Shigesato Itoi: Mother 4 is “Impossible”

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In a recent interview with Japanese news outlet Game Watch Impress, Mother/Earthbound series creator Shigesato Itoi revealed why Mother 4 would be “impossible” to create for him, saying that 4 and 5 would’ve already been created had game making been his profession.

Among big-time popstars, if they, you know, put out ten albums, around the fourth album, they can’t make very good songs. The albums sell, but everyone at the concerts wants to hear songs from those first three albums. Everyone. I’m glad that video games are not my profession. If it was my job, I would’ve already made 4 and 5. — Shigesato Itoi

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Mother 1, 2 and 3 are all great games with dedicated fanbases so it’s no surprise that fans would be expecting more news in regards to the series. In fact, the closest we’ve come to more Mother news is Mother 3 coming to the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console.

It’s no surprise seeing that Itoi would want to limit the series to 3 games to keep its good name intact which has lead fans to create fangames such as the upcoming Mother 4.

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