Weekly Round-Up #36
A few days back some rumors started swirling about MOTHER 3 being localized outside of Japan. I’ve gotten a lot of messages and questions since then, but I don’t know what’s going on with these rumors. I hope they’re accurate, but I haven’t seen anything to substantiate them on my end. I’m as interested about what happens next as you are. ...Read More »
Last year, during the special MOTHER 2 event I assume, Nintendo Dream interviews Shigesato Itoi about a number of different topics, including MOTHER 3, the Nintendo 64 version of the game, fans outside of Japan, MOTHER 4, and more. Nintendo Dream: I see. Even though Mother 3 hasn’t been released overseas yet, they know about Lucas from SSB… Shigesato Itoi: But recently when I heard from foreig...Read More »
Yesterday was Monday, which meant a new edition of EarthBound Central Live! This time we shared some more recent EarthBound news, took a look at some memories from the old days, shared a lot of reader e-mails, and then played a Pokey-filled hack while doing Q&A with everyone: Thanks to everyone who came by and chatted with us, it was a lot of fun! If you missed it, here are just some of the ...Read More »
MOTHER 3 was just re-released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console, and to commemorate the event Nintendo has all three of the Japanese games on sale for a limited time. Japanese fans are now able to buy the entire series on the Wii U: The MOTHER 3 Miiverse is also filled with lots of cool posts and drawings from Japanese fans. Fans outside of Japan have also taken to asking for a localized rel...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 »
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 »
The upcoming Mario Maker game has a bunch of extra characters included that you can unlock – we’ve already seen Ness, but now we have some pics of Lucas too! Nintendo’s been trying to keep a tight lid on these things, making it hard to find videos of them in action. So for right now, the screenshots above are the only thing I can seem to find on social media sites. I assume y...Read More »
In just the span of a few days, two separate Italian fan translations of MOTHER 3 have been released. The first translation was headed by Snifit, and you can find more info, download information, and such here. Here are screenshots of Snifit’s project in action: Next is a translation by lorenzooone. You can read more about it and download the files here. Here are screenshots of lorenzo...Read More »
Last night was Monday, which meant a new edition of EarthBound Central Live! We did a lot last night, we talked about recent EarthBound news -including Satoru Iwata’s passing, we shared e-mails and submissions from EarthBound Central viewers, and we played more of my new creation: Twitch vs. EarthBound! We also held a Q&A session during Twitch vs. EarthBound, but there were so many que...Read More »
Satoru Iwata passed away recently at the age of 55. Not only was he the president of Nintendo, but he also saved MOTHER 2/EarthBound from cancellation by reprogramming most of the game, he was in charge of the Nintendo 64 version of MOTHER 3, and he was also there when the decision was made to make MOTHER 3 a Game Boy Advance game. Mr. Iwata played a big role in it all. This series, this site, our...Read More »
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- TourTour: I think Mato is covertly telling us the cat is out of the bag…. or jam out of the jar, in this case.
- Mattiac: Mato-san, is the system behind printing articles different/cooler in this Italian version compared to your English version?
- Ryan: Chi la dovra’ portare -> Who will carry it (‘la’) 😎
- Mattiac: I’m wearing my beautiful tinfoil hat so I assume that Mato-san signed a NDA so he can’t tell us he translated Mother 3 for...
- That Guy: Plenty of folk here saying “Ah, just more rumors, just like all the other rumors.” Those rumors were before the game was put...