MOTHER 1+2+3; then we’ll never get any of them just because of number 2.

PsiWolf674 said on Jun. 17, 2010

@FuzzyPicklez

What the hell is wrong with you?! Are you some kind of troll from Nintendo spying on us and taunting us?!?!

Nintendo is a joke. An unfunny, overused, cheezy joke.
GIVE US MOTHER F***ING 1+2+3 ALREADY

yut said on Jun. 17, 2010

FuzzyPicklez, if 1+2+3 is announced at E3 of all things that gantees an english relese because E3 is an english expo, now, it were at say, a japanese one thats a whole different story.

As much as I hope for it, I think the door holds no significance.

KingDarian said on Jun. 17, 2010

The Unassuming Local Guy blocked the way…

DayvanMollusk said on Jun. 17, 2010

I hope and pray that it is true but, I just get the feeling some sick ahole is getting his jollies off. If so, screw you Nintendo!

Mattesp said on Jun. 17, 2010

Everybody, get your sundaes ready.

Cannibal Pineapple said on Jun. 17, 2010

@kingDarian DANGIT I try SO HARD to be witty and with 7 words you completely defeat me.

Starman S.D. said on Jun. 17, 2010

Way ahead of you Mattesp.

Nesskid said on Jun. 17, 2010

ITT new EB fans get all “OMG ILL KILL MESELF IF THERES DISAPPOINTMENT THERE BETTER BE A NEW EB GAME BEHIND THAT DOOR!!!!111ONE!11!” and old EB fans are all “Meh”

random guardian said on Jun. 17, 2010

im prayin ta god so hard im not checking my spelling!
please could this be what all fans have ben wnating!
i dont care if they labeld that door for nothing. atleast it shows we are still being acknoledged!

Axl-fox said on Jun. 17, 2010

while I know its highly unlikely Nintendo will announce something earthbound-related at this point of life, thanks to the sudden revival of Kid Icarus I dont know what to believe anymore

SerReed said on Jun. 17, 2010

@Nesskid
The only reason I’m dying is because of Golden Sun. I was the person saying ‘it’d never happen’, and even after they announced it I didn’t believe it. So, this has my hopes up that maybe, just maybe, EB will go the same way GS did and something will happen.

??? said on Jun. 17, 2010

Maybe it’s a Earthbound 64 remake.

Sconner said on Jun. 17, 2010

Getting my sprinkles for my sundae…I like rainbow ones

Maybe I’ll get some ketchup packets to put on top and it’ll give me some extra hp…

Axl-fox said on Jun. 17, 2010

@???
what the hell are you talking about? a remake of a game THAT WASN’T EVEN RELEASED/COMPLETED?!

geez -_-

Someone said on Jun. 17, 2010

Wonder what Mitch (it was Mitch right) will do with this info?

And I can’t wait to here the crap that’s Bound to surface over this in the coming days.

Arutoa said on Jun. 17, 2010

@Axl-fox

Maybe it’s an EarthBound 64… finishmakething.

I mean, it’s next to impossible, but if there’s a Kid Icarus sequel…

TMF128 said on Jun. 17, 2010

That was definitely Apple Kid behind the door.

JB2448 said on Jun. 17, 2010

I think the door’s a nice touch at Nintendo’s E3 booth, to be sure.

Axl-fox said on Jun. 17, 2010

@ Arutora

NEW FLASH: Earthbound 64 was already released, for the GBA, and its called MOTHER 3

GhostSonic said on Jun. 17, 2010

And I thought Valve was pretty good at trolling.

sconner said on Jun. 17, 2010

Chances are by now, if there’s no info, its not a new game.

Poochy said on Jun. 17, 2010

@ Axl-fox

For someone being so rude, you’re incredibly off the mark with your assertion that EB64 is the same game as Mother 3. EB64 is 3D. Mother 3 is not. EB64 likely had elements that were dropped when the game was remade as a 2D RPG. If Nintendo decided to finish EB64, it would be considered by all to be a different game than the GBA one (which is actually a remake), since it has an entirely different perspective.

Mato said on Jun. 17, 2010

Got this from Will (I’m assuming it’s really him, anyway), who’s the Infendo fellow who took the original door pic.

It saddens me to say this… But that door was just apparently a joke that Nintendo thought was funny. What exactly was in the room from what I got from an inside source was nothing more than just hardware, boxes, and stuff to burn new discs for the demo systems on the show floor.

