Itoi Working On Something Mother Related

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

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Well, this is officially a thing now! Shigesato Itoi just announced on his Twitter that he’s working on something related to the Mother franchise. According to the translation from Earthbound Central, his “MOTHER republication” project is making some good progress. Though he didn’t explain what exactly it was, he was very quick to point out that this isn’t Mother 4. I was unaware that people were still asking him about a new entry in the franchise, but there you go.

“Since it’s now okay to blurt this out, here goes: the “MOTHER republication” thing I mentioned briefly before is making progress.”

“It’s not “(MOTHER) 4″, though! This has to do with making “MOTHER” playable. I can’t give out any details just yet, but I do at least need to say that it isn’t 4.”

Bear in mind that this is a quick translation, so it may not be entirely accurate, aside from Itoi denying that it’s Mother 4 anyway. Still, if what Itoi’s saying is true, there’s hope for this franchise yet. One can only hope that this is a compilation/re-release of all three Mother games. If it is, I sincerely hope it’ll make its way internationally this time around.


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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.

  • A Mother remake perhaps? Sounds about right

    • That sounds the most likely thing for me as well.

  • RockinCellist

    If this is on iOS I will burn my Mr. Saturn plushie.
    It can’t, right? It utterly can’t ever come out on iOS right?

    • I highly doubt that it’ll be something iOS related, so don’t worry.

    • I’m no Mother expert, but it’s first party Nintendo isn’t it?

    • RockinCellist

      I thought that about Pokemon but the dex is on iOS now.
      Idk, with Capcom and Square Enix jumping on the iOS wagon, I’m paranoid about everything now.

  • Marciano36


  • Gimme a PSN/Vita release? I mean I will even do the whole 3DS thing buuuuuuut just not Ios for the love of god!! 

    • Dinoffire

       It is first party Nintendo…

    • Can you grasp the idiocy behind what you said? First Party sweetheart.
      Sony doesn’t have good franchises, deal with it.

  • JeepusChrystler



  • Ninty

    This is one game Nintendo would be completely foolish to not release stateside.

  • Wow, biggest MOTHER news in years. It seems like Itoi has only recently started paying attention to his western fans.

    Maybe the gears are finally turning for an official release of Mother 3 in English. If this is true, it’ll be on 3DS for sure.

  • Mother needs to come to Wii U.
    An HD remake of Mother 2 would be amazing, together with the sheer horror of the storyline and the final portion of the game.