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November 5th, 2011 | Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 3, Uncommon Knowledge

It sounds like Chewy’s on a Japanese magazine article translation binge, so here’s another big Shigesato Itoi interview, this time from the November 1996 issue of 64Dream.

The article discusses (among other things):

  • Itoi’s aversion to assigning “themes” to video games
  • Itoi’s original intent to make MOTHER 3 in 2-D
  • The extent of completion of MOTHER 3 even by the fall of 1996
  • Itoi’s inspiration for the story of MOTHER 3 and desire to make a detective novel in game form
  • A Mr. Saturn spinoff game!?
  • Itoi’s phone calls to his game designer about MOTHER 3 in the middle of the night–before MOTHER 2 was even done
  • The origin of the name of the Nintendo 64
  • Itoi’s personal relationship with Nintendo

You can check out Chewy’s article translation on her site here. Now give her all your Giygas cookies!


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3 Comments to 64Dream Shigesato Itoi Interview

OKeijiDragon said on Nov. 5, 2011

Another piece of information to add to my documentary!

Thank you so much for the translation, Chewy!

TheMr.SaturnGuy said on Nov. 5, 2011

There have been many Mr.Saturn fan games, but a spin-off game? Wow.

nekoknight said on Nov. 5, 2011

It makes me feel like I’m a kid in the 90’s again, eagerly awaiting the release of Earthbound 64 that never came…


Recent Comments

  • JM: Hi NichoMania, Thanks for the comment. I took another look at the line and the Japanese is: アメリカ系の人はずっと「『4』が作られつつある」と言ってます が、嘘に決まっているじゃないかと(笑)。...
  • NichoMania: Great translation, but something has been bugging me about it… Ever since, I read the last post about Itoi saying people in the...
  • Sat: Thanks! I love the anecdote with the university professor.
  • Mr. Tenda: This was a great interview, thanks for sharing it. Man, I wish there were more photos of the Mother 2 event, it looks interesting
  • Neko Knight: Another great interview from a great man! One thing I would like to say though, has anyone asked him recently about the MOTHER 3 N64...
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