The room was basically their tech support area where they would switch out faulty hardware.

Since Dr. Adonuts was about creating amazing technical marvels in earthbound, they thought it would be funny if their tech stuff was behind that door. It was nothing more than a cool reference, that turned out to be a cruel joke in the making.

It’s sad to say but earthbound is not coming to the 3DS.

motherfan said on Jun. 17, 2010

Shit.

GhostSonic said on Jun. 17, 2010

At least the name was fitting.

Re: Motherfan said on Jun. 17, 2010

Shiiiiiiiit.

motherfan said on Jun. 17, 2010

Shitty shit shit that shits shits by the shit shore.

Hyperstar96 said on Jun. 17, 2010

Man, Nintendo REALLY hates Earthbound!

Hendricks266 said on Jun. 17, 2010

Sundae time!

EarthBoundRules said on Jun. 17, 2010

I’m so used to this by now, I didn’t even bat an eye when I saw the original story. Not that disappointed.

Dlakii said on Jun. 17, 2010

GodDAMNIT, Nintendo. Not doing EarthBound stuff in the US is one thing, but throwing the a hungry dog, er, fanbase a bone just for it to contain no meat… yeah, that’s Microsoft-level heartlessness. I am extremely disappoint. ><

Dark Hamsterlord said on Jun. 17, 2010

Well that was a predictable outcome.

Good to see it was done out of love for EarthBound, not out of hate for the fanbase.

??? said on Jun. 17, 2010

@Axl-fox

I knew that. Get a sense of humor.

ShirowWolf said on Jun. 17, 2010

Even though NoA mostly seems to just want this series to simply go away, and for the fans to be quiet about it, I imagine there are probably SOME fans working in NoA. Perhaps it was one of them who came up with this, and in that sense, I think that’s pretty cool. I understand why people are disappointed, but to those who are, look at it from that angle too, okay?

I’m not sure if it was intended to be a ‘cruel joke’, but naturally one can understand why fans would be curious about it. Afterall, the ONLY game to be released here was 15 YEARS Ago; why would that kind of reference suddenly appear again, especially when NoA is downright avoiding talking about the series at all with the fans, and ignores the subject pretty much entirely, in public? So in that sense, I do understand why fans might be disappointed and angry about it.

But, just…..don’t take it TOO hard, okay?

Commander said on Jun. 17, 2010

Still, they seem to like taunting us, Why is that? With the fake list, the door, and ect………. But, Why us? Because we were smart enough to pick up the controller and play a great, underrated game?

Hyperstar96 said on Jun. 17, 2010

@ShirowWolf

But Kid Icarus was made years before Earthbound and they’re making a new game for that series. And I HIGHLY doubt it has as many fans as Earthbound.

JeffSeven said on Jun. 18, 2010

Well, for one, the fake list was probably nothing.

And for two.. again, I doubt it was taunting. As said earlier, there are some EB fans in Nintendo (again, as evident by past namings) and the same thing happened here.

Hyperstar: You do know it’s just a little more complicated than that, right?

neonix said on Jun. 18, 2010

The reference was cool. I’m not disappointed. More so, happy to see Nintendo giving EB some love. :)

Darkzzii said on Jun. 18, 2010

And inside is a real mr.saturn! That will give mother 1,2,3 to is. But if this is one other sick. Joke… Just you wait noa just …. You …. Wait

Darkzzii said on Jun. 18, 2010

Awwwwww what the hell….. Anouther sick joke….. I am done …… Just done. *click* BANG.

EBP said on Jun. 18, 2010

A compliation of 1+2+3 will happen at some point, just not now, be patient and hopefully we’ll have the release date of December 22 2012.

Dynamitekyle said on Jun. 18, 2010

At this point I don’t expect anything anymore. I can only say to myself that there will never be a new Mother, Mother collection, or Mother Re-make. I’ve accepted that the series will be left as it is, and I’m fine with this.

Lothis said on Jun. 18, 2010

That’s a neat little nod to the game.

zedrein said on Jun. 18, 2010

I can’t say I’m completely surprised that this led to nothing of relevant significance to MOTHER fans, but I just find it peculiar that Nintendo decides to use our much loved franchise so often for these little nuggets. I almost would contend it’s cruel mocking of our die hard fan base.

tsukihime said on Jun. 18, 2010

You know it’s (more than likely, I don’t know these things) not just EB that gets little references, it’s just we centralize on the EB ones, and you don’t hear about the Dr. Stewart door…

random guardian said on Jun. 18, 2010

i wonder if nintendo knows that that joke just killed us all inside.
not funny nintendo, not f&*${ng funny.

