Shigesato Itoi Reveals Hobonichi Mother Project

Besides the Mother / Earthbound diary, new goods and new content should be announced by Shigesato Itoi through the Hobonichi Mother Project.

April 30, 2020

Mother / Earthbound fans might have something new to look forward to, if they like diaries. On April 30, Mother original author Shigesato Itoi revealed with his company Hobonichi the upcoming release of a Mother diary. The diary is part of a new endeavor titled the Hobonichi Mother Project, and it’ll be a notebook containing lines of dialogues from Mother 1, Mother 2, and Mother 3. The book is scheduled to launch in 2021.

Hobonichi Mother Project was introduced with a trailer, and it’ll include similar daily-life goods and content linked with the Mother /Earthbound games.

The written narration in the trailer, near its end, teases that many news that will please Mother fans will be announced”. This obviously doesn’t necessarily point out at something like new ports of the games, as more goods would be more realistic.

Still, if you’re a fan of the Mother series, you might, just in case, want to register to the newsletter on the project’s official site. If you can’t read Japanese, just click the button at the bottom and then type in your email address. Then just click the buttons.

Mother has a huge fanbase worldwide so it could definitely get some kind of ports, remasters or remakes.

Mother 1 / EarthBound Beginnings first launched on NES in 1989. Mother 2 / EarthBound launched on SNES in 1994. Mother 3 first released on Gameboy Advence in 2006. A Mother 1+2 compilation is also available on GBA, released in 2003.

Earthbound characters nowadays are also popular in particular thanks to Super Smash Bros. Protagonist Ness appeared in all Super Smash Bros games including Smash Ultimate.

We’ll be sure to tell you if more interesting Mother stuff gets announced so stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can try out playing the series if you’ve never tasted it. You might like it. They’re reputed to be excellent RPGs. It’s probably a good COVID-19 lockdown series.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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