The classic RPG series known as Earthbound or Mother seems to be in for a revival.
Word of the possible remake comes courtesy of series writer and designer Shigesato Itoi on Twitter, as translated by Earthbound Central.
“Since 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.