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February 9th, 2014 | EarthBound 64, Interviews, Itoi | 7 Comments

A few weeks back, an old interview between Shigesato Itoi and Shigeru Miyamoto from 1999 was translated and posted on Nintendo World Report. Part of the interview covers the topic of MOTHER 3 for the Nintendo 64 and is worth checking out!! Here’s a quick example blurb from Miyamoto, see the article for the full thing: I really hope we get it into a playable state by winter. I look forward to...Read More »


August 18th, 2013 | EarthBound 64, Interviews, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge | 17 Comments

Back in 2000 (holy crap it’s already 13 years later), when the Nintendo 64 version of MOTHER 3 – aka EarthBound 64 – was cancelled, Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Shigesato Itoi sat down and talked all about the cancellation. It was then posted online over the course of like 15 pages. There was so much text that nobody ever really fully translated the discussion… unti...Read More »


March 30th, 2013 | EarthBound 64, Interviews, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge | 7 Comments

Super translator Chewy recently translated a very big and very interesting interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigesato Itoi back before the Nintendo 64 Disk System was released in Japan and while it still seemed like the next big thing for Nintendo. There’s a ton of stuff they cover, including various things relating to MOTHER 3/EarthBound 64 that not even I’ve heard before, so give...Read More »


March 4th, 2012 | EarthBound, Events, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge | 8 Comments

Just before MOTHER 2’s release in Japan in 1994, a special celebratory event was held for all of the staff members who worked on the game. Chewy’s translated an article about it and included lots of scans of pictures from the event, check it all out here! The event hall The official figures were displayed My favorite quote is probably this part of Miyamoto’s speech: “These fi...Read More »


December 13th, 2011 | Interviews, Itoi | 14 Comments

A little while back Shigesato Itoi, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Satoru Iwata had another one of their discussions about games, creativity, and all that stuff for another installment of “Iwata Asks”. This one is meant to be about the new Zelda Skyward Sword game, but it applies to stuff in general more than anything. You can check out the discussion in English here. Thanks to Gill for the ti...Read More »


February 16th, 2010 | EarthBound, Interviews | 30 Comments

In the November 1994 issue of Famicom Tsushin (later renamed to Famitsu) was a section about what Shigeru Miyamoto and some other famous people thought of MOTHER 2, which had been released a few months earlier. I’ve translated the article below. I don’t have a copy of this issue myself, so I can’t provide scans or other info, so if anyone comes across this issue, let me know! It&...Read More »


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