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May 8th, 2014 | Images, MOTHER 4, Rumors

I thought I’d share this little April Fool’s joke that a Japanese MOTHER fan made:

Nintendo Officially Announces MOTHER 4

It’s about time!

They said they were gonna stop at 3, but they’re gonna make a sequel anyway?

I assume the story takes place much earlier than 3, since the world’s been destroyed and all by then.

It looks like the Kraken’s in it again…

I wonder if it’ll be set in the same world as 2.

It’s supposed to come out January next year. Man, I can’t wait

The screenshots say, “Kururi: Forget about that loser and let’s hit the arcade!” and “The Kraken attacked!”

If you scroll way to the bottom of the Japanese post, it also says this:

Just kidding! I drew these pics in Paint

Do I’m not even sure the 3DS has games with graphics this crappy… Of course not!

Anyway, fake screenshots and all that are pretty common fare these days, and even though it’s so obvious that this isn’t a MOTHER game, I wonder if it fooled anyone in Japan for a moment 😛

Thanks to Ravi for the tip!


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20 Comments to A Japanese MOTHER 4 April Fool’s Joke

don't say lazy said on May. 8, 2014

I think between the poor graphics and the blood not a lot of people were fooled.

vince94 said on May. 8, 2014

Wow, that’s so cool to see, even if it is fake. Is Kururi the guy that looks like a cat?

Mato said on May. 8, 2014

Yeah. The main guy is Rau or Lau or something like that.

EBisumaru said on May. 8, 2014

Wow, that graphicks.

Mesousa said on May. 8, 2014

@don’t say lazy: The original kraken sprite had blood, too.

Alex said on May. 8, 2014

I don’t think many people were fooled by this but the art is nice especially how kraken looks.

2Sang said on May. 8, 2014

Some people have a sick sense of humor.

GrapeEscape said on May. 8, 2014

Making a game on any system nowadays that’s completely comprised of sprite art and releasing it as a fully priced retail game is like shooting yourself in the foot. You might have been able to do it one generation ago, but now you have to at least use SOME 3D models. Of course, you can still largely use sprites in your game and still have it look nice (Fire Emblem: Awakening, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team), but full on sprite graphics just won’t cut it. Even if Itoi did make Mother 4 and didn’t decide to use any 3D models at all for some reason, I’d except the graphics to be at a bit higher quality.

Chivi-chivik said on May. 8, 2014

At least I know we’re getting some fan MOTHER 4 this end of year 😀
(Those graphics are really good btw)

This is just an april fools joke you don’t need to be so picky about it…

Hyperstar96 said on May. 8, 2014

Yeah, Paint sounds about right.

vince94 said on May. 8, 2014

I put in English text, just for fun.
It’s like a Fluke!

FireflyMelody said on May. 9, 2014

@GrapeEscape – Yeah, Awakening has real nice graphics. How do they use all three styles they do?! …Actually, was it four? I can’t remember…

Anyway, while ON topic, I like this one, it’s somewhat convincing if you didn’t know for sure how few stuff there’d be.
Wow I have awful grammar at six in the morning.

NessSmash said on May. 9, 2014

I don’t think the world blew up in Mother 3. Why do people say that? Everyone ended up fine. Mother trilogy collection is what we want for both 3DS and Wii U anyway, am I right?


Oh My said on May. 10, 2014

Poor Graphics? Earthbound was never about the graphics. This looks cute as hell.

Opinionated Vector Chimera said on May. 10, 2014

That Kraken sprite is, ahem, Kraken.

Chimera XIII said on May. 10, 2014

I can ask Itoi if he can turn it into a game:)

Ness Polestar said on May. 13, 2014

I bet Itoi wants to read my facfiction EarthBound 64:Leder’s Story.

Oh My said on May. 14, 2014

I’ll bet he doesn’t…

Ater said on May. 18, 2014

He definitely doesn’t…

Arekou said on May. 23, 2014

no need to act **** about it you two


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