EarthBound, USA is a collaborative effort among fans to popularize the renowned MOTHER series, in the form of a television documentary. As a fan of the MOTHER series, even classic Nintendo video game history in general, it’s important to know there’s been a passionate movement between EarthBound fans for the past year or so.
In fact, website Fangamer‘s Jeffrey Benson has been constantly interviewing fans of the MOTHER series, message board users, and key members of the EarthBound team, including MOTHER 3 creator Shigesato Itoi.
After the interview, Shigesato-san Tweeted the following:
Just finished an interview with some American MOTHER 2 fans who came to see me. Some of them were in elementary school when they played it but are now married with children, and still have a love for the game to this day. I’ve had all sorts of projects in my time, but this game is definitely in a league of its own.-Shigesato Itoi
And with all of the information and wisdom he’s gathered over the course of a year, he plans to bring that documentary to life on the bis screen later this year via a EarthBound, USA Kickstarter campaign. But what’s the point?
On Tuesday, August 22nd 2000, three men came together and had a lengthy discussion; it was one that would thirteen years later be translated into the English language and shared with the world, providing a detailed historical background for the reasons that EarthBound 64 was canceled for the Nintendo 64 after six years of blood, sweat, and tears.
In August of 2013, we published an article about that discussion titled EarthBound 64 (Mother 3) Canceled After Six Years Of Development. Those three men were Shigesato Itoi (MOTHER 3 Creator), Satoru Iwata (MOTHER 3 Producer), and Shigeru Miyamoto (MOTHER 3 Producer). You really should check that article out;. it’s fascinating.
Fans haven’t stopped caring about something they still hold near and dear to their heart. If you enjoyed the SNES classic EarthBound on the Wii U Virtual Console service, the resurrection of MOTHER 3 would be a true treat indeed.
Thanks to Jonathan for sending the news tip!