Poe said on Jun. 18, 2010

Shoot, if I worked at Nintendo and I was in charge of naming the doors, I would have done the same thing. At least someone there knows what Dr. Andonuts does. Cute little joke~

Chaos20022002 said on Jun. 18, 2010

I always keep a little glimmer of hope that we may get a remake, but i also know that chances are small

PK DaKoTa said on Jun. 18, 2010

I’m glad THEY thought it was funny. Dicks.

Mr.Fryingpan.Fan said on Jun. 18, 2010

Goodbye cruel world Slice ………… gurgle gurgle…………………………………………………………………..

no name given said on Jun. 18, 2010

WHEN I SAW THIS VID I ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK.THANK YOU MATO FOR ALMOST GIVING ME A HEART ATTACK.I FEEL GOOD.I WANT MOTHER

no name given said on Jun. 18, 2010

wow I should of read mato’s message before I wrote that comment.where’s my shotgun?I am now going to go on a crazy rampage.I can’t take it any more.@#$% NoA.

Axl-fox said on Jun. 18, 2010

I wonder were they thinking :/

SerialPsychosis said on Jun. 18, 2010

You know, for a group of people who just want to forget the series- they certainly do like to taunt those who DONT want to forget the series.

FuzzyPicklez said on Jun. 18, 2010

Why do people get their hopes up over something small like this? For all the time we’ve been EarthBound fans, we’ve known that the worst thing that we can do is get our hopes up. When we get our hopes up, they fall down.

I do hope that MOTHER games come out on the 3DS, and I think maybe they will, in Japan. But the fact is, the reason why we didn’t get MOTHER 1+2 is because of EarthBound’s legal stuff. All I want is at least one MOTHER game to play in English, and I don’t want to be denied that just because of legal stuff in one game in a compilation. That would really hurt my feelings. What I want most is a 3DS remake of MOTHER. I think that game needs a rerelease the most. Brownie Brown would be happy to make a rerelease of MOTHER 3 if asked by Nintendo, and perhaps they would do the same with MOTHER. Nevertheless, if there was an English release of MOTHER 1+2+3, I would buy it right away.

Johnwalt said on Jun. 18, 2010

I’m glad im late at reading this :D

PK Saturn said on Jun. 18, 2010

I bet fatty there, who is inside the door, never heard of EB.

PsiWolf674 said on Jun. 18, 2010

NINTENDO CAN KISS THE FATTEST PART OF MY ASS.

Commander said on Jun. 18, 2010

Looking at what Fuzzy Pickles said, makes me think, We really ARE to addicted to this game, But who can blame you? It’s awesome…………………………. of course, here we go again

Anonymous said on Jun. 18, 2010

@commander
Welcome to the EB Cult!
How may we help you, blue blue?

Ricardo said on Jun. 18, 2010

There is one teeny, tiny little tidbit of news regarding Earthbound from the E3.
Since Nintendo revealed their upcoming 3DS handheld gaming system, a number of titles have been named for it which give it a link to the past: Star Fox 64, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time– but not A Link to the Past.
According to IGN, however, there is a tech demo in Nintendo’s booth which allows users to cycle through numerous games from the NES and Super NES era, each given the 3D treatment. Could EarthBound be part of those games?

LakituAl said on Jun. 18, 2010

Well, it was fun to see the door. Besides, I ask the company for only one miracle at a time. I know I may be on the wrong site for saying this, but how many of you are surprised to see a new Kirby game for a console? Or a Kid Icarus game, for that matter?

The highest thing I’m expecting from Nintendo, Mother related of course, is just a Duster cameo or something. Seriously. That way, when they actually release something, they’ll surprise me. Surprise me big.

Big A2 said on Jun. 18, 2010

I only eneded up as a “cruel joke” becuase the fans were stupid enough to deduct that because thw words of an EarthBound character were on A DOOR, it meant that there was a new EarthBound game being made.

Christ.

