Mother 3 – Earthbound 64 [N64 – Cancelled]

Mother 3 – Earthbound 64 [N64 – Cancelled]

Mother 3 was originally announced in 1996 for the Nintendo 64. Development soon moved to the Nintendo 64DD, where it was to be a launch title. Developer Benimaru Itoh remarked at E3’s 1997 convention that the game would probably utilize the Rumble Pak in battle sequences, but worried that the controller would become too cumbersome for players given the time-consuming nature of role-playing games. Itoi also aimed to allow players to pick several character faces or create new visages with Mario Artist. Shigesato Itoi’s team ran into some trouble while developing this game, due to their inexperience with 3D games and the difficulty of developing for Nintendo 64 hardware. The Nintendo 64DD became a commercial failure, and on August 21, 2000, Itoi officially confirmed the game’s cancellation. The project was revived in 2003 on the Game Boy Advance, and it was eventually released on April 20, 2006. [Infos from Wikipedia]

For more info check the first video below, created by OKeijiDragon, or read our summary of the Mother 3 Project


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6 thoughts on “Mother 3 – Earthbound 64 [N64 – Cancelled]

  1. Dumdodoor

    Earthbound 3 on the 64 looked impressive as far trailers show. It would’ve helped boost the sales for the 64DD too because it’s that awesome.

    By the way, did they changed the plot from 64, or is it completely the same? I never experienced Mother 3 yet.

  2. Terry

    The real reason why earthbound 64 wasnt released is because the n64 was on its way out. The game was never finished and was canceled because the gamecube was on its way. They feared the game would not sell because the n64 was becoming outdated.

    1. Finley Gomez Post author

      Hey dude, could you possibly find the other GameFan pics? I just want to make sure the ones i have on my Hard Drive are the ones from the original site

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