Interviews

October 16th, 2019 | EarthBound, Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 2, MOTHER 3, 日本語 | 4 Comments

Arino Kacho played MOTHER 2 on a recent string of Game Center CX episodes. Shigesato Itoi visited him while he was playing on day 2 and they had a little interview session. Read the interview here! Some topics of interest include: Itoi naming Ness silly things like “Peepee” and “Panties” when he plays the gameHow the two-hour “dad call” influenced ...Read More »

 

October 17th, 2018 | EarthBound 64, Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 3, Rumors, Uncommon Knowledge | 6 Comments

Today is the 10th anniversary of the MOTHER 3 fan translation. To commemorate, Mato wrote a huge article documenting the cycle of hope, hype, and disappointment that surrounds the demand for an official MOTHER 3 translation from Nintendo. Some fans have been on this rollercoaster ride for 23 years and counting. For older fans, this article is a strange, funny, and heartrending trip down memory la...Read More »

 

January 31st, 2016 | EarthBound 64, Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 3 | 23 Comments

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 »

 

January 27th, 2016 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound, Interviews | 7 Comments

A while back MrTenda sent me this e-mail: Check this out, I stumbled upon a 2014 video interview with Hip Tanaka where he talked about a lot of various subjects, including a short portion about composing MOTHER 2’s music: Hip Tanaka discusses some of the ideas and challenges behind making 16-bit music. He also discusses a lot of other subjects, including his connection with Pokemon, so you ...Read More »

 

November 28th, 2015 | EarthBound, Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 4 | 14 Comments

Fellow translator Jason M. just finished translating Shigesato Itoi’s most recent interview about the MOTHER series – you can check it out here! This is the same interview where he talks about why he’s not going to make any more MOTHER games, his thoughts on Iwata’s passing, his musings on the series’ popularity outside of Japan, and more. It’s an excellent rea...Read More »

 

November 24th, 2015 | Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 4 | 16 Comments

A Japanese MOTHER 2 event is currently being held for a few weeks (more details here) and one thing that came out of it was a really great interview with Shigesato Itoi about the MOTHER series. You can find the original Japanese interview and article here. Unfortunately I don’t have time to translate the interview, but Kotaku did post a tiny translated snippet that explains why Itoi has no ...Read More »

 

September 11th, 2015 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound, Events, Interviews | 1 Comment

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...Read More »

 

June 29th, 2015 | Interviews, Itoi | 8 Comments

During last year’s MOTHER 3 translation notes & beta testing streams, we talked occasionally about Shigesato Itoi and how he’s been doing all sorts of projects to help restore the areas of Japan affected by the 2011 tsunami and ensuing disasters. And one of those projects involves building tree houses! If this is news to you, you can read all about it in this translated interview...Read More »

 

June 24th, 2015 | EarthBound, Interviews, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3 | 47 Comments

In a recent interview with Kotaku, Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the EarthBound series – and MOTHER 3 – a little bit more! Here are key snippets from it: Fils-Aime, in reference to MOTHER 3: “Look, again, I think this is an example that demonstrates we’re constantly listening. We’re hearing what the fans say. And we thought it was great to bring back the very first Mother, Eart...Read More »

 

June 21st, 2015 | Interviews, MOTHER 1, Videos | 40 Comments

In a recent interview with GameSpot, Reggie chatted about all sorts of E3-related topics, including the release of EarthBound Beginnings. Check it out here: Basically, he says: Nintendo is aware of the fans of the series Nintendo thought making the game immediately available after the announcement was a great way to service those fans He has nothing more to announce for the series for now The sk...Read More »

 

Recent Comments

  • Leeaux: Oh snap, new post! Definitely gonna read this.
  • Esper: Oh man what a great interview. I love these two!
  • Saturnome: woah 1101 has english articles? I was expecting a translation on some fan blogspot or something as if it still was 2007.
  • Cory Martin: The day I randomly decide to check EB Central, there’s a new article posted! I enjoyed this interview.
  • rg12: *graphics
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