From Videogame Morgue File

EarthBound is an RPG developed by Shigesato Itoi, Ape, and HAL Laboratory. In Japan, it is known as Mother 2, serving as the middle chapter in a trilogy.


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Ken Baumann

Baumann explores the game’s unlikely origins, its brilliant creator, its madcap plot, its marketing failure, its cult rise from the ashes, and its intersections with Japanese and American culture, all the while reflecting back on the author's own journey into the terrifying and hilarious world of adults.

ISBN 978-1-940535-00-5

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Legends of Localization Book 2: EarthBound
Clyde Mandelin

With a script by a famous Japanese writer and a game overflowing with Western pop-culture influences, EarthBound stands out as one of Nintendo’s most fascinating localization projects ever. Get ready for hundreds of pages filled with surprising revelations, inside information, obscure trivia, and universal cosmic destruction. This legend of localization doesn’t stink!

ISBN 978-1-945908-90-3