Hyperstar96 said on Jun. 18, 2010

@Ricardo

Earthbound and Mother are not part of that demo.

http://ds.ign.com/articles/109/1098405p1.html

spun G said on Jun. 18, 2010

Why were people getting their hopes up over this? I found it kind of cool that they at least chose to acknowledge the series’ existence for once. But this door is pretty much the same thing as that EarthBound conference room at NOA.
… There was nothing here worth getting your hopes up over. The people who named the door were probably thinking it would be fun reference only a few people would get, and it was misinterpreted as some hint at an EarthBound release for no real reason.

All that aside, wouldn’t it be cool to see Giygas in 3D though?

GhostSonic said on Jun. 18, 2010

This is another comment asking why people got their hopes up for this.

nintenfan106 said on Jun. 18, 2010

I don’t see why people are getting their hopes so high up,that door is just a prop its NOTHING special. Though it would be pretty cool if they remade the series,but knowing NOA they would probably make a Earthbound collection sorta like what capcom did with the mega man zero series. I would hope if its on the ds.

Nesu said on Jun. 18, 2010

@nintenfan106
I don’t see why people shouldn’t get their hoppes up, we should have an optimistic think, instead of, aaaaaaaaaaaw it was just a door, well, im still optimist and i won’t stop of bein optimist, maybe a remake of the original earthbound or a decent fan game (Mother 4 & Mother Z)

noogal14 said on Jun. 19, 2010

you what i think ? Maybe there doing these to promote that one dsi app thats worth 500 cuz i think i saw mr.saturn in the promo video.

Gabriel said on Jun. 19, 2010

Sometimes I like to think Nintendo is secretly monitoring the fans’ reactions to EarthBound things, this door being among them.

Chennel said on Jun. 19, 2010

Aren’t you guys overreacting a little?

Nintendo Employee said on Jun. 19, 2010

WAHAHAHAHA!!!
Our plan to torture MOTHER/EarthBound fans is working!!

Innocent MOTHER fan said on Jun. 19, 2010

Don’t hurt my feeling like that Nintendo Employee!

Anonymous said on Jun. 19, 2010

If nintendo looked at half these comments they would think that we really are “crazy” fans. I personally believe that the series is over for us in the US, but i’m okay with that. I love Earthbound but i’m not going to be someone who waits for years for a game that never resurfaces. I will however follow starmen.net and enjoy all the fan art / submissions and if one day a new Earthbound is announced i’ll be going estatic just like the rest of you.

Rhyselinn said on Jun. 19, 2010

http://earthboundcentral.com/2010/05/eb-in-latest-nintendo-power/

They already know we are insane. :)

If all else fails, in twenty years the copyright songs will all be public domain and THEN we’ll get the games. Personally, I won’t wait on the edge of my seat that long, but I will wait. That’s why I’m here on Earthbound central- when it comes out, we’ll be some of the first to know.

Optimism and hope are good to have, but patience and healthy skepticism are good too.

Axl-fox said on Jun. 19, 2010

this is a comment saying I’d never let my hopes get up

Digitalized said on Jun. 19, 2010

This is Reggie’s doing. I just know it.

It amazes me… Hardened with constant denial and disappointment, MOTHER fans always seem to have a little optimism left just for small references like this.

MG said on Jun. 19, 2010

Well, that’s us Mother fans for ya.

Caleb, Of Asui said on Jun. 19, 2010

I honestly don’t think this is that much of a disappointment. We already have confirmation from Itoi that the series is over. What I really want is for all three games to be playable on a portable platform, and I’m perfectly fine with the GBA. In regards to the MOTHER series, I’m not waiting on Nintendo to do anything. I’m waiting on the fan translations for MOTHER 1+2. I can see how it would be preferable to have an official portable version, but the fact that I can at least play them on an official platform and still buy an official copy is enough for me. Maybe I could learn Japanese and not have to wait on anyone. That would take a long time, though, and hopefully the translations will get done sooner.

On a side note, the way they used Dr. Andonuts’s name is pretty clever. We at least know that Nintendo’s thinking about EarthBound. I think there’s just as much demand for it to come back as there is for Donkey Kong and Kid Icarus. If Nintendo were to realize how big the EarthBound fan base is, they could easily hand MOTHER 4 to another developer, just like Donkey Kong and Kid Icarus. Itoi did say that he’d play it if someone else made it.

