Something Earthbound/Mother related is in the works!

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Earthbound Creator, Shigesato Itoi, Says Something Is In The Works
By Ishaan . December 20, 2012 . 9:25am

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Shigesato Itoi, creator of the Earthbound (known as Mother in Japan) series of games and editor-in-chief of the popular Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun website, says that some sort of Earthbound return is underway.


Before you get excited, it’s not Earthbound 4.


Over Twitter, Itoi shared: “Since I’m allowed to drop it on you all now, I’ll just go ahead and say it. The “Mother re-release” I’d mentioned a bit before, we’re making progress on that.”


He added later: “It’s not 4! We’re trying to get Mother working again right now. I still can’t mention any details, but I have to make clear that this isn’t ‘4’!”


Judging by the way it’s worded, it sounds like Itoi could be saying that the involved parties are trying to get Earthbound prepped and working on current systems or for current audiences. A Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console release, perhaps?


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hopefully a combo rerelease of Mother 2& and officially translated 3

great if it is truth!!

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Well there is still a question on whether it will be translated. Just an announcement means at least Japan will get it. And I see it an eShop compilation release with updated graphics, etc and available for both the WiiU and 3DS. Since I'm sure with the push for 3DS/WiiU connectivity we may see the "smaller" games that can be played on both to maximize the user base.


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would be awesome to play with Ness or Lucas in thier game

Will we see it?... that is the question

That's awesome, although we might never see this in the west...

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TheKingofRedLions said:

Will we see it?... that is the question

well maybe. That is why I hope for it to be an eShop title. Since we are gatting that people throwing puzzle game gives me hope that the nitche eShop titles will at least make it to the US/Europe since there is less of an investment since there is no physical media involved.


Mother1/Mother 2 remake.

Hopefully they call it Earthbound again.

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