In a new interview, former Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed more details on why the game was never localized for North America
Speaking to Bloomberg while promoting his new book, Fils-Aime explained that when the game arrived in 2006 on the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo was already making a transition to the Nintendo DS handheld console. It simply didn’t make good business sense to spend money on a game for an older platform at the time, according to Fils-Aime, and it had nothing to do with fan rumors about the game having provocative content.
“That is not at all the issue why Mother 3 in particular never made it to the West,” Fils-Aime explained. “It was all based on the business needs and the business situation at the time.”
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