LucasTizma said on Jun. 19, 2010

Aw I always am optimistic about stuff like this. What a disappointment. Oh well. To be fair, I feel like we do get a lot of new stuff for a series that’s finished, especially with things like new merchandise seemingly all the time. Just imagine if you were as passionate about some other game that never ever got any new stuff released. We should be thankful. :)

Nesskid said on Jun. 19, 2010

ITT New EB fans have an overly dramatic reaction to bad new and old EB fans are still “meh”

Nesskid said on Jun. 19, 2010

New EB fans have an overly dramatic reaction to bad new and old EB fans are still “meh”

Ricardo said on Jun. 19, 2010

Hyperstar96: Awwww! Nintendo must pay for this! *grabs a bazooka*
No! Please Doctor, I’m not mad! I was just playing! No! NOOOOOOO! I NEED MOTHER! *Falls asleep*

Komaru said on Jun. 19, 2010

“Digitalized said on Jun. 19, 2010
This is Reggie’s doing. I just know it.”
Wait, what?

Edracon said on Jun. 19, 2010

After reading some of the fans reactions… I have this to say. IT’S JUST A GOD DAMN GAME!
I am a big earthbound fan, but I don’t threaten to kill myself. Seriously…. wtf….

Btw, door never got my hopes up, Nintendo always names things randomly, the name was probably pulled out of a hat.

Cubivore10 said on Jun. 20, 2010

Phew, good…maybe Earthbound can rest in peace before the rabbid fans strip it of all its dignity…I’d bet money Reggie had nothing to do with this, he’s got better things to do than tease people via doors.

GON said on Jun. 20, 2010

Dr. Andonuts’ Door blocked the way!
Dr. Andonuts’ Door used Ray of Hope!
MOTHER Fanbase started to feel strange…
Dr. Andonuts’ Door used Dashed to Pieces!
MOTHER Fanbase has collapsed…

TGP said on Jun. 20, 2010

@GON: MOTHER Fanbase! It looks like you got your head handed to you… Want to give it another shot?

ShirowWolf said on Jun. 20, 2010

@Nintendo Employee

I KNEW IT. I’M SENDING THIS RIGHT TO THE SMOKING GUN.

I honestly wouldn’t put it passed NoA if someone there DID do it on purpose to hopefully get fans to notice it, and talk about it, and complain about it. Like we’re doing right now (Mission accomplished, then?). But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as far as anyone can prove.

I was just as curious, intrigued, and…confused as anyone else was when I heard about this, but I didn’t assume it meant anything really significant. I know some people have mentioned their ‘being optimistic’, and there’s nothing ‘wrong’ with that, although one should keep in mind NoA’s deliberate ignoring of the fans on this subject. Thus, I don’t think anyone should get their hopes up either. Just….remember that, okay?

Bluedude3 said on Jun. 20, 2010

@TGP
Yes >No
;.;

Roo said on Jun. 20, 2010

Honestly, the sad truth is I completely expected something like this to happen. The EB fanbase is something like the pre-2004 Red Sox Nation. We just expect life to keep raising hopes and then dashing them. :)

PKSTARMAN said on Jun. 20, 2010

Nintendo doesn’t hate EarthBound. They hate us, THEY UNDERSTIMATE US.

PKSTARMAN said on Jun. 20, 2010

Dammit Guys! There’s no hope! And I can’t repeat the whatever number of times you need! THERE’S NO HOPE! What are we doing here waiting for MOTHER 3 in America or earthBound on the Virtual Console?! They can’t understand our lack, so I just give up… I GIVE UP! WE SHOULD GIVE UP!!! There’s no hope… (Crying)

PKSTARMAN said on Jun. 20, 2010

And yeah, I have plenty of time here just telling to myself “Meh…” but now, I just can’t take it anymore… I won’t kill mysself but just cry. Our plead was absorbed by the darkness…

Roo said on Jun. 20, 2010

Thank you PKSTARMAN for illustrating my point beautifully. :)

PKSTARMAN said on Jun. 20, 2010

No problem, but that’s how it is…

JoeShmoe said on Jun. 20, 2010

Guys.
This is Nintendo we’re talking about.
The same guys who took out EarthBound from MASTERPIECES from a certain fighting game.
The same guys who won’t release EarthBound on the Virtual Console, no thanks in part to “legal” issues.
The same guys who haven’t bothered to translate MOTHER or MOTHER 3 due to certain flopped sales outside of Japan when in regards to the MOTHER games.
The same guys who have teased us with MOTHER references, yet shown absolutely no interest in producing what it is we demand.

