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2:20 PM on 04.02.2009

Fils-Aime is a 'big Mother fan,' game still not coming out

Nintendo nerds all want Mother 3 to come out. I get that. Hell, even Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime gets it -- he loves the game. Despite his love for the title, Reggie sets the record straight on this much-wanted game in a r...

Dale North

4:40 PM on 01.21.2009

Brownie Brown interested in Wii title and Mother 3 localization

Brownie Brown is not a hooker, but it's looking for work. President of the studio, Shinichi Kameoka recently spoke to Siliconera about the developer’s desires for the future. Kameoka said that he would “like to tr...

Brad Nicholson



An RPG Draws Near! Mother 3 photo
An RPG Draws Near! Mother 3
by Colette Bennett

If you are already a fan of the other games in the series, there's no question why the excitement is so great for the English translation of Mother 3. Maybe you haven't discussed or even heard of the game, and reading all these fervent declarations of rapture is a little confusing for you: why is this game such a big deal anyway?

I could tell you that I've played them all, and pretend like I am incredibly knowledgeable, but I'm not going to even attempt to fool you: that just isn't true. All I can share is that I've spent a lot of time wandering around the Japanese original wishing I knew what was going on. Therefore, what you are about to read is very much my first real journey through the world of Mother 3; a handbook on the hype, if you will.

To find out what all the fuss is about, hit the jump.

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10:05 AM on 10.20.2008

The book fetish fairy strikes again: The unofficial Mother 3 Handbook

I was suffering the paroxyms of book fetishist rapture last week after finally getting a gander at the Ninokuni in all its glory last week, but it seems that my day is not over yet when it comes to my hobby. As you may know, ...

Colette Bennett

11:47 AM on 10.17.2008

Done and done: Mother 3 fan translation is complete!

We told you it was coming, and we just wanted to give you a heads up: the Mother 3 fan translation project is complete!"After more than 13 years of waiting, the sequel to EarthBound is now in English!" writes Tomato...

Nick Chester

9:03 AM on 10.17.2008

Destructoid interview: Starmen.net webmaster Reid Young

It has been a long journey for Reid Young, webmaster of Starmen.net. For over a decade, he and a band of devoted followers have been fighting a losing battle with Nintendo of America. What Reid (popularly known by his handle ...

Brad Nicholson





8:59 PM on 10.15.2008

Fan translation of Mother 3 is finally finished!

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe the day has finally come (and before you yell, yes, I know this news was official a couple nights ago -- you can blame the blind, homeless children I have been reading bedtime stories to the ...

Chad Concelmo

7:09 AM on 02.08.2008

Free game is free: Fan made Earthbound spin off available now

A lot of Western gamers have been sad for years over Nintendo's continued refusal to localize more games in the Mother/Earthbound series (the home of Smash Bros Brawl characters Ness and Lucas). But luckily we have the crazed...

Jonathan Holmes

11:10 AM on 12.26.2007

Surfer Girl: Mother/Earthbound series to hit US, possibly next year

Even after talking to the famed tipster Surfer Girl, we still don't know what to make of her. We do know that she says a lot of things that we like to hear, and on Christmas she said that the Mother/Earthbound series will com...

Dale North

8:12 PM on 12.16.2007

To dream the impossible dream: The first ten minutes of Mother 3 now in English

 Genesis Starmen.net does what Ninten-don't. For over a year now, their team of dedicated programmers have been plugging away on making a translation hack of the Japanese language only GBA game Mother 3/Earthbound2. And ...

Jonathan Holmes

3:51 AM on 10.05.2007

The Smash DOJO!! recap: Two player co-op is in ... sort of

The week started off with a new challenger! Lucas has joined the Brawl and he has made his way from MOTHER 3. Masahiro makes a small mention towards Ness as well in this update. He will more than likely make it back. I made m...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:18 PM on 09.03.2007

Nintendo chief Iwata and designer Itoi talk shop over dinner

Been awhile, kids -- it's your favorite Linde, freshly returned from the barbaric wastes of Hungary, where goose liver serves as both key component to every meal and a common substitute for drinking water. Them folks are craz...

Aaron Linde

7:55 PM on 08.20.2007

Starmen.net assaults Nintendo of America with envelopes, books

You guys already know the score -- when there's movin' and shakin' in the way of EarthBound or Mother news, I'm usually the nerd on call to give you the skinny. And since almost every ounce of movin' and/or shakin' these days...

Aaron Linde

10:20 AM on 08.02.2007

Marathon: Durandal port should come with Dramamine

Bungie's classic Mac first-person shooter Marathon: Durandal is now available for download on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. A mere 800 points nabs you this Freeverse-made remake, souped up in high-definition. It's just too bad t...

Dale North

4:14 PM on 07.06.2007

Starmen.net's EarthBound Anthology

Sure, some might stare a bit cockeyed at the EarthBound fan community, but you can't say they're not resourceful, dedicated, and above all, tenacious. Proof positive: over 250 pages of devotion bound in one book, the ...

Aaron Linde

1:09 PM on 07.04.2007

Two teams make one in ongoing quest for a Mother 3 translation

Destructoid is no stranger to the myriad Mother 3 translation dramabombs that have dropped since the game's original Japanese (and nowhere else) release of the game, mostly due to my corrupt influence. But now we've g...

Aaron Linde