MOTHER 3 Translation Notes: Chapter 1 Start
In a recent discussion about a famous copywriter by the name of Koichi Tsuchiya, Shigesato Itoi quickly mentioned the MOTHER games and his own experience being the writer for them. (The discussion so far has been about readers who have strong reactions to various instances of their writing) Yeah, there’ve been people who’ve responded like that and thought, “I want to be the one s...Read More »
Super translator Chewy recently translated a very big and very interesting interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigesato Itoi back before the Nintendo 64 Disk System was released in Japan and while it still seemed like the next big thing for Nintendo. There’s a ton of stuff they cover, including various things relating to MOTHER 3/EarthBound 64 that not even I’ve heard before, so give...Read More »
Last week a three-part MOTHER 2-related discussion between Shigesato Itoi and Satoru Iwata was posted on Shigesato Itoi’s website. If you can read Japanese, check it out here. If you don’t read Japanese, fear not, for KameDaniRyuu has translated them for English-speakers! Part 1: The Beginnings of MOTHER 2 Part 2: Memories of Many Different Places Part 3: The Quiet Creator of Special...Read More »
The other day during the Fangamer/Starmen.Net/EarthBound Central/Everything Else MOTHER 2 live stream event, Marcus Lindblom, one of the main brains behind EarthBound’s localization popped into the chat and really upped everyone’s excitement. He also answered a number of questions fans had and answered some mysteries as well! Here are quick excerpts of some of the highlights: One thing...Read More »
MOTHER 2 is set to be released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console in about 24 hours from the time of this post. In preparation, Shigesato Itoi has posted a video and began posting an interview between him and Satoru Iwata. First is the video! Here’s a rushed translation of what he’s saying: Thank you for all for visiting Hobonichi. MOTHER 2 has finally been revived. People were alw...Read More »
A while back I posted about how Chewy met Shigesato Itoi and discussed stuff with him, including her experience with EarthBound and how many fans there are outside of Japan. She later discussed her experience and what she talked about with him on the Fangamer podcast (see here). In one of those posts, I said: “Chewy did briefly talk to him about the fans in America and elsewhere, but that’...Read More »
Man, it’s like all of a sudden MOTHER 3 and the MOTHER 3 fan translation has popped back into my life. The other day I posted an old interview I did with Active Gaming Media about the translation, and here’s a much more recent one I did with Sam Stewart as a final project for a Video Games and Communication class. I didn’t know at the time that it would possibly wind up on IGN...Read More »
I’ve started some preliminary work on my MOTHER 3 Legends of Localization site, which will essentially be my translation notes for the game. While working on it, I was reminded of an interview I did a few years ago for a site called Active Gaming Media, which focused mainly on game localization. I usually turn down interviews if the questions are bland/uninspired, but this AGM one was reall...Read More »
A common question I get is, “What exactly does Shigesato Itoi do when he’s not working on games?” The problem is that answering that question would take forever – luckily a new Japan Times article takes a look at some of his recent work: Shigesato Itoi shares lots of ‘delicious life’ It’s in English, don’t worry! And the article spans two pages, j...Read More »
If you were playing Nintendo games in the 80s or very early 90s, you probably know who Howard Phillips is – he was basically the face of Nintendo, Nintendo Power, and the Nintendo Fun Club in those early years. For more info, see this Wikipedia article. Anyway, he’s recently been posting some really cool stuff on Facebook like unknown game prototypes and rare promo materials from the ...Read More »
- bet angel pro: Howdy That’s a informative post.
- Anonymous: Egh… just as long as parent groups aren’t going to treat the “sexual themes” like they did for Mass Effect. I...
- Bob: What does COD have to do with this? Or do you just like mindlessly bashing on mainstream games?
- Anonymous: EARTHBOUND SUCKS PLAY CALL OF DUTY just kidding, Call of Duty sucks
- PSIpunky: I took the daunting task of learning Japanese a few months ago due to wanting to read some Mother related things and Japan in general. It...