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April 15th, 2008 | Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 4

People ask every once in a while about there possibly being a MOTHER 4, so I decided I’d put together some info here for easy reference. If you see anyone asking about it, just point them here! πŸ˜€

First, there’s this video. It was from the live online chat thing Itoi held the night before MOTHER 3’s release in 2006. In it, he says that there won’t be a MOTHER 4.

However, a few months later, in a really awesome and long Nintendo Dream interview, the following exchange took place on the topic of MOTHER 3. (see bottom of page here)


— So let’s make a MOTHER 4, then!

Itoi: (makes a pu sound with his mouth, then laughs) Just making MOTHER 3 was already tough enough for me!

— But when you were working on MOTHER 2, ideas for MOTHER 3 sprouted in your mind, right? So some ideas for a MOTHER 4 have certainly sprouted this time around too, right?

Itoi: I just want to be the player now. (laughs)

— But there are already tons of other games out there you can enjoy from the player’s perspective.

Itoi: What I mean is, if someone were to come up to me and say, “I’d like to make a MOTHER 4,” I might just say, “Sure, go ahead!” (laugh) Yeah, if there was a MOTHER 4, I’d really love to play it.


EDIT (June 27, 2008): I forgot to mention that in one of the earliest interviews (he posted it the day M3 was released), he also says there won’t be a fourth game. Note that the quote above comes from an interview some months later, so there’s still a chance there could be a fourth game, just not made by him directly. Anyway, here’s the small snippet about MOTHER 4:

— Do you think you’ll make any more games after this?

Itoi: (laugh)

— (laugh)

Itoi: There won’t be a MOTHER 4.


There’s been nothing hinted at since that I’m aware of, so for now, a MOTHER 4 will remain an elusive dream for those who want more.

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night said on Jan. 13, 2009


sadatnomother4 said on Feb. 10, 2009


sadatnomother4 said on Feb. 10, 2009


HUGE MOTHER FAN said on Feb. 15, 2009

I thought that for sure there was going to be a MOTHER 4 because when you beat MOTHER 3 the screen says β€œEND?” it says end with a question mark! I was getting so happy because i thought there was gonna be a MOTHER 4. My dreams are ruined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE MAKE MOTHER 4 ITOI!!! PLEASE!!!!! PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!

Sconner said on Feb. 17, 2009

I think the 4th one should be for the DSi and the main character would be Sid like Ness and SNES. Sid sounds like a good name too doesn’t it? There should be new pk moves like dark, aura, light, surf, earth, and others.

Aidan said on Feb. 17, 2009

Altough this has nothing to do with Mother 4 but have you heard of a fan fic called “Ultima the Crossing of the Universes”? well Ness and Lucas are in it with other characters from various cartoons,video games and movies. They appear in Chapter 22 of the story. You Mother fans should check it out on FanFiction.Net, that is all, one last thing Aidan must say, Eh eh ehhh! and Fuzzy Pickles! Tee Hee!

Mariorpg said on Feb. 18, 2009

Aw man this sucks mother 3 was amazing, and now this… i really think the series is over… πŸ™

Harley said on Feb. 19, 2009

Hey, if Itoi said he would let someone else make Mother4….Just saying, I’ve been writing an overview for a certain game for two days. It focuses on a teenage boy name NoA…I mean Noa and his three friends as they try to defeat a man named Aon or Manny, possessed by an evil golden statue that some fans may be familiar with. I just hope he’ll actually give me permission.

DanteAMD said on Feb. 21, 2009

Nintendo of America, Harley?

Eli said on Feb. 22, 2009

You know, Mato…

This could be crazy but…

…One day…several people of Starmen.net could work together TO MAKE a Mother 4.

…Could This be a possibility?

Big A2 said on Feb. 24, 2009

Yes, it possible. Go have a look at the Fan Games forum on Starmen.net.

roido said on Mar. 3, 2009

i don’t think that itoi will stop making mother 4
if you think when metroid series “finished” someone said that there will not be Metroid
and look now there are many metroid games for gba,Ds,Wii & gamecube.

guy said on Mar. 18, 2009

its over he made what he wanted nuff said he rather see someone else make it besides its a great game and milking it with other sequals would make it suck so be glad there were 3 good mother games cause he ended it the way he wanted and i rather it stay like that beside use your imagination

MygL said on Mar. 22, 2009

It is NOT done, there are many people studying to do this kind of stuff, maybe one of those will continue Mother, if he knows how to…

anominis said on Apr. 3, 2009

itoi stinks.i dont have 1 mother game but im dying to get 3.i think that earthboundcentral.com and all of us should make mother 4 where lucas ness ninten are on a team with rika from higurashi.we start off with rika and then porkey somehow finds here and sends here to ninten.they team up with ana for a little bit but then they find ness.but lets make the game challenging and LONG it is more fun if its long.

Claus said on Apr. 5, 2009

You could get MOTHER 3 on your computer if you’re dying to get it. Don’t torture yourself if you want it that bad. And if MOTHER 4 picks up around the same time as 3, then Ness and Ninten and everyone from MOTHER 1 and 2 except Porky and Dr. Andonuts (is that how you spell it) would be dead.

Claus said on Apr. 5, 2009

Oh wait, you were talking about MOTHER 3i. Sorry, my bad.

DanteAMD said on Apr. 5, 2009

Higu… rashi? O.o I’m actually doing a Mother 4 game, but still long-way to be finished.

Claus said on Apr. 6, 2009

A MOTHER 4 game?

darkzzii said on Apr. 6, 2009

u know he whnts to play the game not make it so i say lets do it lets make a mother 4 for itoi get back to me at darksideofjosh@gmail.com if you want to help i get it

Electric Nova said on Apr. 7, 2009

so Itoi wants to be the gamer. that makes sense because he makes the story behind the mother games, so he already knows whats gonna happen. so he wants to be player then, hmmmm. *mato that’s your cue*

mother 3 fan said on Apr. 10, 2009

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo more mother!

richito said on Apr. 13, 2009


Brian van Weijen said on Apr. 19, 2009

M3’s composer did an extremely good job. He captured the spirit of the original Mother games, which he didn’t compose music for.
So if a different composer is able to accomplish that, I think a different game designer might also.
But I still have hope that Itoi will eventually get to making a new Mother game. Itoi gives me the impression that working on M3 was intense and tiresome; it’s only logical to reply with a firm no when posed with such a question just after M3 was done…

Claus said on May. 1, 2009

There’s really nothing else in the series that could happen.

Mother 4 said on May. 14, 2009

> There’s really nothing else in the series that could happen.

Oh, really?

