Kotaku had an interview with Satoru Iwata and the subject of Mother 3 came up. The way Iwata responds to the question may leave people with hope of the idea that Mother 3 might be seeing a localization in the West. Iwata doesn’t really answer the question but instead works his way around it. You can read what Iwata said in the interview below. What do you think of Satoru Iwata’s response?
Totilo: I would be remiss in not telling you that some of my writers would like to play another Advance Wars and they would someday like to play Mother 3 in America… [Note: Iwata writes something down] … Whenever I ask Reggie about Mother 3, he says, ‘ask Mr. Iwata.’”
Iwata: [in English]: “Just yesterday, before I left from Japan, I met with Mr. Itoi, who is the creator of the Earthbound series. [laughs]”
Totilo: “Oh, I know. Are we ever going to get it?”
Iwata: “And, yeah, accidentally we were discussing that there are huge fans from Western countries for the Mother series [laughs].
Totilo: “So, someday? Someday?” [I stand up to shake his hand]
Iwata: “[laughs] Thank you. Great to see you!”