Earthbound, or Mom 2 because it was once identified in Japan, was once launched in 1994. Since then, it has won a sequel (that, a lot to fanatics’ chagrin, was once handiest launched in Japan), change into some of the dear SNES cartridges for creditors, and been packaged within the SNES Vintage. Prior to all of that, on the other hand, it virtually won a distinct sequel from a brand new developer.
Impressed by means of the scoop of an upcoming guide amassing interviews that includes the past due president of Nintendo Satoru Iwata, artist and developer Yasuyuki Honne took to Twitter to reminisce over his pitch for a brand new Earthbound sequel. Honne, who had a hand in video games like Chrono Cause and Xenogears, was once requested to pitch a sequel for the Mom franchise to Satoru Iwata and the writer of Earthbound himself, Shigesato Itoi. So, he did what any just right dressmaker would do, and he threw in combination some thought artwork.
Honne’s thought artwork, firstly produced in 2003 has a distinctly cunning really feel, with the characters and menus having a look like felt cutouts. This artwork taste meshed smartly with Nintendo’s artwork route on Paper Mario, which additionally noticed a sequel come to the GameCube with Paper Mario and the Thousand 12 months Door.
Despite the fact that Honne does not describe why the sport was once by no means picked up, the actual Earthbound sequel, Mom three, was once launched in Japan only a few years later. He recalls his paintings at the design fondly, explaining in his tweet, “I by no means would have idea those photos would seem in public. My 2003 summer season reminiscences.”
[Supply: @honnesan by means of Kotaku]