Anonymous said on May. 22, 2009

well there sould be a mother 4 cause at the end of mother 3 there was and end with a questions mark

itoi would it help would it help you if we sent in comments sugestions to mother 4
if so why don’t hoever makes it make a story where nintin ness and lucas meet each other to defet a boss only those three commbied to beat

Anonymous said on Jun. 3, 2009


PK Scatman said on Jun. 4, 2009

dude theres no evil left to fight giygas is dead poky(porky)is eternaly trapped so wat else HUH HU HUH?
just stating i dont hate mother 3 or earthbound

Rey_J said on Jun. 7, 2009

No evil left?
-Capsule expires/breaks despite confirmation…? No….
-Pokey was some random fat kid and became a villain with a little outside help–anyone else could do that, too.
-New alien, new galaxy….
-Crossovers? No….
-Plot that contains little/no evil? Wait, that would suck.
-Some random guy nearths a revival/timetravel tool to revive old evils

darkheronate said on Jun. 12, 2009

if there is a mother 4, what system will it be for? it be for the ds or wii, but nintendo might make something else just as they were working on it and then they might not release it in america again. and if they release it, do you think america will call it earthbound 2?

Nat said on Jun. 24, 2009

At Least It wont be a drawn out series like Mega Man and Final Fantasy. And maybe there will be a video game besides MOTHER. He did make a fishing game after he finished the first MOTHER game. Plus Nintendo Of America has been BADGERING Mr. Iwata for a MOTHER game. And they probably heard about MOTHER getting on Jones Soda bottles. So maybe we’ll get to have another
MOTHER game.

WHAT!? said on Jun. 26, 2009


(sobs) said on Jun. 27, 2009

Itoi, PLEEEEEEEEASE make another Mother!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joshua Johnson said on Jun. 29, 2009

I think Itoi will make a new mother game…some time in 2010’s.

think about it, he made mother 1 in the 1980’s, and thats when the game takes place.

and he made mother 2 that came out in 1990’s, and again, the game takes place then.

And same thing with mother 3, he came out with that in 2000’s, and thats when the game takes place,

I think It’s possible he will make a new mother game. Just not for quite a while.

Tim Stoddard said on Jul. 2, 2009

I can accept that fans love these games so much that they want a fourth, but do you really want Shigesato Itoi to focus the rest of his life on one gaming series?

Pooman2 said on Jul. 5, 2009

A kid named T C animorph from starmen.net is making a fan mother 4

MygL said on Jul. 8, 2009

MOTHER series cannot die now,

alfredo said on Jul. 14, 2009

hopefully he makes onn more

Mr. saturn. said on Jul. 14, 2009

That’s it. I’m not taking this crap from Itoi! I’m making mother 4 No joke. Excpect it to be in stores sometime in the future.

hi said on Jul. 19, 2009

Taking what crap. Everybody bitched and moaned for the 3rd. you got it. now your just going to do the same thing. give the man a break. with all the imagination and talent over on starmen.net. i’m sure you guys could figure out how to make your own 4th game.

dude5639 said on Jul. 20, 2009

hello i am just a kid now but i want to grow up and go to colledge for graphic and proggraming disigning then if i can get itois permisson i can make mother 4 for you guys in about 11 years

Mawxter said on Jul. 21, 2009


Mother 4 fangame in the making.

Dagger the Dragon said on Jul. 22, 2009

You know I’ve been wondering for a long time the look on Itoi’s face looks suspicious to me at 0:02. What could he be up to?

Anyway Itoi’s mother games were great. It had funny, heartwarming, creativity in all the games. Even if the series is over I’ll try to get as much information as possible on Mother 4.

See ya ;]

Dagger the Dragon said on Jul. 22, 2009

9:03 Bad news everyone Itoi says the mother series is finished but the good news is the Starman.net team are working on a fan mother 4 game so its all good.

(I just hope its going to have Ness and Lucas in it Ness and Lucas rock) I will see you guys later !!

Dagger the Dragon said on Jul. 23, 2009

oH yEaH i FoRgOt To SaY tHiS

HeLlo. I fEeL gRoOvE i Mr SaTuRn BoInG !1

BT211 said on Jul. 26, 2009


BT211 said on Jul. 26, 2009


Pyroguy42 said on Aug. 1, 2009

It may happen, but if it does Itoi needs to watch it closely so it doesn’t stray off to become FPS

PSI Wolf said on Aug. 13, 2009

I’ve already been working on MOTHER 4 for a while!
So far, it’s gonna include all the MOTHER 3 characters
(Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, Boney, Flint, Salsa) With
the addition of two new characters. The game takes place after the final needle gets pulled in M3. This
game is actually more like EB because there are several towns(referred to as towns in EB until i can think of some cool names). It’s gonna be on DS too! sadly, all
of my ideas remain on paper ’cause i don’t know how to make my own games… But one day i may ask for lots of people with good technical skills to help me
get the game started. I’m planning for the game to be very long for those of you who thought Mother3 was too short. And out of the two new characters, one of them will be able to use PSI! She’s more like a combination of Paula and Jeff because she’s very smart and can fix small machines like Jeff and like paula in that she’s actually the equivalant to Ness’s Paula and Ninten’s Ana. Yup, that’s right.
She’s Lucas’s girlfriend(since he was severely lacking one in M3) The other character…
well all i’ll say is that by looking at my user name, you can probably guess what it’s gonna be.
(He may not be able to use PSI though, I’m barely
just getting trough the first few parts of the game so PSI will be one of the last things i work on)
Even though I say that, I’ve got The ‘New Girl’s’ PSI completely finished. (I just need animations because her PSI is PK Beam and alot of other PSI’s from the original EB0) I’m planning for the game to have a party member system like Chrono Trigger, in which once you get over four party members, you’ll be able to configure your party to you liking.
As you can see, I’ve got the game pretty thought out, but i still need to actually get the game to a playable state. First, I’m gonna finish the story and THEN I’ll ask for technical help.

yetikirby said on Aug. 18, 2009

im planning to make a game for mr.saturn called THE ADVENTURES OF MR.SATURN!it will take place 10 years befor the start of the mother seirs and the main villan is gigues(did i spell that right?XD) in his from in m1 but i havent programed before and havent started yet so it might take long time!

game expert sico said on Aug. 28, 2009

one of you said that there are no evils left, well why not use other evils from other games zeromus???lavos???jenova???heck even black viper or red falcon from contra will do.
why:it has to be either against aliens (mother),or ultimate evil(mothers 2 and 3).
i am also thinking about revivng giugas.
giugas revived version 1:chrono trigger crossover-lavos goes back in time and brings giugas (from mother,not mother 2)to the present and crono,lucca,marle,frog and others notice lavos gone and go to the present too.this starts the adventures of -insert hero here- who gets a vision of giugas and lavos(blurred up)destroying earth.helpers could be chono t characthers.and maybe even ninten or ness could team up and help couse time travel.
giugas revival 2(no crossovers):the final needle is pulled but other than the events of mother 3 something else was released,giugas is deafeatedand has dissapeared for eternity but far away in a distant galaxy giugas race detect a outburst of power(from the needles)on earth their new leader-insert badass name here- is after the needles to steal their hidden powers:fire ice earth(ground,not the world)water air light and darkness (light being last couse it stops farkness from unleashing its full power)
the race (giugas race) leader possesing 6 nedlees
summons guigas (also from mother not mother 2) but using the light needle you beat the leader and then giugas. well these are my ideas for the future. crossovers are great but i only have 2 stories which i came up with.

