After two years of development (and an endless string of tipsters keeping us up-to-date on every update on the project), the Mother 3
Fan Translation version 1.0 is now available for download
, so English-speaking gamers without fluency in Japanese can enjoy the title. You'll need a copy of the Mother 3
ROM (also known as Earthbound 2
) to use the patch, as well as your own copy of the imported game for legal purposes, moral clarity and a sense of contentment for supporting the franchise despite Nintendo's insistence to not bring it stateside.
In other news, Earthbound
for Wii (possibly Virtual Console) is still rated by the ESRB, and since May 2nd
that's all we know about it.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]