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Reggie Fils-Aimé seems like he’s having a nice old retirement. Getting inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame, posting memes on Twitter, and hosting lectures at Cornell is a pretty sweet deal now that he’s done with his tenure at the Big N. But some specters loom long after their supposed demise, as at one of the aforementioned lectures he was asked the eternal query: “When are we getting Mother 3?”

Reggie bears the same good-humored yet clearly exhausted expression that he always does when asked about the game, stating “all of my answers are out there, look, I, I love EarthBound.” His face then melts into cathartic bliss as he continues: “But, luckily for me, this is a decision I am no longer part of.”

Even if he’ll likely be asked about it until the day he dies (or the day Mother 3 is localized, but let’s be honest about which one will happen sooner), it’s nice to see Reggie freed from the shackles of having to actually devote brainspace to the prospect. Now we can all move on to pestering Doug Bowser about it instead.



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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.