Nintendo has recently announced that the novels from its classic franchise, Mother, are now available for the first time in English. These beloved series of books feature stories from the classic video games, but feature new insights and stories that expand upon the world and characters featured in these titles. This news is sure to be welcomed by fans of the franchise, as they will now be able to enjoy these classic tales in their native language.
Background on Mother Series
The Mother series is a critically acclaimed franchise of role-playing video games created by Japanese developer Shigesato Itoi. The first game in the series was released in Japan in 1989 and became an immediate hit, spawning several sequels and multiple spin-offs over the years. The games center around a group of characters living in a small town who go on adventures together to face off against various supernatural forces. Although it has never been localized outside of Japan, it has become widely popular among fans due to its unique blend of lighthearted comedy and heartfelt drama.
Although there are many different spin-off titles connected to this franchise, these games have also inspired numerous adaptations over the years. Notably, three official novels based on the events depicted in Mother/Earthbound Zero were released between 1992 and 1997 feacturing all-new adventures with fan-favorite characters.
Novels Now Available For The First Time In English
Nintendo recently announced that these three official Mother novels are now available for purchase for the first time in English. Titled “Mother: Giygas Strikes Back”, “Mother 2: Healthy Restaurant” and “Mother 3: Ending of Sorrow” respectively; each novel covers a different story arc taking place between one or two main character’s perspectives. This allows readers to experience events that