Joe said on Aug. 30, 2009

Im going to (try) to make a 3d game called Mother Heros. Ninten, Ness, and Lucas will be in it, warped back in time to their 12 yr old selves. Also, a choosable 4th character can be chosen of Ana, Loid, Teddy, Paula, Jeff, Poo, Duster, Kumatora, Clause, and Boney. Why Clause? Because Lucas gets a wish, and it is that his mom is alive (YAH!) and also Claus (FIINALLY). The story is that Giygas apparently had a son (I’ll make up a name later), and he screws up Picky Minch’s mind (also young like Ninten, Ness), and he becomes evil! All the games’ worlds will be 3d and present, and there will be a new battle system!

nasty zombie said on Aug. 31, 2009

no no more fan games
i hate them speacially Mother 4 the fan games
that is the same history of Mother 2!

Duster11 said on Sep. 2, 2009

A guy name Chasiu is making a fan game of a Mother 4, it’s VERY cool!

Anonymous said on Sep. 19, 2009


3minutepizza said on Oct. 8, 2009

Well with the way Mother 3 ended, I think the series was meant to be over and done with.

As discouraging as it is that Mother 4 won’t be happening, it’s good that Itoi isn’t trying to over milk the series.

john said on Nov. 3, 2009

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. itoi you son of a ……………………… bitch. sorry but is true.

blkade said on Nov. 3, 2009

moter4 mother4 mother4 i want mother4 nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

blake said on Nov. 3, 2009

mother3 ended with a wide open space for another game…. so make it alredy and be quick abaut it . im geting borred here. seriosly besides i miss it. realy badly. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. PLEASE I BEG YOU.

EB4thew1n10 said on Nov. 7, 2009

I hope Itoi’s son will make it man I NEED more Mother. Mother make ‘Me Happy’

The Masked Man said on Nov. 9, 2009

i have a good story for mother 4. Dr andounuts finds Claus in the new earth (because of the Dragon) dr andounuts rebuilds Claus so hes even more half robot then he gives you your mask and yay your playing as the Masked Man you can shoot thunderbolts at enemies
and run away before they revive. you can also fly (like PK teleport) and theres 14 chapters oh and at below chapter three you hear sounds like “Claus s-save me please.” in 3 chapter you find lucas tied up in a cave! the work of none other than (porkey style music)Ray! Porkeys best friend from the past. when the new earth was made kindhearted peaple will have the miracle of life Ray was saved but, then he turned EVIL!!! and we make a little more detail and MOTHER 4

blake said on Nov. 10, 2009

My wish this for this chirthmas is they make mother4 for the wii.im REALLLLY GETING BORED HERE ITOI IM MEAN SERIOSLY MAKE MOTHER4 THIS NOVEMBER AND BE QUICK ABUT IT.

blake said on Nov. 10, 2009


blake said on Nov. 10, 2009


Zak said on Nov. 13, 2009

You guys do know that there’s a Mother 4 fangame site…

Davidronled J.r said on Nov. 26, 2009

Yes but its just pictures no real gameplay
(that I have seen) so its being worked on..slowly
but it looks cool and i can wait to play it.

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut said on Nov. 27, 2009

The fangame looks promising.

maeta knight said on Nov. 29, 2009

no mother 4 IT BURNS

meta knight said on Nov. 29, 2009


JudgeDeadd said on Nov. 30, 2009

The guy’s 61 years old, give him a break.

Marc said on Dec. 11, 2009

If Itoi dosent make Mother 4, I will!

Wafffo! said on Dec. 11, 2009

i want my Mother [4] ;_;

mother fan said on Dec. 24, 2009


Itoi said on Dec. 24, 2009

Okay! Here ya go!

Wafffo! said on Dec. 24, 2009

Itoi wants us to drown… so he isn’t making Mother 4… where would we drown? in a pool of our own tears… i want my Mother…4…

Jobolo said on Dec. 24, 2009

there’s gonna be a game called The Another World that kinda looks like a Mother 4

Keiji Dragon / OKei said on Dec. 28, 2009

Why do people [still] expect him to make a MOTHER 4?

Hell, after spending 12-13 years trying to bring the story of MOTHER 3 outside of its development hell, wouldn’t you think he’d likely not want to make another MOTHER game? Honestly, if he’s done with ise series that’s his choice. He said that a MOTHER 4 was already “out of the question” far before we got the GBA version. He even just stated recently that he’s done with video games for good. I definitely wouldn’t blame him. He’s had a wonderful run, and he should get all the respect he deserves.

Now trying to bring MOTHER 1 & 3 to the western hemisphere, on the other hand…

Ness said on Dec. 31, 2009

Give the guy a break! He’s part of Nintendo, for giygas’ sake! He’s probably making some other game! If you want Mother 4, ask Shig-whatever Myamoto to make it!

And Itoi, if you’re reading this, I have played every single mother game.
Earthbound Zero
Mother 2
Mother 1+2
Mother 3 (English and Japanese)

Mr. Saturn said on Dec. 31, 2009

Um.. guys… What’s that dark cloud coming this way?

Oh…wait. Itoi hasn’t made an english release. MAKE ONE!

Soiherduliekeb said on Jan. 1, 2010

*cough* Mother 4.com *cough*

Rombold said on Jan. 2, 2010


Sims said on Jan. 5, 2010

Holy crap, the fanboys are amazing.

Listen, Mother is finished. He said so himself. It was a very good series while it lasted, but evn for me, 3 is enough. I would love if they made a fourth, but he has given us something that many other developers never even attempt–closure. He straight told us there would be no more. Now we don’t have to wonder. Just let it go.

I mean, seriously, look at this stuff here. “At 0:02, he was looking suspicious”? WTF? For God sakes, you so called “fans” are pathetic. If it weren’t for him, there would be no Mother, and you would have never experienced the game, so be grateful to that.

ghostgirl21696 said on Jan. 8, 2010

Chaisu productions is making a mother 4 with all new characters and settings (and obviously, plot). I won’t spoil any big things but the two main characters are a young boy named Chase an his hardworking older brother named Zack. They haven’t finished, but on their website (sorry, I don’t have a link)you can see their progress and fan stuff. they will announce when it comes out when they’re near finished. If any info is wrong,(highly doubt it), then sorry.

