MOTHER and Japanese Fans
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 note when you order stuff from them! And then maybe my dream of a Gyromite-themed Camp Fangamer will come true!
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!
Super Mario Maker was released a few days ago, and although I have yet to play it, I’ve seen a lot of people making Metroid-themed levels, Zelda-themed levels, and even EarthBound-themed levels.
By Texas Knuckle, code: 2A77-0000-002F-71E8
If you’ve created an EarthBound-themed level, share your code in the comments so others can try it out!
Ryan Stevens sent this in the other day:
Hey! My name is Ryan Stevens and I made a podcast called Game is a 4 Letter Word, it’s not a typical “Whatcha playing/talk about the news” roundtable, it’s a documentary show, like This American Life, that uses a 4 letter word each week for inspiration.
For episode 3, CULT, my producer Matt went to Fangamer 2015 and produced a bunch of story segments that the EB community might be interested in, just thought you’d like to know.
You can check it out here:
While Camp Fangamer was going on a few months ago, a bunch of attendees were interviewed for this podcast, including me and Poe! So if you’d like to hear how fellow fans describe EarthBound and the following that it’s built, check this out!
I was actually told that Poe and I talked so much that we might have our full interview in a totally separate, independent podcast of its own sometime, but I think I mostly just rambled on about MOTHER 3 for too long, so there’s not much to be missed 😛
A few years back I wanted to learn the C# language and how to make Windows programs. So I taught myself by making a program that randomizes a lot of the elements in EarthBound to create the EarthBound Reshuffler!
Since then, many other programmers have wanted to know how the reshuffler works. I’ve received many requests for the source code, but I could never find the latest version. Until now!
So if you’d like to take a peek under the hood and see how everything is duct-taped together, here you go:
An EarthBound fan named Rydel recently used my source code of an earlier, outdated Reshuffler build to make a new, customized version – you can find out more about it here. It has some features that my latest release doesn’t have, like randomized shops, randomized map palettes, and more. Check it out!
And if you happen to use my source code for your own project, let me know if you create anything cool! I’d like to see how my wacky program evolves in the hands of others 😛
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 you’ll need to eventually get a Lucas amiibo to unlock this Lucas character in the game, but I haven’t been following the game’s development too much. So if I’m wrong, let me know!
For the past year or so I’ve heard a number of different rumors and stories that someone has acquired a prototype of the Nintendo 64 version of MOTHER 3. I’ve never put much faith in it because it’s never accompanied with pictures or other evidence. Here’s an interesting e-mail from a reader, though:
Hello, I was looking at earthbound 64 info because.. eh why not? anyways, i found some tracks I’ve never heard of before that supposedly come from Earthbound 64. I don’t know if this guy is a troll or not but he does have genuine OST of video games so.. maybe?
And here are the videos in question:
Until now, the only officially released EarthBound 64/MOTHER 3 N64 music are three other tunes that you can find here. So if the above music is legit, this is the first new EarthBound 64 stuff to come to light since 2000!
I can’t say if it’s real or not with just these videos, plus the fact that “music” is misspelled on everyone one is a little weird. I don’t know, what do you think? Legit or fake?
UPDATE: Shogo Sakai, the game’s musician, says he has nothing to do with this music.
— 酒井 省吾 (@Shogo_Sakai) September 4, 2015
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 irony, Ship to Shore won’t ship these to Japan. I’ll have to check out what Japanese fans have to say about all this sometime!
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 covers will be on sale September 1st, and I think all the pouches go on sale on October 1st. Speaking of the pouches, you can see how big they are in this picture – until now we didn’t have any good size info on them.
I don’t know about you, but that Starman is what I’m really curious about now 😛
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 come with an extra bonus – a set of six clear MOTHER 2-themed bookmarks!
Whoa, so much EarthBound stuff!
…Wait, did you think that was all? Because it’s not! We’re just getting started!
Pen cases, card cases, tall pouches, long pouches… Hobonichi is selling them all! I don’t know whether to be happy or sad for collectors at this point 😛
Here are more links if you’re interested!
None of this stuff is available to buy yet, but it will be soon. Chewy works every year on the official English versions of Hobonichi’s planners, so if you have any questions, she can probably help you on Twitter or on Tumblr!
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