Fanmade Mother 4​ Still Looks Incredible

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? » 2/24/15 4:10pm 2/24/15 4:10pm

Fan-Made Mother 4 Delayed, Still Looks Awesome

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! » 11/12/14 8:30pm 11/12/14 8:30pm

Your Mother 3 Non-Update Of E3 2014 (Sorry!)

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... » 6/11/14 11:40am 6/11/14 11:40am

Nintendo Makes Mother 3 Joke

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. » 6/10/14 12:05pm 6/10/14 12:05pm

Earthbound's Creator Responds to Request for a New Game: "Impossible"

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. » 4/30/13 6:00am 4/30/13 6:00am

Don't Worry Guys, Mother 4 Is In English

Mother 2, or Earthbound, is finally coming to the West once more courtesy of the Wii U's Virtual Console. Mother 3, at least for now, is not, meaning the only way you can play that in English is courtesy of some very dedicated fans. » 4/26/13 12:30am 4/26/13 12:30am

Mother 3's Fan Translators Say Nintendo Can Have Their Script For Free

The people who translated Mother 3 to English say that if Nintendo ever wants to bring the quirky RPG to U.S. shores, the company can use their script. Free of charge. » 4/20/13 2:21pm 4/20/13 2:21pm

Maybe The Earthbound Delay Wasn't Really For Music Licensing Issues

For quite a few years now, people have theorized that Nintendo would never re-release Earthbound in the United States because of licensing issues: the quirky RPG takes music from Chuck Berry and The Beatles, among other artists. » 4/19/13 10:40am 4/19/13 10:40am

Don't Look Now, But People Are Talking About Mother/Earthbound

Nothing shows Nintendo hates you more than the fact only one of the three games in the Mother series has ever been officially released in North America (while poor PAL territories haven't seen any of them.). » 12/20/12 11:00pm 12/20/12 11:00pm

The Wii U Isn't Just A Large Scale DS In Function, It's One In Spirit…

Nintendo's Wii U is out, and say what you will about the innovative new controller » 12/20/12 6:00am 12/20/12 6:00am or , it's definitely making its mark on the gaming world.

The New Iron Chef's Bad Ratings Blamed on Unappetizing Food

During its heyday, Iron Chef had celebrities like Mother creator Shigesato Itoi on to taste its delicious looking and interesting meals. The show was a smash hit. And now, it has returned to Japanese television after a 13-year hiatus. And nobody's watching. » 12/01/12 3:30am 12/01/12 3:30am

Iron Chef Is Returning to Japan (Kitchen Stadium Lives!)

After a 13-year hiatus, Iron Chef is returning to Japanese television. The show, which originally ran from 1992 to 1999 in Japan, became a cult hit abroad after it was dubbed for Western audiences (see above).


It's not yet known whether host Takeshi Kaga and his bell pepper will be returning for the show.… » 9/10/12 7:50am 9/10/12 7:50am

Not the Best Game Ever:Earthbound

As the stagnant Speak Up forum begins to fade and TAY rises to power, Speak Up on Kotaku will soon be Speak Up Among Yourselves, or whatever name you guys pick for it. In the meantime, commenter HerpDerpDerp doesn't think the classic RPG Earthbound is as good as people say. » 8/23/12 5:30pm 8/23/12 5:30pm

Your Favorite Video Game Characters, Only Now They're Undead

People often complain that there's an overabundance of zombie-based video games, or that zombies are the new bacon, overindulged in to the point of nausea. Judging by pieces like Deviant artist Dantemustdie00's "Sonic Zombies" » 5/21/12 4:00pm 5/21/12 4:00pm, perhaps we're just injecting the undead into the wrong titles.