In case you had any illusions about EarthBound and the MOTHER franchise coming to the Wii U Virtual Console service here in the West, let me settle those hopes right now. It turns out the games are coming to the service, with Mother 2 even listed as one of the Trial Campaign games for March in Japan… but there’s no hint of a possible appearance in the West. Instead, we’ve got Punch Out!! on the list for March.
The game could show up eventually, but that it has been omitted from the initial lists in the West while it’s being featured in Japan isn’t an encouraging sign.