Clausisananogramforlucas said on Jan. 26, 2010

well its true

On the MoonSide said on Jan. 30, 2010

I think there is going to be another Mother game. It could be Itoi’s story, but I’ve got a feeling Itoi might be the game tester. Let’s not lose hope…

Heck, I haven’t heard of the fan game, ghostgirl21696.


JBar said on Feb. 8, 2010

I would really love another Mother. But the Mother 3 didn’t give a clue for next mother and it really didn’t have a villain that ended didn’t end up dying (except for Pokey but he’s trapped forever so he doesn’t count). So There might not be another one.

JudgeDeadd said on Feb. 8, 2010

Frankly, the ending of Mother 3 was such that it would be pretty hard to make a direct sequel. If there was a M4, then it would be a prequel.

JudgeDeadd said on Feb. 8, 2010

Frankly, I think that no sequel is sometimes better. Every story must end somewhere. There’s nothing worse than a story which doesn’t get a proper ending because everyone were unwilling to give it one.

A personal story. I’ve once partaken in a collaborative comic drawing project on a forum. Each person made a comic page, then another person made another one, etc. We had great fun, and told a story about heroes uniting to fight a villain. After many, many posts everything seemed wrapped up. The bad guy has been defeated by the heroes’ sly plan, all other problems have been dealt with…

…And then some oaf of a forumgoer decided “No, I want it to go on!” and introduced some cool new villain who was so much stronger than everyone else and unleashed his own wave of tyranny. Obviously the author hoped that this new villain would lengthen the story for another epic amount of posts, but instead everyone got all bored and left the project and the comic never got a proper ending. πŸ™

ThatGuy said on Feb. 19, 2010

I agree with JudgeDeadd, sometimes series are better off without a sequel. Of course, the sequels for Mother 1 were all awesome. πŸ˜›

But, whatever. Itoi might change his mind sometime in the future, or maybe he might make an entirely new series altogether. πŸ˜› Who knows?

Ness said on Mar. 6, 2010

I’d Really like another EarthBound/Mother game.
Even if it has to take an extra two years for a English patch!

Kyoo said on Mar. 19, 2010

I like trilogies. I’ve seen through history trilogies get ruined if you make another story. so I’m glad he cuts it at 3. but I’d love to play what ever fan made mother 4, just to see how good a fan made game could be. and even if it turns out horrible it won’t effect my view on the trilogy because it’s a fan made game.

like those fan made star wars movies. they were not up to par… but not so horrible to ruin the trilogy. but I could no longer say I loved star wars after I saw episode one. (I still refuse to watch episode 2 and 3) if only I could go back in time and stop myself from watching episode one. I’d still be able to enjoy the trilogy I used to love.

but, oh well, at least I got my mother trilogy πŸ˜€

Pwesty said on Apr. 11, 2010

Well, there IS a Mother 4 fangame…

caleb said on Apr. 14, 2010

fan made mother 4 in progress

caleb said on Apr. 14, 2010

sorry Pwesty didn’t see your comment before posting lol

abdul said on Apr. 16, 2010

hmm… caleb
thats a kid that sits next to me in science class.

Ninten said on May. 4, 2010

WHEN YOU WILL MAKE MOTHER 1+2+3 ?!!!!!?!!!

iamwinsauce said on Jun. 5, 2010

this is a lie. there will be a mother 4, the fans have decided!

iamwinsauce said on Jun. 5, 2010

but then…..
even though itoi said he would’ve allowed it…
what if…
no. :3

earthboundrules said on Jun. 16, 2010

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I hate you Shigesato Itoi! You’re even too lazy to make a DS compilation! You only needed to put menus on the other screen! …. okay, I don’t hate him, I just needed to get that out of my system.

smart said on Jun. 20, 2010

ok maybe we could talk to him and carry on the series

smart said on Jun. 20, 2010

i mean by that lets continue the series:)

smart said on Jun. 20, 2010

so lets do it!

smart said on Jun. 20, 2010

i dont how make games yet im only 8 (help wanted)

EarthBoundRules said on Jun. 20, 2010


Um, can you use a different name please? I’m afraid people might mix us up.

Earthbound 4 said on Jun. 21, 2010

Earthbound 4 needs to be released in America, and I don’t care who makes it I just want to see it!

Mic said on Jun. 24, 2010

Hey. If Itoi won’t make another Earthbound, I will.

xfisjmg1 said on Jun. 24, 2010

oh that itoi he MAKES ME SO MAD ARGHEHEGHH i will show him i will make another EARTHBOUND TODAY all i neeed are people to help me cause I am 3 years old but SOME DAY I WILL go to COLEDGE and then i will take GRAPHIC PROGREAMMING and LEARN to make all the games in THE world but itoi yeah sucks hes dumb

also fangames are OFTEN BETTER almost all the TIME than the originals i agree with ALMOST ALL of you PEOPLE who wants to make mother 4 we’ll SHOW HIM dumb itio

Mato said on Jun. 24, 2010

Seriously, it does seem like it’s the young kids who’re freaking out the most about everything lately.

This is appropriate more than ever it seems:

Starman 99 said on Jun. 24, 2010

So true, Mato. I really don’t understand why they get so upset, especially when most of them have probably never played Earthbound.

LucasTizma said on Jun. 24, 2010

@Mato: THANK YOU. I wish there was a way to filter out all the immature children who just whine and gripe about EB. Like I’ve said elsewhere, we are relatively lucky to have a series with such a strong following, especially in Japan. Even if the games are through, I bet they’ll be releasing compilations and additional merchandise for many, many years to come, which is much more than you can say about some video games series.

So kids: stop whining, be thankful for what MOTHER/EarthBound stuff is around, and please, use a spelling/grammar checker or an adult when posting to the Internet. Sheesh…

Mato said on Jun. 24, 2010

Maybe I’ll institute a “don’t be a whiny kid” rule or something from now on.

Anonymous said on Jun. 24, 2010

I know I am probably just being whiny my self but this is the internet were talking about, right?
Dont excpect more than 1.2% of the internet to be mature let alone have great grammar.

please dont hurt me πŸ™

Anonymous said on Jun. 24, 2010

P.S. hate to post twice but we realy need a “dont be a troll rule” more than a whiny kid rule πŸ™‚

Azaki said on Jul. 15, 2010

Earthbound became my drug.
Since the very very beginning of the game, when I played it, I felt under its charm.
Now that I learned that there will not be another Mother, I feel very sad. There’s no game like Earthbound. It’s Unique.
Hell, I feel so sad. I don’t want to lose hope, but I think that there’s no hope, awfully.

awesomeNess said on Jul. 15, 2010

Well it might come out but from this point, but Itoi will probably work on something different or just quit the project altogether.

paula the polestar said on Jul. 19, 2010

i made a simple mother 4 game but some things come up as hghghjfjhjujhgurdser4r545101010hahahahahayousuck
im jk it come up 543

Ness said on Aug. 1, 2010

I hope Itoi makes a Mother 4. I’m a HUGE fan of the Mother series, and i don’t want it to end.

