Mother 3 developer will attend Switch Presentation


A Mother 3 release on Nintendo Switch Virtual Console is looking more and more likely.

The Japan-only Game Boy Advance title is rumored to be coming to Switch, and we now have word that its original developer, 1-UP Studio, will be attending the Nintendo Switch Presentation on January 12th.

Fans have been clamoring for an official Western Mother 3 release for years. It has a big cult following outside of Japan because of its sheer charm and quality, and although a fan-made translation does exist, no official non-Japanese version of the game is available for purchase.

It is considered by many to be the best RPG to ever be released on Game Boy Advance, and is the sequel to EarthBound, otherwise known as Mother 2 in Japan.

Laura Kate Dale, who said earlier this week that Mother 3 would be coming to Switch, tweeted:

The developers of Mother 3 will be at the Switch Reveal in Japan. I told you. It’s coming to Switch.

We may have a definitive confirmation of this rumor from Nintendo themselves at said Presentation next week.

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