One of the most sought after GBA locations is the 2006 cult hit RPG Mor 3. We heard in February how much the game’s producer Shinichi Kameoka would “love to see” this particular post get a worldwide release, so why has it not happened?
In the latest episode of the Kit & Krysta Podcast on YouTube, Kameoka was asked during a fans Q&A segment why he thought Mother 3 had not been released outside of Japan yet. Here is the whole exchange:
“Questions for Mr Kameoka (who I’m sure a ton of people will ask) – any idea why Mother 3 is not released outside of Japan? And what do you think are the chances of it coming out? I really want to support it and recommend it to friends “
Shinichi Kameoka: “Personally, I think the biggest selling point of Mother 3 is Shigesatao Itois’ unique writing style; translating the charm and nuances of his writing into other languages is quite a challenge, and perhaps that’s why it has taken so long to consider international. releases of Mother 3. “
Without any official release locally, fans here in the West have taken matters into their own hands with an excellent fan-made translation patch. Former Nintendo of America president Reggie has also previously joked about Mother 3’s return.
Would you like to see Mother 3 make its way west? Do you ever think that will happen? Leave your thoughts below.