Earthbound Collection in the Works?

Mother 3 (GBA)

Only one of the three Mother games has been released in America: Mother 2/Earthbound. Needless to say, fans of the series who don’t live in Japan have been clamoring for the release of the rest of the games for years, but it seems like Nintendo doesn’t really care that much about the series to do so. Will that change soon?

Shigesato Itoi, also known as the creator of Earthbound, has recently stated that he is working on a “MOTHER Republication.” This is what Itoi said via Twitter: “Since it’s now okay to blurt this out, here goes: the “MOTHER republication” thing I mentioned briefly before is making progress.”

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 added.

A Mother-related product that is not Mother 4? The theories so far are: a re-release, a compilation pack, a remake or a spin-off. I think at this point, anybody who’s remotely interested in the series doesn’t care what it is as long as it is a Mother game.

Personally, I’m hoping for a compilation pack. What about you? Go ahead and share ideas in the comments down below.

Source: Kotaku, translation courtey of Earthbound Central