Everyone wants a new Earthbound/Mother game. Series creator Shigesato Itoi has made three of them already, but the most recent one, Mother 3, still hasn't seen a Western release. And in fact, many Japanese gamers are clamouring for a Mother 4! But can Itoi be persuaded? Not a chance.
The 64-year-old creative responded to a question from a fan on Twitter that read: "Mr. Itoi, please think about a way to make Mother 4
." Itoi's translated response was, "Impossible." Ain't gonna happen.
Nintendo is responding to Western demand for the series, as it announced recently that Earthbound
will be released on Wii U Virtual Console later this year. It will be the first time the game has seen any official release in Europe. Mother 3
, which was released on GBA in 2006, still has no Western release date however.