A bit of BREAKING NEWS — it appears that Shigesato Itoi may have just confirmed a remake/re-release of some or all of the Mother series.
Word of the possible remake comes courtesy of series writer and designer Shigesato Itoi on Twitter, as translated by Earthbound Central.
“Snce it’s now okay to blurt this out, here goes: the Mother republication thing I mentioned briefly before is making progress,” he said.
“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.”
Itoi is apparently referring to the whole series when he says he intends to ‘make Mother playable’. His comments strongly suggest a re-make or re-release is on the cards at last for at least one of the Mother games, if not the whole series.
(via Earthbound series re-release of some kind teased | VG247)
Some of the stuff we’re still trying to figure out: what exactly these tweets are referring to, and whether or not it would be a Japan-only release if a remake/re-release were confirmed.
We’ll keep you updated.