Legends of Localization: EarthBound
Yesterday, for some reason, Shigesato Itoi started doing an advice column sort of thing on his Twitter for a short time. You know, something like where people would say, “My dog is hungry. What should I do?” and then he’d give a reply, oftentimes a silly one. Well, a couple people happened to ask MOTHER-related questions, so here they are! QUESTION: Mr. Itoi, I love the MOTHER ...Read More »
Just now on Twitter Shigesato Itoi posted a few things about MOTHER series developments. Here’s a quick translation: Since it’s now okay to blurt this out, here goes: the “MOTHER republication” thing I mentioned briefly before is making progress. (original post) And then: It’s not “(MOTHER) 4″, though! This has to do with making “MOTHER” playab...Read More »
I’ve gone through that discussion between Itoi and Iwata that was in the BRUTUS magazine the other day. Here’s a rough translation of it, as usual it’s sometimes kind of hard to pin Itoi’s thoughts down into something that makes sense, but it should get his basic ideas across. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7 9:00 PM A Discussion with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata at Nintendo Headq...Read More »
That magazine article in which Itoi and Iwata discuss MOTHER 4 came out today in Japan – I don’t live there so I can’t get ahold of a copy myself right now, but eagle0wl posted some pics on the Starmen.Net boards earlier. As the guy on Itoi’s site promised, there’s a lot of art with the article, which spans four pages. The text is too tiny for me to read anything, ...Read More »
Yesterday/today a page was posted on Itoi’s site (see here) saying that the upcoming issue of “BRUTUS” magazine will include a four page discussion between him and Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the theme being MOTHER 4. The page on Itoi’s site (which was written by the guy who came up with the article idea, not Itoi himself) says, “Just to be completely clear up f...Read More »
Whenever there’s even a slight hint of EarthBound/MOTHER news, sometimes it’s easy to try to read too much into stuff. I think the fan community’s been disappointed so many times by now that a lot of us have gotten numb to it, but it still happens a lot (not that I make things much better ) This isn’t just a Western thing though – for example earlier this month Japa...Read More »
Joey D. sent this in yesterday, and it is mighty awesome! I produce an online review show that tackles the hidden classics of the 16-bit era. And since EarthBound is one of my favorite games (isn’t it for us all), I knew that my episode for that would have to be rather epic. I’ve passed it around on the Starmen.Net forums and xfisjmg1 thought I should drop you a line about it. I wound ...Read More »
While scouring Japanese Google for stuff, I came across a recent interview on Shigesato Itoi’s site that included some MOTHER-related discussion. This is dated July 22, 2009. This was actually Itoi interviewing someone else, which is one of the main things he does at his site. Anyway, I’ve quickly translated the relevant page here: (more…) ...Read More »
I love me some Game Center CX, so it was cool when someone told me about an EarthBound-related thing in one episode of it. After asking for help snagging the video file (thanks to the many people who helped!), I subbed it into English and put it online. Here you go! It’d be cool if Arino played one of the MOTHER games at some point, but I somehow don’t think it’ll happen. Itoi a...Read More »
Back in 2006, on like the night before MOTHER 3 was released in Japan, Itoi held a live webcast on his site that was to be a discussion between him, Hikaru Ijuin (does lots of game magazine stuff), and a surprise guest. The discussion was, naturally, to be about MOTHER 3 and the series in general. And even though the whole thing was in conversational Japanese, many EarthBound fans watched the webc...Read More »
- Vukadin: Now that I think of it, the Mother games haven’t really inspired me to do anything… They did change my view of the world I...
- Douche Mcallister: No… I might have a crummy memory… But I seem to remember a video with a huge mr. Saturn like this, and it was...
- Douche Mcallister: Really the only difference that stood out to me while playing the GBA version was the sound of PSI moves and the Dusty Dunes...
- Goldcheese: ….two anuses?
- BenjaminSmith: I went to school for game art because of this game and Graduate in September!! I always have been an artist but no other game made...