A conversation between Stephen Totilo of Kotaku and Satoru Iwata has provided a bastion of hope that Mother 3 could possibly be released outside of Japan. This was their exchange:
Totilo: I would be remiss in not telling you that some of my writers would like to play another Advance Wars and they would someday like to play Mother 3 in America… [Note: Iwata writes something down] … Whenever I ask Reggie about Mother 3, he says, ‘ask Mr. Iwata.’”
Iwata: [in English]: “Just yesterday, before I left from Japan, I met with Mr. Itoi, who is the creator of the Earthbound series. [laughs]”
Totilo: “Oh, I know. Are we ever going to get it?”
Iwata: “And, yeah, accidentally we were discussing that there are huge fans from Western countries for the Mother series [laughs].
Totilo: “So, someday? Someday?” [I stand up to shake his hand]
Iwata: “[laughs] Thank you. Great to see you!”
So, what do you think? Is that Iwata offering us a wink and a nudge? Or was he just dodging the question because there’s no positive answer on the other side of it? Share your thoughts in the comments!