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Itoi takes to Twitter to thank Earthbound fans

All you people who play MOTHER, thank you. I really appreciate it. People of Starmen.Net too… thank you very much. I hear all sorts of enjoyable rumors. SENTIMENTAL - Shigesato Itoi

Nice to see Itoi delivering that message to fans around the world. With Itoi being all sentimental, maybe it's time to really push for him to create another Mother title!

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27 Nov 2012 17:02

More like time to convince him to make Mother 1+2+3 for 3DS. That's all I need.
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27 Nov 2012 17:02

MOTHER [3]D COME ON :D
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27 Nov 2012 17:11

If it ever gets released in Europe, i hope it will released as Mother, i don't really like the name Earth Bound. (-_-)
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27 Nov 2012 17:11

I never played any of the Mother games. I would totally buy every single one.
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27 Nov 2012 17:17

I have Mother1+2, but Mother is soo hard >:( Mother2 is fine though, but my Japanese fails me sometimes :P
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27 Nov 2012 18:26

I heard somewhere that one of the main reasons that Mother 3 has never come to American shores and Earthbound hasn't been rereleased despite all of the demand and the fact that they've built up such a mystique is because Nintendo is so worried about paying licensing for all of the sampling that Mother music does of other things, and Itoi's artistic integrity won't allow for edited versions.

I have to wonder: what if somebody offered to crowdfund the licensing or something?
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27 Nov 2012 18:39

Gamingboy wrote:I heard somewhere that one of the main reasons that Mother 3 has never come to American shores and Earthbound hasn't been rereleased despite all of the demand and the fact that they've built up such a mystique is because Nintendo is so worried about paying licensing for all of the sampling that Mother music does of other things, and Itoi's artistic integrity won't allow for edited versions.

I have to wonder: what if somebody offered to crowdfund the licensing or something?


I'm not sure Mother 3 uses sampled music. Mother 2, yes. But if I'm not mistaken, Mother3's music is original composition. The problem with Mother 3 was that it was a GBA game in 2006, and also that it has uncommon stuff in it, like magypsies, halucinogeneous mushrooms, male mermaid kissing everyone in your party, and also evoques subjects like death, animal cruelty, etc...
It's not an easy game to market, since it looks like a kids game. And it's not really.
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27 Nov 2012 19:06

"I hear all sorts of enjoyable rumors. SENTIMENTAL" - Shigesato Itoi

"I hear them but i'm not gonna do anything to make them true." - Shigesato Itoi
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27 Nov 2012 20:58

^Pretty much this. Move on people. A mother game being made... the chances are pretty slim to none.

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