Is Shigesato Itoi's Timeless RPG Series MOTHER / Earthbound Making A Return?

Is-Shigesato-Itois-Timeless-RPG-Series-MOTHER-Earthbound-Making-A-ReturnDespite only seeing a mere three unique releases, the MOTHER / Earthbound series created by Shigesato Itoi has become a cult classic and high demand title. With the Super Nintendo title fetching triple figures at auction, there is still interest for the series even today - interest that may be answered to shortly...

Over the last few years Earthbound fans have been left wondering about their beloved franchise. After countless fan efforts to gain Nintendo's attention and encourage Virtual Console releases, all have fallen flat and have left the series dormant.

As of yesterday though, Shigesato Itoi's Twitter account gave just about every Earthbound gamer hope that the series was far from dead. While these tweets are rather vague, there is more than enough reason to be speculating.

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

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. (Tweet)

So should you be a fan of the epic RPG series, or just tuning in, stay tuned as there is likely to be some big announcement in the near future.

Source: Earthbound Central

Last Updated ( 21 December 2012 )  


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