Miyamoto and EarthBound 64
When I first started EarthBound Central I used to do “weekly round-up” posts every week with all sorts of links and stuff to talk about. I don’t really have time for that anymore, but I think sometimes I’ll still post “Random Stuff” updates with all sorts of thoughts and news that I know about but a lot of fans might not be aware of. So here’s the first one as a trial run! Let’s do this thing!
Ultimate Chimera Hunt
A little while back the Ultima Chimera Hunt game mode on Garry’s Mod broke. There’ve been lots of attempts to get it up and running again, and it sounds like an intrepid fan of the game has been making big strides in making that happen. I saw a little preview of it yesterday in fact!
I’ve always actually been mostly out of the loop when it comes to this Ultimate Chimera Hunt stuff and other Gmod stuff, but with the help and know-how of some friends I’m gonna try to stay on top of UCH news now!
If you’ve never heard of Ultimate Chimera Hunt before, he’s just a tiny look at it and the New Pork City level:
Multiple times throughout the day I’m checking Itoi’s Twitter, his company’s site, and 2ch for any news or updates about whatever MOTHER series stuff he and/or Nintendo has in the works. Nothing so far, but if anyone hears anything, let me know via e-mail here or on Twitter here!
Hardcover MOTHER 3 Handbook
Until just a few weeks ago I’d never seen the new version of Fangamer’s MOTHER 3 Handbook – it was always just something that I knew existed but didn’t know what was different about it.
After getting my own copy and skimming through it, it looks like it has:
- A new section at the end with enemy stuff, stats, and funny descriptions
- Another new section with item and PK info (or was this in the old one too?)
- Fixes to some mistakes/typos in the original handbook
There might be more to it, I dunno. Also, you can get the handbook in a hardcover edition – it feels much more authoritative somehow 😛 It also has a little built-in bookmark thing too, another thing I didn’t know about.
Posters and Shirts
Speaking of Fangamer, since I now live literally like 15 minutes from them I’m finally somewhat in the loop of what’s going on there! Here are some recent EarthBound/MOTHER-ish stuff they got in:
Lucas shirts – now you too can experience unspeakable horrors at a young age and then watch your brother become a twisted freak of nature with a sweet battle sound
(I think they have a Claus shirt too but I’m not sure if it’s available anymore)
Together Again posters – by Zac Gorman, who’s been doing those EarthBound comics everyone keeps sending me links to 😛
MOTHER 3 project stuff
I wanted to post a quick status update on the various MOTHER 3-related projects.
First, like I mentioned before, I’m holding off on releasing the new MOTHER 3 patch (which fixes just a few typos and a few rare bugs) until we know more about whatever it is Itoi is planning. I don’t want there to be a scenario where Itoi is like, “Hey, everyone! MOTHER 3 is gonna be in English soon!” and then the next day I’m like, “Hey, everyone! Never mind the official release, here’s a new update for the fan translation!” But I do intend to release the updated patch eventually, and if it’s not going to step on anyone’s toes, I’d like to release the tools and files too. The patch isn’t ready to go just yet anyway – I have some wrestling to do with the intro disclaimer screen coding still and then test the patch thoroughly before releasing it.
Next, the MOTHER 3 translation notes have stalled a little bit again, but they’re not forgotten! I want to have a few sections up before I post anything online. Right now I’ve written up what’s already on the old notes here but with more info and more tidbits never seen/heard/discovered before. I’ll have stuff up soon – I promise!
I’m thinking of doing another Q&A update sometime this month, so if you have any questions you’d like me to answer, post here or in the comments of a past Q&A update. You can see the old Q&As here.
Okay, that’s all for this time!
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18 Comments to EarthBound Central Random Talk #1
- Moonside: I know this is very unrelated to the topic but, what ever happened the Chewy’s Novel Translation? The webpage now asks for a...
- Anonymous: “…while EarthBound is just a game, it’s one of those rare games that brings out the best in people.” <–...
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- StarmanAlex: @Chivi-chivik My beta remake is gonna be so obsolete if this continues