She may not appear as refined as Zelda, or as majestic as Rosalina, but Kumatora is a Nintendo princess too dammit. I would certainly enjoy seeing Kumatora have to hang around Daisy and Peach for a day.
One thing I love about the simple sprites of the Mother series is the wide variety of interpretations people take when creating fan art of the games. Kevin Fagaragan combines the games art style with some dark bravado to get this trigger happy Kumatora.
We are now into prime holiday game release territory. I find myself playing the wonderful Costume Quest 2 on the Wii U in my free time. The game is a charming downloadable RPG in the vein of classic games like Super Mario RPG and Earthbound. I highly suggest any RPG fan give it a try.
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I dream and hope that Kumatora would get some recognition in the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. Especially the 3DS version which has had a special focus on handheld games such as Mother 3.
It might seem like a lot to ask to get a third character from the Mother series, but considering the similarities between Ness and Lucas, I believe the Mother franchise is well known enough, at least in Japan, to warrant one more original character.
As a character she has a very unique look with her large blue sweater and short pink hair. A large contrast to the other women currently announced for Super Smash Bros. Her use of psychic powers would give her an interesting move set unlike Ness or Lucas. Perhaps a special move assault type character more along the lines of Link or Pelutena.
I am just an Earthbound fanboy, so that is my primary motivation for wanting Kumatora to appear in Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS.
At the very least, I would love to see a trophy of her, and see how Sakurai decides to update her into a 3D model in full HD.
It's the Mother 25th Anniversary this year, and that means an even more abundant amount of loving tributes to the Mother / Earthbound series in all forms of media.
I get a little choked up just watching this sweet little animation that sums up three huge adventures in only a few moments.
Check out the high quality video animation on Vimeo below with included music for guaranteed tearing up.