Earlier this week, we mentioned that the latest issue of Nintendo Dream included a 30th Anniversary Mother Series feature. Inside was an interview with Yasuhiro Nagata, the editor-in-chief of Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun, a website hosted by Shigesato Itoi. In one part of the interview, the potential of Mother 4 is discussed. You can see the full discussion below, translated by JapaneseNintendo.
ND : Later, the information magazine BRUTUS published a dialogue between Itoi-san and Iwata-san on "MOTHER 4 is not made". That was also Nagata-san [‘s doing] right?
Nagata : I was responsible for the interview and its composition. The fact that "MOTHER 4 is not published" itself has been narrated here and there, and we have always said it.
ND : After this feature comes out, are you not asked anymore?
Nagata : We are asked. It already has the form of a staple. Again and again we are asked about Mother 4 and the "buried treasure" (laughs).
ND : What is the current answer?
Nagata : Our attitude is that it is already impossible If Itoi can do it, we would be glad if someone else manages it. That has never changed.
If mother 4 ever happened and Itoi was not involved, which team would you like to record? Is there someone out there that you think is worthy?