Mother series creator Shigesato Itoi recently chatted about the beloved series with Japanese gaming publication, Game Watch. Thankfully, Tuxedo Unmasked were at hand and translated the interview for everyone. During the interview Itoi discussed why he thinks the series has been a hit and he also reiterated that Mother 4 is not in development, though he does hear the fans pleas.
“It’s the connection with modern day life and modern day places, I suppose. When you’re suddenly told “It’s dinner time!” right in the middle of playing “Dragon Quest,” you’re taken out of the setting, but it’s different with MOTHER. I think it’s good that it’s tied to modern day life.”
“I’d love to run a marathon while holding my breath, but as with MOTHER 4, that’s just not feasible. People in America are always saying that “4 is on its way to being made,” but that’s simply a rumor. (laugh) I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be now. Of course, only showing the very fringe elements and giving the impression that it was being worked on was something I did thoroughly with MOTHER 2… and 3.”