In a new interview with Kinda Funny Games, former
‘While Mr [Satoru] Iwata [former president of Nintendo] was alive, he really understood the passion that fans had for the Mother series. And you need to remember that it was under his watch that Earthbound Beginnings was first brought on to the Virtual Console platform,’ Fils-Aimé said.
‘The company knows that there’s a lot of passion for that franchise, but thinking about how to make it current, thinking about how to make it bigger than just the – you know – let me call it the relatively small group of fans that desperately want to see Mother 3 or something next in the Earthbound series.’
‘That’s what the company I’m sure has been thinking about and they just haven’t figured out yet the solution to that, or at least they haven’t been prepared to talk about it.’
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The Mother series differs greatly from modern
Mother 3 was particularly notorious for including themes of grief, drug use, and animal cruelty – which is assumed to be part of the reason why it was never localised in Western countries.
While Fils-Aimé has been gone from the company for three years now, his firm belief appears to be that the Mother franchise is not in the cards for the future of the company.