Well, according to starmen.net
, this will be the same plot as the original Mother 3 slated for the N64 days. The story is that the Mother team couldn't handle the 3D aspects too well. The plot has something to do with a cowboy and his kids, but I'm not too sure. But it is said to have nothing to do with Ness & Co.
With all the recent buzz on Mother 3 within the last year, I'm confident that we'll see something in the future.
So I'd like to ask any gamer that cares about this to educate their children about 2D games, and maybe together we can build a bright future for this type of gameplay.
-- Koji Igarashi