Don’t get your hopes up… at all, if you can.

blahblah said on Jun. 21, 2010

EarthBound is probably the best nintendo game ever because are there more mario fans? Or EarthBound fans in the world. And I can’t believe people actually admire a fat plumber with a skinny cucumber trying to save a peach from a mutant turtle. :P
Anyways, is there any other game with fans like us???
the answer….NO!!! we are all powerful

blahblah said on Jun. 21, 2010

Gygas caused ALL of this to happen. Porky used some machine on nintendo to not release EB on Wii (porky hates his own game lol)

Violet said on Jun. 21, 2010

Wow, I love EarthBound but you guys need to get a grip. Seriously. Maybe the problem with hardcore EarthBound fans is that you seem to HATE anything Nintendo related that isn’t EarthBound? Why should Nintendo cater to your every whim?

Honestly, all the complaining about a cute little reference on a door and nobody applauding Nintendo for bringing back Kid Icarus. Oh, but of course, I forgot, its not EarthBound so it sucks.

Kid Icarus fans have been waiting WAY longer for a new game than EarthBound fans and we never went into hysterical fits over the smallest thing like this. Have some dignity, guys.

Eman said on Jun. 21, 2010

@Violet:
WHY DO YOU THINK WE HAVE THIS SITE?!

Violet said on Jun. 21, 2010

To talk about EarthBound, not get hysterical just because a little reference on a door DOESN’T mean Nintendo is suddenly releasing EarthBound 1+2+3+4 to America only without even mentioning it in their main press conference at E3.

Mr.Saturn67865545423 said on Jun. 21, 2010

Meanest Joke Ever.

Mr.Saturn67865545423 said on Jun. 21, 2010

@Violet: Don’t you mean Mother 1+2+3, not Mother 1+2+3+4?

Violet said on Jun. 21, 2010

Nah, I was just making a point about how people were hoping for far too much over something so small.

Matoking said on Jun. 21, 2010

Nintendo is trolling their fans now?

PKSTARMAN said on Jun. 21, 2010

Just sad, Can we give up now? I don’t see why this site stands still. After all, There’s no hope, NoA won’t translate EB0, NoA won’t translate MOTHER 3, NoA won’t release EarthBound in the Virtual Console.

Can you understand now? They don’t even give a crap for us.

DayvanMollusk said on Jun. 21, 2010

LOL I just used stumbleupon right after this page and the first page was a rickroll, wtf?

MoonSide said on Jun. 21, 2010

Nintendo realizes that there is now a fan-base for Earthbound. The only reason that Earthbound hasn’t been released is because of “copyrights” with references, songs, and ‘disturbing imagery’. Nintendo has nothing against us. If anything they are waiting ’till the fan-base gets larger and they can make a lot of money. That is ‘maybe’ why they posted “Dr. Andonuts’ on the door, so they can see how much of an impact there is. There is a whole bunch of games that haven’t been released in America or English. Earthbound has a chance in the US. Games like Energy Breaker didn’t get to be released and have to rely on fan translation. Nintendo is NOT a bad company, they support a fan-base. We just happen to like a game with very difficult issues to fix (Blue, Blue) I understand why we like Earthbound, I played four times but, don’t say that Nintendo is bad.
And also, If you diss Earthbound here, why are you on this website?

MoonSide said on Jun. 21, 2010

@Violet:
I hate to tell you, Kid Icarus fans had a TV show (well, Pit was in the show) and ports to the GBA. I am happy that Kid Icarus will have a new game and I will probably play it and the new DK, too. There is few overly hysterical fans here but, don’t let them enrage you. I’m not obsessed with everything Earthbound but, I think Nintendo should give it a second chance. They might just make money.

Don’t forget now, Nintendo is a nice company compared to another company. They allowed us to translate Mother 3 and freely distribute the English translation without any threats. (Hint: Does a cease and desist letter on Crimson Echoes and Chrono Resurrection ring a bell?)

PKSTARMAN said on Jun. 21, 2010

Sadly, There won’t be Chrono Resurrection but I want it so badly.

Kyoo said on Jun. 21, 2010

reading all the stress I’ve just read… I feel like I need a cigarette… it’s been about 3 month since I smoked too. darn the stress! , but Poe brought up a good point. if I was in charge of naming the door. I’d probably put something earthbound related as well. but it kind of breaks my heart because it’s E3, and it had something Earthbound related. just want to start smoking again. the sadness and stress this has all brought me.

