New MOTHER 2 Figures and Keychains
Fellow translator Jason M. just finished translating Shigesato Itoi’s most recent interview about the MOTHER series – you can check it out here! This is the same interview where he talks about why he’s not going to make any more MOTHER games, his thoughts on Iwata’s passing, his musings on the series’ popularity outside of Japan, and more. It’s an excellent rea...Read More »
To celebrate the MOTHER series’ 26th anniversary, Shigesato Itoi and his company, Hobonichi, are holding a special event at the Village Vanguard store in Shimokitazawa from November 21, 2015 to December 6, 2015. The various MOTHER 2-themed planners, covers, and pouches that went on sale earlier this year will be available for purchase there. It sounds like they might be sold out online, so ...Read More »
Editing/hacking EarthBound’s music has always been a tough, tedious chore. Usually it involves plugging in lots of numbers, data, and other complicated stuff that takes beyond the grasp of most people. But the situation has improved and now EarthBound music hacking is a little easier thanks to a bunch of new updates from EarthBound hacker BlueStone, including support for MIDI instruments! F...Read More »
Cap from the Nerdy Show recently posted an in-depth article on the horror elements in the MOTHER series and what their inspirations were. Check out the article here! Some of the topics include the inspiration for the Happy Happy cult, info about the movie that inspired aspects of the Giygas battle (with nary a mention of fetuses!), H.P. Lovecraft, David Lynch, and more. Also, on a similar & ...Read More »
A couple weeks back I posted on Twitter about how an unusual copy of MOTHER 2 was uncovered. The details of where it came from are unknown – in fact, the only reason it was posted online was so that the owner could try to learn more about it. It looks like it’s the same sort of unusual cartridge used in competitions like Nintendo PowerFest 94 and in other similar situations: #g...Read More »
Many readers have sent me e-mails about a new theory that popped up on Reddit recently – the moles in the gold mine in EarthBound all think they’re the 3rd strongest for a reason: I had never stopped to consider why they all claimed to be the 3rd strongest (aside from just pure silliness), so this is a pretty nifty theory! ...Read More »
Wukeywukey recently shared a helpful resource on Reddit for EarthBound fans who’ve finished the MOTHER series and are looking for something new to play. You can check out the chart here: (click for full size) This got me wondering what I might personally recommend… and then THAT got me wondering what other fans might recommend too. So if you have any similar suggestions or flowchart id...Read More »
Stephen Georg, who EarthBound fans might also know as xfis, has been a professional vlogger on YouTube for years. He attended Camp Fangamer back in July 2015 hoping to get some footage for his channel… but so much happened at the event that he was left with too MUCH footage! Anyway, he recently shared this via e-mail: I’ve finally gotten around to editing the vlogs I shot during Camp F...Read More »
Cap from the Nerdy Show recently posted a nice article about what happened during the Camp Fangamer a few months ago. It’s got some great, detailed info and some awesome photos – check it out here! It’s still unclear if there’ll ever be another Camp Fangamer in the future. But if you’d like there to be more, let Fangamer know! Tell them on Twitter or leave a special ...Read More »
Nelward Music has done some cool MOTHER 3 tunes lately – what’s so unique is that they sound like they’re from EarthBound at first! Anyway, here are some of the latest musicial creations: There’s a lot more to see and hear, too, not just EarthBound stuff! Go here to check them out! ...Read More »
- 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...