Mother 4, the long-awaited fan-made sequel to Mother 3, will be rebranding after several high profile DMCA takedowns of other fan games.
In the West, Shigesato Itoi is most famous as the guy who made the Mother games. But in Japan, his main job has been copywriting, including penning taglines for Studio Ghibli movies.
Today, on April 20, 2006, Mother 3 was released on the Game Boy Advance in Japan. Ten years! Can you believe it? That’s good reason to celebrate.
It’s been nearly a decade since Nintendo released Mother 3 in Japan, and since then, we haven’t heard a word about an official English release. Until now.
Today, Mother 3 is out for Wii U Virtual Console in Japan. Now it’s time for America to have its day too.
For years now, fans have wanted Shigesato Itoi to make a new Mother game. It doesn’t sound like it will happen. There’s a reason for that.
Mother 3 is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan on December 17, Nintendo announced today. That same day, Nintendo is also releasing a Lucas Amiibo in the country.
At Camp Fangamer later this month, there’ll be a very special arcade cabinet in attendance: a custom arcade version of Earthbound.
Holy shit. Nintendo just announced that the first Mother game is coming to the U.S. for the first time—on the Wii U’s Virtual Console, as Earthbound Beginnings. And it’s out today.
Here is a new trailer for Mother 4, the upcoming fan sequel to the much-beloved Mother trilogy that, incredibly, looks worthy of the name. The folks behind the game say it'll be out this summer. Think it'll live up to expectations?
Since Nintendo won't make any more Mother/Earthbound games, it's up to fans to carry the load. And while Mother 4 is looking every bit the faithful entry in the series, it's sadly been delayed into 2015. To soften the blow, though, there are new screenshots!
You like Earthbound? The cool people at Fangamer are running a Kickstarter for a bunch of stuff including an Earthbound handbook, an album and a documentary. Back it here.
Look, let's be straight: if you've played Earthbound, it is impossible to watch this video and not tear up a little bit.
Kotaku to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime on Tuesday: You guys did make a joke about Star Fox in the [Nintendo digital event] and then Miyamoto showed up with a Star Fox game...
Nintendo might never have given us Mother 3 in English, but at least they've got JOKES. Here's a small part of the intro to Nintendo's Digital Event today. I can confirm that this is exactly what happens when you ask Reggie Fils-Aime about Mother 3.
The fanmade Mother 4 project now has a release window (winter 2014) and a trailer (above). It's stunning.
The following is an excerpt from Earthbound, Ken Baumann's upcoming book about Nintendo's cult classic 1994 RPG.
For years, players have been begging Earthbound (aka Mother in Japan) creator Shigesato Itoi for a new game. He's listening and has a definite answer: Not gonna happen.