MoonSide said on Jun. 21, 2010

There is a Mother 2 novel translation to look forward to, Kyoo. I feel upset about this but, I haven’t lost hope. If anything, I feel inspired to do something: even if it is singing “Pollyana” into the phone while talking to an NOA representative. Maybe, it is time for another action from the community. I don’t know: what can be more annoying that having 100 calls a day all singing “You may say I’m a fool. Feeling the way that I do. You can call me Pollyana. Say I’m crazy as a loon. I believe in silver linings and that why I believe in you.”
We can call it: PK Pollyana

Milla the Icecarl said on Jun. 22, 2010

^That WOULD be annyoing :P

GoldenEevee said on Jun. 22, 2010

Still, we have the controversial document with “Earthbound Re entry” written on it…..

Fortenium said on Jun. 22, 2010

Uh, GoldenEevee, I think we can now say that is fake. There is no Xbox 360 micro, Bowser vs. Donkey Kong, or Natal (not anymore).

Fortenium said on Jun. 22, 2010

Heck, half of the things listed were never shown.

List = Prank

The guy who made the list is probably laughing still.

no name given said on Jun. 22, 2010

Dr. andonuts pities this.

MoonSide said on Jun. 22, 2010

Indeed. So does Jeff, too.

Master P said on Jun. 22, 2010

Omigosh guys. Think about it, if it comes in JP only (which I doubt if it’ll be real at all), then there’ll be fan translations. But it’s still unfair with how they said they ended the series. Plus-it’s the fifteenth anniversary of EarthBound.

Master P said on Jun. 23, 2010

@blahblah
I did no such thing. :P

GoldenEevee said on Jun. 23, 2010

Yes, but on the list, said “Pokemon Black and White”, and we know they exist, but were not at E3 for reasons unknown, so it is possible that some of the others on the list could exist too, they were likely just too late and will have to wait until PAX, the second largest VG convention of the year in October (of course by then Black and White will already be out in Japan, so it will likely be the english vbersions shown at PAX)

Master P said on Jun. 23, 2010

He could’ve at least asked if he could come in. That might’ve helped.

yut said on Jun. 23, 2010

@GoldenEevee
The list is fake, B/W were known before that list, so odviously the maker put some real games to make it more convincing.

The Great Morgil said on Jun. 25, 2010

Quote Mato: “It was nothing more than a cool reference, that turned out to be a cruel joke in the making.”

Why do you people always see these things as cruel jokes? I don’t think it’s cruel. I think it’s a cool reference. It means that they acknowledge the series and are giving it a cool little shout out.

Zhane Grayson said on Jun. 25, 2010

On the brighter side of things, Mother 3 ported over to the 3DS would make total sense in Japan…Mother 3DS.

In America, it’ll just be called EarthBound 2. And I’m sure Nintendo of America (if they play their cards right and ACTUALLY RELEASE THIS GAME) would rake in mainstream attntion if they DO announce the port of Mother 3.

Mato said on Jun. 25, 2010

The Great Morgil: Are you quoting me? Because that quote is coming from a quote I quoted, not something I personally said or think :P

MarioFan3 said on Jun. 25, 2010

@Zhane Grayson:
Wouldn’t THAT be confusing, Mother 3DS… so which one is it? Mother for 3DS? Or Mother 3 for 3DS? If it were Mother3, it’d be called Mother 3 3DS. ;) (sounds kinda weird when you say it like that) It would cause a lot of confusion, and what would they do if they DID want to release the original Mother for 3DS, wouldn’t it be called Mother 3DS?
Or it could be 1, 2 and 3 for 3DS, now THAT would be awesome! :D

Reggie Fils-Aime said on Jun. 25, 2010

WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This has just begun, my fellow slaves… Think we’ll translate MOTHER 3 for you?! Must be daydreming! WAHAHAHAHA! Or, want EarthBound for the Virtual Console?! That will never happen! What’s up? Are you angry…? Or scared? WAHAHAHAHAHA! Wanna cry and call your mom? “Oh mom I’m so scared I think I pee in my pants” WAHAHAHAHAHA! This is so funny! Suffer, Spanky!

PKSTARMAN said on Jun. 25, 2010

Yes, Reggie, I’m scared and I did wet my pants.

