MOTHER Series on Hardcore Gaming 101
Back in 1999, a preview version of the N64 MOTHER 3 was playable at Nintendo’s Spaceworld event. Staffers who worked the booth were given special DCMC shirts, they’re so rare that even 15 years later it’s hard to find any good, concrete info about them. Even pictures are hard to come by! Luckily, one appeared on Yahoo Auctions Japan the other day, and it wound up selling for the ...Read More »
In the latest Nintendo Direct, it was announced that MOTHER 3 will be released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console on December 17, 2015: A MOTHER series-themed Nintendo prepaid card was also revealed: And of course the same Nintendo Direct shared info about the upcoming Lucas amiibo, due to be released in North America on January 22, 2016: Wow, so that’s two official pieces of MOTHER 3 ...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 »
Ship to Shore is releasing the officially-licensed MOTHER 2 soundtrack outside of Japan soon! You can pre-order an LP of the soundtrack here… and you can get it in one of four different designs! Giygas Red & Black Ness Yellow & Blue Mr. Saturn Hot Spring Pink Classic Black They all look really great, I don’t know which one to pick myself 😛 In an interesting twist of ir...Read More »
Over the past few days I’ve been posting about how Shigesato Itoi’s company is releasing a bunch of MOTHER 2/EarthBound-themed merchandise in the next two months, mostly daily planners and pouches. Recently, Itoi and his company posted photos of the new merchandise, along with a Starman surprise! None of the merchandise is available to purchase yet, but the planners and planner c...Read More »
Yesterday I posted about how there are going to be TWO EarthBound-themed planner covers released by Shigesato Itoi’s company in the coming weeks. It turns out I was wrong – there are three! The third design is for a smaller-sized, weekly planner cover and features Mr. Saturn! And here are the other two previously-announced standard-sized planner covers for reference: Note that these...Read More »
A few months ago I posted about the new Saturn Valley Hobonichi Techo Planner, which should be available to buy next month. (Note – if you’ve never heard of these “techo” things before, I wrote an article about them here.) Out of the blue, though, Shigesato Itoi’s company announced a second EarthBound-themed planner – this one is called “Cast”. It fe...Read More »
A while back I posted about new MOTHER 1/EarthBound Beginnings straps that were planned to be released in Japan. Well, it’s getting pretty close to release time – it sounds like they’ll become available in Japanese capsule machines sometime this week or next week. If you’re not in Japan, though, don’t worry! I’m sure they’ll be all over eBay and elsewher...Read More »
There’s been a lot of big EarthBound series news lately, and here’s one that I’ve quickly covered on the past few live streams: a Saturn Valley-themed Hobonichi Planner cover will be released this September! Here’s a look at the current sample: Itoi’s company, Hobonichi, already released an Onett-themed cover for last year, so it looks like he’s hoping to make ...Read More »
Takara Tomy has been releasing all sorts of MOTHER 2-related merchandise over the past year or two, including MOTHER 2 figurines and MOTHER 2 straps. Well, the time has come at last for MOTHER 1 to get some capsule toy love – starting this August in Japan, you’ll be able to get MOTHER 1 figure straps too! There’s not much info on these yet, except that they’ll be available...Read More »
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