Tessie said on Aug. 11, 2010

I don’t know if it counts but there’s a mother 4 fan game been made I know it’s not the same thing as an original game but it’s the closest thing we will have

Giygas said on Aug. 20, 2010

awwwww (sad face)

Alex Chopelas said on Aug. 30, 2010

Itoi didn’t say he wouldn’t make a Mother -1, or 1/2, or 1.54753. So i’m pretty much going to sit around and put my meaningless life on hold until all 3 of those come out. I’m not even going to appreciate the 3 awesome games that are ALREADY out. I’m just going to cry in a dark corner with all my Mother figurines and plushes. Maybe we’ll have a tea party, but my tears will ruin the subtle flavor and make me cry more.

thomas1up said on Sep. 4, 2010

Itoi wasted 20 years of his life for us and now that hes rejoining his real life your all mad?

mantron10 said on Sep. 11, 2010

lo unico que me enoja fue que cancelaron al Mother 3 64 ese iba aser un buen juego de rol para Nintendo 64 con graficas 3D que mal porque T-T

malick2037 said on Sep. 11, 2010

*cries* its the end

fat kid said on Sep. 24, 2010

me:MAKE MOTHER 4 itoi:no…..what are you do me:KA ME HA MEEE itoi : HOLY SHI me:HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! sorry

Soulier said on Sep. 24, 2010

I think people need to simply face the fact that the story which began with Mother ended with Mother 3. There is no sequel required, because the story is over. If Mother 3 would have never been done, then I would have been disappointed, but it did come out, and it was a great ending to the series.

Giygas said on Sep. 30, 2010

It hurts, Itoi. It hurts!

EarthboundPrincess22 said on Sep. 30, 2010

I sort of do agree that Mother 3 was a great ending to the series. Just the whole story and the so sad yet beautiful ending. It’d be nice to see a fanmade Mother 4 but Mother 3 was truly a perfect ending to the trilogy. Although I wonder how the game might’ve been if Itoi used the more “darker ending”…

SnorlaxSupper said on Oct. 1, 2010

MOTHER 3 is is great game, but if Itoi stops, the series stops. And you all know that. So, if anyone makes a MOTHER 4, you should have the main character be Lucas. It should start off when it says “End?” And someone new should join him. Boney, Flint, Duster, and Kumatora should be in it too. This is just my opinion though. And…. long live MOTHER!! =,)

Anonymous said on Oct. 2, 2010

yo HUGE MOTHER FAN ever try moving the joypad or pressing any buttons in the end?

fat kid said on Oct. 2, 2010

yo ever try moving the joypad or pressing any buttons in the end?

Lucas said on Oct. 10, 2010

How dare itoi says that there won’t be a mother 4!

Anonymous said on Oct. 11, 2010

Noooo! Mother 3 was one of the best games I’ve played.. HE SHALL MAKE A 4th one. >=(

Michael T. said on Oct. 24, 2010

Well, fobby.net of EB.central could ask Itoi to if they could make a wii ware and he cold approve of it.

gabredi said on Oct. 27, 2010

Yeah, when you press the D-pad at the END? screen, it kind of ‘reveals’ a sort of proper ending. Try it.

Dani said on Nov. 9, 2010
Steve said on Nov. 9, 2010

That’s a fan game, and not Mother 4.

philk said on Nov. 9, 2010

but the said fan game doesn’t look too bad, and if itoi has stated he is open to others making it under the name of Mother 4, then this may be worth looking at… assuming this is as good as it seems.

James said on Nov. 13, 2010

Well, he says no Mother 4 but that doesn’t mean EarthBound 0, EarthBound and EarthBound 2 can’t be remade onto the Nintendo 3DS in 1 cartridge, that is the best thing that could happen to the series right now. I really don’t think they are going to make a Mother 4 official.

BJ#1 said on Nov. 27, 2010

I agree with James, I don’t think nintendo is going to make an official M4, but maybe the fan game will be good anyway.

EarthBoundPokenut said on Dec. 3, 2010

Huh….why does Itoi have to torture us? Us Mother fans have been rejected and denied by Nintendo and now Itoi says there won’t be another Mother game πŸ™

I hope someone else at Nintendo makes a Mother 4, or at least release Mother 3 in America (perhaps redesign it in 3D for the 3DS πŸ™‚

EarthBoundPokenut said on Dec. 3, 2010

Also perhaps Mother 4 could involve some sort of time travel to enable Lucas, Ness, and Ninten to all be in it…just saying, since very few people (myself included) have played Mother 1 and a lot of people haven’t got a chance to play EarthBound or Mother 3…it’s a pipe dream, but I’m still hoping πŸ™‚

Anonymous said on Dec. 10, 2010

Here’s what I say.
If I were Itoi, I would want to settle down and retire, too. I do think he has it in him to tie up the loose ends in one last game. And this time, give it to America!

PSI-Paula said on Dec. 12, 2010

Let’s just hope some fans (with enough Mother knowledge) make a good quality Mother 4 (/Earthbound 3???).

S0ulman2 said on Dec. 12, 2010

Ouch…. Well, I’ll try and make like a flash game or something with like all the good guys you could get as perm party members

EBFan34 said on Dec. 22, 2010

Itoi uses:NO MOTHER 4
EBFan takes mortal damage!


iwata kicks you know what said on Jan. 3, 2011

The way Itoi laughs when someones asks is like
“Ha, do you seriously expect me to make MOTHER 4?”
Well, there’s a fan game that we can wait for. Maybe Itoi will be the player of that game!

iwata kicks you know what said on Jan. 3, 2011

I also should’ve mentioned some fans are working on a Mother 4 fan game.
HA, guess what, Japan? This one is programed in ENGLISH!!!! See how you feel having to translate it! Just kidding; I’m sure us kind Americans will translate it for you.

iwata kicks you know what said on Jan. 3, 2011

Geez, I need to make sure everything I want to post is in one comment!
I forgot to mention the fangame website:

PSI Rockin' said on Jan. 7, 2011


MOTHERFan said on Jan. 28, 2011

@ Huge Mother Fan
That’s not the real ending. Who’d make an ending without credits in the first place?
Hint: Try using the D-Pad to move around at the “End?” screen.

A10 said on Feb. 21, 2011

The ending to Mother 3 was pretty conclusive. I’d personally like to see a prequel about George and Maria.

J said on Feb. 27, 2011

Wow, 2,o75 people are in denial…

Mr.Saturn said on Mar. 6, 2011


Dark Kirby said on Mar. 11, 2011

…… The Series is over.
I do not care what anyone says.
because no one even knows about the mother series.

