Reggie Interested in Localizing Mother 3

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As of right now, all we have is the imported Japanese version and a not-entirely-legal fan translation of Mother 3.  However, according to the latest MTV Multiplayer interview with the big man himself, Reggie is a “big fan” and has actually talked with Mr. Iwata about getting Mother 3 localized in the USA.  No word if it will happen or not, but we at least know it is being talked about.

I’m a big “Mother” fan. I have to set the record straight on this topic, because I have seen all of the hate comments. I’m a big “Mother” fan. Huge “Mother” fan. I would love to see “Mother” localized in our market. In fact, I’ve talked to [Nintendo president] Mr. Iwata about it because this is a game he has some history with. [pauses] But it is not on our announcement schedule. [laughs]

For the full interview, click here.

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  • Thor

    Well hopefully they do. I’ve got my English strategy guide for it so I’ll be set if and when they do it.

  • http://jessezojo.deviantart.com jessezojo

    I just got done playing through starmen.net’s fan translation of it. It’s a pretty good game….I felt it was lacking in some areas.
    What they need to do is just re-release it on the VC along with Mother 1, and Earthbound (mother 2).
    I mean, why couldn’t they release GBA games on the VC? They’re practically the same as SNES games.

  • http://wiinintendo.net/ hattrick

    jessezojo – if they do localize it, i’m sure it’ll be for the VC. about GBA, there are a lot of rumors going around about the DSi having a VC of GB and GBC games at least.

  • Melvin

    They should bring the whole Mother series on DSi/Wii.

  • http://jessezojo.deviantart.com jessezojo

    I wouldn’t say it would be for sure about the VC. There’s always the rumar about the Mother Trilogy on one DS card.

  • http://wiinintendo.net/ hattrick

    @ jessezojo – I guess that is true.

  • http://robmerrera.wordpress.com Rob

    My theory is that GB and GBA games will be released through the upcoming DSWare store, similar to Wii’s VC. Why else would they have completely ignored it? It especially makes sense to do now that they’re fazing out the GBA slot on the DS.