EarthBound Marriage Proposal
The Internet has been abuzz with news about Shigesato Itoi’s announcement of something MOTHER-related in the works. While checking out Japanese fans’ reactions I thought it might be interesting to share some of them here, so below are some Japanese comments that I’ve translated into English:
C’mon, save big stuff like that until you can actually give more details
If it comes out on 3DS I won’t need anything else
Even now I still listen to the original soundtrack sometimes. I haven’t played it since I was in school, I wonder how it’d seem to me now
Nintendo really does have lots of projects underway beneath the surface, huh?
What is this about “republication”? The only “re” I can think of is the cancelled N64 Mother 3
Sounds like a remake of 1 or Virtual Console to me
If it were for Virtual Console there’d be no need to trump it up like this, so I’m hoping for a remake
Republication?! Say what?! Dunno what that means but I can’t waaaaait
If it’s gonna be a remake of 3 I’d like ’em to add in that super-disturbing stuff that was cut out
From the phrase “republication” it sounds less like Virtual Console and more like a remake
I’d be happy if it’s even just Mother 2 on the Virtual Console
I’m interested in a remake of 1. I want to walk around that enormous map.
If it was just Virtual Console then he’d say Virtual Console. It’s gotta be something else. Please let it be something else.
The phrase “republication” really stirs the imagination. He’s a copywriter all right!
The FC version of 1 would feel way too outdated to play now. What I most hope for is a remake of 1-3 all using the same engine.
Probably a remake of 1 or 3? If they’re considering releasing it overseas where they’ve never been sold, then there’d be the added cost of translation. In which case it’d be more like, “No Virtual Console, it should be a remake package instead.”
I think I’d be happier with Virtual Console rather than a remake… I guess I just like the idea of memories staying as memories – I don’t want it all modernized and messed with. But I’d look forward to it either way.
A remake of 1 and 2? 3 sucks so screw it
From the phrase “make it playable”, it sounds like it might have to do with making progress with the rights issues to make them playable on Virtual Console.
I’m one of the ones who enjoyed 3, so what I’d like most is to be able to play something with all of them on 3DS or Wii U or whatever else.
Feels like Virtual Console to me. I doubt he’d want to make a full remake or anything.
If not Virtual Console then I think they should release something like the Mario Collection or Kirby Collection for the 3DS and have a downloadable version of it too lol
(If a compilation were released on 3DS) My 3DS would probably become a Mother-only system for a while.
3DS or Wii U, it doesn’t matter much to me, but Miiverse could really use a Mother community so please be a Wii U remake
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