-Mother was only released in Japan
-Earthbound/Mother 2 was an game made in the 1990s
-Mother 3/Earthbound2 was only released in japan.

Dark Kirby said on Mar. 11, 2011

I am an Mother fan but what?

Torn said on Mar. 12, 2011

The series might still come back just like banjo an kazooie, even if that turned terible it was still alive!

pranavmeno said on Mar. 13, 2011

Personally, I think it was EB64 that ruined our chances of getting a MOTHER 4. In lots of interviews I’ve read, Itoi and his team talk about being demoralized about making a MOTHER 4 due to the sheer difficulty of making MOTHER 3…

pkfreak said on Mar. 17, 2011

wat the hell if it was so hard making mother 3 then why did you even start the series I for one love mother):

pranavmeno said on Mar. 19, 2011


Trust me, demoralization is a serious issue. As much as I love MOTHER 2, the hunts for the Sword of Kings, Broken Antenna, and Goddess Ribbon always make me very, very sad inside…

kai said on Mar. 27, 2011

plese make mother 4 i wll litarly not ply vido games until itoi makes MOTHER4.

pranavmeno said on Mar. 30, 2011

Latest post on Starmen.net has a MOTHER 4 air to it… do check it out, people.

Apparently, Itoi-san was featured in a magazine’s April issue, and he and Iwata talk about MOTHER 4 in it! But they’re just talking, it seems…

As always, don’t get your hopes up until someone translates the article/interview.

Nessdude said on Apr. 16, 2011

Itoi’s mind may have changed by now, so don’t give up hope everyone! If Itoi sees how many people want a Mother 4 he might change his mind! But how can we show Itoi how much so many people want a Mother 4?

Rock said on Apr. 16, 2011

Well, I’m pretty sure there could be a Mother 4. Obviusly a prequel. Remember, at the end of Earthbound, Porky said “that’s its a good bet that they will see each other again” to Ness. So, it’s possible that in Mother 4 you play as Ness again. Also, in Mother 3, Leder says that Porky “was kicked out of every other time and dimension”, meaning that he went to other dimensions and times, and other heroes stoped his desires of domination.
However, I’m sure that, if there’s a Mother 4, Itoi won’t be behind of it.

Ross said on Apr. 16, 2011

Itoi said like less than 2 months ago that he will NEVER make a Mother 4 himself, but that anything can be considered Mother 4, including our lives…

Rock said on Apr. 16, 2011

Wow, if Mother 4 is my life, then Mother 4 is an awful game….

Poe said on Apr. 16, 2011

@Rock – That interview is here if you want to read it: http://earthboundcentral.com/2011/04/shigesato-itoi-discusses-mother-4/

Mato spent a lot of time translating it for us!

Karma said on Apr. 16, 2011

@Rock: I dunno… some of the best stories ever told are tragedies.

theskillz69 said on May. 30, 2011

there’s a mother 4 fangame comming out and a fan remake of mother 1

Nathan said on Jun. 24, 2011

Well atleast he didn’t pull a Inafune, ok so the guy who created Capcom says he loves Capcom, but he quits?!?

Wills said on Jun. 29, 2011

I took mortal damage.

Pinnacle said on Jun. 30, 2011

I thought the series ended off at a good note. I think Itoi is smart for ending it here. It’s like what Batman said in The Dark Knight. “You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.” Sonic lived too long and became a villain. MOTHER deserves to die a noble death. Oh, and after the credits and everything in MOTHER 3, there was a final, ‘END’ with no question mark. No evil is to be fought, obviously.

Just A Guy said on Jul. 29, 2011

new game or not the EB franchise still lives on with the fans right?

hhhhhhhhh said on Jul. 29, 2011

has any one realised that he says “it’s out of the question…for now” hmmmmm

Mato said on Jul. 29, 2011

Yes, but he said that over five years ago, and has reiterated over the years since that he has no plans for a Mother 4. In fact, he had a big discussion about it that was printed in a Japanese magazine only a few months ago: http://earthboundcentral.com/2011/04/shigesato-itoi-discusses-mother-4/

Mr.L the hacker said on Aug. 1, 2011

Mother is a great series because it gives hints about next games. so in mother 3 when it says end? it has to go on! doesn’t it?

Ness said on Aug. 2, 2011

curse you itoi

DJ 2Sang said on Sep. 4, 2011

wow i completely forgot about my idea of Sid on the DSi

I can’t believe that it’s been over 2 years since I thought of that concept (see one of the first posts on this article)

Guess I was a little too late now considering its all about the 3ds

RadicOmega said on Sep. 22, 2011

Am I the only one glad the series stoped, well we actually should have a Mother 4, but not like a million Mother games. Mother3 had a great ending, I think the series is picture perfect. And personally, when there are many Prequals to RPG’s they get borring. though Mother will NEVER get boring but let’s look at Pokemon, When the first games came out (Red, Blue, and Yellow) Everyone was all “Oh I want to buy it now!!!” And it did pretty well. Than Pokemon Silver and Gold came out and it was still big and popular. But then when Pokemon Emerald, Ruby, and Saphire came out every one said. “Wow another one, looks okay I guess, I’ll buy it.” Than Pokemon Diamond and Pearl came out and everyone was going “eh, I’m glad they made another but, this isn’t really Pokemon anymore,” then Pokemon Black and White came out and lost all of the big huge Pokemon fanatics, but also gained new ones. Now all of the fans are saying that Pokemon B&W are terrible and want Pokemon Red to come back. Now I’m not saying that I don’t want a Mother 4 but if it does, there will most likely be a Mother 5 and than you see, Mother will become like Pokemon πŸ™

megawattbass said on Oct. 1, 2011

I thought it would be impossible to top Earthbound, but when I finished Mother 3 I had no idea which game I loved more and I still don’t. Itoi’s gift to this world has been the Mother series, and I hope one day he will find it necessary to realize a Mother 4. If he doesn’t, what we’ve been left with is still more than I could ever have imagined.

