The Mother series hasn't really been acknowledged since Nintendo released EarthBound Beginnings on the Wii U eShop in 2015, but it hasn't necessarily been forgotten about.
Although the series' creator Shigesato Itoi has previously said he's not interested in making a fourth entry, a recent tweet by his company, Hobonichi Shinbun, asked followers if there are any manga artists who like Mother series. Here's a look:
According to a translation by Siliconera, Hobonichi Shinbun is taking suggestions for a potential manga artist in the replies section and via email. The tweet also says it doesn't want fans or people – in general – to reply and ask what is planned.
While Itoi has repeatedly said he won't create a fourth entry in the Mother series, he has also mentioned how he's happy to see someone else take on the project. Could the above message have anything to do with a new game? Probably not, but it sounds like a mang could perhaps be in consideration.
Would you like to see the return of this quirky role-playing series, even if it was only a manga? Leave a comment below.
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Mother news every few months and it's never that mother 3 is being localized or that a new game is being developed. Sigh.
I'm looking forward to seeing Earthbound fans losing their minds if Akira Toriyama signs up for the role.
how specific and interesting. i wonder if this is their way to bring back the series without anything as big as a whole new game
Great to know a mang could perhaps be in consideration.
@RazumikhinPG Yeah, I'd love some mang!
a manga or comic would be the best way to bring back Mother - an anime or cartoon would probably have to be changed or edited to have wider appeal, and let's be honest here: as much as I love the Mother trilogy there's no denying they're not that good from a gameplay standpoint.
The upcoming fan made Mother 4 was slapped with something legal. It's since changed its name. So ya never know. Here in the States, they set up a Wii U news channel called the Onnett Times or something similar, for future Mother-related news that never came. They've expressed no interest in porting Mother 3 outside of Japan yet scold fans who enjoy it through emulation. If they're actually planning a move forward, it should rightfully involve allowing other countries to legally enjoy 3. Folks can buy Lucas' amiibo, but they can't play the game he came from. It's just madness
Pleeease. . . .
Be working on like full remakes of all three games in the series for a full-on trilogy remaster or something like that, with 3D visuals on par with the art in that image above.
Pleeease. . . .
And, if that's just a pipe dream, at least, for God's sake, pleeease get the **** around to releasing the English translation of Mother 3 FINALLY!
I mean, throw is a dang breadcrumb if little more than that is ever going to happen (which is all releasing Mother 3 in English rally amounts to at this point imo)--it's such a small nibble we ask.
Come on nintendo, give us mother 3!
Wii U saw the very first English release of Earthbound Beginnings, how about bringing all 3 games to the Switch? I imported Mother 3 and loved it, but I would love to play it in a language I understand now! (The fan translation is amazing, though.)
Mother 3 is my least favorite mother game in the series but id always thought it could make a interesting anime adaptation if they kept the characters design really close to the originals
I feel like if we're ever getting Mother 3 ever, it will be on the Switch. So I'm just waiting and hoping....
That could be cool, a "next best thing" for telling more stories set in the Mother universe. Though no I've got a feeling this will just be retreading the events the existing games, most likely Mother 2.
Here's a thought I just had: An N64 Classic Edition with a completed version of the abandoned N64 build of Mother 3. Now that could be something very special!
That would be amazing to keep the video games alive I would love to see MOTHER 2 Anime and Manga!
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