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February 18th, 2013 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge

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It seems like this past week’s been EarthBound week over at 1UP.com! So many EarthBound-related articles – if you haven’t been by there lately, check it out. There’s lots of interesting EarthBound content that I haven’t posted about yet.

One of the big EarthBound things is the podcast – it features an interesting discussion with Reid Young at PAX last year, as well as an interview with Marcus Lindblom, one of the guys behind EarthBound’s localization 😯

Check out the podcast over here!

 

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7 Comments to 1UP’s EarthBound Localization Podcast


Animegame97 said on Feb. 18, 2013

That was very interesting! I bet we could ask him things all day if we could. Just wondering, but why or rather how did you choose those questions to ask? Of course you didn’t mention that you had a part in the interview :-p. I was a little surprised that they didn’t say anything about Mother 3 though.

BJ Wanlund said on Feb. 18, 2013

OMG that is awesome. Maybe soon we’ll get the game on Wii U VC soon… it’d certainly get me to check out the Wii U Virtual Console, for sure.

2Sang said on Feb. 18, 2013

It wouldn’t several hours ago and still won’t load properly for me

reidman said on Feb. 19, 2013

For anyone looking for a screenshot of ‘Nico’ in Magicant:

http://earthboundcentral.com/image/m2eb/magicant/nico.png

Ness1985 said on Feb. 19, 2013

That was some interesting stuff about Earthbound, I enjoyed it 🙂

Mato said on Feb. 19, 2013

I need to update my page about that Nico thing, it’s nice to have mysteries solved!

Big A2 said on Feb. 19, 2013

Listening to that interview reminded me of just how good EarthBound’s localisation and translation is, especially compared to Square’s efforts on their RPGs around the same time when half of the text had to be thrown out because they didn’t want to program smaller spaces for the letters.


 
 

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