RadicOmega said on Oct. 2, 2011

ANd why is everyone saying they hate Itoi now! He INVENTED the amazing series. And he’s not to lazy to make a DS game, (In fact he did but it has nothing to do with Mother and he wasn’t leading it) And people arn’t really complaining to musch becasue they have all 3 games on the GBA. Itoi is the reason for most of this. I hope you guys know that

eDerpo said on Oct. 8, 2011

Hey. How about letting the man retire or something? And by that, I mean let it go! Itoi is a genius and he needs to rest the beautiful brain.
What we CAN do is see if someone else can be selected as a successful heir to this guy. Maybe we’ll start to see some new assets ‘n such. By that I mean, a new generation, new ideas? Just ask Itoi what makes the series its own, keep the basics, and then go outta control with some new additions.
I mean, the celebrities are not immortal.
We need to carry on their wisdom! [or whoever gets hired for the job]

RadicOmega said on Oct. 18, 2011

@eDerpo. There apears to be a Mother 4 in the makeing right now. Just go to google and look up Mother 4. It’s unoffical as ou can probobly guess. But, It wouldn’t be the same without Itoi. I’m with you read my comment above. Now all I want to see is a MOTHER 1+2+3for the 3DS. I’m find without a Mother 4, the series is perfect the way it is.I don’t see why everyone is flipping out about it. Some people are even saying they HATE Itoi.

lucy said on Oct. 30, 2011

don’t make mother 4 it’s not worth spending money on a stupid game like that the series is done FOREVER! got that mother fans he’s does’nt like the idea. if he does’nt like it nintendo won’t make it

Lukumadustaney said on Dec. 1, 2011

damn you, Itoi! damn you! i spent one-hundred American dollars on Mother 2, and i want an AMERICAN RELEASE OF MOTHER 3!!!!!!

Anonymous said on Dec. 1, 2011

Here we go again….

ABlueSlimeDrawsNear said on Dec. 3, 2011

I enjoy some of the comments blaming Itoi for Mother3 not being released in the USA, it just goes to show that people don’t research anything, that is Nintendo’s doing.
The reason at the end of Mother 3 it says END? Is because you as the player are to determine what happened, if they lived do they go on living? Are they dead and in the afterlife? You decide, that’s the part of the fun with using your imagination.
There wont be a Mother 4, and to be honest I am glad for that, the magic and feeling the first 3 games had is there and will always be there so we should be thankful for what we had and appreciate it. When you keep trying to make a series and stretch it out forever you have stale and unoriginal idea and it progressively gets worse. I for one am thankful to Itoi, and glad he gave us.

RadicOmega said on Dec. 10, 2011

Mato, please disable coments to this post, please.

Anonymous said on Dec. 10, 2011

Stop bothering him, he deleted some of the bad comments.

Annoyed Comment Reader said on Jan. 4, 2012

One thing’s funny is that a few people enjoyed the first three games and are now hating on Itoi for not making a fourth. Without him, there would be no Mother/Earthbound, without him, there wouldn’t be this site. Give the man a break. He created some of the greatest games of all time. Be grateful he still put up with Mother 3 after it was cancelled originally. Itoi is a genius for making this series. If you’re a true Mother fan you won’t be hating on him for not making a fourth, but thanking him for making a great, enjoyable series of games. If you really need a fourth so much, check out the fan game, mentioned by others. The project itself has came a long way and is going on great. If you hate Itoi but not Earthbound then you should basically hate both. Please respect the man, and control your childish need of hatred. That’s all I have to say. Hopefully you haters have moved on.

RadicOmega said on Jan. 5, 2012

^ ^ I love you! THANK YOU!!!!

AltoMaximus said on Jan. 5, 2012

Man I was hoping for a MOTHER 4, and I really want one.
But of course I respect Itoi’s decision.

Ness said on Feb. 4, 2012

Just so you know, a MOTHER 4 fan game has been in production for the past several years. It’s not a ROM hack. The team is writing everything from scratch. Music, characters, story everything.

Their website:


Their blog on Starmen.net: (It’s updated much more frequently than their site)


GiegueFanboy said on Feb. 7, 2012

^Hopefully, they won’t just quit making it, like almost every fangame ever.

Ostricho said on Apr. 4, 2012

The Mother 4 Fangame project by Zephys, Pik, and others has impressed me. They did the smart thing and came up with the original Travis, rather than (this is gonna be fun) some cheap fan-fiction crap where Porky and Giygas merge, kidnap Boney, brings Ninten, Ness, and Lucas into the same era, and Ness goes gay with Tony, and Lucas makes out with Paula, much to the jealousy of the resurrected Masked Man, who injects Dr. Andonuts with a serum which makes him go rogue and slaughters all the Tendas, whose bodies are used by Pigmasks to be fused with the moving lamps from the beginning of EB0 to travel with the Phase Distorter to find the souls of the Magypsies and convert them into environmentally friendly fuel for evil trucks and taxi cabs. Thanks for reading.

berdi cristh niman said on Apr. 25, 2012

HEi eartbound mother i MISS you!!!!! i miss you episode 4 i hope you NESS and LUCAS is there in mother 4 please please please please!!! mr.ITOI πŸ™‚

berdi cristh niman said on Apr. 25, 2012

i hope mother4 the heros is LUCAS and NESS πŸ™‚

Ness1985 said on Apr. 26, 2012

Well, since Japan is getting wind of the MOTHER 4 fan game and Itoi would want to be the player of MOTHER 4. He better know about it unless he already does.

I LOVE NESS said on Apr. 27, 2012

okay, mother 3 say “finished” but the sory the monster is 100% monster is died spirit but There 1% lived a longer and the next hero is destroyid monster

grandchase said on Apr. 27, 2012

hmmm mother 3 the in the last story has its end and earth is doomsday and the ALL flat πŸ™

hmmmm Mr.itoi will combine all stories:)

Ninteness (Ardhamon) said on Jun. 4, 2012

I’m just going to say this. While, like all of you who are upset about the lack of an english release of the GBA games (I do mean Mother 1 + 2 as that would have brought younger fans interested in probably buying Mother 3) and also the high curiosity of what Mother 3 64 would have looked like (I’m probably thinking of learning 3DS Max and similar programs to try and create some Mother 3 enemies and heroes in 3D because I personally find it interesting to see a Mother/Earthbound game in 3D) I’m glad Itoi’s not working on it anymore. I mean, he’s probably had to go through so much to push the third game out there. But just because he’s not making it doesn’t mean I’ll lose all hope. I mean, the Mother 4 fan game looks beautiful and to be honest it shows what gamers and fans can do if they take their imagination and talent to the limit. I mean, the people who are developing these games seem to know their stuff because when I listen to the music it has the same charm as the actual series itself and as for the setting and story, Mother 1/2 and 3 all had a different kind of story from each other because Mother 2 took elements from Mother 1 but had a bunch of changes made to it. Mother 3 was a totally different story while keeping some references to the first two, heck Porky (Pokey) is the main villain having the influence of Gygas and being a spoiled little brat. So, I’m sure the feeling and story will be completely new, but hopefully some references will be made.

GreatNess said on Jun. 8, 2012

Mother 4 is being made by fans. The website to visit for more info is mother4(dot)andonuts(dot)net

mother fan said on Jun. 22, 2012

mother 4 would be dificult i would better like a mother 2 remake that would be better also i love the story

jinxkatty7 said on Jul. 8, 2012

I honestly think that Itoi is done with the Moter series. πŸ™ Its sucks to say it. I am quite interested in the fan made mother 4 thats going on. It looks pretty good for a fan-made game and I MIGHT give it a try. I can imagine why he thinks that another mother game is difficult to imagine. I can’t even guess whats gonna be in that fan game!

