Reggie Fils-Aime Is Still Joking About Mother 3 Questions

He jokes that he "shrunk with [their] burden."

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Reggie Fils-Aime might have left his vaunted position at Nintendo in 2019, but he still has plenty to say. In a reply to a tweet speculating about his height, Fils-Aime clarified that he's actually 6 feet, 2.5 inches, joking that the weight of all of the questions about Mother 3 caused him to shrink.

Mother 3 is the 2006 sequel to the cult role-playing game Mother 2, which is better known as Earthbound outside of Japan. Widely considered one of the best RPGs to never receive an official English translation, fans have clamored for its release for decades now. (An unofficial translation was created by a team of Earthbound fans back in 2008.)

Even though the game is available in English with minimal effort, gamers still lobby for an official translation on occasion. For example, when Mother 3 was re-released on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan in 2016, fans spoke out. Given the amount of time that's passed, however, it seems unlikely to happen anytime soon.

This isn't the only time that Fils-Aime has referenced the sheer number of times people asked him this question. During a 2014 Nintendo digital event for E3 in the style of the animated comedy show Robot Chicken, Fils-Aime toasted a fan who asked about the game with a Fire Flower.

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