Update [Mon 5th Sep, 2022 05:00 BST]: This documentary originally aired in May of this year. Our US video producer Zion is hosting a special screening at PAX West today, so we’re sharing this post with him.
Original [Sun 8th May, 2022 18:30 BST]: It is the second Sunday in May, which means Mother’s Day in many countries around the world (but not in the UK, where Mother’s Sunday falls in March). This year we’re celebrating Mother’s Day in a special way and looking back fondly on one particular Mother that Nintendo fans around the world are united in their adoration for: Shigesato Itoi. MOTHER series.
Zion Grassle, a sweet person and one of our regular Senior Video Producers, has lovingly crafted this video – the centerpiece of our Mother’s Day celebration – over the course of several weeks, bringing in celebrities from all over the world, video game fans and creators, to honor and salute the EarthBound games. : EarthBound Beginnings, EarthBound and MOTHER 3.
In these conversations, Zion explores the special nature of this unique trilogy with some of the interviewees you’re likely to recognize. Yes, you’ll see familiar faces, hear familiar voices, and even hear from one particular indie game developer whose work has been heavily influenced by the MOTHER series. Yeah what indie game developer!
We hope you enjoy the video above. These are (relatively) long hours – perfect for a Sunday – and we’re very proud of them. Happy mother’s day!