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Mother director Shigesato Itoi has teased that a progress is being made on a re-make of the original, which never saw release outside of Japan.

Set in America during 1988, it centers upon 12-year boy called Ninten that lives in Mother’s Day who is attacked in a paranormal event. After rescuing seven-year old girl Pippi, he learns that an invading alien race are causing a worldwide crisis.

The sequel was released in North America as Earthbound, but never made it to Europe.

“Since it’s now okay to blurt this out, here goes: the “MOTHER republication” thing I mentioned briefly before is making progress,” Itoi shared on social media site Twitter.

He followed, “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.”

[Thanks Earthbound Central]

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.