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Video: Mother 3 Hits Japanese Virtual Console With Impressive Trailer In Tow

Mother 3 Hits Japanese Virtual Console With Impressive Trailer In Tow

Will we ever see this classic in the west?

The Game Boy Advance title Mother 3 hits the Japanese Virtual Console service today, and to mark the event Nintendo has released a surprisingly comprehensive trailer. Mother 3 is the sequel to EarthBound - which was known in Japan as Mother 2. Originally intended for release on the N64's 64DD drive, it...

News: Mother 3 Heading to the Wii U eShop in Japan on 17th December

Mother 3 Heading to the Wii U eShop in Japan on 17th December

Will it ever be officially localised for the West?

Though we've been following the Nintendo Direct festivities in North America and Europe, the equivalent broadcast in Japan has thrown up its own unique surprise; unfortunately it's an announcement that can perhaps be considered a bit of a long shot for the West. It's been confirmed that Mother 3 is...

News: Translated EarthBound 64 Interview Gives Insight Into Struggles of Development and Cancellation

Translated EarthBound 64 Interview Gives Insight Into Struggles of Development and Cancellation

Satoru Iwata, Shigesato Itoi and Shigeru Miyamoto pull no punches

Despite the loyal following generated by the first two games in the series, EarthBound 64 — or MOTHER 3 as it actually was — never saw the light of day. It didn't in that form, in any case, as MOTHER 3 eventually arrived on the Game Boy Advance in 2006, but only in Japan; the...

News: Fan-made Mother 3 Handbook Freely Available To Read

Fan-made Mother 3 Handbook Freely Available To Read

It's all online, and it's all free.

Remember that fantastic fan-made Mother 3 guide a while back? Those of you with a marshmallow-soft spot for the series and $20 American to spare probably already have your copy sitting snugly on your shelf. The rest of us? Well, we can now read and download it (legally!) for free. Score one for the cheap-o's! It's a low-res version, but the entirety of the book..