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February 17th, 2012 | Merchandise, MOTHER 3

So this is really old news, but I was kind of waiting for Fangamer to make a video about it.

Anyway, many years ago Fangamer printed a MOTHER 3 Handbook, but it quickly sold out. Printing books costs a lot of money, so there was never a reprint… until now.

But rather than just do a regular reprint, the guys fixed little things here and there, added a lot more all-new artwork, expanded the info tables in the back of the book, and even printed a bunch with hard covers. So if you haven’t picked up a copy of the book yet, check out all the new stuff here!

Of course, you can still see the whole guide for free here – even after all these years I’m amazed at how packed it is with love for the game 😯


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24 Comments to MOTHER 3 Handbook Reprints

man said on Feb. 17, 2012

$20? What a steal! Will be getting this and one for my friend as soon as.

RobertHMayfire said on Feb. 17, 2012

I wish I had the money to buy the hardcover. I bought the first edition the moment it went on pre-order and it’s a cherished book in my library.

Was a copy ever mailed to Mr. Shigesato Itoi?

Mato said on Feb. 17, 2012

I don’t think so, all the EB Siege/PK Japan whatever stuff happened in 2007, well before the translation was done. But maybe they sent him one, I dunno.

Johnwalt said on Feb. 17, 2012

Wow that’s pretty cool :O
Wish I could get one, lol.

Zinco said on Feb. 17, 2012

It wasn’t until I saw a friend’s copy of this that I realized what an astonishing effort it was. It’s got professional production values coupled with a fan’s real love. If there’s any of you out there who are on the fence about it, realize that it’s way better than you could ever reasonably expect

landyn said on Feb. 17, 2012

A fans real love for such a game series like the MOTHER series is a great love than a COD love from a 10 year old.

Leeaux said on Feb. 17, 2012

Oh man I might buy it again just for a hardcopy

ninjabunny said on Feb. 17, 2012

I’m absolutely drooling for this, but I can’t buy anything online…Still, it looks great!

Darien said on Feb. 17, 2012

Oh, hardcover’s only a $9 upcharge? That’s not bad at all. I have a copy from the first run, but… well, I’m thinking about it. 🙂

Radiostorm said on Feb. 17, 2012

I miss the days when games came with elaborate instruction manuals. ;__;

KingDarian said on Feb. 17, 2012

This reprint completely slipped my mind. I’d like one of the hardbound editions. Hopefully they’ll still be in stock when a new shirt I’m interested in comes along.

cassette said on Feb. 17, 2012

I recently got a Mother 3 Deluxe Box and been wanting to get this book as well. Probably going to get the hardcover.

Ezlo said on Feb. 17, 2012

I got one of these! Got the hardcover one, one of the coolest purchases I’ve made lately. 😀 It’s so well made, and so detailed. It’s just awesome.

Kelsyjones said on Feb. 17, 2012

This seems like a good thing to ask for for my birthday… Especially since my birthday is on the same day as Mother 3’s original release. 😀

kenisu said on Feb. 17, 2012

Juuuuuust made my order! I’ve been meaning to get around to buying this thing for years. I can’t wait for it to come!

Mumphadumf said on Feb. 18, 2012

I would love to buy this, but shipping stuff to Australia usually takes 5 years or $5000…

Poe said on Feb. 18, 2012

Mumpf – I’m pretty sure Fangamer ships through USPS, and first class international shipping to Australia takes around maybe 2 weeks? I’d shoot them an email asking about shipping costs and times to Australia if you really want this book. They’re nice guys! 🙂

MostStrange said on Feb. 19, 2012

I’m in Australia and I bought it! It only took a week or so. And I framed the poster 🙂


(Framed poster half way down the post)

And the shipping really wasn’t that bad 🙂

otherhand said on Feb. 21, 2012

I’ve got an original first run of the handbook, but even I’m tempted by that awesome hardcover!

massness said on Feb. 21, 2012

Just bought mine im sooooo HAPPY!!!

MassterNESS said on Feb. 21, 2012

can not wait to get mine in the mail!!!!

Ginrei said on Feb. 21, 2012

I remember reid saying once that they missed a Doorknob location; did it get added to the reprint? (Please say no, as AMAZING as it is I don’t need to be tempted to buy a second copy…)

Ness said on Feb. 22, 2012

Just bought my copy last night. This is the first MOTHER product I have purchased as I’ve only been a fan since mid November. Of all the games I’ve played, nothing has come as close to my heart as the MOTHER series.

Aaro said on Mar. 17, 2012

Just bought my hardcover copy. Nice work!


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