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Mother 4 Fan Game on PC Looks promising in New Reveal Trailer

Check out the amazing reveal trailer for the Mother 4 fan game project, aiming to recapture the iconic feel of the series by Shigesato Itoi.

November 30, 2021

A group of indie developers has been working on a Mother 4 fan game sequel, and its first trailer looks quite promising.

As pointed out by our Japanese peers at Automaton, the Mother4Fangame site on November 28 revealed a new trailer for its project. The trailer is pretty much everything you could expect from an official Mother / Earthbound sequel, keeping the explorable 2D environments, and the turn-based battle system.

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Mother 4 fan game trailer commentary, release platforms

The Mother 4 fangame is scheduled to release on PC. However, the game has no release date estimate yet. Which is fine honestly, the devs should take all the time they need.

This specific Mother 4 project seems quite ambitious, featuring a road trip across America with a variety of settings, monsters, and NPCs. It’s definitely a project to keep your eyes on. Hopefully, the developers will manage to pull through and complete the game in good developing conditions. I wouldn’t be surprised if the game’s name changed at some point though. Just like Oddity, which was initially another Mother 4 fan-made project.

Needless to say, it’s not the first time an indie game tries its hand at being Mother 4. In fact, you could probably call “Mother 4” more than half of the indie RPGs getting released. As the JRPG series by Shigesato Itoi and HAL Laboratories is more often than not one of their biggest inspirations.

Will Nintendo ever make a new Mother / Earthbound game? Predictions

You might believe Nintendo has no intention of ever making a new Mother game, but I personally wouldn’t rule it out. Sure this is just a guess, but Shigesato Itoi has been making a lot of merch related to the series ever since the launch of the Hobonichi Mother Project.

In particular, a compilation manga with artists like Inio Asano or Toby Fox was released as well. So we might see at the very least some remasters happen at some point. Who knows.

In any case, be sure to give the developers of the fan-made Mother 4 a follow on Twiter for future updates and to show your support.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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