Earthbound's Creator Responds to Request for a New Game: "Impossible"Brian Ashcraft4/30/13 6:00amFiled to: shigesato itoimotherearthboundmother 4nintendojapankotakueastkotakucore1201EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink For years, players have been begging Earthbound (aka Mother in Japan) creator Shigesato Itoi for a new game. He's listening and has a definite answer: Not gonna happen. Advertisement Recently on Twitter, a fan tweeted this to 64 year-old icon: "Mr. Itoi, please tell us a way to get you to make Mother 4." Itoi's response? "Muri" (無理) or "impossible". That's not a surprise, especially considering how long it took to make Mother 3. Meanwhile, in the West, fans just want Nintendo to release Mother 3, a game that came out in 2006 in Japan, and are thrilled that Earthbound (aka Mother 2) is coming to the North American Virtual Console. And if Itoi won't make Mother 4, there's always that fan-made Mother 4 project that has been going strong for several years. 糸井重里さん「無理」[オレ的] Advertisement Advertisement Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.