Earthbound was a fan-favorite hit from the SNES. So fans were hoping for a sequel on Nintendo’s next system, the N64.
Fans were teased with an early view of Earthbound 64. It apparently had very good graphics back in the day and looked pretty promising.
Granted I guess it was somewhat okay they let the game go since the graphics look like junk now.
Earthbound did a get a Japan-only sequel called Mother 3 for GBA a few years ago. It’s funny that they kept a lot stuff from the original concept of the game despite the long stretch of time and vastly different platforms.