Shigesato Itoi’s Latest Interview, Fully Translated!
Currently my main computer and 99% of all my possessions are now being moved across the country, which makes it a bit harder to do EB Central updates. So, for the next week or so I thought I might do some question and answer-type updates to tide us over for a while.
Basically, if you have any questions about EarthBound, MOTHER 3, MOTHER 1, EB Central, or whatever else, let me know in the comments and I’ll post the questions and answers in the next day’s update!
For now, here are a couple recent questions I’ve received:
Hello, i’m Santigo Casale and i very love the traslation patch. 😀
I know this topic has been discussed a lot, but could you make the translation of Mother 2 (And if you can, restore the soundtrack of the game)please? 🙂
I actually still think about this a lot – I really enjoy ROM hacking, ROM translating, AND EarthBound, so it’s a very appealing project to me and it’d be great to have all the GBA games translated into English and given consistent translation treatments. Seriously, just looking back at this old page makes me want to work on the game…
The only problem is that it’d take a LOT of time, maybe about as much as the MOTHER 3 translation project did, and that was pretty rough. I covered the reason why it’d be a hard project a while back here.
If I had a lot more free time I’d totally consider it. Instead, I’d rather focus my little free time on creating new things. But hope is not lost! Someone IS attempting a translation of the MOTHER 2 portion here!
As for the music side of things, I honestly have no idea how to edit/change the music. I know it’s been done with the Final Fantasy ports on the GBA, but i don’t know how it was done at all.
I don’t have any e-mails handy to quote about this but I often get asked about when an updated MOTHER 1+2 patch will get released. The issue there is that there’s apparently a bug with the Bonus Swoosh/Groucho enemy but I just can’t get it to happen for me no matter how hard I try. If anyone can give me tips on how to make this bug happen reliably then I’ll get working on an updated patch. More info here.
I also get asked a lot about what I think will be in the upcoming Smash Bros. games. I honestly haven’t been keeping up with new Nintendo stuff so all I know (or the last I heard) was that there were going to be two new Smash Bros. games? Pretty much anyone’s guess is better than mine. I’m finding myself to not be very interested in the 3DS or Wii U at all, so I feel like I’m getting more and more out of the loop.
Surprisingly, a somewhat regular question I get is something like:
Wait, doesn’t Mother 2 use an octopus statue and a weird doll statue? Why does Mother 3 have the American pencil statue and eraser statue? Did the creators use the American stuff for whatever reason?
Actually, we were the ones who changed those statues for the English MOTHER 3 patch:
As you can see, the original Japanese MOTHER 3 still used the octopus statue and doll statue.
Anyway, that’s all for now – if you want to ask any questions about the MOTHER/EarthBound games, this site, or whatever else, post them in the comments and I’ll get to them in the next update!
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