There’s been quite a revival of interest in the EarthBound series (called Mother in Japan) in recent times. After years of petitions and requests, Nintendo of America is finally bringing EarthBound/Mother 2 to Virtual Console, and a dedicated group of fans has offered an English script of Mother 3 to Nintendo free of charge. With the cult classic RPG series seeing receiving more attention than it has in years, could we see a new game added to the franchise?
One of Itoi’s followers on Twitter asked the developer if he would consider creating Mother 4, but he was quickly shot down. Itoi answered with a rather blunt “Impossible,” and nothing more was said on the subject. It’s sad to see that a series that still has potential has no chance at revival, but at least EarthBound has a chance to see new life on the Wii U Virtual Console.