Recently it was announced that Earthbound would be released on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe by the end of the year. Now there is a new push from fans to bring Mother 3 (known as Mother 2 in Japan) to Virtual Console as well. A fan translator of Mother 3, Clyde Mandelin, has made an offer to Nintendo via the Mother 3 Fan Translation site to allow them to use their translated Mother 3 script free of charge.
I realize that localizing a game this size can cost a lot, so if it’ll help in even the slightest, I’ll gladly offer to let Nintendo use my text translation files for any use at all, completely for free. I’ll even edit the files to fit whatever new standards are necessary (content, formatting, memory size, etc.), completely for free. I’ll even retranslate everything from scratch if need be. Just whatever it takes to get an official release out.
A release of the GameBoy Advance sequel to Earthbound would not be completely out of the question. Nintendo has already said that GameBoy Advance titles would be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console.
In addition to NES and Super NES games, titles from the Game Boy Advance and other systems will be available in the future.