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August 25th, 2009 | MOTHER 3

Remember a few months back when that EarthBound lookalike game made by Level 5 hit Japanese magazines and sites? If you don’t, see here.

Well, this time, there’s a completely different game that looks somewhat like MOTHER 3. It’s called Fantasy Life, is for the Nintendo DS, and also happens to be another Level 5 game. But Brownie Brown, the studio that did all the art and programming for MOTHER 3, is involved as well, so it’s no wonder that the graphics give off a somewhat similar vibe. Also, Nobuo Uematsu is doing the music 😯 The game’s planned to be released in Japan sometime in 2010.

Since this is only very barely EarthBound series related I don’t expect I’ll post about this much more. But a number of people sent in news about this last night so it’s definitely worth a quick mention. Also, thanks to those folks who sent in news about it!


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37 Comments to MOTHER 3 Lookalike: Fantasy Life

GoldenEevee said on Aug. 25, 2009

If this comes to the USA, I am getting it definetly

Flint said on Aug. 25, 2009

Ha! I just send you the link to this article, seems like I was to slow (or you are hyper fast)
So that blurb about MOTHER 3 in this game presentations was about Brounie Brown involvement?
Well If the game cames to america, they already got one buyer just for the style.

Poe said on Aug. 25, 2009

Looks fun, I hope we get it.

J said on Aug. 25, 2009

Brownie Brown is putting the Mother look on everything.

Saturnome said on Aug. 25, 2009

Beautiful looking game. The first few seconds I thought those were MOTHER 3 screenshots!

Rockin'Ness said on Aug. 25, 2009

I want this. I also hope North America gets it.

CrouchingMouse said on Aug. 25, 2009

Looks like a cross between Harvest Moon and Mother 3…I wonder what it’s about. It’s very pretty.

Anonymous said on Aug. 25, 2009

LOL I first thought this was a mother 3 hack or something when I first saw the screen shots.

Anonymous said on Aug. 25, 2009

Oh, it’s absolutely beautiful. That last panel is just amazing. 🙂

Anonymouse said on Aug. 25, 2009

Brownie Brown likes pastel colors.

Kyven said on Aug. 25, 2009

Brownie Brown is also involved with the London Life mode in Professor Layton 4. GoNintendo says it resembles Mother 3 too:

Flint said on Aug. 25, 2009

Mmmm! Im starting to think Level 5/Brownie brown are starting to abuse the the style…

Deiphobus said on Aug. 25, 2009

reminds me of minish cap

Leirin said on Aug. 25, 2009

Oh yes, I love this graphical style! I hope the US will be getting this game! (Probably not, though…)

santiagoff said on Aug. 25, 2009

Looks Harvest-Moonish.

Steve! said on Aug. 25, 2009

Wow looks neat. If its an RPG then I’d love to get it… if it ever comes to america.

Kyven said on Aug. 25, 2009
Zeroh said on Aug. 25, 2009

It doesnt really get me. Mother characters have the same body shape, the only thing that gives me a mother vibe is the eyes.

please said on Aug. 25, 2009

I think they probably have the same artist.

Casey said on Aug. 25, 2009

These screenshots, and the art style of Mother 3, is also similar to the sprite art in Lunar Knights. I suppose it’s a popular style of artwork nowadays.

Sisto said on Aug. 25, 2009

That’s epic. Hope it comes to the USA.

Vinny said on Aug. 25, 2009

Looks more like the Professor Layton games than Mother 3 to me, which makes sense as Level 5 also did Layton (pick up the second game today!)

Anonymous said on Aug. 26, 2009

I think I might be getting this game when it comes out. Looks good, plus I like Uematsu’s music.

Dumbo said on Aug. 26, 2009

When I first saw the screenshots earier today, I thought it looked Mother 3-ish (Especially the campfire).

Anonymous said on Aug. 26, 2009

I’m definitely getting that, but it looks very Harvest Mooney.

Frank said on Aug. 26, 2009

I’m getting a real Disneyland vibe from that last shot.

slovaksiren said on Aug. 26, 2009

the second picture I saw that guy and I was like… Fassad?

IWontGetOvertheDam said on Aug. 26, 2009

This got Kotaku’d.

MadDean said on Aug. 26, 2009

Actually reminds me of Secret of Evermore with the scenery presentation.

adam said on Aug. 26, 2009

oh my god

the art style does remind me so much of mother, but the other level 5 game looked closer.

BUT this looks fantastic, its a fresh breath even for 2d animation which we’ve seen a lot of.

chao1212 said on Aug. 30, 2009

This gives us hope for a new Mother game. Maybe someone will decide that it’s perfect for the DS when they se Fantasy Life…

Claus said on Sep. 15, 2009

The first pic has the most resemblance.

Mattesp said on Sep. 24, 2009

Hey…Brownie Brown is working with Level 5 on a sidegame for the fourth Layton game, supposedly called “London Life.”
Think this is it?

Deraj626 said on Sep. 29, 2009

This game was recently published in nintendo power.

Lost Hero said on Oct. 2, 2009

This looks (and sounds) awesome! I’d buy it.

Motherman said on Apr. 29, 2010

That looks JUST like Mother 3. And if you’re wondering, i’m Mr Saturn.

MoonSide said on Nov. 5, 2010

Just to update, this game is going to be released for the presumed 3DS. Here’s the reference from wiki:



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