A new “reveal” teaser for the fan made Mother 4 game has been posted to co-incide with its renaming to Oddity.
We last heard from the game in 2015 with its (now deleted) gameplay video, while the official website notes its last update on September 17th, 2016. The game’s former official Twitter also now directs users to the new official Twitter. The same has also occurred on the game’s subreddit [1, 2].
The name change is likely due to Nintendo’s harsh legal-action against fan games, including Metroid fan game AM2R, the Pixelmon mod for Minecraft, and Pokemon Uranium. However, others have suggested that some of these creators may have been accepting or requesting donations, causing Nintendo to seek legal action.
Oddity (based on what we know from the Mother 4 website) will be free, and will launch for Windows PC, Linux, and Mac.
You can find the full run-down (via the YouTube video) below:
“ODDITY is a surreal urban fantasy role playing game set in the Seventies. Play as Travis Fields, an ordinary boy who leaves home in a bid to save the world Travis takes to the field armed with a baseball bat and pellet gun… Along with powers he’s only now discovering. It might have something to do with that “Gate” thing that blew up on an impromptu camping trip…
…Whatever the case, the world’s in danger! People are crabby, demons run amok, the moon’s covered in creepy ooze, a bear did something… And to top it all off, there’s even a secret society called the “Modern Men” popping up lately. They might be behind all the recent kidnappings… But don’t worry! You’ll make plenty of friends as you fight your way through this weird and groovy world!
If you’re looking for a roadtrip full of oddball characters and serious challenge with lots of heart… then ODDITY is for you!”
Image: Oddity Official Twitter