June 24, 2021

Random: Reggie Says He’s Got An English Version Of Mother 3, But Still Hasn’t Played It


Lucas as seen in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (2018)Lucas as seen in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (2018)
Lucas as seen in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (2018) (Image: Nintendo Life)

Westerners have been crying out for Nintendo to localise the 2006 Game Boy Advance title Mother 3 for many years.

While there’s still no sign of an official translation happening, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé recently spoke about a “Mother 3 English version” on Twitter and how he might “fire it up” this weekend. This follows on from his response earlier this week to more fan requests for the game.

As you can see above, this latest comment was a reply to the Twitch account – asking followers what the oldest game in their library was that they haven’t played yet. So, assuming this isn’t a joke, Reggie’s apparently had a localised version of Mother 3 in his backlog for a very long time.

While there’s been no explanation from Nintendo as to why Mother 3 hasn’t been localised yet, it was previously suggested it was cancelled due to its controversial aspects. Fans have already taken matters into their own hands and released an English translation, which can be played via other methods. Could Reggie be referring to this, perhaps?

Do you ever think we’ll get to play Mother 3? Leave a comment down below.


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