Sad sad me said on Jul. 17, 2012

just finished mother 3, and rushed to google to look after mother 4 and got to this site…

0m4r said on Jul. 26, 2012

I realy think their NEEDS to be Mother 1+2+3 on 3DS. The cartridge would have all 3 games, but also include extras, such as a sound mode to listen to your favorite tracks in the game, a demo of Earthbound 64 from Spaceworld, a 3D version of the official Earthbound strategy guide and ads for the games, something that lets you look at clay models for the 3 games, in 3D. The bottom screen would have nothing on it, pretty much, since it’s useless for Mother. It could be packaged with a few AR cards, so you can take a picture of Mr. Saturn on your desk. There could be a special edition too, which includes a Mr. Saturn plush and a franklin badge. To promote the game, Nintendo should make a Mother themed 3DS and a Mother themed 3DSXL, and posters! The marketing campaign should be “for kids, grown-ups, and young women!” and not “this game stinks” and “it’s like living in your gym shoes.” The game would probably be rated T or E10+ for mild language, suggestive themes, and cartoon violence. Somebody pitch the idea Nintendo and start a petition or something!!!

M1 Fan said on Sep. 12, 2012

Some people are already making mother 4 search it on google!

that dude said on Sep. 16, 2012

shit… if mario is still up and kicking.. and pokemon.. and all these other series.. surly Mother can produce a few more.. its not milking if EVERYONE hasn’t had enough and is requesting it… cmon..

Apple Kid said on Sep. 16, 2012

@ 0m4r the bottom screen could have the Hp/PP boxes. Plus because it looks like a kiddie game they would problably dumb it down to at least E 10+. If that all fits on the cart that would be cool. The only thing is petitions don’t work… we should all just threat to stop buying nintendo games until they release the games then sales will dip and they will have no choice but to A. Take the “Sega” route B. Release the Mother games over seas. Or maybe we are just doomed to play repetitive and boring Mario /Pokemon / Zelda games forever…

Matthewtheman said on Oct. 17, 2012

I think the reason new EB fans react so badly to the news about no EarthBound on VC is because most of them have never played it and the Virtual Console was their only hope. Honestly, if I were them, I’d just resort to emulation, unless they can afford the required SBES and game cartridge. they’d have to resort to emulation to play Mother 1/Earth Bound and Mother 3/EarthBound 2 anyway, so why not do it for Mother 2/EarthBound?

Niroga said on Oct. 19, 2012

What about that fan made Mother 4? I remember but I lost the link. Just a VC release is suficient to everybody, Wii, WiiU, 3DS, I just need to play it! I can just say that 0m4r just read my mind.

Tourist said on Oct. 20, 2012

Well… Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Kirby all received some attention at milestone anniversaries recently. Maybe a compilation like that for the 3DS or WiiU is possible… It depends on Itoi, though. Given his popularity and relationship with Iwata, I think his opinion/desire for anything Mother related carries a lot of weight.

SiAnnime said on Dec. 23, 2012

Wait, aren’t the people at Starman.Net making a MOTHER 4?

Mr. saturn said on Dec. 31, 2012

Maybe somebody else at Nintendo will make a Mother 4.

Vince said on Jan. 31, 2013

@SiAnnime yeah, it’s at mother4.andonuts.net! It’s not done, but it looks pretty cool!

Chris1212 said on Feb. 11, 2013

I know several people may know this already, but a group of people NOT Nintendo or Itoi himself are making a Mother 4 that looks very promising. It may take these individual programmers a long time to make this mother 4. I can tell by the screenshots and music they made will make Mother 4 look promising

Isaiah said on Feb. 27, 2013

Please make mother 4 Nintendo 3Ds

misterdigi said on Mar. 16, 2013

It’s OK that a mother 4 won’t be made. It’s not sad but a happy thing. It makes the other 3 games all the more special. what would be esciting though would be a direct sequel of mother 2. call it mother 2 +2. or 2.5. heck call it mother 4, just put ness, paula, jeff, and poo in it. i cared about those characters most of all, and im sure im not the only one. it would be nice to see them again in a familiar setting, just in a different time. the “realism” and “cuteness” of mother 2 was believable, and enjoyable, because it was so close to home for many of us humble, sub-urban americans. if someone can make that happen again, the GO ahead and make it.

AwesomeNess16 said on Mar. 16, 2013

http://mother4.andonuts.net/ Is making a Mother 4 fangame.

PKanaFYRE said on Apr. 26, 2013

Alright, who said the main character’s name should be Sid? I came up with that around the time you posted that comment! I named him Sid because it’s DSi mixed up like Ness is SNES with the first S moved to the back.

But, no. There will be no MOTHER4. Itoi says, and he’s in charge of what goes on with game production. You all are not.

Earthbounder said on May. 11, 2013

Look…As much as I hate to type this…MOTHER 4 is a figment of imagination now and the MOTHER 4 fangame is looking pretty good.Shigesato Itoi thank you MOTHER/Earthbound series was fantastic time for me you made a lot of people happy including this guy this 12 year old MOTHER fan…Now 1…2…3…”Take a melody…Simple as can be…Give some words…sweet harmony…Raise you’re voice all day long love grow now… sing a melody oh, love…oh love.”-8 melodies.

Shane h said on Jun. 18, 2013

Most of us are not mad because the series is ended. It is just that the only game we can possibly play is mother 2, which is the only game that is translated in English. Not to mention it is expensive. I know that it is being released on WII U, but not everyone can afford that either.
Now that we know for sure there will be no more mother games we are disappointed that we will probably never play one. As I said mother 1 and 3 are in Japanese. This is why most of us are upset with this decision.

Covey123 said on Jun. 22, 2013

STFU!!! (SHUT THE FOAM UP!!!) Gosh… Mother 4 will come in August this year, so please, shut your foaming mouth…. GAAAAAAAAH!!!!!

Pigmask said on Aug. 15, 2013

The unofficial Mother 4 is to be released Winter 2014.
It says here:

VixOnAMoonsideTrip said on Jan. 2, 2014

Here’s my opinion, just an opinion.
It’s kinda like Harry Potter – it’s not over until the fans die out. We can take over. Itoi worked so hard for all of us, so maybe we should pick up where he’s leaving off. Especially because if he wants to be the player, he can have a chance.
I say we pick up, and maybe even make the series better known now. Fangames, art, all kinds of it…
It’s an obscure series, but it’s loved by the fans, right? I know I love it, at least. And I’m going to make fanart that hopefully isn’t horrible!
…And maybe work on making shorter comments.

Nick said on Feb. 23, 2014

Does Itoi know about the unofficial Mother 4?



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