Ever one to twist the knife, the EarthBound series (known as Mother in Japan, as you'll recall) is rumored to have a new addition in the works. I'll just let EarthBound Central explain, as anything I try to summarize would just add fuel to the fire.
Apparently, a new type of game and entertainment service (playable on PC and mobile phone) called “Roid” is planned to be released in Japan. The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu talks briefly about it, and the screenshot it includes is certainly eye-popping. The article doesn’t say anything about the screenshot in particular, except asking, “Could this be THAT RPG?!” and that really big-title names are scheduled to be released on it. It’s not clear if this screenshot is just concept art or what, though.
No. Just... no. We just spent several years watching Mother 3 dangled teasingly just out of reach of international audiences. Nintendo of America declined to release the game in the United States across a variety of available formats as technology marched onward. Dedicated fans of the series had to translate the game into English and hack the game data in all kinds of challenging and interesting ways to bring the adventure to the rest of us. I'm not going through all of that waiting and hoping again so soon. I love EarthBound, I really do, but if the rest of the world can't enjoy the next installment as well as Japan, then please just let it go.