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The recent revealing of the upcoming MOTHER 2 figures probably has a few people wondering why some of the figures look different from their official EarthBound clay models. This is because Nintendo of America altered some of the clay models when they were localizing the game into EarthBound.
For example, you can see how Ness was changed:
MOTHER 2’s Ness on left, EarthBound’s Ness on right
And Paula had even more changes:
Prototype MOTHER 2 Paula on left, final MOTHER 2 Paula in middle, EarthBound Paula on right
I’m guessing that they changed the models to look older so they’d seem less kiddie to the teens and young adults that they were aiming the game at (reference). I don’t recall if the EarthBound Player’s Guide ever gave Ness and Paula an age, but according to various MOTHER 2 materials I think he’s supposed to be 11.
I haven’t really gone through and compared all the different clay models between the two games – does anyone know if any others were changed?
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