Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

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

1:09 PM on 07.04.2007 // Aaron Linde

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 got something new to share with you -- very exciting news, but not so much in the 'round-the-water-cooler sort of gossip way that previous breaks had been: the two major groups, and, have joined up to work towards a goal of one solid, single translation. With the key players of both teams in tow, this new collective hopes to have a finished translation sooner than either team would have completed individually.

It also seems that the translation isn't as far along as some of the blokes at would have us believe. Reid (by night known as reidman), while cluing me into some of the latest developments of the Siege project, was also good enough to update me (and his site) with the news. From his post:

The not-so-good news is that the translation isn't nearly as far along as many people seem to believe. sblur has made good progress on the hacking, and many of the 'small things' like item names, descriptions, menus, etc. have been carefully translated by Doctor Fedora. Unfortunately, even with our combined translations, we still haven't made huge amounts of progress on the meat of the translation -- the game dialogue.

But with two teams working towards a completed translation, there's hope of seeing some finished product sometime in the (relatively) near future -- noting, of course, that the announcement of a US localization of Mother 3 in any capacity would put a stop to the project entirely. And why not? That's the ultimate goal, after all -- to bring Shigesato Itoi's incomparable Mother series to other territories.

Say what you like about the game, but you simply can't dismiss the dedication of this community. It's been just over 12 years since we last saw Mother in the States and they're still going strong. Speaking of which, I'll have a lot more to tell you about Siege in the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled.

[Wee update: While there's a shot for a before-2008 release of the translation and the team is hopeful, it is by no means an official timetable, and you shouldn't go banking your hopes on the stupid misconceptions of an editor who drinks too much. It'll be done when it's done, yo -- but it looks like it'll be getting done a lot sooner than it would have otherwise.]

Aaron Linde,
 Follow Blog + disclosure

This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.

Status updates from C-bloggers

ikiryou avatarikiryou
Pfft, who needs context. [img][/img]
MeeGhoulz avatarMeeGhoulz
Just finished MAD MAX.Was a fun ride,but anybody else wanted to fight against more boss vehicles?Monter trucks and the like.
voex avatarvoex
Yeah...fuck the NES Castlevanias! Think I'll skip straight to Symphony of the Night.
SirDavies avatarSirDavies
No more heroes. Wii or PS3 version?
Amna Umen avatarAmna Umen
Thanks for that Mother 4 article yesterday I've been listening to nothing but GBA-era soundtracks, truly my golden years of gaming.
GoofierBrute avatarGoofierBrute
If you stop to think about it, Thanksgiving is basically #Darksiders2: The Holiday.
Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
Your daily reminder that my band can beat up your band.
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
Hoping more character customization options come of the next Smash-centric Nintendo Direct. Playing as Wrong-Hair, Wrong-Face Robin feels weird. Female Robin Amiibo, too. And let 3DS users download the whole OST. My wishes are reasonable, I think.
Mike Wallace avatarMike Wallace
What's the most outrageous thing you could ask for this Annual Festive Gift-Giving Holiday?
Torchman avatarTorchman
Xeo avatarXeo
Threshold's last album, For the Journey is so goddamn solid. Progressive metal at it's finest.
Xeo avatarXeo
If you're looking for some epic metal you should most certainly look to power metal. If there was truly a genre to describe as epic, it's that one. Theatre of Tragedy is oldschool, if you want something similar look into Tristania.
Archelon avatarArchelon
Community Question: With Hideki Kamiya asking fans which Capcom franchise that he created they would like to see him make a sequel to, what is another series you would like to see its original creator return to and take over the reins?
ikiryou avatarikiryou
Valkyria: Azure Revolution will have permadeath. Y-yay?
Atleastimhousebroken avatarAtleastimhousebroken
Mom tells me not to ask for nothing for Christmas again. Etrian Odyssey 4, Untold 1, and Etrian Mystery Dungeon it is then. My wife and I are already antisocial as is, I think this may be the final step to becoming a full blown hermit.
KingSigy avatarKingSigy
Hm...One of my blog posts disappeared. It says (HIDDEN) in the blog manager, but I can't seem to get it live. What's up?
ikiryou avatarikiryou
This is gothic metal and I don't want to know what she's singing because it's epic AF. Yep, I'm ignoring the lyrics altogether. Not gonna peek at all. [youtube][/youtube]
FlanxLycanth avatarFlanxLycanth
Torchman avatarTorchman
Why cruel god do I want to play Valkyria Chronicles over Fallout 4?
Malthor avatarMalthor
Started a new game in Persona 4 Golden after finishing Dancing All Night(which probably was inevitable) and man, that game really needs a "Skip to actual gameplay" function.
more quickposts



Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -