MOTHER 1+2 News:

Following is a rough timeline of the events that led up to and followed MOTHER 1+2's release.

  • Early April 2003 - Nintendo prints a little sticker set that contains stickers from games to be released in the summer. A Mr. Saturn sticker is included, and much speculation ensues.

  • Mid-April 2003 - Nintendo airs the MOTHER 1+2 commercial. The commercial also mentions that MOTHER 3 is in the works for the Game Boy Advance.

    Nintendo of Japan opens its MOTHER 1+2 section on its website.

    Shigesato Itoi begins posting all kinds of information on his site.

  • June 20, 2003 - MOTHER 1+2 is released in Japan.

    A special MOTHER 1+2 event is held in Shibuya; Itoi gives away a lot of free goodies, including signed copies of the game, T-shirts, Mr. Saturn keychains, and over-sized Mr. Saturn figurines. The clay models used in the players guides are also put on display at this event, proving that they still exist.

    The MOTHER 1 Encyclopedia is re-released almost 15 years after its original printing.

  • July 2003 - MOTHER 1 novel re-released.

    Official Nintendo MOTHER 1+2 strategy guide is released.

    Nintendo Dream's MOTHER 1+2 strategy guide is released.

  • July 14, 2003 - MOTHER 1+2 art book released. It comes packed with a Mr. Saturn plushie. The art was done by Mother 2's art director.

  • August 1, 2003 - MOTHER 1+2 Perfect Guidebook is released.

  • August 20, 2003 - MOTHER 1+2 soundtrack is released. It contains music from both games, as well as a couple remixed songs.

  • August 26, 2003 - MOTHER 1+2 figurines are packaged with select Coca Cola products to help promote the game.

  • February 18, 2004 - MOTHER 1 soundtrack is remastered and re-released with a bonus track. The remastering was done by Keiichi Suzuki, the main composer for both MOTHER 1 and MOTHER 2.

  • November 02, 2004 - MOTHER 2 soundtrack is remastered and re-released. As with the MOTHER soundtrack, it was remastered by Keiichi Suzuki.

  • October 2005 - Amazon Japan starts selling a bundle that comes with MOTHER 1+2 and the Mr. Saturn strap. This was originally only available when it first came out two years earlier.

  • October 2005 - Nintendo Power lists MOTHER 1+2 as their number one pick out of the Top 5 Import Only games.

  • February 2006 - Nintendo re-releases MOTHER 1+2 as part of its discount "Value Selection" line.

  • Note: For more information on other MOTHER 1+2 promotional items that have been released, please check out our merchandise section.



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