Of the many things we’ll always remember about Reggie Fils-Aimé’s reign as Nintendo of America president, the constant bombardment of “give us Mother 3” messages from fans will forever be right near the top of the list.
The game, which is a direct sequel to EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan), has never been officially translated for western audiences despite its cult following. Fans were always quick to ask Reggie for a localised release at any given opportunity, so much so that the whole thing became one of several Reggie-related memes, similar to the classic ‘my body is ready‘ line.
Back in 2014, when the likes of Reggie and the late Satoru Iwata led Nintendo through a more quirky, entertaining period of public showcases, the company made a point of referencing the Mother 3 requests in a fun little skit during E3:
Fast-forward to the present day, then, and yes, Reggie’s still being asked about it. Here’s a tweet he received yesterday following a message confessing his love for the first Zelda:
Reggie’s response? Perfect.
Shortly after his resignation as Nintendo of America president, Reggie actually admitted that he was glad he’d no longer have to deal with Mother 3 requests. Oh poor Reggie, how naive you were.