The motherload: Japan to release Mother: The Complete Scripts this month

Mother: The Complete Scripts

The Mother trilogy (also known as EarthBound outside of Japan) is a quirky set of RPGs that have amassed a cult following. Many fans, myself included, fell in love with the unique Mother 2 (EarthBound) on SNES. Its utilization of an urban setting made the adventure feel more familiar. Folks in the United States got a chance to experience the original Mother on NES (available as EarthBound Beginnings via the Wii U Virtual Console). Yet, they are still waiting to play an official release of the GBA Mother 3. People over in Japan, however, can celebrate the titles by purchasing Mother: The Complete Scripts this month.

Mother: The Complete Scripts has a LOT of text

As its name suggests, Mother: The Complete Scripts contains every quote and message from the three Mother games. This includes item explanations and dialogue branches/variations.

Here’s a trailer for the set of books:

Man, that melody brings forth some powerful emotions.

The literature will be purchasable in Japanese book stores on December 25, for 8,888 yen (about $85). It will also be viewable and buyable at the temporary Mother Shop in Hobo Nichiyobi and come with a sticker book.

Overseas shipping will be an option for international fans who can read Japanese. Hopefully, one day the set will get a special edition that documents all the pop culture references added to the titles when they were translated into English.

Enthusiasts, will you be procuring Mother: The Complete Scripts for your collection? Let us know below.


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.