Mother 3 Developer Changes Its Name

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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Mother 3

Brownie Brown, the developer behind Mother 3, have announced that they will be restructuring the studio in order to get a better sense of focus on the titles they’re co-developing with Nintendo. Because of this, they will be changing the studio name from Brownie Brown to 1-UP Studio. The old Brownie Brown website will be shut down effective March 31st.

Brownie Brown was established back in 2000 as a first-party developer for Nintendo. They developed games exclusively for Nintendo’s handhelds, starting with the Game Boy Advance. Aside from Mother 3, they also helped develop the GBA remake of Sword of Mana (which was originally released as Final Fantasy Adventure in North America and Final Fantasy Mystic Quest in Europe) and its DS sequel Heroes of Mana, Magical Starsign, Super Mario 3D Land, and the recently released Fantasy Life.

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Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.

  • Zackasaur

    Ew, I hate the new name.

    I’ll forgive it if we can finally get word of Fantasy Life localisation, though.

  • Aw, I liked the old name. It was…different. 1-UP Studios sound incredibly boring.