Even Disney Wants Mother 3 to be Localized

After Disney broadcast the Smash for Wii U finals at EVO 2017, the company has started to show interest in other Nintendo games - specifically, Earthbound sequel Mother 3 (which still doesn't have an official English translation).

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DarkZane384d ago

It's a GBA game. Unless Nintendo decide to remake it for a newer platform, it's not gonna happen no matter who ask for it.

DanteVFenris666384d ago (Edited 384d ago )

Tell that to earthbound new beginnings which was a ness game

Just need to virtual console it with a patched in translation

JackTheLiz384d ago

umm Earthbound Beginnings?

BlackWolf384d ago

AKA the original Mother. It originally came before Mother 2, which we know as Earthbound. It got released on the west for the first time on the Wii U Virtual Console, 2 years ago:

Cobra951384d ago (Edited 384d ago )

Oh, so they called it "Beginnings". That's dumb. It was known as EarthBound Zero as an officially English-translated (but never released) NES ROM floating around the web. That's what they get when they take a sequel (Mother 2) and pretend it's the original (EarthBound) upon translation and release in a new market. They have to make up stupid crap like "Beginnings" to smooth it over when the real original finally makes an official appearance.

Mother 3 (EarthBound 2?) has been well translated by industrious fans for a good number of years. Current releases of such old titles use emulation anyway, so there's no reason the entire series (originally on NES, SNES, and GBA) can't be released on a single modern platform.

Servbot41384d ago

To be honest, I think its too late for Mother 3, at least in its GBA state. They waited too long and sat on their hands as a fan translation much better than anything the Treehouse could produce flourished instead of trying to get something out in a timely manner. People already played what would be the superior translation even if NoA got off their asses; they'd censor something important and everyone would Nope right out of there and refuse to buy it.

Now a 3DS port with updated sprites, that I could see selling.