In a recent interview with GameSpot, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé discussed the recent release of EarthBound Beginnings, as well as the potential for a translated release of Mother 3 in the future. According to Reggie, Nintendo knows that fans have a lot of love for the EarthBound/Mother series; he stated that releasing EarthBound Beginnings and making it immediately available on the eShop was Nintendo’s way of catering to fans. As for Mother 3, Reggie stated that he does get plenty of requests for the title, and that “we’ll see what happens.” Here’s Reggie’s full statement:

“Look, we know the love that our fans have for that franchise [EarthBound] and that series, and we thought that making the announcement and making it immediately available through the eShop was a great way to service that fan love. In terms of where we go from here, again, I’ve got nothing to announce, but the little skit we did at last year’s Digital Event where I’m constantly being asked about Mother 3, it happens, right, it happens. So we know the love is there, and we’ll see what happens.” — Reggie Fils-Aimé

What do you guys think? Could we be seeing a Western release of Mother 3 at some point in the future? Sound off in the comments!

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Greetings Gamnesiacs! I'm Elijah Holt, a Associate Editor coming at you live from beautiful Alabama. My love for gaming started at an early age and has ingrained a love for two different gaming companies in my mind. On one side, my love of the Nintendo 64 and my countless hours spent perfecting the first few levels of Super Mario 64 (I was never good enough to get past those...maybe if they release it for the Wii U eShop someday...) resulted in my love for everything Nintendo; meanwhile, I also owned an original PlayStation, which has resulted in me currently owning a PS3 and PS4 for a few Sony exclusives and third-party titles. I'm a recent graduate of Auburn University, where I majored in Software Engineering. I currently work in DevOps as an Automation Engineer. I look forward to continuing to provide the finest content on the internet to loyal Gamnesia readers like you. Want to contact me? You can always shoot me an email at [email protected]


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