The Mother franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary, so the September 2019 issue of Nintendo Dream had a 13-page feature dedicated to it. There was also an interview with Naho Sugimoto, a designer at Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun (Hobonichi), Shigesato Itoi’s company. Sugimoto was asked about the possibiity of Mother 4. Even though the team has stated in the past that they are not making it, they are still being asked about it. Sugimoto also says that “it’s already impossible for Itoi to create it, and we’d be glad if someone else creates it. This has never changed either”.