Earthbound Teases 30th Anniversary Celebration Plans

Earthbound Teases 30th Anniversary Celebration Plans

The Mother Project website has been updated with a message acknowledging 2024 being the 30th anniversary of the beloved turn-based RPG, Earthbound, also known as Mother 2.

The message teases various plans in store for the year, including anniversary merchandise, events, and collaborations. Plus, there are some unspecified plans that the team can’t yet announce.

It’s anyone’s guess as to the extent of what these Earthbound anniversary celebration actualizations will entail, but it’s always best to temper expectations.

You can view a translation of the message regarding the incoming Earthbound 30th-anniversary celebration plans below via our team’s Ryuji:

“Happy New Year!
The year 2024 marks exactly 30 years since the release of MOTHER 2.

Of all the games in the MOTHER series, this one has left a particularly strong impression on many people.
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of MOTHER 2, we are planning lots of fun things, such as…

Anniversary merchandise!
Events we haven’t yet done!
Collaborations!
A measuring ruler! Wait a minute, huh?

Anyways, we are planning a lot of things.
Some of which are almost complete.
Some of which have been decided.
And some of which we can’t exactly announce just yet.
But we hope you enjoy what we have planned.”

In case you missed them, substantial comments were recently made about the still-not-localized entry, Mother 3, by creator Shigesato Itoi.

For those unaware of what Mother 3 is, it’s a legendary RPG that was the final release for the titular series. However, unlike Mother 1 (Earthbound Zero) and Mother 2 (Earthbound), Mother 3 never saw a localized release. Still, despite its lack of an official Western launch, fans took it upon themselves to translate the title in its entirety years ago, giving countless players, such as myself, the opportunity to experience this beloved title.

Everything about this game, from its brilliant soundtrack to its masterful tonal balance between its cast and narrative, really struck a chord with me, and it remains an experience I’ll never forget. While we’ll likely never see Nintendo bring this title globally, it’s sometimes nice to dream.

The game’s 17th-anniversary art was shared.

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