Mr. Saturn said on Jun. 26, 2010

Do NoT LiKe NoA’s HoRrIbLe ReFeReNcEs. BoInG!

Dr. Andonuts said on Jun. 26, 2010

I don’t remember allowing this. It must be Reggie’s plan to make us think that Earthbound will be re-released!

Reggie Fils-Aime said on Jun. 26, 2010

Oh, Dr. Andonuts. You discovered my plan at last! But all I want is to see the fandom suffer. However, WE’LL NEVER RELEASE EarthBound FOR THE Virtual Console! WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! See ya, Spanky!

Batandy said on Jun. 26, 2010

oh come on again with those “Evil Reggie” jokes -__-
In a interview he said the he loves Earthbound

Dr. Andonuts said on Jun. 26, 2010

Batandy, Don’t you see!? We are his little wind-up monkeys with cymbals! Be right back to take the job of President of Nintendo… BOinG!

RedClover said on Jun. 26, 2010

um…maybe its an actual doctor who is coincidentally named Andonuts, being there just in case some one gets hurt.

anyone ever thought about that, mmmMMMMM? <(-_____-<)

No Name said on Jun. 27, 2010

This is EarthBound Central. Not Kid Icarus Central.

Reggie Fils-Aime said on Jun. 27, 2010

Sniff…I’M SORRY GUYS! I was drinking heavily when I posted that mean comment. Thing is, my fourth divorce has really gotten to my head and made me reach for the emergency liquor… and then, my innermost aggression got the best of me.

Since my fourth ex has domestically abused me in the most merciless ways and was metaphorically keeping me “under his fat gigolo thumb,” (I carefully nicked that phrase from a Dr. Phil episode BTW) I had the most inane desire to find a weak and vulerable fanbase to vent my anger.

Sometimes when you withhold your burning hatred for an extended period of time, it can leak out and hurt those who matter most to you, as well as yourself. Truthfully, my fury blinded my love and respect for both Earthbound and Hairy Larry. (That’s my ex, FYI; who can be occasionally nice with the bleeding exception of his drunken rages in which he beats me!)

When we’re hurt, we try to find the easiest way to make the pain go away. When HL bullied me, I proceeded to bully my first love, MOTHER.

For when I was a child, (and yes, I did have one of those little pinwheel hats) my parents scraped up enough of their money to purchase that big ol’ SNES box and make those years of getting beaten up in a ghetto school more tolerable. ATTENTION ALL YOU PEOPLE FLAMING ME, EARTHBOUND SAVED MY CHILDHOOD!

Please pity me earthbound fans, the wrath of hairy Larry has left me in a fragile state. On the day he ran off to be a gigolo again, (aka after the night we met)I went into the cubicle I labled Dr. Andonuts(Named after my childhood hero)just to sob and cry loudly. The only good news was that in the cubicle there was this very attractive, mildly overweight, young lad who offered his condolences by guarding the cubicle so no one saw the Prez of NOA in such a catatonic state. Hot cha! Such a stud! It must be my birthday!

Reggie Fils-Aime said on Jun. 28, 2010

Oh my God! A clone of me! Hehe, he’s the same…

Shigeru Miyamoto said on Jun. 28, 2010

レジー!何が地獄の人々は貧困層のこれらのことをやってて!見えるの母のような我々はファンではない気にについて語って長いのそれらの別がある…

CMB said on Jun. 28, 2010

*Looks up at previous post*

my god…it’s the man himself QUICK! TO THE TRANSLATOR!!!

OKeijiDragon said on Jun. 28, 2010

“レジー!何が地獄の人々は貧困層のこれらのことをやってて!見えるの母のような我々はファンではない気にについて語って長いのそれらの別がある…”

Google Translation:
“Reggie! What the hell people are doing these things for the poor! We look like the mother is another of those fans have long been concerned about not talking about…”

=/

no name given said on Jun. 29, 2010

somebody needs to tell mato about this! SOMEBODY NOW! hurry up! mato NEEDS to here this!..or its just another big stupid joke.

Mato said on Jun. 29, 2010

Are you serious? It’s obviously a joke.

EDIT: Comments have been getting dumber and dumber the last few weeks. I’ve closed comments on this post because it’s getting out of hand. I’ve noticed there’s been a surge of younger/more naive visitors in the last few weeks, I’m guessing it’s due to summer break or something.


 

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