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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 »


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 »


May 8th, 2014 | Images, MOTHER 4, Rumors | 20 Comments

I thought I’d share this little April Fool’s joke that a Japanese MOTHER fan made: Nintendo Officially Announces MOTHER 4 It’s about time! They said they were gonna stop at 3, but they’re gonna make a sequel anyway? I assume the story takes place much earlier than 3, since the world’s been destroyed and all by then. It looks like the Kraken’s in it again…...Read More »


December 20th, 2012 | EarthBound, Itoi, MOTHER 4 | 298 Comments

Just now on Twitter Shigesato Itoi posted a few things about MOTHER series developments. Here’s a quick translation: Since it’s now okay to blurt this out, here goes: the “MOTHER republication” thing I mentioned briefly before is making progress. (original post) And then: It’s not “(MOTHER) 4”, though! This has to do with making “MOTHER” playab...Read More »


April 3rd, 2011 | Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 4, Uncommon Knowledge | 99 Comments

I’ve gone through that discussion between Itoi and Iwata that was in the BRUTUS magazine the other day. Here’s a rough translation of it, as usual it’s sometimes kind of hard to pin Itoi’s thoughts down into something that makes sense, but it should get his basic ideas across. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7 9:00 PM A Discussion with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata at Nintendo Headq...Read More »


March 31st, 2011 | Images, MOTHER 4 | 33 Comments

That magazine article in which Itoi and Iwata discuss MOTHER 4 came out today in Japan – I don’t live there so I can’t get ahold of a copy myself right now, but eagle0wl posted some pics on the Starmen.Net boards earlier. As the guy on Itoi’s site promised, there’s a lot of art with the article, which spans four pages. The text is too tiny for me to read anything, ...Read More »


March 30th, 2011 | Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 4 | 53 Comments

Yesterday/today a page was posted on Itoi’s site (see here) saying that the upcoming issue of “BRUTUS” magazine will include a four page discussion between him and Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the theme being MOTHER 4. The page on Itoi’s site (which was written by the guy who came up with the article idea, not Itoi himself) says, “Just to be completely clear up f...Read More »


February 27th, 2011 | Itoi, MOTHER 4, Rumors | 90 Comments

Whenever there’s even a slight hint of EarthBound/MOTHER news, sometimes it’s easy to try to read too much into stuff. I think the fan community’s been disappointed so many times by now that a lot of us have gotten numb to it, but it still happens a lot (not that I make things much better 😛 ) This isn’t just a Western thing though – for example earlier this month J...Read More »


November 21st, 2009 | Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 4 | 77 Comments

While scouring Japanese Google for stuff, I came across a recent interview on Shigesato Itoi’s site that included some MOTHER-related discussion. This is dated July 22, 2009. This was actually Itoi interviewing someone else, which is one of the main things he does at his site. Anyway, I’ve quickly translated the relevant page here: (more…) ...Read More »


May 8th, 2009 | MOTHER 1, MOTHER 4, Videos | 20 Comments

I love me some Game Center CX, so it was cool when someone told me about an EarthBound-related thing in one episode of it. After asking for help snagging the video file (thanks to the many people who helped!), I subbed it into English and put it online. Here you go! It’d be cool if Arino played one of the MOTHER games at some point, but I somehow don’t think it’ll happen. Itoi a...Read More »


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