is one Mother most gamers will enjoy spending some
time with. Errr...no offence to any moms out there.
It's just an intro blurb. Nothing serious. In fact,
nobody even reads these stupid things anyway.
by Vaughn Smith
7, 2006 - More
screens add below. Whether you know the Mother
series as Mother or Earthbound, if you know
it at all you then know why it's dear to your
gaming heart. Patient gamers have been waiting for
a sequel to appear to the popular and quite insane
RPG series since the SNES game Earthbound (called
Mother 2 in Japan) appeared in 1994. A sequel was
in development for years on the Nintendo 64, which
then was moved to the dead-in-the-water N64DD add
on (again only released in Japan) but it never materialized.
oddball RPG isn't known for it's epic battles or magic
attacks, but rather for it's askew look at Western
life through the satirical eyes of the Japanese. Bursting
with inane dialogue and even crazier situations, players
can almost always expect the unexpected. In fact,
the player themselves will often be referenced, therefore
breaking the "fourth wall" that separates
the player from the onscreen antics.
3 as you might expect is one of the most anticipated
releases in Japan. Producer Shigesato Itoi felt it
necessary to post info on his website regarding when
the info for the game would be available. Now that's
what I call a game that's highly anticipated. In a
cool presentation made especially for fans, you can
visit the Mother 3 website and open some gift boxes.
If you click on the second gift box at the top, you
can download an mp3 of the Mother 3 theme song. Click
here to visit the Mother 3 website.
it's not all kisses and sandwiches dear readers. And
that means that I've got good news and bad news.
the good news: In case you're a little thick in
the noggin, you can see that this is a preview for
a new game entitled Mother 3, which means they're
making a new one. Mother 3 is set for a Japanese release
this April 20th, 2006.
the bad news: In case your reading comprehension
skills blow, you'll notice that this is a Game Boy
Advance preview....not a GameCube preview, not a DS
preview and definitely not a Revolution preview. That
means that Mother 3 is a GBA game. The other slightly
bad news at the moment is that there isn't a North
American release date set for Mother 3, but we're
really hoping that changes.
than that little tidbit I can't really add much more.
It's all a mystery. I've been told that the game will
be entirely different than what was planned for the
Nintendo 64 version, which would make sense considering
the system differences. I'm not even sure if Ness
(the silent protagonist from Mother) that has appeared
in other Nintendo properties such as the Super Smash
Bros. series, will be appearing in this next installent.
However I expect the same irreverant humor and whackiness
that permeated the other games in the Mother/Earthbound
series to be present and can't wait to play it - GBA