Friday, October 17, 2008 does what Nintendon't

It is an auspicious day in videogaming. After over a decade of begging, pleading and petitioning, and the bustling Earthbound/Mother fan community's pleas for Nintendo to release Mother 3 in English for all of North America (and Great Britain, Australia, etc, etc) to enjoy have continuously fallen on deaf ears. Soon after the 2006 release of Mother 3 in Japan, Nintendo made it clear that they have no intention of releasing Mother 3 in any English-speaking markets. and the EB fan community had been strictly against the use of ROMs, but this statement forced their hand and nearly two years ago a group of programmers and translators, all Earthbound fans, got to work at translating the Japanese Mother 3 Gameboy Advance ROM.
Today marks the end of their mission to release Mother 3 in English. The Mother 3 English ROM patch is now available for download. Below is the link for the patch, now you just have to track down the ROM (*cough*BitTorrent*cough*).
Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go play the hell out of Mother 3.

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